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Strong winds split tree at Miami County home, send fishing boat into tree

Published: Monday, June 05, 2017 @ 7:45 PM

Boat wrapped around a tree in Miami County

A Miami County man said strong winds during Monday night's storms sent his fishing boat into a tree nearly 150 yards from his home. 

Dave Stacey said he and his wife witnessed the storms roll in before finding downed trees in the front yard of their house and barn on Horseshoe Bend Road. 

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"It came from out of nowhere, straight line winds with hail balls the size of golf balls," Stacey said. "We thought it was going to break the windows at the house." 

Stacey said he was surprised to find a lighter boat he owned and parked in the same area had not been moved by the storm. 

Several hundred DP&L customers were without power in Miami County Monday night, with over 17,000 total without power in the Miami Valley.

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Dispatchers said Monday evening that police were directing traffic through West Milton as DP&L crews addressed power outages in the area. 

Ohio 48 was closed through downtown West Milton due to downed trees and other storm damage, according to Miami County dispatchers. 

Reports of storm damage were most common around the West Milton and Ludlow Falls areas, dispatchers said. 

A house in the 100 block of Vine Street in Ludlow Falls sustained broken windows and other damage after a tree fell on the home, according to our crew. 

"It was very scary because you don't know what damage you're going to have ... We have broken windows and obviously everything can be replaced," homeowner Caralee Gerieshop said. 

A boat appears wrapped around the trunk of a tree in the yard of a Miami County home Monday evening. (Samantha Freels/Contributed)

Gerieshop said she yelled for her husband who was outside just before an awning was ripped off of the house and a tree in the front yard came crashing down. 

RELATED: Damage reported Butler, Mercer, Miami Counties after storms

Our crew in and around Union Twp. in Miami County reported multiple trees are down in the area. 

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REPORT: Naked man popping balloons in street in custody

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:18 PM

Contributed by the Montgomery County Jail
Contributed by the Montgomery County Jail

A man is in custody after standing naked in the road while popping balloons with his mouth, according to Dayton police reports.

Samuel Tumaini, 25, was detained in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of public indecency early Monday morning, read the report. 

Police were dispatched to Newport Avenue around 12:45 a.m. Monday after a report of a man standing in the road naked while staring off into the distance, according to the report. 

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On arrival, officers saw the suspect standing in the road, popping balloons with his mouth while naked, read the report. 

The officers reportedly called him to approach the vehicle and then handcuffed him and placed him in the back of the cruiser. Officers noted a language barrier while attempting to speak to the man, according to the report. 

They located his clothes on the ground nearby, read the report. 

After the suspect was detained, a woman approached the officers and said the man stares at her and her underage niece while they are outside, read the report.

She added that she noticed the suspect standing in the road naked while staring into space and became concerned, according to the report.

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Cooling centers beginning to open in response to relentless heat 

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:13 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:05 PM

Jim Noelker/Staff
Jim Noelker
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(UPDATE @ 3:05 p.m., June 18): A number of people are taking advantage of designated cooling centers throughout the Miami Valley to beat the relentless heat and humidity that has hit the region. 

In Dayton, the Greater Dayton Rec Center, the Northwest Recreational Center and Lohrey Recreational center are places where people can beat the heat. 

Download the free WHIO Weather App 

"We have a lot of people that don't have air conditioning or fans, " Nicole Burger, Greater Dayton Rec Center, told News Center 7's Malik Perkins on Monday morning. "When the weather gets hot like this, we need to give them some relief." 

Heat Advisory remains in effect

City of Dayton 

Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W. Third St., Dayton, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 

Lohrey Recreation Center and Belmont Pool, 2366 Glenarm Ave., Dayton, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 

Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Drive, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 

Clark County 

Meijer, Hillcrest Avenue 

Wal-Mart, Bechtle Avenue 

Wal-Mart, Tuttle 

Upper Valley Mall 

New Carlisle Public Library, 111 E. Lake 

Clark County Public Library branches 

  * Main, 201 S. Fountain, Springfield 

  * Houston, 5 W. Jamestown St., South Charleston 

  * Enon, 209 Main St. 

  * Southern Village Shopping Center, 1123 Sunset Ave., Springfield 

Park Shopping Center, 1119 Bechtle Ave., Springfield

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Man arrested following false shooting call in Centerville

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 8:29 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:14 AM

Officers and medics responded to a home in the 8200 block of Rhine Way Monday morning on initial reports of an unresponsive person.

UPDATE @ 2:47 p.m.:
A 37-year-old man could face multiple charges after police said he called in a false shooting and home invasion report from a home on Rhine Way.

Tyre Johnson was taken into custody and is said to have been involved with a previously burglary at the address, said Officer John Davis with the Centerville Police Department.

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Johnson told police he made the false call Monday morning, Davis said.

UPDATE @ 11:12 a.m.:

A 37-year-old man is being detained following a false report of a shooting and home invasion on Rhine Way this morning, according to Centerville police.

Additional details about the incident are expected to be released later this afternoon.

UPDATE @ 9:15 a.m.:

A report of a shooting after a home invasion robbery at a Centerville home was a false call, according to investigators. 

Officers and medics were dispatched to the home in the 8200 block of Rhine Way around 8 a.m. after a man called dispatchers and claimed he shot an intruder. 

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Centerville police surrounded the house but found no initial evidence of a crime. Officers later forced entry into the home and found nothing. 

Police said the investigation will continue into who made the false call. 

Additional details were not available. 


We’re working to learn more about a police investigation occurring at a Centerville home Monday morning. 

Officers and medics responded to a home in the 8200 block of Rhine Way around 8 a.m. on initial reports of am unresponsive person, according to scanner traffic. 

According to initial reports, a person called into dispatchers and said they shot an intruder, before hanging up. Police have not found any evidence of a crime at the house, but are continuing to investigate, according to scanner traffic and our crew on the scene. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Shots fired in I-75 road rage report

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 2:30 PM

Dayton police are investigating an alleged road rage incident during which shots were fired and a vehicle was rear-ended, according to the report.

A Dayton man was northbound on I-75 at North Main Street around 3:26 a.m. Monday morning when a black Cadillac reportedly pulled beside him and fired shots.  

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The man ducked and braked hard, according to the report, resulting in a third vehicle hitting him from behind. 

No injuries were reported.  

Police located a single bullet hole in the front passenger seat that went through the front passenger door, according to the report. The bullet reportedly appeared to have entered through the left rear door. 

The man did not recognize the Cadillac or the man who shot at him, according to the report, but did note an earlier incident. 

When the man entered I-75 from U.S. 35, the black Cadillac was in the lane next to him, read the report.  

The man sped up to pass the Cadillac so that he could merge onto the highway, but then the Cadillac also accelerated, according to the report. 

The man reportedly sped up again and passed the Cadillac. 

Approximately a half mile later, the Cadillac pulled up beside him and rolled down the window before firing multiple shots, according to report. 

The woman driving the third vehicle did not report seeing gunshots or a black Cadillac.  

Police searched the area for bullet casings, but none were found, read the report.

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