July 14

July 14

Justin D. Arthur, 27, of Reynoldsburg was charged with OVI, drug paraphernalia, open container and not using headlights at 10:22 p.m. at Stringtown Road and Parkmead Drive. The charges were filed after a traffic stop when police noted the vehicle had only one functioning headlight.

July 15

4:18 a.m., arson was reported in the 2400 block of Stringtown Road when a Porta-John behind the Kroger store was reportedly set on fire. At 3:45 a.m., the report said, a Porta-John at Windsor Park was also set ablaze. Witnesses provided a description of a vehicle and suspects in that instance. Damage was set in both cases at $850.

A 17-year-old Columbus girl was charged with theft at 6:50 p.m. in the 2800 block of London-Groveport Road, accused by a store's loss prevention specialist of attempting to conceal $59.95 worth of items in her purse.

Khaled A. Jallaq, 32, of 3425 Demorest Road was charged with assault and domestic violence at 11:51 p.m.

July 16

Phillip A. Vaughn, 25, of Pataskala was charged with driving under suspension, not using headlights and two counts of possession of drugs at 2:27 a.m. in the 2400 block of Stringtown Road when police observed the car operating without headlights.

A 16-year-old Grove City boy was charged with theft at 2:55 p.m. in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road for attempting to shoplift $40.30 worth of merchandise.

A youth, 15, was charged with domestic violence and assault at 4:11 p.m. in the 3500 block of Grove City Road.

Marshall D. Benton, 40, of 2618 Landings Way was charged with violation of a protection order at 6:02 p.m.

July 17

9:22 p.m., officers took a report of aggravated menacing and domestic violence from a resident in the 2900 block of Terry Lane who said her son had threatened her after she refused to give him his late father's vehicle.

July 18

9:03 a.m., arson was reported in a Dumpster in the 2200 block of Suffolk Lane. Damage was estimated at $1,053.

Randall W. Blagg, 39, of 3350 Norton Road was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at 2:55 p.m. at the intersection of Justus Road and Big Run Road South.

July 20

2:49 a.m., a burglary in progress was reported in the 2700 block of Longridge Way. A couple told officers someone had kicked in their front door, causing an estimated $2,000 in damage. Nothing was taken and a cigar was left behind, according to the report.

A 14-year-old Grove City girl was charged with criminal trespass at 3:15 p.m. in the 3700 block of Hoover Road. She was seen at the Grove City Skate Park in spite of having been issued a warning to stay away.

Sheila K. Reed, 49, of 5608 Springhill Road was charged with obstructing official business at 10:40 p.m. in the 5800 block of Willow Lake Drive. In addition, a 17-year-old boy was charged with criminal mischief and obstructing official business while two 14-year-old boys, all from Grove City, were charged with criminal mischief. The juveniles were allegedly involved in an "egging" incident, according to the report, while the adult reportedly lied to officers under questioning.

Gregory F. Caslin, 43, of Columbus was charged with drug possession and drug paraphernalia at 11:50 p.m. in the 1900 block of Stringtown Road. The arrest took place as he was being evicted from his motel room.

July 21

Christopher S. Hembree, 24, of Columbus was charged with endangering children, open container, OVI, OVI refusal and unsafe motor vehicle at 2:32 a.m. at Broadway and Second Avenue. His car was stopped when an officer observed the bumper of the vehicle he was driving was dragging on the pavement. The man's shorts dropped to the pavement when he was ordered from the vehicle, according to the reporting officer.

July 22

1:20 p.m., an officer was summoned to the 2900 block of Addison Drive to take a cruelty to animals report. He found a dead cat hanging by its neck from a shoestring attached to a doorknob.

Lee R. Crabtree Jr., 42, of Columbus was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle at 6:48 p.m. in the 3300 block of Southpark Place. The victim told police she had given him permission to use her vehicle, but that he failed to return it at the agreed upon time.