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Police Beat December 2005

12/30/05
According to police reports:
Thursday at 9:45 p.m. a business at 411 Allenby Drive reported the theft
of an undisclosed amount of cash from a cash box.
Sara M. Johnson, 23, of 710 Kenny Lane was charged with driving under
suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop
Thursday at 8:17 p.m. on U.S. 36.
Tonya L. Cotton, 30, of Cable was cited for driving under suspension and
having expired registration tags after a traffic stop on North Main
Street Thursday at 7:39 p.m.
Benjamin D. Brown, 27, of Marion was arrested Thursday at 7:28 p.m. on
outstanding warrants from Union and Marion counties for failure to
appear in court on previous charges.
Joseph A. Miller, 38, of 210 1/2 W. Third St. was arrested Wednesday at
10:39 p.m. at 125 E. Sixth St. on a warrant out of Marysville Municipal Court for failure to pay fines.
A 17-year-old male was arrested Wednesday at 9:50 p.m. after employees
observed him stealing bottles of beer at Short Stop,  332 W. Fifth St.
According to sheriff's reports:
A resident in the 9000 block of Mission Drive in Jerome Township
reported that unknown suspects criminally damaged his property. Toilet
paper, cups, ketchup, salt and sugar packets were found littered all
over the yard, house, trees and his car. The incident happened sometime on Wednesday night.
An ATV, valued at $3,000, was reported stolen Tuesday night from a barn
at a residence in the 9000 block of Champaign County Line Road. According to OSP reports:
Only non-incapacitating injuries resulted from a two-car crash Thursday in Paris Township.
At 1:35 p.m. Karen R. Morris, 38, of 465 Bent Tree Drive was headed
westbound on Echo Drive and attempting to continue west onto Mill Road.
Driver Todd W. Paul, 44, of Kenton was southbound on Route 31 and failed
to stop at the red light. He struck Morris' vehicle on the right side,
causing her car to roll on its side before stopping.
Paul was cited for failure to yield at a red light. No one was
transported for medical care.

12/29/05
According to police reports:
Wednesday at 5:07 p.m. Abigail Hurban, 18, of 460 Windmill Drive was
cited for disorderly conduct after making excessive noise. She had been
warned on prior occasions by police regarding loud music complaints from neighbors.
Christopher W. Howard, 18, of 9 Pleasant St. in Milford Center was
charged with inducing panic after making threats toward Memorial
Hospital of Union County employees on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Howard was
reportedly upset over his mother's care and threatened to shoot people
and blow up the hospital. He was then jailed and held for bond.
Wednesday at 11 a.m. a resident reported a vehicle was damaged by
someone shooting a paint ball gun in the 400 block of Windsor Drive.
Samantha J. Jordan, 28, of 788 Meadows Drive was arrested at 125 E.
Sixth St. for an outstanding failure to appear in court warrant on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m.
At 9:05 a.m. on Wednesday police arrested Anthony W. Howard, 24, of 788
Meadows Drive, for an outstanding failure to appear in court warrant.
According to sheriff's reports:
A burglary was reported Tuesday at 11:06 a.m. after a resident in the
7000 block of Scioto Road in Jerome Township discovered the home had
been entered, although nothing appeared to be stolen. The alarm system
is believed to have scared the intruder away.
Christopher W. Howard, 18, of 9 Pleasant St. in Milford Center, was
cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at his home
Wednesday at 9:38 p.m. Deputies were serving him a warrant out of
Marysville and discovered the illegal items during the arrest.
A mother in the 14000 block of Pleasant Ridge Drive reported her
14-year-old son missing today. John D. Young is now listed as a runaway
and has been missing since his mother dropped him off at a friend's home
at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. None of Young's friends have reportedly seen him,
including the friend at whose house he was dropped him off. He is a
white male, with brown hair and blue eyes.
According to OSP reports:
One person was injured in a two-car crash Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Paris
Township. Jacqueline A. Watson, 43, of North Lewisburg was attempting to
turn left onto Route 245 from County Road 133, when she drove into the
path of driver James Michael Cox, 17, of 19560 Bear Swamp Road. Cox was
headed eastbound on County Road 133, when he struck Watson's vehicle and
went off the right side of the road, hitting a traffic sign and a ditch.
Cox was transported by Marysville medics to Memorial Hospital of Union
County. Watson was cited for failure to yield on a left hand turn. 

