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Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 6:49 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 7:15 PM
BUTLER TWP. — UPDATE @ 5:05 p.m. (April 25): Police have released surveillance video that shows the robbery at the Verizon store on Miller Lane.
INITIAL REPORT (April 17)
Police are looking for as many as five males who discharged at least one firearm when they robbed a person of a purse and a cell phone at the Verizon store on Miller Lane.
The robbery was reported just after 6 p.m. at the store at 7070 Miller Lane. At least one shot was fired inside the showroom.
No one was injured, Butler Twp. Detective Kevin Sink said.
The car believed to have been used in the armed robbery, reportedly a blue Hyundai Elantra, was located Tuesday evening in the 1500 block of Weaver Street in Dayton.
Jim, a contractor from Tennessee, said he and a co-worker were in a company van outside the store when a car pulled up.
Three males came runing out and jumped in the car, Jim said, noting that seconds later a fourth male -- who had a dark or black handgun -- came out. He was wearing a hoodie and a white mask, as they all were. He was holding the firearm down at his side, pointed downward.
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Jim said his co-worker was able to jot down the license plate of the getaway car. Jim said he was getting in position to snap a cell phone photo of the car when he saw the firearm and decided to crouch behind the van.
"I don't want to get shot," he said. "I'm too close to retirement."
The robbers looked to be young men in their 20s, Jim said, noting that they dropped a backpack and a blue Walmart bag outside the Verizon store.
"My life is worth more than a picture," he said. "I'm just glad nobody got hurt."
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:15 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 7:15 a.m.:
A 38-year-old man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head in a home in Dayton, according to Sgt. Thomas Schloss of Dayton Police Department.
The man was found lying on the floor in the home on Brooklyn Avenue, Schloss said.
Homicide detectives were called out to the scene and are investigating, said Schloss.
It’s not known how the man was shot and his identity was not released.
Emergency crews are on scene of a shooting in Dayton.
The shooting occurred in the 200 block of Brooklyn Avenue around 5:50 a.m. Sunday, according to initial reports.
Police have the road between West Second Street and Edison Street blocked off with crime tape.
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:50 AM
— The first part of your Sunday should be dry, but there is a slight chance for an isolated shower, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. The better chances for more showers and storms returns for the second half of the day. Some of the storms towards evening could be strong to severe with the biggest concerns being strong winds and some hail. Highs today will be in the lower 80s.
Monday: More showers and a few storms are likely to start the work-week. Highs will be in the upper 70s.
Tuesday: A few lingering showers, maybe a few storms are likely for the first part of your day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Wednesday: It looks like we finally dry things out on Wednesday under partly cloudy skies. Highs again will be in the lower 80s.
Thursday: A little bit more sunshine returns for your day with highs in the lower 80s.
Published: Sunday, May 06, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:25 AM
LORAMIE TWP. — UPDATE @ 4:25 a.m. (May 20):
Michelle S. McNamara, 28, was listed in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital after being ejected from a motorcycle in Loramie Twp. May 6.
The driver of the motorcycle, Stephen J. Vennemeyer, 52, was no longer listed as a patient at Wilson Memorial Hospital. His condition was not known.
Shelby County deputies and the Russia Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle motorcycle crash at the intersection of Russia Houston Road and Russia Rd. early Sunday morning.
Stephen J. Vennemeyer, 52, and Michelle S. McNamara, 28, were ejected from a black 2016 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling eastbound in the 1000 block of Russia Houston around 12:18 a.m.
Vennemeyer over corrected when traveling off the right side of the roadway and then crashed.
McNamara was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital and is in critical condition.
Vennemeyer was transported by rescue squad to Wilson Memorial Hospital
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 2:32 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:00 AM
VANDALIA — UPDATE @ 4 a.m.:
An abandoned vehicle found fully engulfed in a gravel lot near the Great Miami River Recreational Trail is under investigation, according to Lt. Nick Carpenter of Bethel Twp. Fire Department.
A call from a passerby came in around 2:10 a.m. that a Hyundai Veloster was on fire at Old Springfield Road at Old Canal Road.
Bethel Twp. fire along with Vandalia fire and Metro Park Police handled the incident.
Flames were able to be extinguished quickly and the vehicle was towed, according to Carpenter.
Emergency crews are responding to a report of a vehicle fire in Vandalia Sunday morning.
Initial reports state the vehicle is fully engulfed at Old Springfield Road and Old Canal Road.