Circleville Police reports for Oct. 23-29

Circleville Police reports for Oct. 23-29

by Craig Lovelace

October 23

Midnight – A theft report was taken after a caller at a fueling station in the 200 block of East Main Street claimed a male had stolen several unidentified items.

6:10 a.m. – An emergency-911 caller stated that a drunk male was walking around an East Main Street yard and talking to himself. She also stated he was looking in windows and described him as a white male with dark hair and wearing a camouflage shirt. The male was taken in on a summons issued by the Chillicothe Police Department.

7:38 a.m. – A grain inspection business in the 600 block of South Washington Street reported that a catalytic converter was stolen off one of its vehicles.

12:51 p.m. – A female reported that the previous night a prowler was walking around her house and looking through the windows. She also added that the male was barefoot because she found his shoes in the yard. (Has the prowler no sole?)

7:53 p.m. – An Edgewood Drive male called police complaining that someone parked in the only spot on the public roadway that sits in front of his residence. (Did we mention that it’s a public street?)

9:18 p.m. – Multiple calls to police described an escalating domestic dispute playing out on Ridgedale Drive. One caller indicated that there were juveniles present as a male and female argued. An officer who responded requested a medic for injuries to the female’s hands. Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Pickaway County Jail. Charged with assault and domestic violence was Aaron Thomas Taylor, 33. Lisa Cogburn, 33, was charged with two counts of assault. Each charge for each defendant is a first-degree misdemeanor. The pair each pleaded not guilty to those charges in Circleville Municipal Court.

9:23 p.m. – A female reported that her car was side-swiped in front of an East Main Street address. Response was delayed because of the domestic situation on Ridgedale Drive. The female was already in bed when the police responded, and they said they would follow up the next day.  

October 24

4:45 p.m. – An Evergreen Avenue caller said that some parents were encouraging a group of juveniles to throw rocks at and threatening her grandchildren. Police took a report.

9:30 p.m. ­– Someone called emergency-911 to report that he was stranded in Circleville. Police, he said, could find him on Lancaster Pike wearing a Trump/Pence T-shirt. This date was the day of a Trump rally over at the Pickaway County Fairgrounds. The male refused to provide police with further information. (What was he hoping for, a bus ticket to Peoria?)

10:43 p.m. – Worried about his wife, a male called police to say she was missing after they got separated from an East Main Street location [address redacted.] He told police he was making the call from their home and said his wife might be intoxicated. He described her as a female with long blond hair and wearing a Trump hat. The call was later cancelled after the female returned home. (Wonder how she responded to the description he gave to police.)

October 25

9:42 a.m. – Someone broke into a South Court Street business [name and street number redacted] and stole all the tools. Taken was a report for breaking and entering.

10:11 a.m. – What one resident thought was smoke coming from West Main Street grain bins was actually steam that accompanied the drying of corn that employees told police would be ongoing for 24 hours a day in case they received similar calls. (That sounds like an ears-ful.)

10:52 a.m. – Burglars stole $500 and all of the knives from a Walnut Street address. Report taken on a burglary.

1:20 p.m. – Responding to a miscellaneous complaint, police found the pathway between Nicholas Drive and Ohio Christian University to be OK. (Isn’t that nice?) 

1:56 p.m. – A Pontius Road female went to a hospital emergency room after allegedly getting bitten by a pit bull. Police took a report.

4:58 p.m. – A female reported that sometime around 3:30 p.m. someone stole her husband’s tablet, coat and four packs of cigarettes out of her garage.

5:11 p.m. – On Victor Drive, a car was broken into and stolen were wedding rings and bank cards.

7:04 p.m. – (Calling all thieves. Have you thought to pilfer this?) An East Main Street resident said somebody broke into his home and tried to steal … the basement door. (I’m gonna need bigger pockets.)

October 26

10:02 a.m. – An East Mound Street house that a male was renovating was broken into and his tools stolen.

10:05 a.m. – A man was arrested for bothering employees of a South Washington Street business who were cleaning up. Roger A. Levan was charged with aggravated menacing.

4:42 p.m. – On Barry Drive, a female told police that a male [name redacted] got aggressive toward her, smashed her phone, smacked her, and threatened her. She said the male left running toward Nicholas Drive wearing a red Aeropostle hoody and red sweatpants. 

5:16 p.m. – Police arrested a man wanted on a warrant after receiving a call from an individual who said that Jerrod Connor had made threats against the person. Connor, 23, of Circleville, is facing a charge of menacing – a fourth-degree misdemeanor – and is scheduled for trial Nov. 9 in Circleville Municipal Court.

5:52 p.m. – A Dunkel Road resident complained to police about her neighbor’s chickens that keep coming into her yard. The chickens, she said, destroy the yard and defecate all over it. (Get along little chickies.))

11:38 p.m. – A customer at an East Main Street business told police she witnessed a male stealing a case of beer and running toward a nearby alley by South Washington Street. (Would a case of lite beer be any easier to carry?)

October 28

2:47 p.m. – An East Ohio Street female said her boss walked outside and found a gun laying in front of the woman’s truck. The gun had the word “Ruger” on it. A report was taken. (Find a Ruger; pick it up; and all day long you’ll … oh, forget it.)

6:26 p.m. – Police were called by an East Mound Street resident who said an individual who was living in the same home left and took her dog. She was advised that it’s a civil issue because they both were residing in the same household and the dog belonged to each of them.

7:39 p.m. – A male caller reported that a female stole his car keys and wallet from his vehicle. He added that two of his friends caught up with her and the male with her at the Kroger on Lancaster Pike. When the friends confronted the female, the male took off running. The female denied taking the items. A report was filed.

9:59 p.m. – On Walnut Street, a male told police he wants removed from the property a female to whom he rents a room. He has told the female that her boyfriend, also on site at the time of this complaint, is not welcomed in the house. Police said it’s a civil issue, but the male can evict the female if he wants. (Three’s too much company.)

October 29

1:56 a.m. – According to a report, the repossession of a 2012 Chevy cargo van on Nicholas Drive was executed. 

7:08 a.m. – A Nicholas Drive man called police to report that his 2012 Chevy cargo van was stolen. (The police probably said to the man … “well, not exactly.”)

2:01 p.m. – A good Samaritan walked into police headquarters on East Franklin Street with a women’s wallet he found at a stop sign near the Tractor Supply on U.S. Route 23. A dispatcher for Circleville Police reached out to the owner to let them know her wallet was at the station. The owner said she would retrieve it after her shift at Burger King ended in the early evening. (Atta boy, police; atta boy, employee.)

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