12/27/05
According to police reports:
A resident is under investigation for discharging a firearm in the city
after another resident reportedly saw a hawk shot on the north side of
the East Elementary School Saturday at 12:20 p.m.
On Saturday at 9:55 a.m. a stolen vehicle was recovered from the 700
block of Kenny Lane. The 1988 Oldsmobile Torinado vehicle had been
stolen from Columbus. The theft is currently under investigation.
Burglary was reported on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at an apartment in the
500 block of Amrine Mill Road. The front door was forced open and a
watch and coffee mugs were stolen. The incident is under investigation.
Friday at 5 p.m. juveniles were reportedly throwing picnic tables into
the creek at Legion Park. The juveniles were found and removed the
tables from the creek. No damages were reported.
Several Christmas presents, valued at $800, were stolen from the 300
block of Gallery Drive. The packages had been delivered to the door of
the residence in a few boxes. The items were allegedly taken by visitors
to another apartment on Thursday. Items were later recovered by police
and charges were filed. A 17-year-old male and Melissa Thornhill, 38, of
758 Meadows Drive were charged with theft.
Today at 2:15 a.m. four juveniles were arrested for curfew violations,
after police were called to the 200 block of Ash Street for a report of
suspicious activity around a vehicle. A 14-year-old female, 15-year-old
male and two 16-year-old males were cited and released to their parents.
Monday at 6:40 p.m. a man reported that his toddler found an unused
syringe and needle laying on the ground near the front of a residence in
the 500 block of Meadows Drive. The items were seized by police for
further investigation.
A resident in the 700 block of Meadows Drive reported damage to
Christmas decorations Sunday night.
According to sheriff's reports:
Myrtle New, 39, of Delaware, was arrested for failure to control a
vehicle and operating a vehicle intoxicated. She reportedly lost control
of her vehicle and drove into a ditch at Route 37 near Delaware County
Line Road on Friday at 3:51 a.m.
A14-year-old female was reportedly inappropriately touched while on a
school bus route by another juvenile Dec. 20 at 3 p.m.
Lucas Reisinger, 24, of 23675 Patrick Brush Run Road, was charged with
persistent disorderly conduct and resisting arrest today at 12:35 a.m.
on outside of Lee Dog's Locker Room on North Main Street. A deputy found
Reisinger arguing with several other individuals outside of a bar on
North Main Street, where he had allegedly been kicked out but was
refusing to leave the vicinity. Two more units were called after
Reisinger allegedly verbally assaulted the deputy. Reisinger was then
tazered, arrested and taken to Tri-County Jail in Mechanicsburg
Melesio Lopez, 24, of Hilliard, was arrested for operating a vehicle
intoxicated on Saturday at 11:20 p.m. in the 11000 block of Jerome Road
after officers received a call that Lopez was stuck in a ditch.
According to OSP reports:
Jason Dumbauld, 32, of 16148 Hunter's Run was arrested for operating a
vehicle intoxicated Friday at 4:55 p.m. after a traffic stop on U.S. 33.
James A. Lorenz, 54, of Urbana allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign
at U.S. 36 at Route 4. Details on the crash were not available this
morning from reports. Of three passengers, Jessica R. Lorenz, 15, was injured.
Several people were injured in a one-car crash in Jerome Township on Sunday.
At 8:35 a.m. John S. Farley, 56, of Dublin was southbound on County Road
2 when he allegedly lost control on the mud-covered road and slid across
the centerline and off the left side of the road. The car struck a tree
and rotated, before stopping partially off the road. Farley was injured
and transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital for care by Washington
Township medics. Passengers Elizabeth A. Farley, 55, of Dublin and
Steven S. Farley, 18, of Dublin were also injured and transported to Riverside.
Objects in the roadway caused an accident on Saturday in Claibourne
Township. At 6 p.m. Lela D. Rinehart, 35, of Richwood was southbound on
Route 37 when she struck a chair in the roadway. She swerved to avoid
other chairs and overturned the vehicle. She was transported by Richwood
medics to Marion general Hospital for care.
Saturday at 1:39 a.m. Justin N. Esterline, 18, of 766 Wedgewood Drive
was westbound on Route 38 when he reportedly went off the left side of
the roadway, striking three mailboxes and three trees. Esterline was
injured and taken to Ohio State University Hospital by Marysville medics.
One person was injured in a crash Friday at 11:50 a.m. in Taylor
Township. Kenneth R. Griffith, 46, of Raymond and driver Max R. Crist,
62, of Sugar Grove were headed northbound on Route 31. Griffith
reportedly slowed down to make a left turn onto Route 347. Crist was
unable to stop and drove left of center, striking Griffith's car in the
left side. Griffith was injured and transported by Raymond medics to
Memorial Hospital of Union County. Crist was cited for failure to leave
assured clear distance ahead.

