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Grove City: Man charged with assaulting, kidnapping local teen

A Lockbourne man is charged with kidnapping after holding a gun to his Grove City girlfriend's head, police reported.

At 4:17 p.m. Jan. 7, officers responded to reports of a man who assaulted his girlfriend and held a gun to her head at a residence in the 400 block of Hibbs Road in Lockbourne. The caller was the suspect himself, identified as Dylan J. Hogan, 18, a resident of the address, who told police he would be out front when officers arrived. When police arrived, Hogan walked out the front door and complied with officers who handcuffed him and placed him in a cruiser.

The girlfriend, a 15-year-old Grove City resident, told police she was hanging out with Hogan at his house in the living room when she received a phone call but did not answer it.

He reportedly became angry, assuming it was another man and that she was cheating on him. Hogan grabbed her phone and threw it on the floor, shattering it. The girl told police she then wanted to leave the house and grabbed his phone to call someone to pick her up, and went upstairs and shut herself in his bedroom.

He followed her into the room holding a gun and grabbed her face, cutting her upper lip, she said. He threw her to the ground and aimed the gun at her head when she tried to leave, telling her he would shoot her, she told police. They were in the bedroom for 20 minutes before he left, taking the gun to the basement and himself calling 911, she said.

Police arrested Hogan and charged him with kidnapping, a felony charge.

In other recent incident reports from the Grove City Division of Police:

* Police arrested and charged a 58-year-old Ashville man for domestic violence and aggravated menacing after he reportedly threatened his ex-wife, a resident of the 1900 block of Bellflower Court, at 5:40 p.m. Jan. 7, over the phone.

* At 11:35 a.m. Jan. 9, a man wearing a red stocking hat knocked on the door of a residence in the 4000 block of Broadway and asked the resident for a man by the name of George Lawson. The resident told him she did not know George. The man then asked for a drink of water. She went to get it, but when she returned with the water, both the man and her purse were gone. The purse had been left lying beside a chair in the living room. The purse contained $7 cash, a checkbook, cellphone and debit card, which the resident cancelled after the theft.

Officers conducted a search of the area and spoke with a witness who saw a man matching the description of the suspect run to the rear of the resident's property, leaving in a white sedan and going down an alley.

The suspect is described as an older-looking white man, standing about 5-foot-8 and skinny.

* While the owner was out running errands between 7:45 a.m. and noon Jan. 10, someone burglarized a residence in the 2900 block of Addison Drive, breaking in through the back door, and stole $800 worth of video games and equipment.

* Between 10 a.m. and noon Jan. 9, an 80-year-old resident of the 2300 block of Sonora Drive reported his wallet and $276 in cash stolen from his bed. During the time of the theft, the resident had received two visitors, one delivering a meal and the other providing medical services, and he discovered the items missing after both had left.

* A resident of the 6400 block of Portage Path Court reported someone stole her credit card number between Jan. 6 and 9, and used it to make a number of online purchases at a variety of businesses. The items were being shipped to an address in North Carolina.

* On Jan. 2, a van belonging to a Grove City man broke down on the Interstate 71 north exit ramp to Stringtown Road. He left it there with the doors unlocked. The next day, he returned to get the vehicle, but it was gone.

The resident told police he assumed it had been towed by law enforcement, and he waited until Jan. 6, to get a new title from the BMV. However, he could not locate the van at any of the impound lots, and it is listed in police records as having been stolen. The resident told police he could not remember whether he had left his keys with the van.

* Between 6 p.m. Jan. 8 and 7 a.m. Jan. 9, someone broke into a vehicle in the 1800 block of Stringtown Road and stole a generator valued at $1,500, a GPS unit valued at $150 and assorted tools valued at more than $300. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $200, for a broken window.

* During a traffic stop for an illegal left turn at 7:53 p.m. Jan. 9 in the 1800 block of Stringtown Road, the officer conducting the stop smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver, a 22-year-old Columbus woman, said her boyfriend had been smoking marijuana in the vehicle earlier and that she did not have a valid driver's license. Officers searched the vehicle and found a bag of marijuana on the left rear passenger seat and issued the driver a Mayor's Court summons for drug abuse, failure to obey a traffic control device and driving without a license.

* Nothing was taken, but between 12:45 and 1:40 p.m. Jan. 9, someone broke the rear driver's side window of a vehicle parked in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road, causing $300 worth of damage. A lunch bag the owner had in the vehicle was opened.

* Someone broke into a vehicle belonging to a Kentucky business while it was parked in the 4000 block of Marlane Drive between 12:50 and 2:19 p.m. Jan. 9. A laptop computer valued at $4,500 was stolen.

* Someone broke into a vehicle parked in the 4000 block of Marlane Drive between 9:15 and 10:29 a.m. Jan. 8, and stole the owner's $600 laptop computer, which had been on the rear seat.

* After dropping her children off in the 2900 block of Kingston Avenue between 8:20 a.m. and 12:39 p.m. Jan. 8, a resident returned to her parked vehicle to find her purse stolen from underneath the seat where she had left it. There was no damage reported to the vehicle, but the automatic door close of one of the doors did not shut or lock when attempted.

* Sometime between Nov. 20 and Jan. 5, someone broke into a vacant house in the 3700 block of Juniper Street through the back door and stole 250 feet of copper piping valued at $5,000 from the basement.

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