MIAMI TWP., CLERMONT COUNTY (FOX19) - An armed suspect on the loose in a Clermont County neighborhood Thursday morning, disrupting Milford schools, is now in custody, Miami Township police said.
Levi Healey is under arrest: “We got him!" police wrote on Facebook. “He was arrested in the 1700 block of Cottontail.”
The search for the Healey began earlier in the day near Boyd E. Smith Elementary School on Bobby Court.
Police warned residents to “stay inside” as all Milford schools went on a two-hour delay out of precaution.
“We have lots of police officers and canine units in the area please stay inside and call if you see anything suspicious,” police said in an earlier Facebook post.
Miami Township police told our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer that Healey broke into a former girlfriend’s house with a gun around 1 a.m. Thursday. He’s charged with inducing panic and burglary.
Miami Township police were called to the residential area around Boyd E. Smith Elementary School on Bobby Court just before 3 a.m., a Clermont County dispatcher confirmed.
Officers received a report of some sort of a disturbance in the area, she said.
School district officials tell FOX19 NOW they were notified about the incident at 6 a.m. and acted as quickly as they could, but some students already were on the bus at that point.
“We were notified by the Miami Township Police Department at 6:00 this morning about the incident, which was not ideal timing, since we already had some buses in route to pick up junior high and high school students, and some students had already been picked up. We decided to delay school for all students to ensure everyone’s safety. We sent notifications to our parents as soon as that decision was made,” they said in a statement.
"Typically, if we delay or close due to inclement weather, we know earlier and have more time to notify our families.
“We are aware that some families did not receive all of our notifications, and we apologize for any inconvenience or worry that may have caused. We urge them to contact their child’s school to ensure we have their correct phone number. We notify families a variety of ways - we use our school notification system, which sends out recorded voice messages and emails, plus we put the notice on our Facebook page and website, and alert local TV and radio stations.”