2 suspects accused in West Carrollton lockdown enter pleas

Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 5:27 PM

UPDATE @ 11:51 a.m. (MARCH 8):

Carroll and Conner pleaded not guilty to all charges they faced this morning in Miamisburg Municipal Court. 

Carroll denied charges of tampering with evidence and inducing panic, court records show.

Conner did the same with those charges, in addition to a count of obstructing official business. Both are scheduled to return to court on March 16, records show.

UPDATE @ 10:30 a.m. (MARCH 8):

Two suspects in the lockdown this week of two West Carrollton schools are set to appear in court today.

Simon Carroll, 18, and Isaiah Conner, 20, are scheduled to appear in Miamisburg Municipal Court on charges stemming from Tuesday’s lock down of West Carrollton High School and Harold Schnell Elementary School, court records show.

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Carroll of Morane is set to be arraigned on tampering with evidence and inducing panic, according to court records. Conner of West Carrollton is being arraigned today on tampering with evidence and inducing panic, court records show.

He also faces a possession of marijuana paraphrenia charge and an equipment violation in a case that is set for April 8, records indicate.

Both remain in the Montgomery County Jail, records show.

INITIAL REPORT (MARCH 7):

A social media video of a male with a gun in the parking lot of West Carrollton High School led to that building and another district school being locked down, court records show.

A video posted on Snapchat of a high school senior pointing a gun at a van in that building’s rear parking lot caused police to put the high school and Harold Schnell Elementary School on lockdown for nearly a half hour Tuesday, according to documents filed in Miamisburg Municipal Court.

RELATED: Suspects charged in lockdown on schools

Two suspects – including the senior – facing charges in the case said the weapon was a BB gun, court records show.

Simon Carroll, 18, and Isaiah Conner, 20, were in the Montgomery County Jail Wednesday on several charges.

Carroll is being held on suspicion of tampering with evidence and inducing panic, according to West Carrollton police. Conner is facing charges of tampering with evidence, inducing panic, and obstructing official business.

The schools were locked down from 1:15 to 1:43 p.m. Tuesday, records show. After the lockdown began, the two were stopped by Moraine police in the area of Dryden Road and East Main Street. The car was towed from the scene and a bag of marijuana was located inside it, records show.

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“Carroll stated that Connor had a BB gun in his vehicle and he jokingly made a Snap Chat of him pointing the BB gun around” the parking lot, according to a statement of facts filed in court Wednesday. “Carroll said he was very sorry for what he did and apologized to the WCPD and the school.”

When Carroll and Conner heard about the lockdown, they decided to toss it into a storm drain on Lehigh Place in Moraine, according to court documents.

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Dayton Air Show forecast: Warm with chance for showers, storms

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:47 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 5:17 AM

Forecast for the Vectren Dayton Air Show

The chance for rain will be around for the start of the weekend. That means those heading to the Vectren Dayton Air Show will need to be prepared, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

We're also keeping an eye on the heat at times this weekend.

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Saturday: The chance for a few storms will be in the forecast, especially for the first part of the day. Conditions are expected to improve through the day,but a few showers or storms are possible in the afternoon. Highs will be around 80.

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Sunday: It will be a mainly dry day, but a stray shower or storm can’t be completely ruled out. Sunday will be a touch warmer as we see highs around 80. However, with a lot of concrete at the Dayton International Airport, surface temperatures will be closer to the mid to upper-80s.

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Air show leaders said those coming to the air show this weekend they’ll need to stay hydrated, adding there’s little shade at the airport to protect you from the sun. 

There will be fountains for free water. If anyone does start to feel ill, they should go to one of the EMS tents or to one of the paramedics that will on bicycles.

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Couple finally engaged after airline lost luggage containing ring 

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:51 AM

An engagement ring was lost during a flight from Europe to Dallas.
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An engagement ring was lost during a flight from Europe to Dallas.(Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

A Texas couple is formally engaged after the bride-to-be’s engagement ring was lost in a luggage snafu for nearly three weeks, WFAA reported.

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Ben Adams and his girlfriend Elizabeth Kahle landed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport two-and-a-half weeks ago after a trip to Europe.

Adams hoped to propose to Kahle at her family’s home in Frisco, Texas. But the engagement ring was in one of his suitcases, and during a layover in Iceland all of their luggage was misplaced, WFAA reported.

The luggage was on Iceland-based WOW Airlines. When their flight to Dallas was canceled, Adams and Kahle were rerouted to New York and then Atlanta before finally reaching their destination. 

Adams had to confess to Kahle that the engagement ring was in his luggage, WFAA reported.

“The stakes just went from here to here!” Kahle told the television station.

Adams eventually discovered that their luggage was sent to Boston. The bags were shipped home, and Adams made his formal marriage proposal Wednesday night, WFAA reported.

Kahle said yes.

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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.

RELATED: No arrest in fatal stabbing of woman found behind Harrison Twp. home

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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Kettering officer-involved shooting: Man shot by officer, weapon recovered

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:00 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:31 AM

Shooting

One man was shot and injured in an officer-involved shooting in Dayton Thursday night.

  • Shooting happened at Smithville Rd. and Ewalt Ave. in Dayton
  • Shooting happened after Kettering officer initiated traffic stop
  • Passenger shot, driver in custody

A Kettering police officer tried to pull over a vehicle at Smithville Road and Ewalt Avenue Thursday night. Within one minute, at 8:45 p.m., the officer reported shots fired and an officer needs assistance call was issued to surrounding agencies, according to a release issued late Thursday by the Kettering Police Department.

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“We can confirm a Kettering officer was involved in an officer-involved shooting as a result of this traffic stop. No further details are being released at this time,” Kettering police Lt. Michael Gabrielson stated in the release.

The traffic stop was initiated in Kettering, but the shooting happened in the city of Dayton.

“A passenger fled. There was an altercation about a block down the street and a Kettering officer fired at the suspect, wounding him,” Dayton Assistant Police Chief and Deputy Director Mark Ecton said.

The driver is in custody, he said.

It’s not clear how many shots were fired, nor whether the suspect fired at the officer but a weapon was recovered, Ecton said.

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The Dayton Police Department is investigating the shooting because it happened in the city, and the Kettering Police Department also is conducting its own investigation.

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The man was transported to a local hospital. We’re working to learn more on his condition. The officer was not injured.

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It’s not confirmed whether the incident was connected to a hit-and-run crash nearby.

Nick Kauffman of Kettering said he was on his way to a motorcycle ride when his path was blocked by all the police activity.

“It’s pretty wild. You don’t expect to see this stuff outside your back door,” he said.

There were officers from at least three police forces.

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