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Reynoldsburg: Bullet damages window, company van

Tuesday February 18, 2014 7:12 PM

Reynoldsburg police said someone fired multiple gunshots that went through an upstairs bedroom window of a local residence, then struck a Time Warner Cable van.

Police reports said the resident woke up after hearing four gunshots at 2:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at his house in the 8300 block of Kingsley Drive. The man said he turned on the lights and discovered he had a bullet hole through his upstairs bedroom window.

Three officers searched the area inside and around the house and determined the bullet "hit a far side wall, going into the closet and ended up on a shelf holding his (homeowner's) pants," according to the police report. Officers also found shell casings on the ground and bullet holes in the Time Warner van, parked on the street in the 8400 block of Kingsley.

"It looked like someone was driving east on Kingsley and leaned out of the window to shoot at the van," the responding officer wrote in the police report.

The incident is still under investigation, police said.

In other recent incident reports from the Reynoldsburg Division of Police:

* Officers responded to the report of a disturbance and found a woman lying in the snow at 1:39 a.m. Feb. 8 in the 7400 block of East Main Street. The woman told police she had attempted to walk to a carry-out to get more beer but had fallen in the snow and "was comfortable lying in the snow." The officer determined she was too intoxicated to care for herself and helped her back to her apartment complex, leaving her at the residence.

* A police officer threatened to Taser a woman after she resisted arrest on an outstanding warrant for illegal license plates. He conducted a random license plate registration check at 5:17 p.m. Feb. 8 in the 2700 block of Taylor Road Southwest and found out the related driver's license was suspended and there was an outstanding warrant for the driver.

He caught up with the vehicle in a parking lot and told the woman she had a warrant for arrest and asked if she could post $222 bond. The woman said she could not post bond and asked the officer if she could get back in the car and he could follow her to her residence so that she could drop off two passengers. The officer refused and because the woman could not post bond, he attempted to arrest her. She resisted until he pulled out his Taser, according to the police report. He then handcuffed her and she was cited for driving under suspension. She was transported to the Franklin County Correctional Center.

* A woman reported her 2003 Honda Odyssey was stolen from her garage between 2 and 3 p.m. Feb. 7 in the 400 block of Timbercreek Drive. She said her keys were inside the car. The woman also told police she typically leaves the garage door up when she is home and on this particular day also left her purse in the vehicle. She said her purse is black leather and contained $25 in cash along with 10 credit cards.

* Another car theft was reported overnight Feb. 8 in the 900 block of Lancaster Avenue. The resident told police he went outside in the morning to see how bad the snow was and noticed his 2003 Chevrolet Express van missing from the driveway. He said the van was unlocked and the key was in the ignition. He said the key gets stuck so he leaves it in the ignition, according to the police report. He also said the van had been broken into between midnight and 12:45 a.m. Feb. 7, with someone stealing a drill kit and grinder. The person also broke into a trailer by cutting the lock off. Police reported the van was recovered Feb. 11 in the 900 block of Robinwood Lane, but the key was missing.

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