Police/Sheriff’s Reports March 12-18, 2023

Pickerington Police

March 12

3:04 a.m. A 20-year-old Pickerington woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant after allegedly driving 57 mph in the 35 mph section of Hill Road. She also had an expired license plate.

March 13

2:49 a.m. A man allegedly tried to purchase cigars from Speedway but was denied because his identification was invalid.  After he left the store, his companion entered the store to purchase the cigars.  The clerk denied the second man’s request on the grounds that Speedway does not allow “secondhand purchases”.

The second man accused the clerk of being racist, then he pushed her and grabbed a package of cigars.  After unsuccessfully trying to scan the package’s barcode, he threw a dollar onto the counter then left with the cigars.

5:08 p.m. A bookkeeper for Manifold & Phalor Inc. said that three checks that she had mailed from inside the Pickerington Post Office were stolen. The first check for $9,501.05 was cashed by “Jonta Williams” in St. Paul, MN. The second check for $3,380 was cashed by “Melissa Dunson” at an unknown location and the third check was cashed by “Meayhanna Allen” for $19,411.46 in Cincinnati.

8:04 p.m. A former employee of the Subway on Hill Road north of Refugee Road was issued a “No Trespass” order after he allegedly entered the restaurant, called an employee a “bitch”, then refused to leave.

March 14

12:39 a.m. A 30-year-old Pickerington man was arrested on an outstanding warrant after a traffic stop at the westbound ramp to Interstate 70 from Hill Road.  He allegedly also possessed drugs.

March 16

11:23 p.m. A 62-year-old Violet Township woman told police that her purse had allegedly been stolen from Classic’s Sports Bar. Inside she had $200-$300 worth of gift cards.  Her credit card had been used at Walmart for approximately $298.

12:42 p.m. A woman reported that a 9 mm handgun was stolen from her vehicle parked along Nightingale Court.

4:49 p.m. A 55-year-old Violet Township man allegedly honked his horn at another driver on Hill Road near the Reynoldsburg Chick-Fil-A.  The driver of the other vehicle, a 22-year-old Blacklick man, allegedly then pulled out a gun. No shots were fired.

9:08 p.m. A 65-year-old Columbus man was charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly hit another motorist. In his statement, he wrote that “while traveling N.W. on Refugee Road hit a car on an accident.” The collision occurred at Hill Road and State Route 204.  The man admitted to having a few drinks but declined to take a breath test.

March 17

1:49 a.m. An officer allegedly noticed a vehicle weaving between lanes and made a traffic stop at the on-ramp to west Interstate 70. The driver, a 63-year-old Columbus woman, had difficulty completing a field sobriety test. Back at the station she blew a .136 blood alcohol content. The legal limit is .08.

March 18

2:11 a.m. An officer allegedly noticed a vehicle driving southbound on Hill Road without headlights.  When the officer flashed his lights, the other vehicle flashed in response then continued still without lights.  The officer activated his emergency lights and pursued the vehicle which increased speed and began weaving between lanes.  The driver, 32-year-old Pickerington man, pulled over at Huguenin Family Dental. He had difficulty completing field sobriety test. Back at the station he blew a .249 blood alcohol content. The legal limit is .08.

9:44 a.m. An officer allegedly noticed three children (ages seven, three and 11 months) alone in an unlocked car parked at the Kroger lot on Hill Road on a 30-degree morning. A 33-year-old Pickerington woman arrived a short time later with a cart full of groceries and told the officer that she had been gone for five minutes.  The Kroger security camera timed her entering the store at 9:40 a.m. and leaving at 9:52 a.m.  The officer arrested her for child endangerment. The children were released to the woman’s aunt.

3:28 p.m. A 52-year-old Obetz man reported that he accidentally backed into another vehicle in the Five Below parking lot.  There appeared to be no damage to either vehicle and the driver of the other vehicle, a 26-year-old Columbus woman, declined to exchange contact information.  While he was inside the store, he said he saw the woman key his tailgate.

11:14 p.m. The security guard at Rule 3 told four teenagers that they could not enter the building without showing identification. A 17-year-old Pickerington boy responded, “you suck and your job sucks”.  The teens exited but gained access through another door. The security guard escorted them from the building, and they were each issued a “No Trespass” order.

Fairfield County Sheriff

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office created the following blotter and posted it on their Facebook page. You can also get news and updates by downloading the Sheriff’s Office app for your smartphone.

When this listing was published, the Sheriff’s office had not posted any reports dated after March 12.

March 12, 2023

  • Area of Merry Ln. NW/Shalemar Dr. NW, Violet Twp., traffic stop, 66 yr. old male arrested for OVI and transported to the Fairfield County Jail, report taken.
  • One motor vehicle accident report taken.

Police/Sheriff Reports March 4-11, 2023

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