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Suspect in Seattle-area homicide arrested in raid on Dayton home

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:59 PM

A 25-year-old man arrested Wednesday in a raid on a home in the 1700 block of Xenia Avenue in Dayton is wanted in the killing of a motel clerk in a Seattle suburb.

Dayevion Royalston was apprehended on a parole violation and a detainer from the King County Sheriff's Office. 

King County sheriff's detectives will travel here for an extradition hearing to return Royalston to SeaTac, an inner-ring suburb of Seattle. 

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Several members of the Dayton Police Department, FBI, Safe Streets Task Force and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office descended on the home, with weapons drawn, late Wednesday afternoon. 

Sheriff Phil Plummer said King County sheriff's officials called his office to relay information that the suspect had associates in Dayton. That information pointed local authorities to a woman living at the Xenia Avenue address, Plummer said. 

Royalston is wanted in the shooting death of a motel clerk in the city of SeaTac early on June 16.

According to The Seattle Times and other news reports in that area, a shuttle driver pulled up to the America's Best Value, south of the Sea-Tac Airport, and found the 40-year-old clerk on the floor and bleeding about 11:15 p.m. 

The sheriff's office has not released any information about what led to the killing.

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WHIO radio hosting drive benefiting House of Bread

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 10:58 AM

WHIO radio is hosting a food and donation benefiting the House of Bread on Thursday morning.

AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO is broadcasting live from 5 to 10 a.m. during Miami Valley’s Morning News from the lawn outside of their studios on 1611 S. Main St. in Dayton. The goal this year is to fill three vans with donations for the House of Bread. 

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WHIO radio’s Larry Hansgen is hosting the show, and will be joined by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

“In addition to the daily needed staple items, we could also use cash donations,” Hansgen said. “In the spring, the flat-top electric griddle died, and it will cost $4,900 to replace it.  I’ve spent enough time volunteering in that kitchen to know how difficult it is to prepare lunch each day without that vital piece of equipment.”

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REPORT: Woman puts kittens into trash, says neighborhood overrun with cats

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 11:41 AM

A woman who believed her neighborhood was overrun with cats put kittens into her garbage can, according to a Dayton police report.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Lone Pine Lane around 10:55 p.m. Tuesday on a report of kittens being placed in a trash can.

The officer made contact with a Lone Pine resident about the kittens and the woman said she was the person who put them in the garbage, read the report.

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The woman reportedly claimed that the neighborhood was overrun with cats.

She found the kittens in her yard and said the mother cat already had more than three litters, according to the report.

The woman showed the officer the garbage can, where the kittens were reportedly in a plastic bag covered in grass clippings and leaves.

The officers reported being able to hear the kittens from inside the bag.

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He removed three kittens from the bag and placed them in his cruiser, according to the report.

The officer reported that the woman showed possible signs of mental instability and was confused as to why anyone would care about cats.

The officer transported the kittens to an animal rescue clinic for evaluation, read the report.

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Crews rescue 2, dogs, 2 cats and 5 kittens from Moraine house fire

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 4:21 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 1:25 PM

Firefighters managed to save several kittens from a house fire in Moraine on Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATE @ 1:25 p.m. -- July 18:

Fire inspectors are still investigating the cause of the fire, according to Moraine fire. The cost of damage is currently unknown.

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UPDATE @ 6 p.m.:

A neighbor spotted a fire coming from a garage and alerted a man and his grandson to get out of the house.

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The occupants had to rush out and leave their pets behind, but Moraine firefighters were able to rescue two dogs, two cats and five kittens.

Damages were extensive to the home and garage.

UPDATE @ 4:50 p.m.:

Moraine fire crews rescued kittens from a house fire and reunited them with a little girl.

FIRST REPORT -- July 17:

Fire and heavy smoke are reportedly coming through the roof this afternoon of an attached garage.

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Crews were called around 4:15 p.m. to a single-story home the 5000 block of Lauderdale Drive in Moraine.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.

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Enon police officer 1 of 2 arrested after woman stabbed in Perry Twp.

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:01 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:06 AM

SCENE: Stabbing reported in Perry Twp.

UPDATE @ 12:12 p.m.:

A part-time Enon police officer and another man were arrested Wednesday following a stabbing that left a woman in critical condition, records show.

Dwight Richard, 49, and Tyler Minton, 31, were arrested at the same address where the stabbing was reported and were booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault.  Formal charges in the case are still pending, records show.

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Dwight M. Richard (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

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Richard identifies himself as an off-duty police officer when he called 911 to report the stabbing.

Tyler Minton (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

“I’m an off-duty officer,” Richard said in the call to police.

In addition, he refers to himself a part-time officer with the Enon Police Department on his LinkedIn profile.  

Enon Police Chief Lew Wilcox told this news organization he is unable to comment at this time.

The stabbing was reported in the 11000 block of Wolf Creek Pike around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Richard told authorities the female victim was stabbed in the neck. The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries, police said.

Richard asked Minton not to shoot him.

“Tyler please don’t shoot me,” Richard said on the 911 call. “I love you please don’t”

Richard tells the dispatcher there were multiple guns in the house and that he was about 100 yards behind the property when police arrived.

“I’ve gone out back because I think he has a weapon,” Richard said.  “There are multiple firearms in the house and I believe he has one.”

Police have not said what roles Richard and Minton had in the stabbing.  Both men were in the Montgomery County Jail at noon Wednesday on pending charges.

UPDATE @ 9:25 a.m.:

Two men are in custody after a woman was critically injured in a stabbing on Wolf Creek Pike in Perry Twp. late Tuesday, according to investigators.

The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital following the stabbing in the 11000 block of Wolf Creek around 11:30 p.m.

Tyler Minton, 31, and Dwight Richard, 49, were arrested at the same address where the stabbing was reported and were booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault.  Formal charges in the case are still pending, records show.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to assist in the investigation.

Police said the stabbing was an isolated incident, however did not disclose the circumstances that led to the violence.

UPDATE @ 9 a.m.:

Police are still on scene of a reported stabbing from late Tuesday in Perry Twp.

Evidence markers are in the road and the driveway of a two-story white house in the 11000 block of Wolf Creek Pike.

Wolf Creek Pike is currently closed, according to our crew on scene.

Police were dispatched on a report of a stabbing around 11:35 p.m. 

We are working to learn more on this developing story and will update this page as information becomes available.

INITIAL REPORT (Tuesday):

Crews responded to South Wolf Creek Pike on a reported stabbing late Tuesday.

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Initial reports indicate a person was possibly stabbed in the 11000 block around 11:35 p.m.

The condition of the victim was not immediately available.

We’re working to learn more. This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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