Circleville Police activity for July 31-Aug.3

Circleville Police activity for July 31-Aug.3

From Staff Reports

Circleville Police arrested a 59-year-old Circleville resident in connection with a report of shots being fired in the 300 block of East Mound Street around 9 p.m. Monday.

Responding to an emergency-911 call, police found a victim who had been grazed by a bullet or fragment of one, according to a police statement on the incident. The victim claimed Greg Walker shot at him and at least one other person after an argument and fight ensued. 

Police detained Walker and secured a search warrant. There they found a gun box, shell casings and ammunition. Police later discovered a 9mm handgun wrapped in a yellow microfiber towel in a small shed in the parking lot of Southerlands, which they suspect is the weapon, the statement implies.

Walker was arrested and charged with felonious assault, weapons under disability, tampering with evidence, using weapons while intoxicated and discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises. He was taken to the Pickaway County Jail.

July 31

12:23 a.m. – An East Main Street store employee called police about a juvenile who was in the establishment asking people for cigarettes. The employee said he was concerned about the male’s safety. A report about an unruly juvenile was taken.

3:53 a.m. ­– A an East Franklin Street female called police and claimed a male [name redacted] came to her house, broke her television and hit her in the face. He was wearing a red shirt and jeans and took off walking at that point. She hung up the phone but called back telling police their presence wasn’t needed; she just wanted the male to leave. Police were unable to locate the male and there was no answer at the residence.

1:24 p.m. – Police got a call from an individual advising them that there was a male a female behind the United Dairy Farmers store on East Main Street who appeared to be videotaping people and acting as if they are doing something to the back of the building.

1: 47 p.m. – The manager of the Tractor Supply on U.S. Route 23 said a man was running across the highway toward Court Street because he was caught giving out a fake $100 bill. The manager reported the male did the same thing at Rural King. Arrested was 19-year-old Semja Shorts who was charged with petty theft, breaking and entering, theft, and two counts of counterfeiting.

4:02 p.m. ­– A Villa Drive female came to the Circleville Police station reporting that someone stole her credit card from her home the previous night. A report was taken.

5:39 p.m. – An officer was flagged down about a vehicle that had been running for a few days in the 500 block of South Court Street. Police were able to contact the owner who said he is out of state and must have forgotten to shut it off. He told police all was OK and the vehicle will eventually run out of gas.

11:51 p.m. – Police were alerted to an East Ohio Street location upon a report of an active fight between two males. A caller added that there were no weapons involved.

Aug. 1

12:27 a.m. –  A caller from the South Court area advised there is a white four-door car, such as a BMW or other high-end vehicle, with dark tinted windows and out-of-state tags trying to get young girls to pull over in town. Caller just wanted police to be aware due to everything that is going on in the world.

12:53 p.m. – A Ruth Avenue caller reported that they witnessed a red truck coming through the area, spinning out in the roadway and striking her niece’s vehicle. A report was taken.

11:59 p.m. – Police took a report from a Nicholas Drive female who alleged the household keeps receiving threatening phone calls. She told police they won’t stop calling long enough for her to block the phone number. She alleges most of the threats are made against her teenage daughter.

Aug. 2

5:35 a.m. – An Atwater Avenue female requested an officer about an alleged assault around 3 a.m. The caller told police that a female resident attacked a male resident, adding there were no injuries of which she was aware.

9:17 a.m. – Police arrested a 44-year-old male after a report that he allegedly threw a rock at another male, hitting him in the back of the head and causing a laceration. Teddy Vanhorn was charged with menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor. The victim declined medical attention.

11:07 a.m. – An officer was flagged down about a Circleville male who was in alleged violation of a temporary protective order. Arrested was Trent Wallace, 50, on the charge and on a separate charge of violating probation.

Aug. 3

12:59 a.m. – Police removed a female from a Garden Parkway residence after a caller reported that another female was knocking on her door and circling the house. The caller had spoken with the police Sunday and they said for her to call again if the woman reappeared. The woman was taken to Haven House.

10:41 a.m. – Police took a report about someone broke into one of the pop machines at the South Court Car Wash in the 900 block of South Court Street.

4:09 p.m. – Someone reportedly took a four-foot football off of the Pee Wee football float at Ted Lewis Park.

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