Circleville Police reports for the period of Sept. 17-23

Circleville Police reports for the period of Sept. 17-23

A unique way to ask for money, in a grocery store nonetheless, a pup dumped at the dog shelter delivering multiple puppies, and an unexpected surprise when touring a home for sale are some of the calls that came into the Circleville Police department between Sept. 17-23.

September 17

2:47 a.m. – Someone was seen trying to break into a Sunshine Street residence by gaining entry through a window. The suspect was described as wearing all dark clothing, and he was seen walking to the rear of the property on the Lincoln Drive side.

7:20 a.m. – A female reported that she had several items stolen from her vehicle that was broken into at her residence.

10:23 a.m. – After receiving a speeding ticket, a female went to police headquarters to challenge it. She told police that the Ohio State Patrol issued the ticket for doing 49 mph in a 35-mph zone while driving northbound on North Court Street in the area of Wellman’s Funeral Home. She complained that the traffic sign is difficult to read and looks like the limit is 95 mph. Police confirmed that the sign has paint on it. The case was transferred to the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office because the sign is just outside of the city’s jurisdiction.

1:30 p.m. –  A caller told police that his wife, who was shopping at Kroger, said a male wearing all black and a black bandanna and who has black painted fingernails plus red hair, was asking customers for money and was very demanding and forceful about it. The caller said his wife ended up sending him money through a cash app because he was so demanding and is very upset about the ordeal. (Huh? The male uses a cash app for those who give him money?)

5:51 p.m. – Several juveniles allegedly cursed and screamed at two females who were painting a pergola for a donation to a church. A caller said the gathering was in the parking lot behind an East Mound Street church. The juveniles were told to keep it down. They reappeared two hours later and continued cursing and screaming at the females.

September 18

5:23 a.m. ­– A Watt Street resident, upon walking outside, saw two people attempting to break into the family’s truck. The female was described as wearing a backpack, while a male used a scooter. The pair was last seen in the alleyway behind the residence and heading toward Washington Street. 

6:38 a.m. – A second Watt Street resident reported that somebody broke into her vehicle and ransacked it the previous evening. Several items were missing.

9:54 a.m. – A male motorcyclist called police upset about the cash policy at a gas station on West Main Street. He told an officer that he pulled up on his motorcycle to get gas and the owner came out and wanted to know how he was paying. The cyclist said he was paying cash and even had the cash in his hand. The station owner demanded to have his credit card so he could write the numbers down in order to prevent him leaving without paying for the gas. (Trust but verify?)

6:30 p.m. – The property owner of an East Franklin Street residence said someone broke into the home and busted out the rear windows while he was away for 10 days. The next day, the owner supplemented his original report, saying several items were missing from the house.

9:09 p.m. – There was a fight outside of a West Main Street location [name redacted] involving as many as 10 people. A witness said one male shoved another to the ground and punched him repeatedly. A report was taken, but there were no arrests made that night. 

September 19

4:33 a.m. – A man was arrested after a Town Street resident told police she found him acting weirdly and was worried that he was going to break into the house. Arrested and charged with disorderly conduct was Trent Nungester, 41, of South Bloomfield. Nungester was arraigned on Sept. 21 and pleaded guilty to the minor misdemeanor. He was let go after paying local court costs.

10:01 p.m. – Juveniles reportedly threw a piece of cheese at a vehicle on South Court Street. (That’s grating.)

11:37 p.m. – A report was taken about a driver who claimed an individual [name redacted] tried to run him off the road. The driver wants to press charges. A female was injured and examined by a medic.

September 20

10:03 p.m. – A male and female allegedly stole a child’s bicycle from the porch of a Walnut Street residence. The suspect was described as a skinny white male, approximately 25-27 years old and donning a black mask, black pants, black shirt and a red and black hat. A theft report was taken. 

September 21

1:07 a.m. ­ – A John Street female called police about two people who were ransacking her vehicle. They fled, she said, toward East Mound Street. A report was taken.

1:43 a.m. – While checking a business, an officer made a homeless person sleeping in Pumpkin Show Park leave the North Court Street site.

12:48 p.m. – A man was arrested at the Ohio Heights Apartment complex in the 500 block of East Ohio Street. Police were called with information that William Williams was inside the building though he was told previously not to enter the complex. Williams was charged with trespassing. 

12:55 p.m. – Someone at the Pickaway County Dog Shelter requested a police presence when they met with an East Franklin Street resident about four dogs dropped off at the shelter. One of the dogs delivered 11 puppies while there. The officer was requested because the shelter employee was concerned there might be issues.

1:53 p.m. – Police were unable to locate a male who allegedly harassed a female and followed her around town. The female reported that she went to the Duke & Duchess on East Main Street to get something to drink. The male, according to a police incident sheet, approached her and threw the drink all over her. (Someone needs a hobby.)

4:13 p.m. – No one was hurt in an accident in which a van was side-swiped by four-door red sedan along South Court Street.