12/23/05
According to police reports:
A resident on Spruce Drive reported the tires on a vehicle were slashed Thursday night.
A victim in the 200 block of Scott Farm Boulevard reported that over the
past few weeks someone in Japan used his credit card number to steal
more than $6,000 from his account.
Thursday a resident in the 700 block of West Seventh Street reported
receiving bad checks for rental payment on a Delaware County property.
A trash can was reported stolen from a residence in the 800 block of
Delaware Avenue Thursday night.
According to sheriff's reports:
Another report of mail theft was reported Thursday at 2:30 p.m. A
resident witnessed someone in a dark colored vehicle who stopped at his
neighbor's mailbox and then drove away quickly. Two opened Christmas
cards were found on the ground nearby. The witness reported the local
mailman had just delivered the mail five minutes earlier and the thief showed up.
The Union County Sheriff's Office continues to encourage residents to be
on the lookout for suspicious people near mailboxes and to look for
license plate numbers and descriptions of suspected people and vehicles.
Several vehicles were broken into Wednesday night at businesses in the
8200 block of Memorial Drive. The windows were broken out of two vans,
but nothing has been discovered missing at this time. At another
business vehicles were broken into and $600 in tools were taken.
According to OSP reports:
Today at 12:44 a.m. Nicholas Elkins, 30, of 1207 Nutmeg Drive was
charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated after a traffic stop for
speeding on U.S. 33.

12/22/05
Police Beat
The Union County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about two
potential scams facing residents.
On Tuesday a resident found discarded mail at the stop sign of West
Darby Road at Route 245. The mail was turned into the Marysville Post Office.
Lt. Jamie Patton of the Sheriff's Office reported that during the
holiday season residents should look out for suspicious people near
mailboxes in neighborhoods.
He said often criminals will steal mail near Christmas because cash
could be inside cards and they can make a quick buck.
Patton urged residents to be on the lookout and to call the Sheriff's
Office to report anything odd, also documenting any vehicle description or license plates.
Wednesday a resident in the 21000 block of Raymond Road reported
receiving a counterfeit check in the mail for $1,980.
Reportedly the victim received a letter indicating they had won $300,000
from a Canadian lottery. The person was instructed to pay $1,900 in
surcharges in order to get the money. The victim then sent a money order
to cover the cost and later learned the lottery was a fraud.
Patton said if residents should contact the sheriff's office if they are
contacted about winning an out-of-state or out-of-country lottery.
"If something sounds to good to be true, it probably is," Patton said.
A man reported that someone stole two magnetic signs from his truck,
which was parked in the 24000 block of Honda Parkway today at 2:15 a.m.
The signs have "C. Blaney Painting" written in them in white, red and
blue lettering and with a local phone number.
According to OSP reports: - No reports.
According to police reports:
A man in a dark blue vehicle stole two cartons of cigarettes from a
carry-out business in the 500 block of South Maple Street Wednesday at 9:26 p.m.
Lawrence R. Highman, 22, of 750 Kenny Lane was charged with disorderly
conduct Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. after police responded to a group of
people fighting in the street on Kenny Lane.
Police are investigating possible drug abuse after a 15-year-old male
was found with prescription drugs Wednesday at 12:35 p.m.

