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Published: Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 4:31 PM
— Dayton police found four juveniles in the act of breaking into a school early Saturday morning and apprehended three of them as they fled on foot, using a Taser to catch one teen girl, according to police records.
The incident — at World of Wonder School at Residence Park — came after police identified a pattern of five break-ins at Dayton Public Schools buildings in West Dayton since May 30. Sgt. Paul Saunders said the teens caught Saturday are suspects in all of the cases.
“We don’t know for sure yet, but … it would be pretty unusual to find two different groups of kids that wanted to break into a school frequently (using the same method),” Saunders said.
Most of the break-ins happened on weekend nights, with the perpetrators breaking a school window with a rock to get inside, police reports said.
The three teens were booked on suspicion of felony vandalism and breaking and entering, plus misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and obstructing official business. The fourth teen has been identified but police are still looking for him.
According to a police report, World of Wonder School, at 4411 Oakridge Drive, had been broken into three previous times — May 30, June 4 and June 10. Westwood Elementary was broken into on June 9, and Thurgood Marshall High School was hit on the June 10-11 weekend.
The juveniles involved would enter the administrator’s office and teachers’ lounge, according to police accounts of video evidence. In two of the incidents, the perpetrators took food, and in the others, they took nothing.
DPD Maj. Eric Henderson had sent an email to West Patrol staff June 12, asking them to increase patrols around the affected schools. Officer Jeremy Stewart was doing just that as Friday night struck midnight.
According to his report, Stewart saw the juveniles near the World of Wonder playground, then heard glass break, and the teens were gone. Other crews arrived, surrounded the building and saw the kids inside. The teens then ran out of the building, east across Elmhurst toward Shenandoah.
Three of the four juveniles were caught, including one girl who was Tased as she tried to escape through a backyard two blocks from the school. An airsoft gun was found inside the school near the broken window the teens entered.
On Sunday afternoon, police responded to another window broken by a rock at Westwood School. Saunders said he didn’t believe anyone entered the school that day. Asked whether the three juveniles were still in custody at the time of Sunday’s incident, Saunders said “that would not be a good assumption.”
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:54 PM
TULSA, Okla. — A man is in custody after police received reports of a semitrailer driving the wrong way down a street in Tulsa, Oklahoma and crashing into a vehicle.
Police said they believe the semitrailer was traveling the wrong way on Skelly Drive on Tuesday evening.
They said the driver reportedly did not stop at red lights and crashed into a vehicle near 51st Street and Harvard Avenue. No one was injured, police said.
They believe the driver then headed to 81st Street and Riverside Parkway and walked away from the vehicle.
Police have not publicly identified the driver, but they found him naked in the area around 8 p.m.
He reportedly ran from the scene after police found him, but officers soon brought him back into custody.
Police believe he was using PCP. Officers said they were taking the suspect to an area hospital and then to jail.
He will face charges related to driving the wrong way and fleeing the scene of a crash.
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 10:26 PM
KETTERING — A new device was invented that could help save students' lives in a school shooting, according to News Center 7's Lauren Clark.
Within the last 6 months, Chris Monturo - employee of the Miami Valley Crime Lab and owner of Lockdown EDU - has come up with a device that's meant to block windows so a shooter cannot look into a classroom or break the glass to get inside. "It's a simple device that simply hangs on the door and latches into place," said Monturo. "We can't rely on other people. We need to figure out what we can do."
Monturo's motivation is personal - his wife is a Kettering school teacher, and they have two sons in school at Centerville. "Situation arises... it gets mounted... it's on. Now the window is secured. Now no one can enter from the other side... break through that window... then unlock the door and get in," said Monturo. He knows, by now, that a school shooting can happen anywhere.
This device could be a quick and effective addition to classrooms here in the Miami Valley and beyond, said Clark of News Center 7. "Any other step, be it gun control or any other kind of large process like that, is not going to happen overnight. So, there are things that can happen overnight. So, that's what I'm trying to work for is - let's get something in place now instead of all that discussion,” said Monturo.
For more information about Lockdown EDU, or to purchase a device, visit https://lockdownedu.com.
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 3:26 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:27 PM
TONIGHT: Skies will be partly cloudy with cooler, less humid air filtering in. Temperatures will fall back to the upper 50s overnight.
WEDNESDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny with more comfortable conditions and lower humidity. Not as muggy for the afternoon with sunshine and highs in the upper 70s.
THURSDAY: A great day with it being dry from start to finish. Plenty of sunshine with highs in the low 80s.
FRIDAY: Another dry day with temperatures heating up again in the mid-80s. Expect sunshine and very few clouds.
SATURDAY: Sun and clouds for the day that’s expected to muggy and very warm. Highs reach in the middle to upper 80s. A passing shower or storm is possible.
SUNDAY: Muggy and warm with a chance of scattered storms. Highs will be in the middle 80s.
MEMORIAL DAY: Partly cloudy skies expected for the holiday with a chance of hit-or-miss storms. Highs will signal a very warm day, topping out in the middle to upper 80s.
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:47 PM
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