Drug-related patient steals life squad, crashes in Sidney

Published: Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

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UPDATE @ 1:14 p.m.

Officials in Sidney tell us a man who was taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital for a drug-related incident ran out of the emergency room and stole the Sidney Fire and EMS life squad.

The suspect, a man in his 20s, was taken to the hospital for treatment of a drug-related issue but he refused treatment, according to a Sidney fire official.

The suspect left the emergency room and got into the Sidney EMS life squad, where he ransacked the inside, apparently looking for drugs, according to the official.

The suspect then got into the driver’s seat and sped away, subsequently crashing into a pickup truck at Vandemark Road and West Michigan Street.

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening. The driver’s wife, who was in the passenger seat, was not injured.

Authorities said after the crash the suspect ran away and tried to carjack a woman at Applebee’s, but citizens intervened and held the suspect until officers arrived.

The suspect was taken back to Wilson Memorial to be checked out before being taken to jail.


Police and emergency personnel are responding to a crash involving a life squad that was reportedly stolen from a local hospital.

The incident happened around 11:45 a.m. reportedly in the 2100 block of West Michigan Street.

WHIO’s Steve Baker is working to find out more.

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Chance wintry mix today; warmer next week

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:20 AM

Chance wintry mix today followed by a warmer and drier Sunday.

Clouds thicken through the morning with a chance of rain and snow showers to develop from the south. Highs will be in the upper 30s. Rain and snow showers push through during the evening before ending into the night. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. Overnight lows fall into the upper 20s. Isolated slick spots possible.

  • Chance for passing rain/snow showers Saturday
  • Sunshine and milder for Sunday
  • Rain, potential for flooding returns next week

Sunday: Becoming mostly sunny through mid-afternoon before clouds return. Highs will be warmer, climbing into the upper 40s. Rain is expected to develop at night.

Monday: Rain showers likely, but mild with highs in the lower 60s. It will be a bit breezy at times during the day.

Tuesday: It will likely rain with a chance for a few thunderstorms. It will be breezy and unseasonably warm. Highs will top out near 70 degrees.

Wednesday: Rain will be likely in the morning and then taper off with lingering clouds. It will turn cooler with early highs in the upper 50s.

Snow at UD

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Van stuck on railroad tracks after mistaking tracks for road

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:17 AM


A van is being removed by a tow from railroad tracks on West 6th Street and South River Street in Franklin.

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According to Franklin dispatch, crews were dispatched around 2:40 a.m. to a report of a van stuck on the tracks. Dispatch said the driver mistook the tracks for road.

It is not known if drugs or alcohol played a factor, dispatch said. 

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Vehicle stuck in creek in Dayton

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 6:02 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:32 AM

Vehicle stuck in creek in Dayton

UPDATE @ 7: 30 a.m.:

The driver of the vehicle that ended up in Wolf Creek in Dayton was not injured, according to our crew. 

The incident is under investigation.

UPDATE @ 6:31 a.m.:

A tow truck is on its way to the scene of a car in Wolf Creek in Dayton.

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Detectives are on scene.

The accident is currently under investigation.


Crews are working to get a vehicle out of Wolf Creek.

According to dispatch, a car had gotten stuck in Wolf Creek near North Gettysburg Avenue and Cornell Drive in Dayton around 5:20 a.m. Saturday.

Dispatch said the driver was rescued by the fire department.

Dayton Police said they arrived to see a man sitting on the hood of his vehicle in the creek.

It is not known if the driver suffered any injuries. 

We have a crew on the scene to learn more.

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Businesses reopen after gas shut off to main ruptured in Harrison Twp. vehicle accident

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 7:46 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

Gas Leak in Harrison Twp

UPDATE @ 9:07 a.m.:

The Dollar Tree, Midas, and Auto Zone are open after being forced to close because of a possible gas leak Friday.

The Jiffy Lube on North Dixie Drive reported a smell of gas Saturday around 8:15 a.m.

According to a man who claimed to be a Jiffy Lube employee, police were called as a precaution to what was remaining circulating gas.

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The Jiffy Lube was advised to open its garage doors, according to the employee.

It remains open along with the other businesses in the area.

UPDATE @ 8:30 p.m. (Friday):

The gas supplying the line on North Dixie Drive has been shut off. Streets in the area of the leak remain shut down until further notice.

UPDATE @ 7:52 p.m. (Friday): 

Midas and AutoZone, two more businesses along North Dixie Drive and south of Needmore Road, have been evacuated and shut down because of the gas leak, we’re hearing.

Again, there have been no reports of injury.


A reported vehicle accident along North Dixie Drive has prompted the shutdown of nearby streets and a call to Vectren because a gas main has been broken. 

Montgomery County sheriff's deputies and fire crews were called to North Dixie Drive at Needmore Road just after 7 p.m. on a report of a vehicle into a structure. 

The broken gas main is along North Dixie Drive, south of Needmore Road, near a Jiffy Lube.

We're not hearing any reports of injuries, but traffic in the area is being rerouted. We're also hearing that customers at the Dollar Tree on Needmore Road are being told to leave the store because of the gas leak investigation. 

Crews also are checking with a Kroger, where there are still customers, and a muffler shop along Needmore Road to see if there is gas leaking at either of those businesses.

We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report as information is made available. 

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