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Reynoldsburg: Man charged for public indecency at park

Wednesday June 26, 2013 10:37 AM

Reynoldsburg police arrested a man for public indecency June 14 after he allegedly pulled his pants down in front of two girls, ages 10 and 11, at Kennedy Park, 7232 E. Main St.

A parent said the girls were from out of town and had been playing in a softball tournament at the park. He said after the two girls went to play near the creekbed at the park, they ran back and told him a man had pulled his pants down and exposed himself. The parent walked down to the creek and the girls pointed out the man, according to the police report.

Officers talked to the girls, who said they saw two young men throwing a bottle of something in the creek, then they told the men they shouldn't litter. When the men laughed, the girls said it wasn't funny to litter.

One of the men then pulled his pants down and said, "I'll show you what's funny," according to the report.

After talking to witnesses, officers tracked the men to a residence on Lancaster Avenue and brought them back to the creek area to be identified by the girls and the parent. They arrested one man for public indecency and the other for an active warrant out of Westerville.

In other police reports:

* A woman told police a man from a housing authority made inappropriate comments, touched her shoulder and pulled her shirt strap down when he was at her home in the 7000 block of Trillium Lane for an inspection about 9 a.m. June 14. She told police she told him to leave but he kept making comments and trying to touch her.

Officers contacted the agency and interviewed the employee, who denied any inappropriate behavior. The reporting officer said there was not enough evidence to move forward with charges.

* A man reported another man woke him by holding a knife to his throat June 14 at his residence in the 1700 block of Century City West. He told police the man was someone his girlfriend brought home the night before. He said the man threatened to kill him if he didn't get out of the apartment.

The reporting officer said police interviewed the girlfriend, who was "obviously intoxicated and screaming about what was going on," according to the report.

The officer said they handcuffed the woman when she kept screaming and resisting an interview. Officers charged her with complicity to aggravated menacing and resisting arrest and her male friend for aggravated menacing.

* Police interrupted a screaming match involving approximately 15 women over a shattered window in a minivan at 1:08 a.m. June 16 in the 500 block of Postwoods Drive.

The reporting officer said another officer made a traffic stop to catch up with the woman who shattered the rear window of a Toyota minivan. He said the woman had a black crowbar on the front passenger seat of her vehicle. She also had a lacerated right hand, according to the police report.

The woman told the officer she thought she was breaking the window of a van that belonged to a different owner. She was treated for her injuries at the scene and issued a summons for criminal damaging through Reynoldsburg's Mayor's Court.

* A man reported his girlfriend's mother assaulted him by hitting him in the arm with her umbrella at 7:56 a.m. June 19 at a residence in the 7600 block of Dalglen Drive. The reporting officer said the man told him he was packing his things and trying to leave the residence when the woman came over and confronted him.

The officer talked to the woman, who admitted she "whacked him with her small pocket umbrella." The man declined to press charges, so the case was closed.

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