Pickerington Times-Sun

Police beat

Intoxicated man ordered to pay for damages he caused

A man who allegedly threw an ashtray through a plate glass window was ordered to pay the business owner for the damage after an incidentDec. 29 in the 1800 block of Winderly Lane.

Pickerington police reported receiving a call at 11:10 p.m. reporting an intoxicated male was in the parking lot of a local business.

When officers arrived they could not find the man, but a little later the police radio room received a call from another business owner that said the same man was outside his place of business and was very drunk and he had thrown an ashtray through a plate glass window.

Reports said the owner wanted no charges on the suspect.

A short time later, the first person who had called police stated the subject had returned to his parking lot.

An officer made contact with the suspect and escorted him to his room and told him he owed the owner of a business the price of a new window which he said he would pay in the morning.

Reports said the man was staying with his boss and the officer told the boss he was releasing the subject in his custody and police received another call about the man he would be arrested for public intoxication and disturbing the peace.

An 18-year-old man from Wyndmere, N.D., was arrested at 7:13 a.m. Dec. 27 and charged with underage possession of alcohol in the 11000 block of Spring Creek Drive.

Reports said he was released pending a court date and his mother came to the police station and picked up him and his brother.

A resident came to the Pickerington Police Station, 1311 Refugee Road, at 2:34 a.m. Dec. 28 to report he had been assaulted.

The man told police he had been in a local tavern and was punched in the nose twice.

An officer went to the tavern to investigate the man's claims and learned the man had refused to pay his $80 bar tab and was confronted by tavern personnel.

Reports said officers were told the man had thrown a punch that hit someone in the jaw and in self-defense he had been struck in the nose.

Violet Township Emergency Medical Services personnel evaluated the injury to the man's nose and he was told it was not broken, according to reports.

Officers said because of amount of drinking the man and his friend had done they were given a courtesy ride to their residence in Pickerington.

Police received a report of criminal damage and theft at 8:49 a.m. Dec. 28, at a business in the 1800 block of Winderly Road.

Reports said two vehicles had been broken into.

An officer spoke to a resident of Indianapolis, Ind., who stated his passenger-side window was broken and several items were stolen from his vehicle.

The other victim from Middlebury Ind., stated his vehicle was broken into in similar fashion and the suspects took several items including $1,200 in cash.

A 52-year-old Whitehall was arrested at 4:15 p.m. Dec. 28 and charged with theft after he had passed the last point of sale without paying for items in the 100 block of Postage Drive.

Reports said the man was released pending a court date.

A 64-year-old Thornville was arrested at 5:23 p.m. Dec. 28 and charged with theft at a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive.

Reports said he was released pending a court date.

Police officers and the Violet Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in a trash can that was burning in the street at 8:47 p.m. Dec. 28 in the 400 block of Evergreen Circle.

Reports said the home owner told police he had put nothing in his trash can that was neither burning nor which could have started a fire.

A 28-year-old Reynoldsburg man was arrested and charged with assaulting a man at 12:23 a.m. Dec. 29 at Happy Ending, 1129 Hill Road.

Reports said Violet Township medics examined both the suspect and the victim for injuries and neither man was transported.

At the police station the suspect continued to complain of his injuries and medics were dispatched again to evaluate him and he asked to be taken to a hospital.

Reports said the man was released pending a court date and he was taken to the Diley Ridge Medical Center.

A 25-year-old Pickerington man was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace at 12:34 a.m. Dec. 30 after a altercation at Classic's Sports Bar, 12981 Stonecreek Drive N.W.

Reports said the man was also issued a no trespass order for the business and was released into the custody of a family member pending a court date.