12/21/05
According to police reports:
A report of alleged sex abuse is being investigated. The reported
incident occurred sometime over the past year in the 200 block of West
Third Street, involving a juvenile male and a juvenile female.
Delinquent domestic violence charges are under review after a
12-year-old female injured her 9-year-old brother on Friday in the 14200
block of Industrial Parkway.
A storage business on Allenby Drive was broken into sometime around Dec.
14. Reported missing were 200 DVDs, power tools and a refrigerator.
A 13-year-old male is expected to be charged with possession of tobacco
after he was caught with the substance at the Marysville Middle School
on North Maple Street Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Air hoses and chain binders were stolen out of the back of a commercial
truck parked in the 200 block of Chestnut Street Monday night.
According to sheriff's reports:
Sometime in August a $75 check written to a female resident in the 10000
block of Ketch Road was discovered to have been forged.
Deer lawn decorations, valued at $75, were stolen from a home in the
18000 block of Easton Road today at 3:30 a.m.
According to OSP reports: - No reports.
 

12/20/05
According to police reports:
On Monday an unknown person unlocked an office desk and stole four gift
cards in the Department of Human Services at the Union County Services
building on London Avenue. The theft is under investigation.
A truck was ransacked on Weaver Road Sunday night. A window was broken,
but nothing was stolen. The incident was reported to police Monday at 11 a.m.
Tools were stolen from a truck bed in the 100 block of Northcrest Drive Sunday night.
According to sheriff's reports:
Sometime on Monday an unknown person attempted to enter a house under
construction in the 14000 block of Maple Ridge Road. Nothing was reported stolen.
Monday afternoon a person reported a suspicious package containing a
sandy substance in the 8000 block of U.S. 42. The substance was determined to be harmless.
According to OSP reports:
One person suffered minor injuries as a result of a hit/skip crash
Monday at 7:17 p.m. in Liberty Township.
Christopher M. Eirich, 33, of Raymond was reportedly stopped in the
westbound lane of Rapp Dean Road to look for a garage door opener clip.
Eirich stepped outside his car, when an unknown driver came speeding
along the eastbound lane and struck the left side of his car. His car
then struck him. The unknown driver never stopped. Only minor injuries
were reported and Eirich was not transported by medics for care 

12/19/05
According to police reports:
A resident in the 300 block of Shell Bark Drive reported a burglary
Sunday at 10:41 a.m. An unknown person took a washer and dryer set and a
refrigerator from inside the house while the family was away.
Criminal damaging was reported after a car was found scratched on the
hood and a dent was found on the driver side mirror Saturday at 10 p.m.
in the 100 block of Pearse Drive.
Cash was reportedly stolen from the Goodwill Store on South Main Street
Saturday at 4:44 p.m. An employee also reported his personal cash was
stolen as well. No forced entry was found, although suspicious males had
been observed in the store earlier that day.
Jeff Lawson, 48, of 122 W. Fourth St. was charged with theft after he
reportedly was caught stealing liquor from Community Markets in the 700
block of Milford Avenue Saturday at 2:39 p.m. Lawson was intoxicated at
the time. Alcohol he stole from the store earlier that day was also
found inside his vehicle.
The driver and a passenger of a vehicle that crash on Elwood Avenue at
First Street were charged. Driver Hubert Dye, 24, of Kettering was
charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, carrying an open container
of alcohol while driving and failure to control after he crashed at the
roads Saturday at 11:03 p.m. His passenger, Larry Reisinger, 22, of 452
Allenby Drive was also charged with possession of an open container of
alcohol. No one was injured in the crash.
A purse was stolen from a shopping cart at Wal-Mart on U.S. 36 Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Unruly and menacing charges are pending against a 13-year-old Richwood
male for allegedly harassing a 13-year-old Marysville female at the
Marysville Middle School on North maple Street Saturday at 1:40 p.m.
According to sheriff's reports:
Domestic abuse charges are pending against a 26-year-old Magnetic
Springs man after he allegedly struck a woman in the head with a
telephone receiver Thursday at 9:28 p.m. at a home on North Main Street
in Magnetic Springs.
Josh B. Henley, 28, of 16658 Martin Welch Road was charged with
disorderly conduct after he was found walking intoxicated down the
roadway at Industrial parkway near Goodyear Tire and Rubber Sunday at 4:14 a.m.
A man reported that $155 in cash and cards were stolen from his vehicle
overnight Saturday in the 12000 block of Sugar Mill Lane in Plain City.
Charges were discovered to have been made on a credit card later that
night from locations in Findlay.
According to OSP reports: - No reports.

