Pickerington police arrested and charged a 24-year-old Columbus man Sept. 23 with kidnapping, abduction, possessing a weapon while under disability, rape, inducing panic, public indecency and possession of a defaced firearm.
Police reports said officers were sent to Classics Sports Bar & Grill, 12981Stonecreek Drive N.W. at 12:38 a.m. on a 9-1-1 call that a suspect was in the parking lot waving a gun and threatening
Officers said when they arrived they saw a group of people and a man who was acting in an aggressive manner but they did not see a gun.
When an officer approached the group and they scattered.
Reports said the officer followed the suspect who matched the description provided during the 9-1-1 call.
The officer overtook the man and wrestled him to the ground but when he was searched he was not in possession of a firearm.
Reports said when the officer looked around he noticed an object on the ground and retrieved a small caliber gun the suspect had dropped while being pursued.
After the man was detained officers began to question witnesses and they learned of an incident that occurred in the men's restroom that prompted the charges
Reports said the gun and ammunition were placed in the police property room and the suspect was taken to the Fairfield County Jail.
A 14-year-old girl who is a Pickerington High School Central student reported someone took items from her purse while at the school, 300 Opportunity Way.
Reports said the girl told police someone had stolen her coin purse from her purse.
An officer reviewed video recorded on a camera in the area where the theft was believed to have occurred and he discovered two girls going through the purse
Reports said the officer is requesting the juvenile prosecutor's office to review the case and charge one of the girls with theft and the other girl with complicity to commit theft.
Representatives from a business in the 500 block of Hill Road reported at 2:55 p.m. Sept. 21 they found 7 marijuana plants growing inside an old boat.
Reports said the owner of the boat is not a suspect and the plants were removed and taken to the police property room and will be destroyed at a later date.
A 32-year-old Canal Winchester woman was arrested and charged with theft at 4:05 p.m. Sept. 21 at a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive.
Reports said the business' loss prevention personnel had detained her.
She was later released pending a court date, according to reports.
A Canal Winchester resident stated her purse was stolen from her car at 5:25 p.m. Sept. 22 at the PYAA Field, 630 Hill Road.
The woman reported her credit card had been used in Pickerington and Reynoldsburg.
A business in the 500 block of Hill Road reported a break-in at 12:24 p.m. Sept. 23.
Reports said a window was broken but it was unclear if that was the method use to gain entrance.
The business cash drawer had been forced open and an undisclosed amount of change was removed, according to reports.
An 89-year-old woman reportedly died of natural causes in the 12000 block of Hill Road at 10:02 a.m. Sept. 25.
Reports said the woman's friend found her unresponsive and called Violet Township Emergency Medical Services who then alerted police they had determined the subject had died of natural causes.
The woman's doctor told police he would sign her death certificate and an officer advised the coroner's office who said it would be OK to release her body to a funeral home, according to reports.
A 28-year-old Columbus woman was arrested at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 25 at a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive and charged with theft and possession pf drug abuse instruments.
Reports said the woman was also wanted on warrants filed in Whitehall and Columbus.
She was taken to the Fairfield County Jail and later released into the custody of a Columbus police officer.
A 34-year-old Pickerington woman was arrested at 6:34 p.m. Sept. 25 at a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive and charged with theft.
Reports said the business' loss prevention personnel had seen her exit the store without paying for merchandise in her possession.
She was issued a "no trespass" order and released pending a court date according to reports.
A supervisor for a construction company told police at 12:18 p.m. Sept. 26 someone stole all the copper wire from a house under construction in the 200 block of Evergreen Court.
Reports said the estimated value was $1,200.
A 62-year-old Canal Winchester man was arrested and charged with theft at 6:36 p.m. Sept. 26 at a business in the 1000 block of Hill Road.
Reports said he was released pending a court date.