Police/Sheriff’s Reports March 19-25, 2023

Pickerington Police

March 20

7:39 a.m. A 17-year-old Columbus boy was allegedly sent by another teenager (both students at Reynoldsburg High School) to break the windows of two vehicles parked on Nightingale Court. The boy claimed that an 18-year-old man living on Nightingale had defaulted on payments for an electric scooter.

10:28 a.m. A 21-year-old Carroll woman was charged with drug possession. An officer allegedly found marijuana in her vehicle after he pulled her over for driving 50 mph through the 35 mph section of East Columbus Street.

2:34 p.m. A 37-year-old Lancaster man allegedly ran out of Kohls with stolen merchandise and jumped into the passenger side of a two-door Pontiac, but there was no driver. By the time his companion, a 32-year-old woman from Rockbridge, exited the store to drive away, the police were already on the scene.

When the officer asked the man if he knew why he had been stopped, the man said “no”.  Then, the officer pointed to the stolen hoodie that the man wore and the basket of clothes between the man’s feet. The man then admitted to taking the items (valued at $646.00) but he insisted that his companion “had nothing to do with it”.

6:32 p.m. Two fifteen-year-old Pickerington residents, a boy and a girl, were allegedly trespassing in the area of Coyote Run known as “Kansas” or “Stone Age”. They told the officers that they thought that the “No Trespassing” signs meant “No Hunting”. They were both warned that they would be prosecuted if they returned.

March 21

6:34 p.m. A 21-year-old Columbus man was allegedly pulled over on the westbound entrance ramp of Interstate 70 from Hill Road for not using a turn signal. The officer found marijuana in the vehicle.

10:23 p.m. Three Pickerington teens, ages 13 and 14, allegedly dared their Violet Township friend to play Rock, Paper, Scissors with a doorbell camera on West Columbus Street.  They also admitted to trespassing inside a condemned barn belonging to the city of Pickerington.

March 22

5:08 p.m. An unknown person allegedly stole $1,400 from CVS through a gift card scam.

March 23

7:53 p.m. A 29-year-old Columbus man and a 37-year-old Reynoldsburg man allegedly stole two baskets of merchandise from Kroger on Hill Road. When they were pulled over at the water treatment plant on Tussing Road, police discovered two Glock pistols.

8:16 p.m. A man allegedly wearing shorts, a hoodie and flip flops grabbed two chainsaws from Tractor Supply then ran from the store without paying.

11:32 p.m. A 41-year-old man from New Haven, WV was pulled over for allegedly having a fictitious license plate.

March 25

1:11 a.m. An officer allegedly conducted a traffic stop on Hill Road just north of Interstate 70 due to no headlights, lane violations and slow speed.  The driver, a 32-year-old Columbus woman, stopped the car in the left lane of traffic so the officer asked her to park at the Shell Station instead.

She and her companion, a 35-year-old Columbus man, both said they had “a few beers” at Twins Tavern on Hill Road, however the officer first spotted the vehicle on Tussing Road. The woman was arrested on a previous warrant for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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.

Police/Sheriff Reports March 12-18, 2023

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