Tri-State briefs: April 14, 2014

Man in custody after standoff

Colerain township shooting

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A man is in custody after an attempted shooting and standoff in Colerain Township early Monday.

Colerain Township police said they were called to a report of a man shooting at a woman at a home on Firshade Terrace, just west of Galbraith Road.

When they arrived at the scene, Matthew Thomas Dodd, 26, fired two shots into the air and ran into the house.

A standoff ensued. After three hours, a woman came out of the home. Negotiations continued until 4:40 a.m. before Dodd surrendered peacefully.

No one was injured.

Officers recovered a Sig Sauer .40 handgun, an SKS .308 rifle and a Huglu 12-gauge shotgun. The SKS rifle was later found to have been stolen from Kentucky in 2009 in a residential burglary. It is not known how Dodd came to be in possession of the rifle.

Dodd was charged with inducing panic, improperly discharging a firearm, using weapons while intoxicated and obstruction of official business, police said.


Hundreds lose power after reported lightning strike

MT. HEALTHY, Ohio -- Hundreds of people lost power in Hamilton County after a reported lightning strike.

According to the Duke Energy website, at about 6 a.m. almost 3,000 customers were without power.

Neighbors in community told WCPO that they heard a powerful lightning strike before they lost power.

Service was restored to a majority of customers by about 6:30 a.m.

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