Officer kicked during scuffle with irate woman
A Feb. 27 complaint about a disabled vehicle turned into a fight between two women with a Reynoldsburg police officer caught in the middle.
Two officers were dispatched to Eastgreen Boulevard and Brice Road at 9:36 p.m. Feb. 27 on a report that a vehicle there couldn't be moved because the key was broken off in the ignition.
The reporting officer said he talked to a passenger in the car who was "clearly intoxicated." According to police, the woman said the man driving the car broke the key during an argument with her over his infidelity, then left to go into a nearby hotel in the 2000 block of Brice Road.
The officer escorted the woman inside the hotel where it was warm to wait for a tow truck, but reported she then started screaming profanities and attacked another woman she said was with her boyfriend.
When the officer tried to intervene, he was kicked; he had to subdue and handcuff the attacking woman, he reported.
It took two officers to get the first woman into the back of a cruiser. She was charged with disorderly conduct and "continued to be belligerent and uncooperative at the jail," according to police.
In other police reports:
* Officers responded to a shoplifting complaint and had to transport a woman to the hospital with self-inflicted injuries at 4:54 p.m. Feb. 22 at a business in the 2700 block of Taylor Road. The reporting officer said the woman was caught walking out of the business with merchandise worth $798.07, but after being taken to the loss prevention office, began slamming her head against a concrete wall.
After officers placed her in the back of a cruiser, she continued to strike her head against the window, according to the report. She was charged with petty theft and transported to Mount Carmel East Hospital.
* A man reported receiving threatening phone calls from someone trying to scam him at 4:23 p.m. Feb. 22 at his residence in the 6900 block of Tanya Terrace, police said. He said someone called and told him he was entitled to $200,000 tax-free, so he provided all his personal information, including his Social Security number.
After several credit accounts were opened in his name, the man put his bank on fraud alert. He told police the scammer has called back repeatedly, asking for a copy of his driver's license and $1,000 and when the man refused, kept calling and threatened to send two men to his house to "blow him up."
* Police are investigating a burglary that occurred. Feb. 25 at a mobile home in the 6500 block of East Main Street. The resident told police he left at 3 p.m. that day and had barricaded his front door, which doesn't lock, with a large box television. He said when he returned shortly after 5 p.m., the box television was lying on its screen and his 47-inch television was missing, along with a PlayStation 3 and two PlayStation controllers.
The officer said he was able to locate three sets of fingerprints from the television stands and shoe impressions from mud left around the residence.
* Three vehicles were broken into Feb. 22 while they were parked at businesses in the 7000 block and the 6800 block of East Main Street, police reported. In the first incident, the rear driver's-side window was shattered and a laptop computer was stolen. In the second incident, a purse containing $50 cash and eyeglasses worth $200 was stolen. During the third theft, the rear driver's-side window was broken and a purse and cellphone were stolen.
* A store manager reported construction equipment was stolen between midnight and noon Feb. 24 from a business in the 2600 block of Taylor Road. He told police one of the tool trailers on the lot was found with side door broken and tools missing. The reporting officer said the handle of the lock had been cut.
* A woman told police that someone made three charges for a total of $400 on her credit card after she used it at a restaurant in the 6900 block of East Broad Street. The officer advised her to contact credit reporting agencies and cancel the credit card.