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Trapped woman sends texts for help

A Reynoldsburg woman used text messages to seek help after she was trapped in a car by her juvenile son, who was hallucinating, Reynoldsburg police reported.

Officers were dispatched Dec. 30 to a home in the 1300 block of Hilton Drive, after a caller told them the woman had texted that she was trapped in the car.

The woman said her son was bipolar and had consumed a wine cooler that reacted with his medicine. She tried to take the drink from him, but she was thrown to the ground, according to the report. The woman said she locked her son outside the house, but he broke the door frame to get back inside.

She told police the boy needed help but declined to press charges. He was evaluated by Truro Township Fire Department medics and transported to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

In other recent incident reports from the Reynoldsburg Police Department:

• An officer found a 16-year-old boy standing outside, shivering, with his arms in his shirt Dec. 30 on the east side of Taylor Road near Sunlight Drive.

The boy told the officer he lived with his stepmother in Columbus. A LEADS check indicated the boy had been reported missing.

The officer brought him back to the Reynoldsburg Police Department and found him something to eat and drink until Columbus police arrived to take custody.

• A woman reported at 11 p.m. Dec. 30 she was being stalked at a business in the 2700 block of Taylor Road. She told police a man had asked her for a date a few months ago but she told him she was not interested. She said the man came into the business where she worked several times to ask her out again and showed up at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 30 and "was more aggressive in his approach."

She said the man argued with security personnel when asked to leave. She described him as a 6-foot-2 black man with a medium build and a goatee. She said he speaks with heavy African accent.

He drives a black Nissan SUV, according to the police report.

• Police arrested a man for criminal trespassing and menacing after came into a business in the 1600 block of Brice Road and demanded his paycheck at 5 p.m. Dec. 27.

The manager told police she did not have the man's paycheck yet because an employer had not forwarded it to her.

She said the man "was extremely aggressive, confrontational and used abusive language toward her," according to the report.

The woman said she fired the man, but he came back later that day and "used profanity, yelled and screamed at her."

• A man told police someone tried to kick in his front door at 7:50 p.m. Jan. 1 in the 1200 block of Beavercreek Boulevard. He said he was watching television when he heard "a loud bang" and discovered the front storm door was damaged. The reporting officer said he saw a muddy boot print on the front door.

Also on Beavercreek Boulevard, in the 1100 block, another man reported he also had a damaged front storm door, with a muddy boot print on it.