Reynoldsburg News

Reynoldsburg police reports

* Reynoldsburg police arrested a resident who neighbors reported was in his driveway with a shotgun in the 700 block of Gilmore Drive Sept. 23. Police reports said several officers approached the man and asked him to show his hands, but he did not comply, so they continued to order him to show his hands and get down on the ground. The man told officers he had "approached a neighbor (on a mini-bike) and told him this isn't a dirt path to be riding bikes." The man was "extremely intoxicated," according to police. Officers located a shotgun, rifle and a BB handgun in a shed in the back yard and charged the resident with inducing panic, obstructing official business and two counts of aggravated menacing. He was transported to the Franklin County jail.

* A man reported he was held up by gunpoint and knocked down by a man who demanded "give me whatcha got" at approximately 9:34 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Sunoco gas station, 6201 E. Livingston Ave. He told police his assailant produced a handgun after asking him for a cigarette and being told the man did not smoke, the report stated.

* A Reynoldsburg officer reported he chased two men in a silver BMW at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 18 on a service road leading to a hotel in the 5000 block of Scarborough Boulevard, after running the license plate and discovering the car had been reported stolen by the Bowling Green Police Department.

He said he caught up with the vehicle, drew his firearm and got out of the cruiser, but the driver turned hard to the right and accelerated, striking the passenger side of his cruiser and taking off again. Police reports said the BMW traveled at a high rate of speed eastbound down Tussing Road and ran a red light at Tussing Road and state Route 256. The officer was ordered to terminate the pursuit while Pickerington police looked for the vehicle.

* A man reported his 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo was stolen Sept. 21 from where it was parked in front of his residence in the 2000 block of Lynbridge. He said his textbooks and things he needed for Columbus State were in the vehicle, which was described as maroon in color with an orange/red/yellow pin stripe down the sides.

* A resident told police Sept. 22 that a Radar 4G T-Mobile phone she bought on eBay had been reported stolen to T-Mobile. She said she paid $105 for the cell phone but no longer has the shipping box to identify the sender's address.