Pick Police Reports July 23 – Aug. 19, 2023

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July 23

12:12 p.m. A 55-year-old Reynoldsburg man was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and not stopping after a traffic accident. He allegedly hit the vehicle of a 78-year-old Pickerington man on Hill Road near Birchwood Street.

4:47 p.m. A 38-year-old Galloway woman allegedly threatened to have her sons come to Orange Leaf to beat up her 17-year-old coworker who called her a “b___h who needed to do her job better.” The boy denied threatening to call his mom and aunts to beat up the woman.

July 24

8:32 p.m. Police responded to reports of a vehicle driving erratically on Hill Road near Cross Creeks Boulevard. Officers pulled the vehicle over in the Donatos parking lot. When the driver, a 65-year-old Columbus man, allegedly reached for his identification, an officer spotted the handle of a pistol under the man’s right leg.

The police smelled alcohol, but the man refused to submit to a breath test. A background search revealed the man to have been a three-time convicted felon with no valid driver’s license.

9:06 p.m. A 40-year-old man told police that a bike was taken from his garage, and he suspects it to be the same person who stole a leaf blower the week before.

10:53 p.m. A 19-year-old Liberty Township man reported his wallet was stolen from his car parked outside Planet Fitness.

July 25

9:25 p.m. A 12-year-old Pickerington girl reported that two years ago she sent a photograph of her breasts to a boy she met online. After a recent argument, the boy posted the photo on his public Snapchat and Instagram.

July 26

5:59 a.m. Someone stole a catalytic converter from a Mitsubishi Outlander parked in the Pickerington Ridge Apartments.

6:23 a.m. Someone broke into a vehicle parked in the Turnberry Apartments and stole a gun.

10:06 a.m. A catalytic converter was stolen from a Honda Odyssey parked near Violet Township Fire Department Station 591 in Pickerington Village.

10:25 p.m. A 19-year-old man from Pikeville, North Carolina, and a 16-year-old Pickerington girl were found in the lower level of Sycamore Park with marijuana.

2:25 p.m. A 17-year-old employee of McDonalds said that she was waiting for her mother to pick her up after her shift, when a woman with a “creepy smile” sat beside her in the restaurant.  The woman, who the girl described as Hispanic and 50-60 years of age, stared for several moments then offered to take the girl home.

She asked the girl for her address. The teen told her “None of your business” and the women replied, “it’s okay, you can tell me.”

The girl threatened to “beat her ass,” so the women fled to the parking lot, where a man in a gray SUV was waiting. They drove off together.

July 27

8:23 p.m. A woman shoplifted approximately $300.00 worth of merchandise from Big Lots.

10:03 a.m. Someone broke into a Kia Spectra parked in the Meadows Apartment Complex and pried loose the steering column.

July 28

8:35 a.m. A 53 year-od man reported that the someone had thrown a paving brick through the front window of his condominium in Brookview.

2:57 p.m. A 56-year-old Pickerington woman reported that her banking accounts had been hacked. She was notified that gold and computers that had been purchased using her information were being delivered to Elbern Avenue in Columbus.

3:56 p.m. A 45-year-old man reported that two checks were stolen from his Preston Trails mailbox. One had been washed, rewritten, and deposited into an undisclosed ATM account for $1,315.50.

July 30

12:24 a.m. A family in Melrose reported that for the second night in a row, doughnuts and Krispy Kreme wrappers had been dumped on their vehicle. The police presume the trash was taken from the restaurant’s dumpster.

1:53 a.m. An officer allegedly noticed a 37-year-old woman weave between lanes as she drove north on Hill Road. The officer activated his lights and sirens near the post office, but she refused to pull over. When she reached her home in Wellington Park, she pulled into her garage then shut the door as the officer ran towards it.

He knocked on the front door and asked her to step outside. When he asked her why she did not pull over when he activated his lights, she replied that she “had never been pulled over before,” so she did not know how to respond. Her driving record showed 17 prior convictions, including seven moving violations.

When asked to take the field sobriety test, the woman told the officer that she did not have to take the test because she was home. Her blood alcohol registered 0.158. The legal limit is 0.08.

She asked the officer, “Can I say my husband was driving? He won’t care. He’ll take it.”

