Pickerington Times-Sun

Police beat

Missing girl found safe at friend's house

A 5-year-old girl reported missing when she did not get off the school bus at her house Sept. 20 in the 100 block of Lookout Court was later found playing at a friend's house.

Pickerington police officers were contacted at 4:47 p.m. by the girl's mother who said her daughter did not get off at her stop.

Reports said after searching the area for more than 90 minutes, an officer located the girl playing at another child's home.

The child was unharmed and had gotten off the bus with her friend to play, according to reports.

In other recent Pickerington police reports:

* A 68-year-old Pickerington man was charged with domestic violence after officers were called to his residence at 8:05 a.m. Sept. 16 in the 300 block of Audubon Street on a report of a disturbance between him and his wife.

* A 43-year-old Pickerington woman was cited for animals at large after her dog, a lab mix, bit a woman who was walking at 5:43 p.m. Sept. 16 in the 100 block of Roxbury Drive.

The victim, a 38-year-old Pickerington woman, was treated at Diley Ridge Medical Center where she received approximately 15 stitches for her injuries, according to reports.

* Representatives of a business in the 1200 block of Hill Road North reported at 12:16 p.m. Sept. 17 they suspected a man of stealing $170 of merchandise from the store on its opening day.

* Two bicycles, one found in Victory Park and one in the 100 block of Lockville Road, were brought to the police station for safekeeping at 8:25 a.m. Sept. 18.

* A resident of the 300 block of Sycamore Drive reported at 4:03 p.m. Sept. 18 the license plate on his boat trailer had been stolen sometime between Sept. 10 and 15 while the trailer was parked in his driveway.

* Officers were called at 5:33 p.m. Sept. 19 to a business in the 1100 block of Hill Road North after a woman attempted to use a fraudulent identification card to write a check.

Reports said the cashier confiscated the woman's ID card and the suspect left the scene prior to the officer's arrival. The investigation is ongoing.

* A man dropped off at the police station two credit cards he reported finding at 9:57 a.m. Sept. 20 in the 100 block of Mockingbird Court.

Reports said banks that issued the cards were contacted and they advised they would make contact with the owner.

The owner of the credit cards contacted police and said the cards had been canceled and replaced.

* A property company reported at 10:39 a.m. Sept. 20 that copper piping was stolen from a house under construction in the 300 block of Grinnell Street.

* A 40-year-old Newark man was issued a citation for possession of marijuana at 1:03 p.m. Sept. 20.

Reports said officers approached a suspicious vehicle that was parked behind a closed business on Hill Road and found a bag of marijuana in the man's possession.

* A 26-year-old Circleville woman was arrested for theft at 8:36 p.m. Sept. 20 after she left a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive without paying for merchandise.

Reports said the woman was later released on her own recognizance with a mandatory court date in Fairfield County Municipal Court.