Police headlines


House fire causes $20K in damage

A firefighter was removed to an area hospital Saturday as a precaution after battling a house fire that officials said caused about $20,000 in property damage.

That firefighter was in stable condition Saturday afternoon, Washington Twp. Deputy Chief Jim Neidhar said in a release. No one else was hurt.

Washington Twp. fire crews were dispatched at about 12:50 p.m. to a working fire at a residence located at 5394 Camellia Place. Upon arrival, crews reportedly encountered the fire and heavy smoke in an attic and hallway. The fire is suspected to have originated from a house fan. The fire was electrical in nature, according to Neidhar.

Crews had corralled the fire by about 1:50 p.m. The incident remains under investigation. STAFF REPORT


Police respond to gunshots at Huber club

A large brawl at a Huber Heights nightclub ended in gunshots early Saturday morning.

Around 2 a.m. Huber Heights police responded to the Heat Nightclub following reports of a “large fight inside the club,” according to police. While en route to the establishment, located at 6115 Brandt Pike, police were told gunshots had been fired in the parking lot.

Huber Heights police Sgt. John Kissee said officers encountered a “disorderly group” on scene. No injuries were reported. No one was arrested and as of Saturday afternoon police had not identified any suspects in the case, according to Kissee.

Officers later located four .40 caliber shell casings in the parking lot.

The club has drawn the ire of local and state officials in the past. Representatives from the business could not be reached for comment Saturday evening, but have previously said the business has been unfairly targeted by authorities.

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control recently rejected the club’s liquor license renewal, as well as the transfer of its liquor permit application, according to officials from the city. Based on a hearing in July, the ODLC determined that with a renewal, there would be, “substantial interference with public decency, sobriety, peace or good order.”

Nightclub manager Jessica Kennedy has said the club has filed an appeal.

City officials have also previously rejected to the permit renewal and transfer of the permit application. City officials cited excessive police calls for their decision. STAFF REPORT


Young woman hit by vehicle near UD

A young woman will be cited for jaywalking after she was hit by a vehicle Friday night when she walked into traffic on Brown Street near the University of Dayton.

According to Dayton police, a preliminary investigation concluded that the young woman, whose age and name was not given, walked across Brown opposite the Panera bread restaurant, 1203 Brown St., at about 7 p.m. when she was struck.

One vehicle missed her. A second one hit her as she was attempting to cross in the direction of the restaurant, the officer said. The young woman suffered bumps and bruises, and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

The driver was not cited. The sergeant said construction on Brown Street, which has restricted traffic to one lane, has made it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians. STAFF REPORT

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