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Xenia daytime burglaries thwarted

Two men have been arrested in Xenia in separate attempted burglaries.The first burglary occurred April 14 on Bellbrook Ave. when an owner returned home at 9:37 a.m. and observed a male suspect exiting his residence through the attached garage. The homeowner immediately called dispatch and gave them the suspect's description. ...

A co-worker of Nichelle McKnight addresses the crowd that turned out Tuesday evening, April 15, 2014, for a vigil to remember Nichelle McKnight and her son, 4-year-old Zaden.

Search continues for missing boy; Vigil held for mom

Police are relying on technology to help define the search for the missing boy whose mother's body was found by a riverbank on Friday.That search for Zaden McKnight, 4, continued against the backdrop of a vigil held Tuesday evening for his mother, Nichelle McKnight, 25, whose body was found April ...

Angry child starts fire in Springfield house

A Springfield house was heavily damaged when a 5-year-old purposely started a fire in a bedroom because he was mad.Fire crews responded to the fire in the 100 block of South Race Street in Springfield around 9 a.m.When firefighters arrived, they were told everyone had gotten out, but there was ...

A woman fired a gun inside her garage - and the bullet traveled through the wall of her neighbor's house and into their bathroom. MIKE CAMPBELL/STAFF

Shot fired enters neighbor's house

A woman fired a gun inside her garage – and the bullet traveled through the wall of her neighbor's house and into their bathroom. The 51-year-old woman is in Montgomery County Jail this morning after allegedly firing the gun in the 9100 block of Marquis Drive overnight. No one was ...

Police investigate break-in at Verizon store

Police responded to a break-in Wednesday morning at the Verizon Wireless store near the Dayton Mall.Miami Twp. officers arrived with a K-9 Unit at approximately 5 a.m. and found the front glass door was broken.The store was also broken into in February and three people were arrested.

Dayton streets shut down for shots fired report

Sections of four Dayton streets, shut down this evening after a report that gunshots were traded between two vehicles at Rosedale Drive and James H. McGee Boulevard, have been reopened.No arrests have been made, but Dayton police did recover a handgun left in the street at Rosdale and McGee, a ...

Police conducting internal review of response time in woman’s shooting

Dayton police are conducting an internal investigation into why it took officers two hours after hearing gunshots to enter a home and find a woman shot in the head. An internal review is standard in every police investigation, and preliminary findings indicate Dayton officers and the SWAT team followed protocol ...

Anthony D. Brown, 18, is on trial for killing Allen Lindeman in a Leo St. Home last October. At right is defense attorney Kate Bowling.

Murder trial to center on clothes, surveillance video

Four days after Allen Lindeman was shot to death in a Leo Street residence last October, police said they saw Anthony D. Brown, who was wearing clothes that matched those of a suspect from a surveillance video near the crime scene. During opening statements of Brown's murder trial Tuesday, prosecutors ...

Edwards facing three more charges

Mark Edwards, who already faces 10 felony charges in Clark County Common Pleas Court, has been indicted by the grand jury for three new charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.The grand jury met Monday and handed down the new indictments against Edwards, the 44-year-old from Springfield, which stem ...

Dayton police release sketch of rape suspect

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a rape suspect in Dayton.The alleged rape happened in the early afternoon of April 7 in the area of West Grand and Lexington avenues, according to Dayton police.The unknown male forced a female into a nearby vacant house and sexually assaulted ...

Indictment linked to unsolved Dayton homicide

A woman is facing charges in connection to the homicide investigation of Nichelle McKnight, and Dayton police continue to chase leads in the search for her 4-year-old son.Tonisha Harris, 29, was indicted Tuesday on six counts of receiving stolen property and one count each of theft by deception and misuse ...

Sheriff: Man fabricated abduction story

The Champaign County Sheriff's department says a man who reported he was the victim of an abduction in March was making it up. James E. Corwin told authorities he was driving on Thackery Road near Coffin Station Road in Springfield on March 6, when an older model vehicle forced his ...

Dayton police looking for stolen rare car and trailer

Police are investigating the theft of a 24-foot Haulmark Industries race trailer and the rare classic car that was inside.The theft happened sometime between Sunday and Monday in the 2000 block of Webster Street, according to Dayton police.The trailer contained a gold 1975 Dodge Dart that was partly restored, according ...

Gun dropped in scuffle aboard RTA bus

A 23-year-old Dayton man is in Montgomery County Jail today after he allegedly pulled a gun during an altercation on an RTA bus. Me'Shach Israel-Miller is charged with two felonies for carrying concealed weapon and having weapons under disability. He has three prior felony convictions, according to a Dayton police ...

Springfield manhunt suspect indicted on new charges

The Clark County Grand Jury indicted Mark Edwards on three new charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Edwards will be arraigned on the new charges this Friday. The new sexual conduct charges stem from the late-February manhunt Clark County law enforcement officials and U.S. Marshals conducted to find ...

Police: Woman got ride from halfway house to buy drugs

A Dayton woman is accused of leaving a halfway house and going directly to buy cocaine and heroin.A man told police he picked up Tiffany Miser, 25, on Monday at the NOVA House after she completed the program, and drove her to an apartment Kester Avenue to purchase drugs, according ...

Sex offender failed to register in Clark County

Clark County authorities are asking for the public's help to locate a sex offender.Benjamin James Maurer, 43, was last known to reside on Old Clifton Road in Springfield, but he has failed to meet his registration requirements, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.Maurer was convicted in June 2013 of ...

Wexford Place shooting victim ID'd

A woman is still in the hospital after she was shot Monday in Dayton, meanwhile police continue to look for her shooter.Kelly Picklesimer, 33, was shot in the 3000 block of Wexford Place. Police and a rescue unit were dispatched to the scene at about 6:45 p.m.The Washington Courthouse resident ...

Woman hit with pizza damages Subway

Police were called to the Subway in downtown Dayton after a woman who said she was hit over the head with a pizza damaged the restaurant.The woman and a man got into a food fight inside the shop around 7 p.m. Monday. When the manager told them not to come ...

FBI interviews man who ran onto plane

Police were called to Dayton International Airport after a man ran past gate agents, down the jetway and boarded a plane bound for Chicago. The man refused to get off the plane when confronted by United Airlines employees. They called Dayton police, who escorted the man off the plane around ...

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