Suspect arrested in Huber Heights manhunt that prompted school lockdowns

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 12:33 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 9:53 AM

Man supposedly had a confrontation with Huber Heights Officer and took off.

UPDATE @ 9:53 a.m. (March 7): 

A 34-year-old man is facing several charges following a manhunt in Huber Heights and Riverside that led to lockdowns at all Huber Heights schools Tuesday. 

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John Lee Burke, 34, was arrested in the 4200 block of Arrowrock Avenue in Riverside by Huber Heights police, according to online jail records. Previously, Huber Heights police said they located and arrested the suspect on Aarrowrock Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Burke was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on preliminary charges of inducing panic, aggravated menacing and obstructing official business. Burke also had an active warrant for his arrest through the Fairborn Police Department, according to online jail records. 

Additional details were not available. 

John Lee Burke (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

UPDATE @ 5:31 p.m. (March 6):

The suspect who fled police and prompted a lockdown of Huber Heights schools has been located and is in custody. He was found at a residence in the 4200 block of Arrowrock Avenue in Riverside. We will continue to update you with the latest details in this developing story. 

UPDATE @ 4:13 p.m. (March 6):

Police said a man with a warrant for his arrest threatened to shoot an officer multiple times before escaping leading to a multi-jurisdictional search for the suspect.

Officers responded to an incident on Wayne Meadows Circle and when they arrived they spotted the man and approached him.  The suspect was uncooperative and ran into a residence, where he then made the threats toward the officer, Sgt. Charles Taylor with Huber Heights Police said.

The suspect shoved an officer and then a request for additional help was initiated.  It was at that point that the suspect escaped prompting a search for him and a lockdown of Huber Heights schools.

The lockdown at the schools has been lifted, however police are still looking for the suspect.

Officers said they have had sightings of the man, but have not been able to locate him.

UPDATE @ 2:30 p.m. (March 6):

Police officers continue to search for a suspect who reportedly fled from officers in Huber Heights. 

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Scanner traffic indicates officers have moved their search into parts of Riverside, in an area north of Union Schoolhouse Road, near Silver Oak Street, according to multiple reports and our crew on the scene. 

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Additional details are not available. 

UPDATE @ 1:25 p.m. (March 6):

Lockdowns were issued and have since been lifted at all Huber Heights schools following a manhunt for a suspect that fled from officers. 

The lockdowns were issued around 12:30 p.m. and were lifted at all schools shortly after 1 p.m., Huber Heights City Schools said in an online post. 

Additional details have not been released from investigators. It was not known if police have taken anyone into custody. 

UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m. (March 6):

Multiple law enforcement officers are currently searching for a man, possibly armed, who fled from a Huber Heights officer on Wayne Meadows Circle, according to initial reports. 

A K9 officer has been requested and is currently attempting to track the suspect, according to scanner traffic. 

Scanner traffic and callers into this newsroom indicate some schools in the area have been placed on lockdown. Those reports have not been confirmed by representatives with the Huber Heights City Schools.


We’re working to learn more about police activity reported on Wayne Meadows Circle in Huber Heights Tuesday 


Initial reports indicate an armed person fled from a Huber Heights police officer and might have barricaded themselves inside a home, before fleeing on foot. 

Several officers from multiple jurisdictions have responded to the scene. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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Fire at Greene County home rekindles, displacing family

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:10 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:47 AM

A family is displaced after a fire rekindled in Greene County early Friday morning.

Fire crews originally responded to the house in the 500 block of Golden Willow Court Thursday afternoon for a fire in an upstairs bathroom. The fire was quickly knocked down, said Miami Twp. Fire Chief Colin Altman.

Around 2 a.m. Friday, crews were called back out to the house when the fire rekindled.

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“At this point we’re suspecting some of the insulation kept the heat in, and fans stirred it up and got the fire going,” Altman said.
The fire was through the roof directly above the bathroom when crews arrived. The fire was again knocked down quickly, he said.

The fire was contained to the second floor, but the family is displaced.

No one was injured.

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Patchy fog this morning; showers, storms return for the morning and afternoon 

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:18 AM

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  • Patchy fog this morning
  • Few downpours early
  • More storms in the afternoon & evening

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TODAY: Some passing downpours and patchy fog this morning with a little dry time later in the morning into lunchtime. It’ll be partly to mostly cloudy today and mild with highs around 80 degrees. We’ll see isolated storms redevelop in the afternoon hours as we heat up. Localized heavy rain and strong winds are the main weather threats. Activity for the early evening will then taper off. 

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SATURDAY: A stray shower or two early on. We’ll see broken clouds into the afternoon as highs peak around 80 degrees again. A few showers or storms pop into the afternoon, but expect it to dry out later in the day into the night. 

SUNDAY: It’ll feel muggy with sunshine, scattered clouds, and highs in the low 80s. We can’t rule out a stray shower, but most will stay dry. 

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MONDAY: Quiet to start the work week with highs in the low 80s. Expect sunshine. 

TUESDAY: Sunshine and a few clouds for the day. It still feels muggy with highs peaking in the middle 80s. 

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Potential for flooding remains as scattered storms develop 

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:21 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:36 AM

Multiple chances for showers and storms today in the Dayton area.

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  • Lingering showers possible overnight
  • Storms Friday could be strong
  • Rain chances decrease by Sunday

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Overnight: Expect mostly cloudy skies with a chance for lingering showers. A rumble of thunder is possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s.

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Friday: Partly sunny skies are expected to start the day with scattered thunderstorms developing. While the overall severe weather threat is low, one or two storms could become severe with isolated wind damage or even a tornado possible. Highs will be near 80 degrees.

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Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds and a chance for a few passing showers or storms. Highs will hold in the upper 70s.

Sunday: Partly sunny skies will end the weekend with a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm. Highs will reach back into the lower 80s.

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Monday: Mostly sunny skies will start the new week with highs in the lower 80s.

Tuesday: Skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the lower 80s.

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Reward offered for missing guest book of Harrison Twp. stabbing victim

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:50 AM

Harrison Twp. family searching for missing guest book

The family of Amber Hoover, who was found with multiple stab wounds behind a Harrison Twp. home last week, are offering a reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the guest book that is missing from her funeral.

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Hoover, 42, was found stabbed behind a residence on Embury Park Road on June 10, and was pronounced dead at Grandview Medical Center.  The coroner's office ruled the incident a homicide and said Hoover died of multiple stab wounds. 

Hoover’s mother and daughter, who are still mourning the loss, are now focused on finding the missing guest book.

“We absolutely don’t care who has it or why you have it”, said Kelsey Jewett, Hoover’s daughter. “If you have it, we just want it back”.

They are not accusing anyone of stealing the book and are aware it could have simply been misplaced, as there were plenty of visitors at Hoover’s funeral last week. 

“That’s our one last memory to speak of Amber”, said Theresa Jones, Hoover’s mother.

According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report, deputies found two witnesses and a possible suspect when her body was found. 

Sheriff's investigators know who fatally stabbed Hoover, but they have not arrested the person. 

Anyone willing to come forward with the guest book are urged to contact the family directly or the funeral home. 

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