Reynoldsburg News

Police beat

Woman injured during morning purse-snatching

Reynoldsburg police said a woman was injured when two men allegedly knocked her down and ripped her purse from her shoulder before running away.

The woman told police she was standing outside a Redbox machine at 11 a.m. Oct. 13 in the 6300 block of East Main Street when two men ran up to her and snatched her purse, knocking her to the sidewalk.

The reporting officer said both the woman's knees were bruised and swollen, her ankle was swollen and she was having right shoulder pain where the purse had been ripped away.

Officers circulated through the area behind the 6400 East Main Street business complex and found her purse on the ground, across from a front door in the 1100 block of Woodwind Drive. The reporting officer spoke to residents in the area, but all said they did not see anything.

Police said the robbery is still under investigation.

In other Reynoldsburg police reports:

•Officers responded to a report of a dog bite at 5:16 p.m. Oct. 12 at a home in the 1600 block of Rygate Road. The reporting officer said a man stated he was delivering papers at the residence when a large brown pit bull exited the front door and bit his right leg, "causing significant bleeding," according to the report.

Truro Township Fire Department medics treated the man at the scene. The officer tried to make contact with the owners of the dog, but neighbors said a man and a woman left the residence in a Lincoln sedan shortly after the incident.

The owners were later served a summons to appear in mayor's court for harboring a vicious dog.

•Another dog bite was reported Oct.16 at a business in the 6900 block of East Main Street, when an employee was helping a customer load bags into a car. The reporting officer said the dog involved in the incident was a Great Dane. Her owner told police the young female employee helped her load the groceries in her trunk, then "apparently walked by the rear window of the vehicle, which had its window down" and was bitten when she attempted to pet the dog.

The officer said the bite caused a small gash on the employee's finger. Medics were called to the scene. The dog owner said her dog has not been sick but has not received any shots for the last three to four years. A form was sent to the Franklin County Board of Health, but no charges were filed.

•Residents in the 8000 block of Summit Road complained at 6:45 a.m. Oct. 8 about a rooster crowing. The reporting officer said he found a fenced area outside a shed and saw several chickens and one white rooster.

He said the owner of the chickens told him he has owned chickens for a long time and "does not understand why it's suddenly a problem." The officer said he told the owner that when a rooster crows at 5:24 a.m., "the noise echoes across the ravine and into the neighborhood behind him." The man told the officer he would begin closing the rooster in the shed in the morning, which would stop him from crowing.

Comments