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Pickerington: Prosecutor ponders disorderly conduct charges

The Fairfield County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing investigative reports after security cameras at Pickerington High School Central captured images of a male student assaulting a female student with whom he had a relationship, according to police reports.

Pickerington police reported the incident occurred at 10:38 a.m. March 19 at the school, 300 Opportunity Way.

Reports said the female victim declined to press charges, but investigative reports were forwarded to the prosecutor's office for consideration of charges of disorderly conduct.

In other recent incidents reported by Pickerington police:

* The manager of a business in the 800 block of Refugee Road contacted police at 2:58 p.m. March 15 after a customer informed the business that two days prior, he witnessed a white male walking out of the store with several electric razors that were not in the stores merchandise bags.

The customer stated the more he thought about it, it seemed very suspicious.

Reports said officers reviewed the video with the manager and they witnessed a white male stealing four electric razors with a total value of more than $320.

The suspect has not been identified, according to reports.

*A 28-year-old Mansfield woman was arrested and charged with theft after loss prevention personnel at a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive contacted police at 8:30 p.m. March 16 and stated she had left the store without paying for several jewelry items.

Reports said the woman was taken to the police station and later released after being given a mandatory court date in Fairfield County Municipal Court.

Reports said the value of the items recovered was $122. All of the items were returned to the business according to reports.

* A 28-year-old Pickerington woman told police her cell phone was stolen while she was at a business in the 800 block of Hill Road.

The woman told police she left her iPhone unattended on the bar of the business at 1:16 a.m. March 18 and when she returned to her seat the phone was gone.

* A Pickerington municipal employee reported he discovered several "MacGyver bombs" in Sycamore Park while picking up litter at 9:46 a.m. March 20.

Reports said the employee opened one of the bottles which exploded in his hands, but it did not cause any injuries.

Police were called to investigate the strange liquid and officers confirmed with Violet Township Fire Department personnel the homemade explosive devices had been made with some sort of household cleaner.

Reports said all of the bottles were destroyed in a dumpster.