Pickerington Police Reports Oct. 8-28, 2023

October 8

2:48 am A 39-year-old Reynoldsburg man was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license, driving under the influence and a missing license plate light after he allegedly swerved between lanes near Refugee and Hill Roads.

October 9

10:20 am Police were told that two boys at Ridgeview STEM Junior High had allegedly threatened to shoot each other. The two had been involved in a fight at the school a week earlier. The parents of both boys told police that the families were friends and they had talked to the boys.

2:52 pm A 31-year-old Columbus man was arrested on a warrant after he allegedly attempted to shoplift from Kroger.

October 13

12:16 am A 24-year-old Pickerington man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he allegedly passed out behind the wheel in the Roosters parking lot. He had a handgun improperly stored in the center console.

11:13 am Someone fired a bullet into a home in Cherry Hill.

7:41 pm A 34-year-old Reynoldsburg man told police that someone he met on Instagram (Kentbianca41) threatened to kill him and his family if he did not pay $1,000.

6:21 pm A 51-year-old Columbus woman allegedly stole $469.45 worth of merchandise from Kohls. Police believed she was high and found drug paraphernalia, including a broken glass pike, on her person. She was wanted on a warrant out of Lancaster.

October 14

2:24 am Police were called to Classic’s Sports Bar on a report that 29-year-old sisters (from Reynoldsburg and Columbus) were causing a disturbance. One twin allegedly tried to come behind the bar then threw her drink on the bar tender.

When officers arrived, a 35-year-old Canal Winchester man told the police that they had no right to question the women. As the man continued to disrupt the investigation, officers then asked him for his identification. He said they had no right to question him either.

The woman who threw the drink was charged with disorderly conduct. The man was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing official business.

4:55 pm A 23-year-old Columbus man was pulled over on Long Road near Pioneer Circle for allegedly driving 58 mph. He did not have a license.

October 15

5:35 am A Lexus crashed into the bushes of the downtown Porters Coffee. When police arrived on scene, they found a 24-year-old Columbus man allegedly passed out behind the wheel. His door was open, but the car was still running. “Numerous” Corona bottles littered the vehicle.

Several attempts to awake the man were unsuccessful, but he eventually roused when an officer “gave him a sternum rub”. When asked for his license, the driver responded by offering the officer a fist bump. After failing a field sobriety test, he blew a .187 bac. The state maximum is .08.

8:08 pm A 27-year-old Texas man was pulled over near the corner of Hill Road and Commerce Drive for allegedly driving 50 mph in a 35-mph zone. He did not have a valid license.

October 16

2:39 pm A woman told police that she arranged to rent a home in Shadow Oaks from a man she met on Facebook Marketplace. She toured the home then paid a $225 application fee and a $895 security deposit. He then ceased contact.

October 17

8:38 am A Kia Sportage was stolen from the parking lot of the Embassy of Pickerington. It was found near the corner of Livingston and Brice Roads.

3:00 pm Students at Pickerington High School Central were sharing a threat from social media in which an unknown person wrote, “I’m shooting up Central I’m tired of getting picked on everyone is dying tomorrow”. Students at Westerville Central High School had received the same threat. Police determined the actual threat was made by a student in Columbia, TN.

10:26 pm A 52-year-old Pickerington man was pulled over near Kroger on Hill Road for swerving between lanes. When asked to perform a field sobriety test, he requested to speak with the officer’s supervisor. He also refused to take the breathalyzer test.

9:28 pm A 32-year-old Pickerington woman, who was pulled over for running the red light on Hill Road at Columbus Street, allegedly blew a .174 g/210L on the breathalyzer. The legal limit in Ohio is .08.

October 19  

8:28 am Ryan Homes reported that a water heater valued at $581.48 was stolen from a home under construction in the Graystone neighborhood off Milnor Road.

12:00 pm A delivery driver told police that a gold car passed him on Hill Road near Carver Street where passing is prohibited, so he honked the horn. Near Opportunity Way, two men exited the gold car then dragged the delivery driver from his truck. They threw him to the ground then took turns kicking him in the stomach.

October 20

1:28 pm A man was allegedly masturbating in his vehicle parked at a vacuum of Moo Moo Car Wash. His door was wide open.

October 21

1:01 am An 18-year-old Reynoldsburg woman was arrested after a traffic stop at Hill and Refugee Roads on a warrant from Canal Winchester.

8:46 pm A 20-year-old Columbus woman allegedly told police that she left Roosters without paying because the staff was harassing her.

October 22

7:10 pm A 21-year-old Pickerington man was allegedly arrested for disorderly conduct for wandering around Willow Pond Park seemingly intoxicated and delusional.

October 24

1:10 am A 50-year-old Columbus man was pulled over near Hill Road and Blacklick-Eastern Road for allegedly weaving between lanes. He failed a field sobriety test and refused to submit to a breath test.

6:17 pm A man allegedly stole $170 worth of Lotto tickets from Speedway.

October 25

4:25 pm A debit card and identification were stolen from a vehicle parked at Ohio Health.

October 26

6:05 am Police allegedly believed a 39-year-old Dublin man was trying to break into a vehicle at McDonald’s. The man explained that he thought that the car belonged to his girlfriend who had texted him to meet her at the restaurant. He did not have his phone with him to corroborate his explanation.

7:32 pm A 35-year-old Canal Winchester man turned in a box of cash that he had found on the road and field near the Pickerington Police Station. The money totaled $2,316 (5 – $1.00 bills, 133 $2.00 bills, 199, $5.00 bills, 60 $10.00 bills, 10 $20.00 bills, 5 $50.00 bills).

9:32 pm Someone shot a window at Five Below with a BB.

October 27

2:47 pm Nationwide Children’s Hospital contacted Pickerington Police to report a four-month-old girl had been admitted with a fractured skull. The injury is suspected to have occurred at the babysitter’s home in the George’s Creek neighborhood.

October 28

2:29 pm A 47-year-old Pickerington woman reported that someone had used her Giant Eagle Perks (worth $105) and taken $61 from her linked Chase account.

7:15 pm Someone broke into a vehicle parked outside Lifetime Fitness Center.

Police/Sheriff Reports October 1-7, 2023

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