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Police: High-speed chase on I-75 involving 3 cars & paintball guns ends in pedestrian strike

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 2:55 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 5:40 AM

SCENE: Chase led to pedestrian strike in Dayton

A chase involving three vehicles on Interstate 75 where paintball guns were fired, ended with a woman getting struck by a vehicle early Wednesday morning.

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Dayton Police Sgt. Chad Knedler said a woman struck by a vehicle at Cornell Drive and Gettysburg Avenue around 2:35 a.m. had been involved in a “rolling disturbance.”

Officers believe the situation began in the parking lot of a local nightclub on Nicholas Road. The woman was reportedly getting into a black Chrysler 300 when someone began firing at the vehicle with a paintball gun. 

The woman was a passenger in a vehicle that ended up driving away and started being followed by two other vehicles.

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“Our understanding is they were being chased,” Knedler said, adding that the vehicle the victim was in was also struck on the passenger side. “We’re not sure why, not sure what led up to it. They were trying to get one of the other vehicles to stop.”

Police said they had received reports that the vehicles were going between 80 to 100 mph on northbound I-75 in the area of Edwin C. Moses Boulevard and firing shots.

In a 911 call, a truck driver said he saw three vehicles going “really fast” and shooting at each other.

“They were all shooting at each other pretty hard,” the 911 caller said.

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The private chase exited off onto Salem Avenue and through parts of Dayton, ending up on Gettysburg near Cornell Drive where officers spotted two of the three vehicles and confirmed a woman had been hit.

Reports indicate that when the victim exited the vehicle, reportedly tired of running, the driver of one of the other vehicles, a Jeep, drove forward and pinned her between the Jeep and the Chrysler 300.

Both the Jeep and the other vehicle involved left the scene.

The woman was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

The driver of the vehicle the victim exited from is cooperating, police said.

Police say this is one of a handful of attacks involving people firing paintballs at other people or vehicles. 

They made arrests in one of those cases but are still investigating several others, including this one. 

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Officers respond to shooting, stabbing in Fairfield

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:16 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:56 AM

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Officers are on the scene of a shooting and stabbing that occurred in Fairfield Friday morning.

The incident was reported around 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive. 

A medical helicopter was requested to the scene, but was unable to fly.

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Officers were reportedly on scene when the shooting happened. No officers were injured, according to initial reports.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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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 @ 6:57 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini tracks the chance for more storms Friday.

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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. 

>> County-by-County Weather 

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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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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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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