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Bexley: Standoff ends with charge of inducing panic

Bexley police said they charged a woman with inducing panic after she threatened to commit suicide and refused to surrender a handgun during a Feb. 2 standoff with local police and Columbus SWAT officers.

At 12:51 p.m. Feb. 2, Bexley police were dispatched to the 200 block of Dawson Avenue on a report of a possible suicide attempt and made contact with a woman who was in a detached garage, threatening to harm herself with a handgun.

After she refused to comply when police told her to drop the weapon, police called in a Columbus SWAT Team.

The woman remained barricaded in the garage and continued to refuse to drop the gun until 11:52 p.m., when police were able to subdue her. She was arrested and charged with inducing panic. Police transported her to Netcare Crisis Stabilization Services and later to the Ohio State University Medical Center.

In other recent incident reports from the Bexley Police Department:

* A resident in the 100 block of Merkle Road reported someone stole a delivered package from her front porch on Jan. 17. The package contained a $30 fur blanket that had been ordered from Kohl's.

* A resident in the 2400 block of Elm Avenue reported that between Jan. 23 and Jan. 26, someone entered the residence by prying a rear window. Multiple items in the home appeared to have been disturbed, but no specific valuables were listed as missing.

* A resident in the first block of Bishop Square reported someone stole a Chase Bank credit card from her home between Jan. 17 and Jan. 26 and made fraudulent charges totaling $1,200.

* A resident in the 2700 block of Columbus Avenue reported that between Jan. 27 and Jan. 28, someone stole a washer, dryer and sink from her rental property in the 2800 block of Columbus Avenue.

* A resident in the 2800 block of Allegheny Avenue told police that someone shattered the rear windshield of his girlfriend's Honda CR-V between Jan. 29 and Jan. 30.