12/16/05
According to police reports:
Jason Thoburn, 31, of 404 W. Third St. was charged with disorderly
conduct and making false police reports. Today at 3:12 a.m. Thoburn
reportedly called dispatchers, pretending to be a woman reporting a
sexual assault. Police responded to the West Third Street home to find
Thoburn outside in his underwear and highly intoxicated. He was
belligerent toward police and to his girlfriend and was arrested.
Thursday at 1:30 p.m. a resident in the 1800 block of Milford Avenue
reported an unknown person may have used his bank account information to
steal money from him. Someone called, claiming to be a representative of
the United States government grant's department. They told the victim he
was going to receive an $8,000 grant and they needed his bank
information to make the payment. He provided the numbers and then
regretted giving that out and called police.
No charges were filed in a reported child abuse case, in which a
15-year-old Marysville female claimed she was struck in the head by her
father Thursday at 3 p.m. at their home on East Seventh Street. No
injuries were visible and the incident is under investigation.
According to sheriff's reports:
A resident in the 17000 block of Cunningham Arbella Road reported that
someone used his credit card information to pay for long distance calls
to the amount of $241.57 through November and early December. The report
is under investigation.
According to OSP reports:
Thursday at 11:22 p.m. driver Edward Hicks, 32, of Akron was arrested
for operating a vehicle intoxicated after he was stopped for a traffic
violation on Fifth Street at Raymond Road.
Today at 12:07 a.m. Christopher Bruner, 43, of 15788 Hillview Road was
arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated after a traffic violation
on Fifth and Walnut streets

12/15/05
According to police reports:
Two 16-year-old Marysville females were fighting in the Marysville High
School parking lot Tuesday at 2:40 p.m. No charges have been filed at this time.
Terry Neil, 38, of 1409 Mill Ridge Drive was arrested on an outstanding
warrant for a probation violation after a traffic stop on U.S. 36
Wednesday at 9:29 p.m.
A 13-year-old male patient at Consolidated Care on South Plum Street was
charged with unruliness after a dispute Wednesday at 2:04 p.m.
According to sheriff's reports:
Telecommunications harassment was reported on Wednesday, to have
occurred on Friday. A male disguising his voice made several sexually
and perverse comments to a victim in the 10000 block of Industrial
Parkway and then hung up. The cases is pending contact with the victim's
phone company service.
John G. Pharrell, 37, of Reynoldsburg was charged with driving under
suspension and obstructing official police business Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Pharrell was found stopped along the roadway at U.S. 33 and Scottslawn
Road. He claimed that he had run out of gas. He did not have a driver's
license, but claimed his girlfriend was driving and was walking to get
help. It was later determined his girlfriend had not been in the vehicle
and was actually in Hilliard.
An employee of a business in the 9000 block of Hinton Mill Road reported
Wednesday that a check for $66 had been stolen and cashed at an Urbana
bank on Nov. 21. The theft is under investigation.
According to OSP reports: - No reports.

12/14/05
According to police reports:
Russell Fields, 38, of 418 Collins Ave. was charged with operating a
vehicle intoxicated and failure to control his vehicle after a traffic
stop on West Ninth Street Tuesday at 11:34 p.m.
Paul M. Wolford, 24, of 722 Collins Ave. was charged with disorderly
conduct after fighting at Leedog's Lockerroom, 109 N. Main St., Tuesday
at 9:24 p.m.
Criminal damaging was reported Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. after an unknown
person defecated in the sink of the men's bathroom at the Marysville Public Library.
A concrete pig lawn ornament was reported stolen from a residence in the
500 block of Parkway Drive on Tuesday at 10:26 a.m. It was taken
sometime between Dec. 5 and 7.
A 12-year-old male was cited for possession of tobacco at the Creekview
Intermediate School back on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. The student was found with
cigarettes and a lighter.
A resident in the 1000 block of Coventry Way was reportedly found
ransacked Tuesday at 3 p.m. Nothing has been reported stolen at this time.
According to sheriff's reports:
Tuesday at 11:40 a.m. Union Township medics transported a 15-year-old
male from Fairbanks High School, who reported he could not feel his legs
after an alleged assault in the school gymnasium. The victim reportedly
indicated that he had been repeatedly kicked in the groin area by
several other juveniles. He was complaining of tingling in his legs.
The Union County Sheriff's Office reported this morning that medics
reportedly decided to be cautious about the incident and the male was
transported by MedFlight to Children's Hospital, for fear of a possible spinal injury.
No charges have been filed at this time, and deputies are questioning
four named juvenile males for their possible involvement. At this time,
it is believed the injuries were a result of horseplay that went out of
control and not a intentional act of bullying. Additional witnesses are
being questioned to determine the full story.
The sheriff's office reported that the victim's injuries were still
unknown before press time.
Between Sunday at 2 p.m. and Monday at 5:15 a.m. a detached garage was
broken into in the 15000 block of Meadowbrook Drive and the person then
broke into a vehicle inside, stealing CDs and a stereo with the combined
value of $920.

