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Aggravated assault charges possible for man with shotgun

Sunday December 8, 2013 5:04 PM

The Pataskala Division of Police arrested a 46-year-old man for assault -- with possible charges of aggravated assault -- at 1:56 p.m. Nov. 28 in the first block of East Broad Street.

Police Chief Bruce Brooks said a woman was texting back and forth with the man when he showed up at her property.

The man who was arrested got out of his vehicle and pulled a shotgun out of his car before punching another man who was with her.

Brooks said the man could be charged with aggravated assault for threatening someone with a weapon. Both are misdemeanor charges, the police report said.

In other recent incident reports from the Pataskala Division of Police:

* Police are investigating the theft of a computer valued at $630 from a home in the 12000 block of Cable Road. The theft occurred between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 20.

There was no sign of forced entry, the police report said.

* Police are investigating the theft of a package containing $66 worth of clothing between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Nov. 23 from a home in the 100 block of Monarch Drive.

Brooks said people might want to make sure a delivery person must obtain a signature before leaving packages on a porch or outside a home.

"I guess, in a time like this, it might be worth the couple extra bucks to do the signature," he said. "It might make your Christmas whole lot better."

Brooks said another option when sending presents is to send them to a person's workplace, if possible.

* Police are investigating the theft of hunting jackets and climbing rope valued at $180 between midnight Nov. 26 and midnight Nov. 27 from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Granville Street.