Ambulance driver cited after vehicle accident in Harrison Twp.

Published: Monday, July 09, 2018 @ 8:03 PM
Updated: Monday, July 09, 2018 @ 8:25 PM

Ambulance hits car

UPDATE @ 8:25 p.m.:

A woman and her 8-year-old grandson were taken to Grandview Medical Center after a Premier Health ambulance struck the back of their car.

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The ambulance did not have its lights and sirens activated at the time of the crash, and it did not have any passengers. It was unknown whether the driver was on a call.

The ambulance driver is expected to be cited for assured clear distance, deputies said.


An ambulance and car were involved in a crash this evening in the 4200 block of North Main Street.

Crews were dispatched around 7:30 p.m., and a second medic was requested.

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Injuries were reported, but they were not considered life-threatening.

The ambulance didn’t have any passengers, and it is unknown how many occupants were in the vehicle.

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Off-duty Troy firefighter dies unexpectedly

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 4:21 PM

A Troy firefighter/paramedic died at his Covington home Friday evening.

Jason Holfinger, 38, is survived by his wife and three children, according to his obituary.

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Holfinger joined the Troy Fire Department in 2013.

Grief counseling has been offered to Troy firefighters.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Koinos Christian Fellowship Church in Troy.

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A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday.

A cause of death has not yet been determined.

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Brookville firefighters rescue dog trapped in Perry Twp. culvert

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:12 PM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 10:25 PM

Dog rescued from storm drain

UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m.

Brookville firefighters rescued a family pet stuck in a drainage ditch after a neighbor reported hearing a dog barking.

Crews responded to the ditch on Air Hill Road, near Keener Road in Perry Twp.

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“We did find a small 30- to 40-pound dog that was trapped about 40 feet in the storm drain,” Brookville Fire Capt. Jim Hart said. “We utilized a portable stretcher and two of my guys were able to crawl into the storm drain, and the dog was thankfully pretty friendly and we were able to get her put on top of that stretcher and use the rope system to pull her out.”

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The 17-year-old dog was stuck and had potentially been there for about a day, Hart said.

The dog’s family took her home following the rescue.

UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m.

A dog was pulled from a 48-inch culvert.

The dog was described as about 17 years old and deaf and had been missing since Sunday.

The dog’s owners took their pet home.


A rescue operation is underway after a dog was found trapped in a 48-inch culvert.

Crews are on scene near the intersection of Keener and Air Hill roads, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

The dog, described as possibly a yellow Labrador retriever, is reportedly 45 feet down.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.

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Kettering officer, K-9 receive awards for efforts in arrest

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:59 PM

A Kettering police officer and his K-9 recently received awards for their efforts in assisting Beavercreek police while apprehending a suspect.

Recognized by the U.S. Police Canine Association, Officer Devin Maloney and K-9 Jax were awarded with the June 2018 Catch of the Month and 2nd Quarter 2018 Catch of the Quarter awards, according to a Kettering police press release. 

At 4:20 a.m. June 11, the team was dispatched to aid Beavercreek police in searching for a burglary suspect. After a lengthy search that lasted more than an hour, the suspect was apprehended.

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The suspect has a lengthy criminal history and was arrested for felony theft, receiving stolen property, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest, according to the release.

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Help identify these University of Dayton law school textbook thefts

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 10:17 PM

Christopher Begley, 29, theft suspect in the black shirt, along with another unknown theft suspect in the plaid shirt.
Christopher Begley, 29, theft suspect in the black shirt, along with another unknown theft suspect in the plaid shirt.

277 books valuing at $56,487.30 have been stolen from the University of Dayton (UD) law school since March 2018.

Two suspects stole 99 new UD law school textbooks for $20,933.25 on June 30. 

One male, wearing a black shirt, is Christopher Begley, age 29. He is carrying an address on High Street in Columbus. Another male, wearing a plaid long sleeve shirt, needs to be identified. 

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Christopher Begley, 29

In March, Begley sold some of the books to Half Price Books in Fairborn. Those books have since been located.

Begley currently has warrants out for his arrest, and adult parole is looking for him. He was last seen in Columbus on July 12. 

Another theft incident on June 12 left 106 books stolen by three other different suspects. 

An unknown male theft suspect
Another unknown male suspect
An unknown female suspect with Begley

If anyone has any information regarding these crimes, please contact Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP.

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