Police/Sheriff’s Reports May 15-21, 2022

Pickerington Police:

Times are rounded to the nearest quarter hour.

May 15

4:00 am: For her 36th birthday, a Pickerington woman and her friends rented a party bus. When they reached the woman’s residence on Westbury Drive, she allegedly got into a shouting match with the 21-year-old Groveport woman whom the group hired as an entertainer. 

Both the birthday girl and the entertainer appeared to be intoxicated and argued because the older woman wanted to drive the younger woman home.  The husband of the older woman came out of the house to escort his wife inside, while the police arrested the younger woman who allegedly continued to scream and curse.

7:15 pm: A 46-year-old Ypsilanti man, along with two women, ages 31 and 27, was allegedly caught stealing from Kohls and possessing illegal substances. They had two juveniles with them, and the vehicle in which they were riding had a fictitious temporary plate.

7:15 pm: A 42-year-old man and a 41-year-old man, both from Columbus, were allegedly caught stealing from Kohl’s. The older man, who pushed a cart of merchandise to a vehicle in the parking lot, was charged with shoplifting $504.99 worth of merchandise. The younger man, who left his cart inside the store, was not charged. Neither had a valid driver’s license.

May 16

8:30 pm: At 4 pm, a ten-year-old boy told his mother that an Orange Leaf employee had said, “I usually get nervous when kids come in without their parents, especially little black kids.” The comment bothered the mother, so she drove back to the yogurt store later that evening with her son.

When she asked the 54-year-old employee, why he had spoken to her son in that manner, the man allegedly replied, “It’s true about little black kids and your son is a little black boy.”

She responded by calling the man a bigot and told him that she was filming him on her cell. He grabbed the phone.  She jumped over the counter followed by an unrelated witness to chase after him.  The man ran to the back of the store before giving the phone to the ten-year-old boy.

May 17

1:00 pm: Police were called to Ridgeview Junior High on a harassment complaint.

4:30 pm: A 31-year-old Reynoldsburg woman at the UPS Store allegedly threw her change at an employee, pushed items off the counter, then asked the worker to “step outside”.

6:30 pm: Four boys, ages 13-16, were caught trespassing at the railroad trestle east of downtown Pickerington (Kansas) and shooting a BB gun into the disc golf course. An officer confiscated the gun and warned the boys about the severity of carrying a toy that looked like a real gun.

11:30 pm: A vehicle was stolen from Hilltop Drive.

May 18

10:30 am: Two .45 caliber pistols were found among donations to Volunteers of America along with a magazine holster and five hollow point rounds.  There were no LEADS (law enforcement database) returns for the firearms.

7:15 pm: A juvenile girl vandalized the sign at Preston Trails Park by allegedly kicking it until the nails bent and the sign broke in two.

2:30 pm: A 39-year-old Canal Winchester man entered the Pickerington AT&T store to tell them that the Reynoldsburg AT&T store fixed his phone in 10 minutes after the Pickerington store had told him that they could not help.  Allegedly, he unkindly remarked on the mask of one of the employees which led to the two fighting in the parking lot.

9:00 pm: An unknown man carried four Lego sets and various art supplies toward the exit of Barnes & Noble.  When an employee told the man that he had not paid, the man responded “I know” and continued out the door. The suspect drove away in a red Honda Odyssey which has been reported stolen.

May 19

5:15 pm: A 77-year-old Pickerington woman called the police to file a complaint against 50-year-old man named “Mark Arnold Roland”. He had introduced himself on Facebook as a friend of a friend in July 2020, they began messaging each other and she fell in love.

On his Facebook profile he appeared to be a white male. However, the only time they spoke on the phone he “sounded like a black male” with an African accent. He claimed to be a British citizen working on an oil rig in El Paso, TX.

“Mark” asked her for money so that he may send her packages, which cost $5,000 each for shipping. He also required $8,000 to cover travel expenses, $50,000 to pay his taxes, $50,000 for bail money and $50,000 for an attorney.  Each time that he asked, she would mail cash to “Mark”.

At one point, he needed to buy a car, so she provided him with her credit card number to which he charged $41,000.

Her adult son had been trying to tell her that she was being scammed, but she refused to listen. She finally decided to go to the police when she discovered her credit card debt.  The bank agreed to forgive approximately $25,000 of the debt but would hold her responsible for the remaining balance.

6:30 pm: Police received a call that a woman driving a maroon car had just shoplifted from Kohls.  When the officer arrived, his patrol vehicle was cut off by a woman driving a maroon car.  He pressed the horn and activated the overhead lights and she stopped.

The driver, a 29-year-old Reynoldsburg woman, apologized for the near collision, to which the officer explained that he was pulling her over for alleged theft. In the car were shoes and children’s clothes valued at $377.68.

7:15 pm: Dairy Queen employees reported that four girls between the ages of 10 and 13 continue to enter the restaurant despite being told on multiple occasions that the lobby is closed except for deliveries and cake purchases. The girls allegedly have threatened to fight staff members and have harassed customers in the drive-thru line.

11:45 pm: A 40-year-old Canal Winchester man accused a 38-year-old Pickerington woman at Twin’s Tavern of spreading a rumor that he had a sexually transmitted disease.  When she denied spreading the rumor, he allegedly slapped her across the face. When told that the woman was unsure if she would press charges, the man said that he would “press charges on whoever was pressing charges on him”.  When the officer asked for what, he answered “free country”.

May 21

1:30 pm: Police recovered a stolen vehicle on East Borland Street.