July 31

8:33 a.m. Someone broke the window of a Hyundai Accent in the Meadows Apartments and peeled off the steering wheel column. A walker was stolen from inside.

August 1

2:34 p.m. Police were called to the parking lot of Five Below in reference to a road rage incident. Two Columbus women, ages 25 and 26, were screaming and throwing juice at a Pataskala woman that they claimed brake-checked them on Hill Road. The Pataskala woman and her 15-year-old daughter yelled back. They accused the Columbus women of trying to cut them off and screaming threats.

3:46 p.m. A man placed a to-go order at Longhorn, which he paid for with a counterfeit $100 bill. It passed the counterfeit-pen check, but the printing on the bill smudged. The bill itself was very thin, leading the officers to believe that it may have been a smaller denomination that had been washed repeatedly then printed upon. The suspect never returned to pick up his order.

6:10 p.m. A 48-year-old Reynoldsburg woman was cited for driving without a license and expired vehicle registration after a traffic stop on Hill Road near Cross Creek Boulevard.

7:51 p.m. Two 18-year-old Pickerington men and a 17-year-old Reynoldsburg boy allegedly broke into a locker at Planet Fitness and stole a wallet.

August 2

6:22 p.m. A 45-year-old man said that teenagers had stolen his bike from his home off Long Road.

11:58 p.m. While conducting an inspection of his police cruiser before starting his shift, a Pickerington officer noticed “what appeared to be the corner of a dollar bill sticking out from a crack underneath the center partition. I began pulling on the bill and noticed a large amount of money started coming out from underneath the crack of the partition. After I collected all the money that was located, I counted the money which totaled to $695 cash.”

August 3

3:13 a.m. A 34-year-old man Pickerington man was pulled over at Enterprise Rental for driving 63 in the 35 mph section of Hill Road. He was also charged with refusing to identify himself.

3:33 a.m. A Dodge Challenger was stolen from the Landings neighborhood. The suspect struck a Chevy Silverado as he left the scene.

August 4

1:40 a.m. A 49-year-old Canal Winchester man was pulled over on Diley Road near Long for alleged lanes violations. The officer smelled alcohol, but the man refused the blood alcohol test.

11:09 a.m. A 21-year-old Pickerington woman reported that she was scammed by a “Robert Noone” whom she met on Instagram. Noone told her that if she mailed him 24 pairs of used undergarments then he would pay her $2,000. He arranged for her to open a cryptocurrency account with CEX.IO so they could exchange funds. She realized it was a scam before sending money, but he began to email death threats.

3:42 p.m. A camera and Nintendo Wii were reported stolen from a unit at Picktown Self Storage.

4:42 p.m. An Amazon package was stolen from a home in Pickerington Hills.

5:00 p.m. A 54-year-old Etna woman reported that a 42-year-old Pataskala man cut them off on the 310-entrance ramp to westbound Interstate 70, then brake-checked them all the way to the Hill Road exit. On Hill Road he stopped his vehicle, maced her and her companion, then ripped off her windshield wiper.

The Pataskala man called police to report that a couple had been following him since Etna and that he maced them when they walked up to his vehicle. He said the mace caught his mirror and he sprayed himself accidentally. He claimed the woman ripped the windshield wiper off his vehicle.

August 5

3:57 a.m. Someone allegedly smashed the window of a Kia Forte in the Meadows Apartments and tried to remove the steering column cover.

10:10 a.m. A Kia Soul was stolen from the Meadows Apartments and found the next morning in Canal Winchester near Gender Road.

8:09 p.m. An officer patrolling the parking lot of Kroger on Hill Road noticed a heavily damaged sedan with its engine running and no driver. When the owner of the vehicle arrived, a 22-year-old Violet Township man, he was arrested on a warrant out of Gahanna.

10:04 p.m. A 16-year-old Pickerington girl was cited for careless operation of a vehicle. She allegedly drove through Kohl’s parking lot without lights while two of her friends lay on the roof of her Jeep. Her friends were also 16 years old and from Pickerington. Two other teen girls were riding inside the vehicle.

August 6

2:58 a.m. An 18-year-old Reynoldsburg man was charged with marijuana possession after the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over for a marked lanes violation on Hill Road near the interstate.

7:56 p.m. A 36-year-old Columbus woman was arrested on a warrant out of Canal Winchester after a traffic stop near the intersection of Hill Road and Refugee.

