Pickerington police reported a resident found a 9 mm handgun along the side of the road near the intersection of Gender and Refugee roads.
Reports said the resident found the Smith & Wesson gun at 7:53 a.m. Nov. 16 and took it to the police station.
Officers ran a database check on the gun but there were no matches or additional information discovered, so the weapon was placed in the police department's property room.
In other recent Pickerington police reports:
• A 51-year-old Pataskala woman was arrested at 7:29 p.m. Nov. 13 and charged with theft and contributing to the unruliness of a child after she and her 15-year-old daughter were stopped by loss prevention personnel for leaving a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive wearing two pairs of shoes for which they had not paid.
Reports said the girl was released to her father and issued a no trespass order.
The woman was taken to the police station and later released with a mandatory court date in municipal court.
• A Columbus resident reported electronics items were stolen from his vehicle that had been parked at a restaurant in the 1800 block of Winderly Lane at 8:37 a.m. Nov. 11.
• A 15-year-old girl told police when she returned to her residence in the 500 block of Warwick Lane after school at 2:25 p.m. Nov. 11 she found the back door had been kicked open.
Several electronics items and video games were reported stolen.
• A 19-year-old Pickerington man was arrested Nov. 11 and charged with 2 counts of receiving stolen property after officers were called to a local restaurant on a report of a suspicious person.
When officers arrived, the man went into the restaurant's bathroom, which is where officers later found two laptop computers that had been reported stolen from a business in Westerville.
Reports said the man later admitted to putting the laptops in the trash can. He was taken to the police station and later released with a mandatory court date in Municipal Court.
• An employee of a business in the 800 block of Refugee Road told police at 2:49 p.m. Nov. 12 an unknown amount of Similac baby formula had been taken by two women.
Reports said the employee provided a description of the females and the vehicle they left in.
• A 34-year-old Franklin, Ohio, man reported at 6:41 a.m. Nov. 13 several tools had been stolen from his employer's vehicle that had been parked overnight in the lot of a business in the 1800 block of Winderly Lane.
• An 18-year-old Pickerington woman who lives in the 400 block of Albion Street reported at 2:18 p.m. Nov. 13 her wallet had been lost on Nov. 12 and her credit card had been used fraudulently at a business in Reynoldsburg.
• A 65-year-old Canal Winchester man reported at 7:23 p.m. Nov. 14 his vehicle had been broken into and tools were stolen.
Reports said the driver's side rear window was broken on the vehicle that had been parked in the lot ion a business in the 1800 block of Winderly Lane.
• A 53-year-old Columbus woman was arrested and charged with theft at 7:44 p.m. Nov. 14 after being stopped by loss prevention for leaving a store in the 100 block of Postage Drive with a cart full of items valued at $877.
Reports said she was taken to the police station and later released with a mandatory court date in Municipal Court.
• A 21-year-old Pickerington man was arrested at 11:12 a.m. Nov. 15 in the 1200 block of Lookout Lane and charged with assault, aggravated burglary, and criminal damaging.
Officers responded on a report of a male forcing his way into a female's apartment and when they arrived they spoke with the man as he was walking away from the apartment and he told them he had an argument with his girlfriend and he had broken her TV.
Reports said officers then spoke with the man's girlfriend who said he forced his way into the apartment and stuck her in the face and then broke the TV and several other items.
The man was arrested and taken to the police station and then to the Fairfield County Jail
• A Reynoldsburg woman reported at 2:43 p.m. Nov. 3 that her wallet was stolen while she was at a restaurant in the 1800 block of Winderly Lane.
More than $1,000 was later charged to one of her credit cards at a business in Reynoldsburg and there were other attempts made to use the card that were declined.
• A man reported his cell phone was stolen from his home in the 600 block of Brighten Court when he stepped inside for a few minutes, leaving the phone outside. The theft occurred at about 2:13 p.m. Nov. 4, police reports said.
• A 53-year-old Brice resident was arrested for theft at 3:13 p.m. Nov. 6 for allegedly a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive without paying for merchandise.
• Officers were called to a home in the 100 block of Fox Glen Drive at approximately 1:08 p.m. Nov. 7 for a burglary in progress. The resident said he heard the doorbell ring twice while he was upstairs, then heard the front window break.
He said he started yelling and screaming and ran down stairs to see a man run to a vehicle and leave, Officers later received a call from Columbus police, who said officers there had apprehended someone matching the description the resident gave.
The information was passed along to the Pickerington detective bureau; the investigation is continuing.
• Pickerington police arrested two women in separate incidents Nov. 8 for trying to leave a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive after allegedly attempting to steal merchandise.
An 18-year-old Glenford, Ohio, woman was arrested and charged with theft at 1:36 p.m. Nov. 8 after police reports said she tried to leave the store with more than $80 worth of items concealed on her person.
At 6:48 p.m., a 127-year-old Hebron woman also tried to leave the store, allegedly without paying for items. She was cited for theft.
• A resident of the 400 block of Colony Park Drive came to the police station at 7:40 p.m. Nov. 8 to report the theft of a ring from her home.
• An employee of a restaurant in the 1700 block of Hill Road North reported at 9:31 p.m. Nov. 8 that her car had been broken into and her purse and some gifts were taken.
According to police, the glass in the passenger rear window was shattered and the glass in the front passenger window was partially shattered.
• Employees from a construction company reported at 9:16 a.m. Nov. 9 that items were stolen from a construction site on Blacklick-Eastern Road, including a generator and four rolls of wire.
• Employees at a business in the 1000 block of Hill Road North reported at 12:17 p.m. Nov. 9 that a man stole alcohol and fled. A 47-year-old Reynoldsburg man later turned himself in and admitted to the theft. He was released with a mandatory date for appearing in Fairfield County Municipal Court.
• A 29-year-old Columbus woman was stopped by loss-prevention officers at a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive at 3:17 p.m. Nov. 9. She was arrested and charged with theft after she allegedly tried to leave without paying for more than $92 worth of items.
• A Reynoldsburg man, 22, was arrested and charged with theft at 7:42 p.m. Nov. 9 after he allegedly concealed a watch on his person and left a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive. He was stopped by loss-prevention officers.
A 22-year-old woman who police said gave him the watch was issued a no-trespass order.