7:45 pm: A 49-year-old woman allegedly passed out behind the wheel in line at the Taco Bell drive thru. Paramedics woke her by knocking loudly on her window at which time she began repeating into her phone, “I’m going to jail because I passed out in the Taco Bell drive thru.” After a field sobriety test, she was charged with driving while under the influence.

10:15 pm: Four 18-year-old men (two from Pickerington, one from Baltimore and one from Canal Winchester) were caught smoking pot in cars parked at the hilltop of Sycamore Park.

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.

May 15

  • 300 block of Ginder Rd., Greenfield Twp., vandalism, multiple mailboxes in the area were smashed, report taken.
  • 500 block of Winchester Pike, Canal Winchester, 36 yr. old female arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication and transported to the Fairfield County Jail.
  • 1300 Granville Pike, Pleasant Twp., criminal damaging, report taken.
  • 600 block of Washington St., Canal Winchester, identity fraud, report taken.
  • 2300 block of Stringtown Rd., Pleasant Twp., vandalism, window busted out, report taken.
  • 300 E. Market St., menacing, subject transported to a medical facility for a medical evaluation.

May 16

  • 800 block of W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, theft, subject fled the store, report taken.
  • 10000 block of Marie Ln., Violet Twp., petty theft, miscellaneous items taken from vehicle, report taken.
  • 6200 block of Ireland Rd., Rushcreek Twp., suspicious vehicle, vehicle towed from area, report taken.
  • Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, phone report, theft from vehicle, report taken.
  • 7600 block of Carroll-Northern Rd., Liberty Twp., vehicle went off the road and struck a rock, report taken.

May 17

  • Ruffner Rd. NE/Canal Rd. NE, Walnut Twp., petty theft, road closed ahead warning/barricade sign stolen from listed location, report taken.
  • 11000 block of Wyandotte Rd., Clearcreek Twp., vehicle fire, report taken.

May 18

  • Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, Canal Winchester sub-station, deputy investigated complaint called in regarding an individual sending inappropriate pictures to co-worker, report taken.
  • 12000 block of Saylor Rd. NW, Liberty Twp., vandalism, catalytic converter stolen from bus, report taken.
  • 5200 block of Wilson Rd., Greenfield Twp., criminal trespass, report taken.
  • 2700 block of Cedar Hill Rd., Amanda Twp., information report/illegal burn, report taken.
  • 2800 block of Columbus-Lancaster Rd., Greenfield Twp., breaking and entering, report taken.
  • 2300 block of Carroll-Southern Rd., Greenfield Twp., domestic violence, telecommunication threats, report taken.
  • 11000 block of Forest Lane Ave., Violet Twp., threats/harassment, report taken.

May 19

  • Sixth Ave./Forrest Rose, traffic stop, 39 yr. old male and 37 yr. old female arrested for drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and possession and transported to the Fairfield County Jail.
  • 1800 block of Winderly Ln., Pickerington, assist Pickerington Police, domestic violence, 42 yr. old male arrested and transported to the Fairfield County Jail.
  • 13000 block of West Bank Dr., Walnut Twp., information report taken.
  • 4200 block of Blacklick-Eastern Rd., Walnut Twp., information report taken.
  • 100 block of E. Columbus St., Village of Lithopolis, report and turn in boxes that fell from a vehicle, property collected and stored in Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office property room.
  • 30 block of Lehman Dr., Canal Winchester, information report, subject transported to medical facility for a medical evaluation.
  • 2300 block of Lutheran Church Rd., Berne Twp., subject transported to medical facility for medical evaluation.
  • 800 block of Mt. Zion Rd., Greenfield Twp., petty theft, vehicle broken into, report taken.
  • 3100 block of Chicken Coop Hill Rd., Berne Twp., breaking and entering, multiple items taken, report taken.
  • 7800 block of Refugee Rd., Violet Twp., aggravated menacing, report taken.
  • 200 block of Hocking St., Canal Winchester, criminal damaging, report taken.
  • 5000 block of Lithopolis Rd., Greenfield Twp., burglary-not in progress, multiple items taken from the garage, report taken.

May 20

  • 8800 block of Lancaster-Kirkersville Rd., Baltimore, breaking and entering, multiple items taken, report taken.
  • 4700 Fire Tower Rd., Berne Twp., identity fraud, credit cards opened in subjects name, report taken.
  • 1300 Election House Rd., Greenfield Twp., stolen vehicle, 1998 Dark Blue Ford F-150, report taken.
  • 1500 Carroll-Eastern Rd., Pleasant Twp., telephone harassment, report taken.
  • 2100 Stemen Rd., Liberty Twp., 31 yr. old female arrested for an outstanding warrant, transported to the Fairfield County Jail.
  • Walmart, Canal Winchester, petty theft, 54 yr. old male arrested and transported to the Fairfield County Jail.

May 21

  • 2400 block of Columbus-Lancaster Rd., Greenfield Twp., domestic dispute, both parties agreed to separate for the night, report taken.
  • 7400 block of Broad St., Bloom Twp., assault, report taken.
  • Carroll-Eastern Rd./Lake Rd., Pleasant Twp., stolen vehicle, 2003 Honda Pilot Beige in color, vehicle was broken down on side of road, report taken.
  • 50 block of N. Trine St., Canal Winchester, domestic dispute, 41 yr. old male transported to the Franklin County Jackson Pike Jail.
  • 100 block of W. Main St., Bremen, petty theft, report taken.
  • 600 block of Coonpath Rd., Greenfield Twp., domestic dispute, 56 yr. old male arrested and transported to the Fairfield County Jail.

Pickerington Police & Fairfield County Sheriff’s Reports May 8-14, 2022

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