Police Chief’s gun stolen

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Dayton police chief’s gun was stolen during a series of thefts in July.

Detectives are investigating the theft of Chief of Police Richard Biehl’s service weapon and some other items at the second district headquarters on Wayne Avenue on July 27 or July 28.

A police report on the incident gives little information but says city and personal property were taken.

An administrative review is being performed.

Dayton City Manager, Shelley Dickstein, sent out a statement Tuesday, August 15 about the incident.

“City leadership was made aware of the theft immediately following the incident.  In addition to the criminal investigation, an administrative/internal investigation is also being conducted.  This is the standard procedure when City property is damaged and/ or stolen. Since the investigation began, City leadership has been kept apprised and briefed regularly.   As with any ongoing investigation, the City and/or Police Department will not make comments prior to the conclusion of both investigations.”

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