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Upper Arlington: Medics revive men after suspected heroin overdose

Medics from the Upper Arlington Fire Division last week revived two men believed to have overdosed on heroin, but neither man was charged with a crime.

According to Upper Arlington police reports, officer Greg Ellifritz was on a routine patrol in the 2200 block of Riverside Drive at 2:28 p.m. May 14 when he saw a man and woman dragging an unconscious and unresponsive man down the front steps of a residence.

The two told Ellifritz the unconscious man had overdosed on heroin.

Ellifritz stated in a police report the man was barely breathing and had a declining pulse rate.

As he was assisting the trio, the man who had been dragging the unconscious man down stairs also passed out. The woman told Ellifritz the second man had taken the same amount of heroin as the first man who was already unconscious.

UAFD medics arrived on the scene and revived both men with Naloxone and transported them to Mount Carmel West Hospital.

Ellifritz reported that neither man, both identified only as 22-year-old white males, had any drugs or drug paraphernalia on their persons. The 19-year-old woman also was not charged.

In other recent Upper Arlington Police Division reports:

• Diamond earrings valued at $5,000, a women's gold bracelet valued at $3,500, diamond earrings valued at $3,000, a women's gold ring valued at $1,500 and a gold necklace valued at $300 were reported stolen from a home in the 2200 block of Oxford Road between March 5 and May 12.

• A 2001 Suzuki dirt bike, no value provided, was reported stolen from a carport in the 2900 block of Riverside Drive between 9 p.m. May 17 and 9 a.m. May 18.

• A Columbus man was arrested on a warrant from Franklin County for a registration violation after police responded to a report that he was following a woman with his unleashed dog, described as a pit bull mix.

According to the woman, the dog ran toward her and her leashed dog in the 4700 block of Merrifield Place around 7 p.m. May 17, and after she told the man he should have his dog on a leash, he allegedly said he was going to follow her home.

• Two bricks were thrown into the windshield of a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of London Drive between 11:53 p.m. May 16 and 7:50 a.m. May 17, causing $500 in damage.

• A global-positioning system device and $5 in cash were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2900 block of Mt. Holyoke Road between midnight May 11 and 9:45 a.m. May 17.

• Police charged a male juvenile with underage possession of alcohol following a traffic stop near the intersection of Edington and Mountview roads at 10:34 p.m. May 16. The officer stopped the vehicle after observing it and another unidentified vehicle parked in the Upper Arlington Main Library parking lot after the library was closed.

• An estimated $200 in damage occurred to a vehicle parked at First Community Village, 1801 Riverside Drive after the passenger-side window was broken before 7:30 p.m. May 16.

• A box containing folders embossed with the logo of the governor of Rhode Island were reported stolen from the tailgate of a vehicle parked at a home in the 1900 block of Glenn Avenue between 4:45 and 5 p.m. May 15.

• A wallet, $27 in cash and credit cards were reported stolen from a Mount Gilead, Ohio, man's vehicle while it was parked in the 1600 block of Essex Road between 10:45 a.m. and noon May 15.

• The owner of a business in the 4600 block of Reed Road reported at 1:20 p.m. May 14 the glass in the front door was broken but nothing was stolen. Damage was listed at $100.

• The owner of a business in the 1700 block of Lane Avenue reported someone broke into the business between 7 p.m. May 11 and 10:09 a.m. May 13 and stole a screen monitor valued at $1,000 and $600 in cash. An estimated $600 in damage also was done to a wooden door at the business.

• A teacher at Wickliffe Elementary School, 2405 Wickliffe Road, reported he was assaulted by an "emotionally-challenged" student at 11:20 a.m. May 13.

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