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Reynoldsburg: Inebriated woman bites police officer's finger

An intoxication charge became a charge of assault on a police officer after a woman took a bite out of a Reynoldsburg police officer's finger.

At 3 a.m. March 17, two officers attempted to deal with "an extremely inebriated female" at the Reynoldsburg Police Station, 7240 E. Main St. The woman refused to cooperate while she was being processed for OVI, according to police.

The reporting officer said the woman covered her face with her hands and would not let them get a mug shot and would not remove her coat when she was escorted to a holding cell. When the officer attempted to help her remove the coat, she began to scream, then bit his right index finger, "causing instant pain and later swelling," he said.

The officer said the woman had to be taken to the ground and handcuffed. She was later conveyed to the Franklin County Jail where she was booked without further incident.

In other Reynoldsburg poilce reports:

* A woman came to the police station and said she had received a threatening text message at 10:06 a.m. March 16 from the father of her child, saying he wanted her to "Drop Dead Soon!" She showed the officer other text messages and said the man has called her and said he would "fatten her lip," and will "set her house on fire while she is in it," according to the report. She told the officer she fears for her life. Police talked to the man and he was advised not to contact her any more.

* A number of car break-ins occurred at a business in the 8400 block of East Broad Street.

A woman reported she found the front passenger side window of her vehicle smashed as she was leaving her job at 12:40 a.m. March 19. She said a black, faux leather purse, which contained a folding four-inch pocket knife, was stolen. The purse had been under personal and clothing items strewn about the vehicle, so the officer said he recommended she empty the interior of her vehicle so as not to give a thief a potential target, the report stated.

Officers were dispatched to the same location on East Broad Street at 12:42 a.m. March 18 because the windows on two other vehicles had been broken. A television/radio was stolen from one of the vehicles. The reporting officer said it appeared that someone had used a flathead screwdriver or similar tool to break windows by prying at them from the top window frames.

At 8 p.m. March 21, police were dispatched to the same business to talk to a woman who said she left her car unlocked to avoid window damage and that someone removed her CD dash mount between 11:41 p.m. March 20 and 5 a.m. March 21.

* Items were reported stolen from a car at approximately 6:20 p.m. March 18 from where it was parked at a residence in the 7100 block of Shawnee Way, police reported.

The owner told police he heard his car alarm go off at that time and looked out the window. He said a man wearing a hat was leaning into the trunk of his 2003 Acura, then left in a black car resembling a Chevy Malibu. The resident said he found the driver's side window shattered. Items stolen from the car included a Pioneer car stereo worth $1,400 and an Apple iPod worth $250.

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