Sheriff’s reports for Nov. 10-13

Sheriff’s reports for Nov. 10-13

Selected reports from the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office during the past week. The number of calls that came into the agency’s dispatching center for the days represented here totaled 224.

November 10, 2020 

10:43 a.m. – Perfection One reported that two catalytic converters were stolen off two vehicles at its Island Road location in Circleville sometime over the weekend.

12:09 a.m. – Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Levi Freeman was sent to the Craft Mall at 2150 N. Court St. in Circleville Township to check on a suspicious vehicle. 

A caller at the Hope House reported seeing a silver vehicle pulling into the shared lot and drive to the back and park. The caller said the vehicle left and was headed northbound on North Court Street before Freeman arrived. The corporal was unable to locate the vehicle.

12:14 p.m. – Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Poorman met with an individual at the Circleville Self Storage on Lancaster Pike, who said he had observed on three different occasions a vehicle pulling into the location during the midnight hour and meeting with another vehicle. The person provided photographs of each incident and requested an extra patrol for the area.

12: 58 p.m. – A woman was taken from the Relax Inn on U.S. Route 23 after knocking on multiple doors and refusing to leave when asked by employees. Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Poorman located the female at the intersection of Putthuff Avenue and Tarlton Road. She said she had been staying at the inn with a male and went back there to pick up some of her things because she no longer wanted to be around the male. However, employees told deputies that the room and one next to it were unoccupied. 

An employee said the woman did not seem to know where she was and kept telling the employee she worked there. Two days earlier, the female was arrested by Circleville Police officers and charged with criminal trespassing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor to which she pleaded not guilty Nov. 9 in Circleville Municipal Court. The woman told a sheriff’s deputy that she takes multiple medications for mental health and that she neither has any nor taken them for a few days. Pickaway Township EMS arrived on the scene and transported her to Berger Hospital.

2:43 p.m. – The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office took a report about a U-haul trailer that was purportedly stolen from a lot on U.S. Route 62 in Orient. A company representative told Deputy Lance Canterbury that they had a rented trailer that was on the lot but was gone when he came to retrieve it. The theft occurred between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4, according to a report.

3:52 p.m. – A sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to 8946 SR 316 West on an alleged theft. The respondent, who the officer wrote was highly intoxicated, said someone broke into his shed and stole four puppies and his marijuana bowl.

9 p.m. – A property owner in the 7600 block of State Route 762 reported that 30 non-treated boards were stolen off his property. The owner told a sheriff’s deputy that a camera set up on the property takes pictures and sends them to his cellphone. According to the owner, the pictures this day show a white work van, with the license plate visible, drove onto the property with no lumber on a ladder rack. Upon leaving 11 minutes later, lumber was seen on the rack. The owner allegedly followed the truck to a Columbus construction company. He called the foreman who said there was no reason for anyone to be on the property.

November 12

2:14 a.m. – It didn’t take much time, but authorities were able to sniff out this burglary in progress rather quickly. A sheriff’s deputy was called to a Saltcreek Township home where the person who called for help swore that he had someone on camera that was in the house. The two viewed the camera footage, it was determined the only living matter on film was the caller’s pooch. Case closed. (McGruff the crime dog would be proud.)

9:57 a.m. – An inmate at the Pickaway County Jail alleges that she was sexually assaulted at the facility on Nov. 6 by another inmate. The 29-year-old female, who is facing multiple weapons and drug charges, alleged that the assault occurred in the jail booking area. The case was referred to investigators.

6:32 p.m. – The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office may file charges against an individual who allegedly has been harassing a brother and sister by constantly calling them and using a derogatory term to describe their deceased parents. A report says the suspect called the Tarlton siblings, who live at the same address, several times on Nov. 12. Another sibling told deputies that she too has been receiving similar calls from the suspect. She showed deputies several calls and text message reflecting the statement. Each of the siblings want the calls to stop. Deputy Sgt. John Schleich wrote that he has taken several reports from the alleged victims on the same subject, while another deputy has taken phone harassment complaints from one of the siblings.  

11:38 p.m. – (Easiest stop ever?) A deputy headed westbound on State Route 316 near Commercial Point Road, pulled over a vehicle in front of him whose driver crossed over the yellow line while negotiating a curve. The drive pulled over on the eastbound lane and stopped – as did the deputy. The driver, Dwight Remy, told the deputy he did not have a valid driver’s license and showed the deputy a warrant for his arrest issued out of Franklin County. He asked Remy if there were any drugs or weapons in the car, and Remy said there was a loaded handgun for which he had no CCW permit. He was turned over to Franklin County for the outstanding warrant. The Pickaway County sheriff’s deputy said he would later receive a summons on traffic violations and the improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

November 13

6:32 p.m. – Sheriff’s deputies were called out to 1100 block of Hefner Road in Saltcreek Township on a report that a husband was allegedly holding his spouse against her will and hurting her. Once on the scene, deputies knocked at the door and could hear a female screaming. A deputy was able to view a male through the kitchen window but who failed to acknowledge his presence. The male eventually answered the door. Deputies wrote that the couple continued arguing but then were separated with the spouse heading to the kitchen with another deputy.

The sheriff’s narrative says the male was highly intoxicated and that he kept trying to hear what the spouse was telling the deputy. The spouse told a deputy that her husband had been drinking for two straight days. She tried to leave the residence, she said, but he blocked her path. She tried to call the sheriff’s office, but he took her phone, according to a report. She grabbed a tablet and sent a “help” message to her daughter, whose husband then contacted authorities. Deputies wrote that there were no signs of an assault on either the male or female.

Arrested was Ronald Baldwin, 54, on a probation violation and a single charge of unlawful restraint. He was taken to the Pickaway County Jail and has a Nov. 18 hearing in Circleville Municipal Court. Outside of the new charges, Baldwin was arrested most recently in September on a charge of disorderly conduct. He pleaded guilty to the charge a month later in the municipal court and placed on a year’s probation.

10:04 p.m. – A sheriff’s deputy was sent to the area of Goodman and Perrill roads about a female wearing a pink long-sleeve shirt and walking in the roadway. The deputy was unable to locate anyone fitting the description.

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