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Reynoldsburg: Masked man attacks woman in her garage

A woman told Reynoldsburg police a man dressed in all black clothing assaulted her in her garage early on May 9.

The woman said she pulled into her garage at 2:05 a.m. May 9 at her residence in the 8400 block of Kingsley Drive. When she got out of her car, she was hit in the face by a man wearing a ski mask. She told police they fought between the cars in the garage and she kicked and screamed at him.

Police reports said the woman's mother, who had been sleeping upstairs, heard her daughter screaming and came down to see the two struggling. The man fled across the street between houses.

The reporting officer said the women described the man as a light-skinned black man, around 5-feet, 10-inches tall with his hair pulled back in a ponytail.

The woman who was attacked suffered minor injuries, including a broken fingernail, an abrasion to her right knee and a small welt over her eye, according to the police report. The officer said the incident is still under investigation.

In other Reynoldsburg police reports:

• Officers charged a man with child endangering after he was allegedly so intoxicated he let a 3-year-old he was supposed to be watching wander out the door around 10 p.m. May 10 in the 2100 block of Lavenham Road.

The reporting officer said about 10 people found the boy wandering through a parking lot at Whenham Court, "crying for his mommy and daddy." The man told police the boy "is 6 and can take care of himself."

The officer said he "ex-plained to (the man) that the boy was only 3 and could not be left alone," according to the police report.

• A school resource officer arrested a 17-year-old boy at 10:55 a.m. May 9 at the Reynoldsburg High School Summit campus, 8579 Summit Road, for underage possession of alcohol.

The officer said a student complained the boy told her he "was going to punch her and cut her in her throat," according to the police report. She said the boy was drinking out of an iced-tea bottle.

The officer searched the boy's backpack and found a bottle of vodka and said the iced tea bottle smelled like an alcoholic beverage. The boy denied making any threats and said "he'd never hit a girl," according to the report.

• Police arrested a junior high school girl around 4:30 p.m. May 14 at Baldwin Road Junior High, 2300 Baldwin Road, for criminal trespassing and criminal damaging.

The reporting officer said the girl had been suspended earlier that day for fighting but had returned to demand school officials return her cell phone. They refused, saying the cell phone had been confiscated as evidence because the girl had videotaped a fight.

The girl became angry then kicked a light pole, pulled up flowers in a flower bed and began punching school windows, according to the report.

• A man reported his black 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle was stolen between 2 p.m. May 9 and 10:30 a.m. May 10 from in front of his home in the 2200 block of Pierce Road. He said the motorcycle is valued at $5,000 and he has the only keys.

• Police responded to a complaint that a dad watching a basketball game at Reynoldsburg High School, 6699 E. Livingston Ave., had assaulted his son's stepfather at 3:37 p.m. May 10. The stepfather said the other man spit into his face, saying, "I'll own you," and he responded by punching him in the face.

The dad told police he accidentally spit in the stepfather's face and asked him to "give him some respect and not talk to my son during the games."

He told police he did not want to pursue charges for the punch in the face but the stepfather wanted to pursue charges for the spitting incident. The case was referred to the city attorney for possible charges.

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