Westerville: Police arrest teen in June shooting case

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The Westerville Division of Police announced July 31 an arrest was made related to a neighborhood shooting that took place on June 30.

A 16-year-old juvenile of Westerville was charged with four felony counts, including aggravated robbery, felonious assault, kidnapping and tampering with evidence, a police press release stated.

He was being held in Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center.

Westerville investigators found the suspect shot a 20-year-old acquaintance after an argument and robbery attempt on the 400 block of Potowatomi Drive. The victim drove himself to Mount Carmel St. Ann's in Westerville, and was transported to Mount Carmel East Hospital.

He survived his wounds, according to the press release.

In other Westerville police incident reports:

* Westerville police have received complaints about customers not wearing facial coverings at local businesses.

A man used profanity when a woman who was not wearing a mask allegedly cut in front of him in line at a farm market on Africa Road, according to a report received at 12:58 p.m. July 20. The caller was upset the man yelled profanity at her in front of her child, reports said. Police told the man that if someone is not wearing a mask he should advise the business owner and let them handle the situation. The man said he understood, reports said.

A customer at Westerville Plaza, 71 Westerville Plaza, called police about a disturbance at a business related to a couple not wearing masks, according to a report received at 1:28 p.m. July 19. Police made contact with a clerk, who reported a man and woman came into the business without masks. The clerk asked them to put on masks, and the woman complied but the man got upset and said he did not need to wear a mask because of a medical condition. The clerk then said he did not have to wear one, reports said.

* An East Walnut Street resident called police about construction noises at Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Ave., according to a report received at 6:27 a.m. July 21. Police advised the resident the workers may have a permit to work as early as 6 a.m., according to reports. The caller was instructed to direct complaints to the city manager's office, reports said.

* A drone was reported stolen from a vehicle on Allview Court at 11:25 a.m. July 20. There was no forced entry and no damage to the vehicle, reports said.