12/13/05
According to police reports:
A 17-year-old Marysville male was charged with possession of marijuana
after he was stopped driving at Ninth and Oak streets Monday at around 9 p.m.
A wallet was reported stolen from a shopping cart at Wal-Mart Monday at 4:18 p.m.
According to sheriff's reports:
Breaking and entering was reported Monday at 9:56 a.m. in the 23000
block of Route 4. The driver of a semi truck discovered the lock had
been cut to the back trailer sometime overnight and $1,500 of Captain
Morgan's rum (contained in eight cases) had been stolen.
Identity fraud was reported Monday at 3:51 p.m. in the 27000 block of
Route 31. An unknown person opened a Sprint account in the victim's name
in April 2004 and the account had been shut down six months later with a
bill of $1,500. The report is under investigation.
According to OSP reports: - No reports.
 

12/12/05
According to police reports:
Several members of a family were arrested Friday after a domestic
incident in the 700 block of Kenny Lane. At 11:30 p.m. that Nicholas
Fry, 21, of 740 Kenny Lane was arrested for two counts of domestic
violence and child endangering; his wife Kimberly A. Fry, 29, of the
same address was charged with domestic violence and child endangering
and their 14-year-old son was also charged with domestic violence.
According to reports, the parents became involved in an argument that
turned physical. The son also struck his father with a skateboard. Then
the mother grabbed a three-year-old family member by the throat and the
father punched her in the face. She suffered broken bones in the right
side of her face. The father suffered cuts to his head from objects
thrown at him and the son suffered injuries from being pushed into glass
furniture. All three were transported to Memorial Hospital of Union
County for care.
James R. Pence, 32, of Urbana was arrested for disorderly conduct after
he was found intoxicated and parked illegally in his vehicle in the 100
block of North Main Street Sunday at 2:27 a.m. When officers asked him
for his license, he became verbally abusive and belligerent.
Tony Bailey, 22, of 638 Watkins Glen Blvd. was arrested for operating a
vehicle intoxicated on east Fifth Street at Walnut Street Sunday at 1:10
a.m. He had reportedly been involved in a hit-skip accident, walked away
from the scene and was found stumbling in the city parking lot near the
police station. He had crashed in the ally in the 100 block of North Main Street.
A purse was reported stolen out of a shopping cart at the Community
markets grocery store Friday at 1:08 p.m.
According to sheriff's reports:
Deputies are investigating a Thursday report of a man who failed to
provide a sexual offender change of address notification to law
enforcement. The Vanover Village Apartment offices contacted deputies
about sex offender living in the complex without registering his new
address. Deputies checked the suspect's previous address in the 600
block of Milford Avenue and discovered he was not living there. The
report is currently under investigation as law enforcement attempts to
meet with the suspect.
Friday between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. a resident reported someone had broke
into her home in the 22000 block of Route 161 through a back sliding
door. A cell phone and computer printer were stolen, with a combined
value of $255. The incident is under investigation.
Deputies were dispatched to the 9700 block of Route 4 Friday at 2:46
a.m. for a man reportedly banging on the front door of a home. The
suspect left the scene before deputies arrived. The next day the
resident discovered the screen panel had been damaged and a pane of
glass had been broken by the man. Suspects are being investigated for
criminal damaging.
A 17-year-old male was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated,
high blood alcohol concentration, and failure to control his vehicle.
Deputies were dispatched to a non-injury accident in the 10000 block of
Route 38 Friday at 11:50 p.m. The male had crashed in a ditch and the
vehicle had rolled over. The odor of alcohol was detected on his breath
and he was charged.
Richard L. Kohl, 40, Columbus was charged with operating a vehicle
intoxicated, high blood alcohol concentration and driving outside of
marked lanes Saturday at 3:39 a.m. He was stopped for the traffic
violation on U.S. 33 eastbound at Scottslawn Road and U.S. 42.
Dereco D. Vickers, 20, of Columbus was charged with operating a vehicle
intoxicated, no operator's license and speeding Sunday at 12:57 a.m. He
was stopped in the westbound lanes of U.S. 33 at Route 4 for speeding.
Child abuse was reported Sunday at 9:23 p.m. in the 13000 block of Route
4. A 14-year-old female alleged that her father kicked her several times
in the back during an argument. Deputies discovered the female had a
past history of making unsubstantiated abuse reports. Witnesses in the
home also had conflicting stories about the argument. The incident is
currently under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.
According to OSP reports:
Two people were injured in a two-car crash Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Robert
Carr, 46, of Delaware was driving southbound on Industrial Parkway when
he lost control on the snow and began sliding. He was unable to stop for
the red light and struck a vehicle driven by Elizabeth Ribich, 22, of
Columbus who was headed eastbound on Route 161. Ribich and her passenger
Derek Holde, 23, of Columbus were both injured from the crash. They then
drove to Riverside Hospital in Columbus for care.
 