August 7

1:20 a.m. A 19-year-old Columbus man was allegedly smoking marijuana in the Best Western parking lot.

August 8

12:52 a.m. A 21-year-old Pickerington man was stopped for allegedly having the fictitious California license plate “BLOWN”. He said that he bought the license plate from eBay because his mother had reported the vehicle’s original license plate as stolen. He had the original plates in the vehicle and a LEADS search did confirm that they had been reported to be stolen. The man was also driving without a license.

11:20 a.m. A 27-year-old Pickerington man was arrested on a warrant out of Licking County after a traffic stop near the corner of Columbus Street and Diley Road.

10:13 p.m. A 16-year-old Reynoldsburg girl reported that someone stole her wallet from her vehicle parked at Marcus Theatre.

11:03 p.m. A 21-year-old Columbus man allegedly attempted to flee a traffic stop in the George’s Creek neighborhood. Officers discovered a gun and about 1.5 pounds of narcotics.

August 9

3:36 p.m. A motorcycle and an antique birdcage were allegedly stolen by someone who broke into a unit at Picktown Self Storage.

August 11

1:06 p.m. A 37-year-old Violet Township woman was pulled over near Moo Moo Carwash for expired tags. The vehicle belonged to her friend, but the woman was charged with driving with a suspended license.

August 12

1:37 a.m. A 32-year-old Canal Winchester man was allegedly pulled over for weaving between lanes near the intersection of Hill Road and Tussing. The officer noticed an opened 25-ounce can of Budweiser. The man blew a .232 blood alcohol concentration – the Ohio limit is .08. He had been previously convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in 2016, and his driver’s license had been suspended.

12:56 p.m. A 33-year-old Pickerington man allegedly paid $21,000 to perpetrators of a phone scam.

1:01 p.m. A 41-year-old Columbus man allegedly yelled at the McDonalds staff, then threw food and garbage.

August 13

8:56 a.m. A 65-year-old man reported that his Toyota Rav 4 had been stolen from his home in Fox Glen West.

9:14 p.m. A 21-year-old Pickerington man was pulled over for allegedly driving without headlights or taillights and making a U-turn on Courtright Drive. His driver’s license had been suspended and marijuana paraphernalia was found in his vehicle.

August 14

12:20 a.m. A 22-year-old Pickerington man was pulled over for allegedly driving 64 in the 45 mph portion of Hill Road near Cross Creeks. He had an outstanding warrant from Pickerington.

8:54 a.m. A 40-year-old Pickerington man reported that his wallet, handgun, and his wife’s purse were stolen from their unlocked vehicle in the Manchester neighborhood.

6:46 p.m. A 22-year-old Columbus woman was pulled over after allegedly running the red light in front of Kroger. Both her vehicle and her license were suspended, and she was wanted on a warrant for theft in Canal Winchester.

August 15

2:07 a.m. A 43-year-old Lancaster woman told Tri-County Jail officers that she believed someone slipped something into her drink at Twins Tavern then raped her. The woman had been arrested following a head on collision in which she was allegedly found to be intoxicated.

7:20 p.m. A 27-year-old Columbus Click List driver allegedly stole 18 boxes of Redbull from Kroger to complete his customer’s order. He told police he was trying to make extra money by scanning Kool Aid packets at the register instead of Redbulls. He was also cited for having a fictitious plate.

9:30 p.m. A 14-year-old runaway from Columbus was found at the Shell station trying to hitchhike to Gender Road. The girl was returned to her mother.

August 16

9:32 p.m. A 47-year-old Columbus man was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license and failure to yield right-of-way. He allegedly almost clipped a police cruiser while turning left from Carver Street onto Hill Road.

August 17

12:10 p.m. A 64-year-old Columbus woman alleged that an employee at Fixari Dental assaulted her.

August 18

2:28 p.m. A 64-year-old Pickerington woman reported that her credit card information and social security number had been stolen.

5:21 p.m. The passenger side window of a vehicle parked at La Fogata was smashed, and a purse and iPad were reported stolen.

August 19

6:31 p.m. A 28-year-old Columbus woman was cited for allegedly driving on a suspended license after being pulled over near Scramblers for not having a license plate.

Police/Sheriff Reports July 9-15, 2023

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