Police: Bicycle pursuit in Dayton ends in drug arrest



A man tried to pedal and run from police Monday after he was spotted riding a bicycle into oncoming traffic, on sidewalks and while standing up after leaving a suspected drug house.

Officers tried to stop the bicyclist, later identified as 41-year-old Damon Royce Grimes, but after he looked back they said he continued to pedal west on Third Street from Garfield Street, according to a Dayton police report.

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The officers pulled the cruiser next to him, when Grimes reportedly rode through a yard. Eventually, he dropped his bike in an alley behind the 20 block of Lombard Avenue and tried to run.

Other Dayton officers arrived to help chase Grimes and got him to the ground while he continued to struggle, according to the report.

While searching him, police reported they found a baggie containing 19 capsules of suspected heroin in his right pants pocket and a needle in this back pants pocket.

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He was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of obstructing official business, resisting arrest, possessing drug abuse instruments and drug possession.

He is due Wednesday in Dayton Municipal Court.

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