5:27 p.m. – Someone allegedly stole Yankee Candles and coffee from the porch of a West Mill Street residence over Sept. 10-11. (That’s waxed! Cream or sugar anyone?)

7:58 p.m. – A Renick Avenue caller told police she was threatened over the phone by an individual [name redacted] who said that she would experience bodily harm.

11:23 p.m. – Police responded to a domestic situation on Bolens Avenue after receiving two calls about it, including one in which a female can be heard screaming. Police told the female and an unidentified male that if it persists, they each would be charged with disorderly conduct. A third call came in at 11:56 p.m., with the female claiming that a male bit her and she had marks all over her face.

September 22

8:35 a.m. – One of the buses at Pickaway Manor on Clark Drive had its catalytic converter cut off.

9:53 a.m. – A caller reported that a client, whose residence she was at, was hitting members of her staff and being generally combative and uncooperative.

11:06 a.m. – Police took a forgery report from a Lincoln Avenue male who claims he keeps receiving credit cards that are delivered to his residence in his name though he never ordered or authorized them. He said he believes his identity has been stolen. The company sending the cards reportedly won’t reveal the address they have on file for the cards because it is different than his. Also, the names on the cards are spelled incorrectly.

1:07 p.m. – An East Mill Street male reported that someone slashed his vehicle’s tires.

1:36 p.m. – Police were alerted to a male riding a dirt bike on South Court Street at high rates of speed and who almost side-swiped another vehicle. The biker was described as shirtless and wearing a blue bandana around his head, and he was last seen turning onto Harrison Avenue westbound from South Court.

4:43 p.m. – A person old enough to drive had to be reminded by police NOT to drive in excess of 80 mph down alleyways and East Ohio Street. (A fun fact the driver might not have realized: The vehicle was a black Honda Pilot that weighs in excess of two tons. THAT’S 4,000 POUNDS.)

5:47 p.m. – (Thinking it through.) A male requested an officer because he said he was driving drunk on Lancaster Pike and in a gold Ford Fusion. However, the male disconnected the call before police could gather more information. The driver called police again at 6:15 p.m. saying he wants to turn himself in. When authorities questioned him further, the line went dead a second time. Twenty-three minutes later, the driver showed up at Circleville Police headquarters on East Franklin Street and spoke with an officer. He was later released to a sober party.

September 23

11:35 a.m. –  At a Meadow Drive residence, a female caller told police that a second female was going “crazy” and was throwing items outside. The 

caller said she has locked herself in her vehicle to get away from the other person. Police took a report on domestic abuse..

12:13 p.m. – (Does he come with the house?) Prospective house buyers got a bit of surprise when looking at an East Main Street property that is on the market. According to an incident sheet, the people touring the home said a male came running down a flight of stairs and out the front door, heading toward Franklin Street in the alley and was last seen heading toward Kroger on Lancaster Pike. They described the male as approximately 5-foot-6-inches tall and wearing black jeans, a brown and orange colored flannel shirt, ball cap, a face mask and carrying a black backpack. Police arrested Matthew B. Jones, 41, who was hiding upstairs, on a probation violation. 

12:32 p.m. – On Watt Street, a caller expressed concern to the police about a neighbor who lives three houses north of hers. She said the neighbor was standing out in her yard and staring through the caller’s window. The caller told police she has had some issues with the neighbor, though adding that she neither knows her name nor spoken with her. But, she said, the looking through the window thing has occurred previously. Arrested was Tracey LaRue, 41, who was charged with disorderly conduct, a fourth-degree misdemeanor and resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor. She pleaded not guilty to each and a Nov. 4 trial date in Circleville Municipal Court was scheduled.

12:50 p.m. – An East Mill Street male told police that he let another male [name redacted] use his vehicle. However, the second male wouldn’t return either the vehicle or the keys. And, he has the paperwork to prove the vehicle is his. A report was taken. (As was possibly a vehicle?)

2:08 p.m. – An individual claiming that she was assaulted at work showed up at police headquarters wanting to speak with an officer. She left, however, before the officer’s arrival. Deputy Chief Robert Chapman will handle the complaint.

2:41 p.m. – A female said her bicycle was stolen from the Duke & Duchess fueling station on East Main Street. A report was taken.

4:06 p.m. – The Pickaway County Dog Warden was called out to Ted Lewis Park on North Court Street and attempted to catch a dog that a mother said was trying to go after her kids. The dog was described as white and gray and wearing a blue collar.

4:16 p.m. – (In the strange column,) a South Court Street male told police that someone he used to work with came to his residence and was

honking the horn so he went outside. The former co-worker [name redacted] started jumping around and laughing and then he the first male. The co-worker left when a neighbor appeared. Police took a report for assault.

5:49 p.m. ­– A female was allegedly assaulted by a male [name redacted] who she said head-butted her at her residence [location redacted.] She came to police headquarters to file the complaint. An officer drove her back to her home, and it was discovered that her car was missing. A report for assault and a stolen vehicle was taken.

A technology issue at Circleville Police prevented the publishing of police calls from Sept. 24

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