Pickerington Times-Sun

Police beat

Woman reports cable TV technician mistakenly took router

Pickerington police are investigating an incident in which a resident said a cable television technician mistakenly took her wireless electronics router and she has not been able to get them to return it.

The resident of the 400 block of Yale Circle reported to police at 1:34 p.m. Nov. 1 the cable company sent a technician to her home to do a repair and when he left she discovered he had taken a router that belonged to her.

The woman told police she has tried to contact the cable company several times but to no avail.

Reports said an officer called the cable company and was placed on hold, but never one ever spoke to the officer.

A 19-year-old Pickerington man wanted on warrants filed in Lancaster for domestic violence, child endangerment and obstruction of justice and official business turned himself in at 12:42 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Pickerington Police Station, 1311 Refugee Rd.

Reports said the man was later released into the custody of a Lancaster Police Officer.

A 44-year-old Reynoldsburg woman was arrested and charged with theft after she allegedly stole merchandise from a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive at 10:39 p.m. Nov. 1.

Reports said the woman was also presented a "no trespass" order and she was released pending a court date.

A man and a woman, both from Columbus, were arrested on theft and drug charges at 9:23 a.m. Nov. 1 at a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive.

Reports said the 29-year-old woman was charged with theft, drug abuse and possession of drug abuse instruments.

The 28-year-old man was charged with theft and drug abuse, according to reports.

The suspects were taken to the Fairfield County Jail, reports said.

A Pickerington man told police his wallet was stolen from his vehicle parked in the 300 block of Pruden Drive at 11:53 p.m. Nov. 1.

A resident of the 100 block of Lynette Drive told police at 12:54 p.m. Nov. 2 she had found two charges to her bank account that were made by an unknown person in Georgia.

An 18-year-old Canal Winchester woman was arrested at 8:41pm Nov. 2 in the 100 block of Postage Roadand charged with Theft after loss prevention employee of as business stopped her outside the last point of sale with merchandise for which she had not paid.

A 34-year-old Canal Winchester woman was arrested and charged with theft at 11:06 p.m. Nov. 2 a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive.

Reports said she was later released pending a court date.

A resident of the 100 block of Leasure Drive reported Nov. 3 her brother had stolen several items from her and had exchanged them for money to buy drugs.

Items she reported missing included an iPod, air tools and $150 in change.

The woman told police she had kicked her brother out of her house when she discovered the thefts and he was now staying with their mother in Circleville.

Police were dispatched to the parking lot of a business in the 1000 block of Hill Road at 10:46pm Nov. 4 on a report of a suspicious man looking into the windows of parked cars.

Reports said an officer was on patrol near the location and when he arrived at the parking lot he located a male acting suspiciously and approached him.

The man was he was sitting in a back seat of a vehicle, reports said.

The suspect told police he was a friend of the vehicle's owner and was retrieving something and the owner of the vehicle knew about it and had given him permission to do so.

Reports said the suspect then admitted to the officer it was marijuana.

The owner was contacted by police and told officers he had invited the young man to come and pickup some items and admitted the marijuana and the other items were his.

The 20-year-old Pickerington man who was the owner of the vehicle was cited for drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia according to reports.

Representatives of a business in the 12900 block of Stonecreek Drive reported at 7:48 p.m. Nov. 5 the theft of coats by three unknown suspects.

Reports said the suspects include two males and a female and the cost of the stolen property was $400.

A Pickerington police officer on patrol at 5:29 p.m. Nov. 5 at Hill Road and Courtland Lane reported he came upon a vehicle that his automated license plate reader device alerted him might be driven by a person wanted on a warrant filed in Columbus.

Reports said the officer had police radio room personnel confirm the warrant was active and the wanted man, a 56-year-old from Columbus, was arrested and taken to the Franklin County Jail.

A real estate agent told police at 4:46 p.m. Nov. 7 that someone had entered a house for sale in the 400 block of Rambling Brook Drive and removed approximately 20 feet of copper tubing from the basement of the residence.

A 33-year-old Columbus woman was arrested and charged with theft at 5:03 p.m. Nov. 7 after she allegedly stole $90.20 worth of merchandise from a business in the 100 block of Hill Road.

Reports said the woman was was released pending a court date.

The manager of a business in the 1000 block of Hill Road reported at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7a deposit of $1,820 into the business' account had not been made.

Reports said the manager told police two other managers were on duty at the time the deposit was scheduled to be made and one of those managers called into the business and quit his job the next morning and the other manager had not showed up for work since.

The investigation is continuing according to reports.

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