Pickerington Times-Sun

Police beat

Resident given warning after dispute over dog feces

Pickerington police officers were called to the 800 block of Lakes Edge Way at 4 p.m. Jan. 30 ; when a dispute occurred between two neighbors over dog feces.

When officers arrived, they spoke with a 14-year-old girl and her father who told them a neighbor was cussing and screaming at the girl, accusing her of not cleaning up her dog's feces.

The father told police when spoke to the neighbor about the incident, the man threatened the father, stating he had a concealed carry permit for a firearm.

Reports said said officers advised the neighbor it was not his responsibility to confront the girl and it was not wise to threaten neighbors over a verbal dispute.

The police report was filed for documentation purposes, according to reports.

A 39-year-old Michigan man was arrested at 9:41 p.m. Jan. 31 in the first block of Pruden Drive on a warrant filed by Westerville police after he called the Pickerington Police Department seeking assistance after locking his keys in his work vehicle.

Reports said he was later released into the custody of a Westerville police officer without incident.

A 25-year-old Columbus woman and a 17-year-old Columbus boy were both arrested for theft at 8:26 a.m. Feb. 1 after loss prevention personnel from a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive attempted to stop them outside of a store for stealing several items of clothing items.

The store employees told police the woman and boy had left the parking lot in a red Chevy Cavalier heading towards Reynoldsburg.

Reports said officers were able to stop the vehicle and both suspects were arrested.

The boy was was later released to the custody of his aunt with pending charges, and the woman was released with a pending court date in Fairfield County Municipal Court

A 21-year-old Reynoldsburg man was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Feb. 3 for stealing several clothing items and tennis shoes from a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive.

Police were called when the business' loss prevention personnel began chasing the man after he fled on foot from the store.

Reports said officers caught up to the suspect as he was wading through a creek behind a business on CrossCreeks Boulevard.

The suspect surrendered and was treated by the Violet Township Fire Department for hypothermia because of wading in the ice cold water of the creek, according to reports.

The suspect was later released with a pending court date in Fairfield County Municipal Court

A woman who lives in the 400 block of Morningview Avenue reported at 3:42 a.m. Feb. 4 an acquaintance that had been staying with her had stolen several pieces of jewelry from her home and pawned them.

Reports said an officer met with both subjects who told different stories. The officer requested on two different occasions the woman who was the victim complete a witness statement and provide more information about the stolen jewelry but at the time the report was completed, she had not provided any additional information.

A 14-year-old Canal Winchester girl was arrested at 6:38 p.m. Feb. 4 for stealing several items of jewelry from a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive.

Reports said the girl was detained by the business' loss prevention personnel outside the store and held in an office until police officers arrived.

The girl was released into the custody of her mother at the store and a request for charges will be forwarded to the Fairfield County Juvenile Prosecutor's Office, according to reports.

A Pickerington woman reported her vehicle was broken into at 12:13 p.m. Feb. 5 while it was parked at a business in the 800 block of Windmiller Drive.

The woman told police a window was broken and her purse containing $80 cash, a credit card and medical insurance cards was stolen

Reports said the woman told police her credit card had already been used at an gasoline station in Columbus.

A representative of a construction company reported at 1:59 p.m. Feb. 5 someone had stolen the furnace from a residence that is being built in the 100 block of Pickerington Ponds Drive.

There was no other damage reported.

At 6:17 p.m. Feb. 6 while assisting another officer on a routine traffic stop on Diley Road at Georges Creek, A Pickerington police department canine unit cruiser caught fire.

Reports said officers' heard a "pop" sound come from one of the fog lights on the cruiser and then the vehicle started smoking.

Officers requested the Violet Township Fire Department respond to the car fire, but officers were able to put the fire out using fire extinguishers.

The officer and dog assigned to the cruiser were both unharmed and the car was towed to the dealership for evaluation and repair according to reports.

Officers destroyed an injured deer at 7:34 p.m. Feb. 6 in the 300 block of Hill Road North.