Huber ex-cop identifies voice linked to Dayton RTA bomb threats

A Greater Dayton RTA trolley pulls into Wright Stop Plaza in downtown Dayton. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

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A Greater Dayton RTA trolley pulls into Wright Stop Plaza in downtown Dayton. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Greater Dayton RTA’s top security officer recognized the voice of a man calling in bomb threats because he had responded to the man’s residence “literally 100 times” when he was a Huber Heights police officer, he said.

Brian K. Joyce, 54, now of Dayton, faces misdemeanor charges of one count aggravated menacing, four counts telephone harassment and two counts inducing panic.

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Police records show Gerry Gustin, RTA’s head of security and a former police officer who served 22 years in Huber Heights, identified Joyce’s voice on a slur-laced message left Feb. 15 for the regional transit authority threatening to blow up the facility.

“Listen here you (expletive), I’m going to blow up the building,” the message replayed.

Gustin told Dayton police he not only recognized the voice on the Feb. 15 message from responding to calls involving Joyce in Huber Heights, but that it was the same voice from a Feb. 9 bomb threat incident which forced the entire downtown hub to evacuate. No explosives were found on the Feb. 9 call, and the facility wasn’t evacuated on the Feb. 15 call.

Joyce will be in Dayton Municipal Court for arraignment March 6.

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