Shots fired from vehicle injure pedestrian
Police are continuing to investigate a Dec. 10 shooting that injured a 23-year-old man.
Reynoldsburg police were called to the 2000 block of Belltree Drive at 3:04 p.m. Dec. 10. The victim told officers he had been walking down Belltree in the area of Lanercrost when someone shot at him from a moving vehicle. The man was "seriously harmed" by the gunshot, according to police, but he was transported to Grant Hospital in stable condition. The report also indicated his injuries were not life-threatening.
In other police news:
* Officers were Dec. 8 to an apartment complex in the 6000 block of Century City South. The reporting officer said when he arrived at the scene, he encountered four men, one of whom was carrying a baseball bat. The men told him they had been standing in the parking lot of the complex when a silver Jeep Liberty pulled up. Two men exited the vehicle, fired a single shot in the air from a handgun, then left in the vehicle, traveling north on Brice Road.
* A high school student reported that she and a friend were assaulted between 2:20 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. Dec. 10 on the west side of a business in the 6000 block of East Livingston Avenue. She said the two were approached by a group of 18-20 young men who asked for a cigarette, then one of the men punched her friend in the face and struck him with a red drawstring bag with white lettering on it. She told police she pulled her friend away but the men followed for a short time as they walked west on Livingston. Police said the incident is still under investigation.
* A man was charged with criminal damaging after he allegedly broke a neighbor's window and after officers found him wrestling with two other men at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 12 next to a home in the 1500 block of Stouder Road. The reporting officer said he recognized the man from past criminal damaging incidents where he was intoxicated and disorderly,. The man told police he was babysitting his 2-year-old child and had gone out to his car to get cigarettes when the other two men "jumped him." Police said the man was intoxicated, so they called his father to get a code for the garage door, since the man refused to let them in the residence.
They checked on the child, who was sleeping in a back bedroom, then waited until the man's father could pick up the child. According to police, the neighbor who "jumped him" said the man had repeatedly smashed windows out of a neighboring house.
* A resident reported his house was broken into between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in the 1900 block of Redwood Road. He told police his daughter came home to find the north window of a family room open, the blind torn down and one of the televisions from the house halfway out the window. Police said they were able to lift some fingerprints from around the window. A 19-inch television is also missing, along with six pairs of Nike shoes from the girl's closet, police said.