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Sidney police: 5 overdose victims will live, video shows rescue underway

Published: Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 10:48 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 11:14 PM

5 overdose victims will live, video shows rescue underway

UPDATE @ 8:10 p.m. (Sept. 19)

All five people who overdosed within an hour and a half on Sunday night in Sidney will live, according to Sidney Police Chief Will Balling.

Balling said officers were dispatched on two separate overdose calls Sunday night, with police finding two overdose patients during their first call.

Dash and body camera footage shows officers dropping off the victims only to return an hour later on a report of three overdose patients in a car in the hospital’s parking lot.

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“Sometimes that can wear on an officer, but we still have to remember that we’re there to serve and protect,” Balling said.

“So our first mission is to help save that individual and do whatever we can to assist, in this case, hospital staff”

Balling said the five victims are recovering, with one originally reported in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital now listed as stable. He said the videos show the team effort that goes into saving lives on calls like this.

“These are real life situations that you can see them, the first responders, taking actions and saving lives,” Balling said.

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Sidney police will continue an investigation into the overdoses. Balling said the drugs all five victims overdosed on were bought from the same source in Dayton.

“Anytime you have this many [overdoses] we want to try and find out where it came from so we can prevent others,” Balling said.

UPDATE @ 7:50 a.m. (Sept. 18) 

Five people were driven to Wilson Memorial Hospital Sunday after overdosing, according to Sidney Police Chief Will Balling. 

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Balling said a truck arrived at the hospital carrying three people who overdosed, while two other people arrived at different times. The times when each incident was reported was not available and it was not known if the overdoses are believed to be connected. 

The conditions of the five overdose patients was not known, but Balling said one person ‘might not make it.”

We’re working to learn more and we’ll update this page as details become available. 

UPDATE @2:20 a.m. (Sept. 18)

Additional information on reported overdoses in the parking lot of Wilson Memorial Hospital Sunday night is expected to be released this morning.

This story will be updated as we learn additional information.


Sidney police are responding to multiple overdoses in the parking lot of Wilson Memorial Hospital Sunday night. 

Crews were dispatched to the hospital's parking lot at on a report of possible overdoses around 10:25 p.m. 

Initial reports indicate as many as three overdose victims have been found and officers are administering Narcan at the scene.

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At least two of the three patients are reportedly not breathing after several unsuccessful resuscitation attempts.

Sidney dispatchers are unable to confirm whether the victims overdosed in the hospital parking lot or if they were driven to hospital unconscious. 

According to scanner traffic, an unknown number of overdoses were reported in the same area earlier Sunday. 

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Dispatchers could not confirm any details from the reports, telling our news team more information will be available later tonight.

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SURVEILLANCE: Kettering home invasion suspects charged

Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 2:54 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 8:24 AM

Police say two men they arrested had “knowledge” of victim’s home. Video courtesy of Kettering police

UPDATE @ 4:17 p.m. (April 24):

Two men arrested on suspicion of a home invasion in Kettering have been charged.

Kendal Trullinger and Gage Smith are each charged with aggravated robbery, robbery and aggravated burglary, according to records.

Trullinger remained in jail Tuesday afternoon, however Smith was no longer in custody.

Both men are scheduled to be back in court on April 27.

UPDATE @ 2:57 p.m. (April 18):

Surveillance video obtained by this news organization, and verified by police shows, the two men who are accused of a home invasion on Fairacres Drive before and after the alleged incident.

UPDATE @ 12:13 p.m. (April 18):

Kettering police have identified the two men arrested for their suspected role in a home invasion on Fairacres Drive Tuesday morning.

Kendel Ray Trullinger, 20, and Gage Smith, 18, were both arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, according to a Kettering police report.

Formal charges in the case have not yet been filed, according to court records.

Police tracked two men down hours after the crime and made arrests. Video courtesy of Kettering police

UPDATE @ 8:25 a.m. (April 18): 

Arrests have been made in connection to a home invasion robbery in Kettering Tuesday morning, according to a police spokesperson. 

The identities of those arrested were not immediately available. 

FIRST REPORT (April 17):

Two men held the occupant of a Kettering home at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery Tuesday morning, according to police.

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Officers responded to the home in the 900 block of Fairacres Drive in Kettering around 10 a.m. after a caller reported the robbery occurred about an hour before. 

The victim said two men climbed into the house through a window, pointed a gun at the victim who was in a bedroom at the time of the robbery, according to initial details from Kettering police. 

Both men began to steal items from the victim before fleeing the area, according to police and initial reports. 

Police said they have suspect descriptions, but they were not immediately available to be released. 

It was not known if anyone inside the home was injured. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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REPORT: Coroner called to multiple-vehicle accident in Riverside

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 4:02 PM

Police and medic units have been dispatched to a multiple-vehicle accident at Woodman Drive and Airway Road, and we’re hearing the coroner has been called to the scene as well.

The accident was dispatched about 3:45 p.m. and we’re hearing there is at least one entrapment. We’re also hearing that four medic units from area jurisdictions have been dispatched to the scene.

We have a crew on the way. Stay with for breaking news.

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Passing showers, fog tonight

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 3:36 AM

Storm Center 7's Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs talks about what to expect today and tomorrow.

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


  • Showers taper off with fog possible tonight
  • Clouds to slowly break late Wednesday
  • Drying out, mild for the weekend

>> 5-Day Forecast


THIS EVENING:  Skies will remain cloudy with passing showers or drizzle. Temperatures will hold in the lower to middle 50s.

TONIGHT: Clouds will linger with a chance for fog. Temperatures will drop into the upper 40s.

WEDNESDAY: Patchy areas of fog will be possible in the morning along with some light rain or drizzle. Conditions will dry out in the afternoon with clouds slowly breaking late in the day. Highs will be near 60 degrees.

>>County-by-County Weather

THURSDAY: Skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the lower 60s.

FRIDAY: Clouds will be on the increase. There will be a chance for some passing showers, mainly late in the day. Highs will reach back into the middle 60s.

SATURDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies will end the weekend. Temperatures will make it back into the lower 60s for highs.

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DASH CAM: Vehicle strikes Tipp City cruiser during pursuit 

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 4:14 AM
Updated: Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 5:04 AM

A Tipp City police cruiser was struck by two suspects in the break-in at the Troy Verizon store near Kroger.

UPDATE @ 3:42 p.m.:

Cruiser camera video from a chase involving burglars who broke into a Troy Verizon store and struck a Tipp City police cruiser has been released.

The burglars were able to escape police.


A Tipp City police cruiser was rammed by suspects fleeing a break-in at a cell phone store in Troy this morning.

Around 3:40 a.m., police responded to a Verizon store in the 700 block of W. Market Street on the report of a break-in after a Kroger employee reported hearing a brick being thrown through the store’s front glass. 

A pursuit started when a Tipp City officer noticed the suspect vehicle on southbound Interstate 75.

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The suspect vehicle rammed a Tipp City police cruiser on Northwoods Boulevard in Vandalia, said Tipp City police Sgt. Marc Basye. The officer was not injured.

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The silver vehicle was occupied by three males, according to reports.

The pursuit continued into Montgomery County, and officers lost the vehicle in the area of Dorset and Philadelphia drives.

It’s unknown what the suspects were able to get away with. They were believed to be in a stolen vehicle.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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