12/8/05
According to police reports:
Police provided an update on the Wednesday crash at Route 31 and U.S. 33
at 7:40 a.m. that reportedly injured four people.
According to reports two juvenile females were involved in the crash,
instead of four males as originally reported.
Christine Sparks, 17, of 15908 Wheeler Green Road was cited for failure
to leave assured clear distance ahead after she turned into the path of
a vehicle driven by Nicole A. VanDuzen, 17, of 20088 Route 31. After the
collision VanDuzen's car went out of control and struck the back end of
a truck driven by Lowell Stark, 50, of Raymond.
No one was reported injured in the crash.
An unknown person caused damage to an apartment in the 900 block of
Coventry Place sometime on Friday.
A resident in the 500 block of Wagon Wheel Lane reported finding her
vehicle door open and evidence that someone had entered the car parked
in the garage and had gone through her purse sometime around 7:55 a.m.
Wednesday. Nothing was reported stolen.
According to OSP reports: - No reports.
According to sheriff's reports:
Four mailboxes were reportedly vandalized Wednesday between 8 to 9:30
p.m. Three of the vandalisms were between the 10000 and 11000 block of
Converse Road and one was in the 7000 block of Currier Road.
 

12/5/05
According to police reports:
A woman in the 1000 block of Coventry Place called police after she
found what appeared to be a bloody knife in her yard Friday at 9 p.m.
The item was recovered by officers.
Richard Van Erp, 23, of 719 Milcrest Drive was charged with disorderly
conduct after he became belligerent during a dispute with another driver
on Stockdale Drive at London Avenue Sunday.
A resident in the 600 block of North Maple Street reported unauthorized
use of her a motor vehicle after she loaned a Honda to a friend on Nov.
28 and the vehicle has not been returned as of Sunday at 10 p.m.
Merritt Wilson, 46, of 122 S. Walnut St. was charged with disorderly
conduct after a dispute on East Sixth Street Sunday at 11:36 p.m.
Rick L. Diamond, 18, of 21244 Liberty West Road was charged with
possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at Community Market Friday
at 4:45 p.m. Diamond was the passenger in the vehicle. Driver, Dustin
Ford, 20, of 1546 Rebecca Drive was also charged with possession of
marijuana, as well as driving under suspension.
Medics were called for an industrial accident after a man accidentally
cut off the middle finger of his left hand while using a circular saw
while working at the Wal-Mart construction site on Coleman's Crossing
Boulevard Friday at 1:50 p.m.
According to sheriff's reports:
A neighbor in the 18000 block of Whitestone Road reportedly saw a
suspicious vehicle at a neighbor's house Thursday at 11 p.m. Deputies
found damage to the garage door of the residence. Nothing was taken.
Friday at 11:49 a.m. a deputy reportedly found a plastic bag of
marijuana in the holding cell under the eye washer. Deputies are unaware
to whom the marijuana belonged.
A inflatable snowman family, valued at $65, was reported stolen from a
yard in the 12000 block of Taylor Road between 6:40 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday.
A deputy saw a car with the inside lights on parked in the alley behind
a bar in Magnetic Springs Saturday at 1:12 a.m. The odor of burning
marijuana was coming from the vehicle. Marijuana residue, rolling papers
and beer cans were visible inside the vehicle. The occupants of the
vehicle ran out of the bar and drove away. At a traffic stop in Magnetic
Springs the driver, James D. Levally, 23, of 620 Meadows Drive was
charged with noncompliance, possession of marijuana, driving under
suspension and drug abuse. The occupant, Rachael Kaple, 20, was charged
with underage consumption of alcohol.
According to OSP reports:
Two people were injured in a Saturday crash in Union Township.
At 3:02 a.m. David L. Sidenstricker, 35, of Columbus was headed
southeast on Route 57 when he lost control on the ice and went off the
right side of the road. The vehicle struck a utility pole and then a
ditch, overturning two times before stopping. Sidenstricker was injured
and transported by medics to Memorial Hospital of Union County.
Passenger Steven M. Dellinger, 25, of Plain City was also injured and
transported by medics to Riverside Methodist Hospital. Sidenstricker was
also cited for operating a motor vehicle intoxicated and failure to
control.
 

