ATV hits Dayton officer; police issue call for assistance

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Dayton police officer struck by ATV

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

At least one person was taken into custody Thursday evening after a Dayton police officer was struck by an ATV, which prompted police to issue an urgent call for assistance.

Police were called around 6:45 p.m. to the intersection of West Fairview and Wheatley avenues in Dayton for the “Signal 99” call after the officer was hit by an ATV.

There were ATVs reportedly riding through yards before the incident, and the riders ditched the vehicles and ran away. One of the ATVs was stopped on the grounds of the Edwin Joel Brown Pre-K School.

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Police detained one person in the area of Wheatley and Norman avenues, who was seen in handcuffs being placed in the back of a police cruiser.

A second person also may have been apprehended, according to reports.

The officer was struck in the leg, and the injury apparently was not severe.

Police cleared the scene around 7:30 p.m. without providing any information.