Traffic stop in Celina leads to seizure of suspected meth, 2 arrests

Published: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 11:46 PM

(Courtesy/Celina Police Dept.)
(Courtesy/Celina Police Dept.)

A traffic stop involving a man who police know is not likely to have his driver's license led to the discovery of suspected methamphetamine, a loaded handgun and cash, Celina police said Tuesday.

The arrest of 24-year-old Mark Worrell of Celina and his passenger, Heather Mullins, occurred not long after a patrolman made the traffic stop prompted by a citizen's call to report a drug transaction. 

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The caller described two vehicles, which left the parking lot of Advance Auto on Grand Lake Road just after noon before the caller could hang up. 

Mark Worrell (Courtesy/Mercer County Jail)

Patrolman Brian Taylor spotted a gray 2011 Jeep on East Wayne Street moments later. It was one of the vehicles described in the suspected drug deal and Worrell was identified as the driver. 

Taylor knew Worrell likely would not have his driver's license, police department officials said in a statement about the arrests. 

Heather Mullins (Courtesy/Mercer County Jail)

Officers searched the vehicle and seized suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, hundreds of dollars in cash and a loaded handgun, department officials said. 

Tuesday night, Worrell remained in the Mercer County Jail on charges of carrying concealed weapons and drug possession. His bond has been set at $50,000. 

Mullins is being detained on a warrant from Celina Municipal Court on a charge of failure to pay fines on a matter unrelated to Tuesday's arrest. 

County Prosecutor Mathew Fox is reviewing the drug case, according to the police department. 

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911 caller: ‘He’s losing a lot of blood’ in Trotwood stabbing 

Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 1:50 AM
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 2:53 AM

Guenther Rd Stabbing

Crews responded to the 1500 block of Guenther Road on a reported stabbing that occurred early Monday morning.

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The incident was dispatched around 1:45 a.m., per initial reports.

In a 6-minute call to dispatchers, the caller stated her mother reportedly stabbed her father and that he was losing a lot of blood.

“I don’t want my dad to die,” said the caller.

The victim was reportedly conscious, breathing, and talking, although the caller told the 911 dispatcher that he was on the floor. 

The stabbing reportedly occurred as a result of a fight between the mother and father. 

It is not clear where the victim was stabbed.

We’re working to learn more details on the victim’s condition. 

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Warm temps continue; showers expected for some counties

Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 3:51 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about the chance for storms and a heat wave this week.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Quiet to start week
  • Rounds of showers and storms Tue-Wed
  • Heat index around 100 end of week

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: A quiet morning with some sunshine and a few afternoon clouds. Highs reach in the low 80s, which is near normal. A few passing showers or storms near Butler, Warren, and Clinton counties are expected, but most activity stay south of the Miami Valley completely. 

>> LIVE Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

TUESDAY: Sunshine and scattered clouds to start. Highs peak in the mid-80s with a heat index around 90 degrees. Some afternoon showers and storms develop late afternoon and evening. 

WEDNESDAY: Sunshine with warm and muggy temperatures in the mid-80s. Heat index reaches around 90 degrees again. Scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evening look to bring localized heavy rain and gusty winds. 

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THURSDAY: Some sunshine and a few clouds as it begin to heat up with temperatures in the upper 80s. The heat index reaches in the mid-90s as it looks to stay dry for the day.

FRIDAY: A dry end to the week with hot and very humid temperatures. Highs reach in the low 90s with a heat index around 100 degrees. 

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Injuries reported in 2-vehicle crash involving motorcycle in Dayton

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:23 AM


Police and medics were on scene of a crash that involved a motorcycle and a black Pontiac Grand Prix in Dayton Sunday morning.

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The accident occurred at South Smithville Road and Oakdale Avenue around 9:55 a.m., according to dispatchers.

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

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Police ask for the public's help in finding shooting suspect in Dayton

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 4:17 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 6:07 PM

Man reports being shot in Dayton

UPDATE @ 6:10 p.m.:

The victim of the shooting that occurred at Oxford and Windsor Avenues is currently at an unknown hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries, said Sgt. Creigee S. Coleman.

The victim was walking down the street on a sidewalk when another man came up to him, pulled out a handgun, and shot him for some unknown reason. Witnesses say they heard a gunshot, but didn’t see anyone run away or drive off.

>>Reports of a vehicle crash on I-70 eastbound at U.S. 68

Crews found shell cases in the street, and Crime Scene Investigators were on scene recovering those shell casings. They hope to tie the casings to a handgun, and with that information, hopefully detectives can determine who the handgun belongs to. 

“We are hoping anyone who knows anything or saw this incident can call the Dayton Police Department (937-333-2677) or the regional dispatch center (937-225-4357) and please give us some information so we can bring this crime to a closure,” said Sgt. Coleman.

FIRST REPORT:

A man said he was shot in the leg, but he didn’t see anyone around him in Dayton Sunday.

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The man called police while in the 700 block of Oxford Avenue around 3:30 p.m. but said the incident occurred on Lexington Avenue at Windsor Avenue, said regional dispatchers.

Police do have a suspect that is described as a male in his early 20s, weighs about 140 pounds, and was wearing a black t-shirt and shorts, according to regional dispatchers.

Medics are on scene.

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

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