Grove City Record

Police beat

Grove City: Exchange of words escalates to biting

A woman reported being attacked by four others at a restaurant, according to Grove City police.

Police responded at 2:10 a.m. March 22 to a fight at a business in the 3000 block of Broadway. A Galloway woman told police that four females had jumped on her, and one had bitten her, but all four had left prior to police reaching the scene, according to reports.

The Galloway woman told police the females, one of whom was believed to be in her mid-teens, were with four males, and one of the females was using profanity. Management told her to stop swearing. One of the males then tried to pick a fight with the Galloway woman's teenage son. She began to argue with the group, and then the four females got up and attacked her, one biting her arm and pulling her earrings out, reports said.

Employees separated both parties, and the group left in an unknown vehicle. Reports said witnesses knew the first name of the female who had used profanity but not her last name, and said they had seen her drinking earlier in the night at a bar. Witnesses also said the Galloway woman spoke up and yelled at the female for swearing after management intervened but the fight was only between those two.

As of press time, police had not been able to positively identify the female in the group and have conflicting statements about her age. The Galloway woman said she would file charges if the female was identified.

In other recent incident reports from Grove City police:

* A burglary occurred between 8 p.m. March 22 and 10:30 a.m. March 23 at a residence in the 3300 block of Kingston Avenue. Someone pried open the back door, causing $300 worth of damage. One of the residents reported seeing a shadow under her bedroom door sometime after 8 a.m. but not thinking anything of it at the time. Nothing was listed as stolen at the time of the report. Police searched the neighborhood but found nothing.

* Someone broke into the office of a business in the 3000 block of Southwest Boulevard sometime during the night of March 26 and 27, causing $50 worth of damage to drywall in the ceiling. The business is open 24 hours, but the office portion is locked from the public. The business' alarm company had received a motion alarm at 2:02 a.m., but the alarm was not reported to the police.

Security video showed a man entering the business at 12:02 a.m. and staying until about 2:04 a.m., when he is seen running out of the business. However, video showing the office area was unavailable at the time of the report, and it was unclear whether this individual broke into the office. Nothing was reported missing or stolen.

* Police charged a 41-year-old resident of the 3300 block of White Place for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 1:35 a.m. March 22, after responding to reports the man had pointed a gun at someone. The caller told police he had arrived to pick up a friend's property from the man's residence, and the man had become upset while talking to him. The suspect then punched the caller in the face three times and pointed a gun at him.

Officers contacted the suspect by the phone, and he agreed to come outside, where he was secured in a cruiser. Police searched his residence, finding a loaded handgun, a silver pipe with burned residue and marijuana. The suspect said there was no fight and that he had not aimed a gun at the other man. The other man declined to press charges, but police issued a mayor's court summons to the suspect.

* Officers responded at 2:24 a.m. March 25 to the 3100 block of Townhouse Drive on reports of criminal damaging. The caller told police her ex-boyfriend, who lives next door, was breaking her furniture and throwing it on the porch. When the officers arrived, they saw a 26-year-old man exit the residence and walk around the building. He told police his ex was supposed to have all her property removed from his place by the time he got home from work the previous night, and when this didn't happen, he began breaking picture frames and chairs before returning them. While talking with police, he began crying and making statements indicating he wanted to harm himself. The man was issued a mayor's court summons for the damage, estimated to be worth $380, and agreed to voluntarily speak with someone about how he was feeling. He was not handcuffed but was taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and released into the facility's custody.

* A woman reported a theft occurred while she went into a business in the 3500 block of Broadway between 1:05 and 1:16 a.m. March 25, having left her vehicle running and unlocked. When she returned, she discovered someone had stolen her cellphone and wallet containing her driver's license, Social Security card and various bank cards.

* Between 4 p.m. March 26 and 4 p.m. March 27, someone carved key marks into the front bumper of a vehicle belonging to a resident of the 3800 block of Tamara Drive, causing $400 worth of damage.

* Someone vandalized a ceramic well yard decoration belonging to a resident of the 1300 block of Red Bank Drive between 8 p.m. March 22 and 8 a.m. March 23, resulting in $300 worth of damage.

* On March 24, a resident of the 2700 Walden Bluff Court reported receiving threatening text messages from a number he did not recognize. Police looked up the phone number on the Internet and traced it to a land line in California. The resident told police he wasn't having problems with anyone and had no idea who could be doing this.

* Officers stopped a vehicle at 6:39 p.m. March 24 near the intersection of Stringtown Road and Parkmead Drive after learning the registered owner had a felony warrant active through Ross County for cocaine possession. Police positively identified the driver, a 42-year-old Chillicothe man, and arrested him on the warrant. During a search of the man's vehicle, police found marijuana along with a metal pipe with residue on it. The man was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

* During a traffic stop near the intersection of Grove City Road and Front Street for an illegal left turn at 3:34 p.m. March 26, an officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle of an 18-year-old Commercial Point woman. When the officer asked to look in the car, the woman gave the officer a small plastic bag containing a green leafy substance. She received a mayor's court summons for possession of marijuana.

* Police issued citations for drug possession and failure to obey traffic control to a 21-year-old Grove City man at 1:05 a.m. March 25 after conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of Walden Place and Charles Drive. Reports stated the man failed to stop at a stop sign and possessed plastic bags containing marijuana.

Comments