12/2/05
According to police reports:
Timothy C. Hayes, 38, of 209 Windsor Court, Apt. A, was charged with
theft of a CD from Wal-Mart, 15785 U.S. 36 Thursday at 9 p.m.
Theft of a shopping cart full of items was reported from Wal-Mart, 15785
U.S. 36, Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The case is under investigation.
Burglary of clothing, jewelry and video games was reported in the 700
block of Kenny Lane that allegedly occurred sometime between Saturday
and Thursday.
A juvenile male, 13, of the 100 block of Hemlock Drive was charged with
unruliness Thursday.
According to sheriff's reports:
The report of an unruly female juvenile, 13, was taken from the 13000
block of U.S. 36 Thursday at 10:49 p.m. The juvenile did not come home
after school and allegedly called her mom around midnight from a local
pay phone to tell her she was with a friend. The case is under investigation.
According to OSP reports: - No reports.

12/1/05
According to police reports:
Tracei Simpson, 42, of 668 Watkins Glen Blvd. was arrested on a passing
bad checks warrant out of Marysville Municipal Court Wednesday at 7:38
p.m. at her home. Simpson was also charged with domestic violence
earlier that night after allegedly throwing a large cigarette lighter at
a man, causing injuries.
Jason Hendrickson, 28, of Milford Center was arrested on Southwood Drive
Wednesday at 8:56 p.m. on outstanding Marysville warrants for menacing,
criminal trespassing and assault.
An unknown person reportedly broke into a garage in the 600 block of
Chestnut Street today at 6:50 a.m.
Carl Francisco, 47, of Charleston, W.V. was arrested for operating a
vehicle intoxicated and driving without a license after someone reported
an alleged drunk person at the Shell/Burger King gas station in
Marysville Wednesday at 8:21 p.m.
Businesses reported finding $10 bills that had been altered into $100
bills by an unknown person. Fashion Bug, at 15755 U.S. 36 East reported
the crime Wednesday at 8:20 p.m.
A 17-year-old Broadway male may be charged for assault after striking
another male in the 400 block of North Main Street Wednesday at 3:50 p.m.
Vandalism charges are pending after a 17-year-old female suspect
allegedly damaged school bus seats with a strip of metal Tuesday at 3 p.m.
A 16-year-old Marysville male was charged with assault after striking a
15-year-old male at Marysville High School Wednesday at 10 a.m.
An unknown person attempted to gain entry into the rear window of a home
in the 800 block of Catalpa Place Saturday at 7:45 p.m. A window was
pushed open, knocking over figurines. The incident was reported to
police on Tuesday.
According to sheriff's reports:
Vandalism of a truck was reported to have occurred sometime between 7
a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on Route 739.
According to OSP reports:
A Plain City woman had a close call Wednesday after her car was hit by a train.
Janice Hovis, 36, of Plain City was reportedly driving southwest on
Taylor Road in her 1994 Saturn at 10:32 a.m. As she went over the
railroad crossing at Crottinger Road she was struck by a southbound CSX
train. The collision only caused slight functional damages to the
vehicle and no damages were attributed to the train. Hovis was not
injured and drove away from the scene. She was cited for failure to
yield at a railroad crossing.