Law Enforcement & Court Reports A cat and snakes take the stage in police reports

A cat and snakes take the stage in police reports

by Craig Lovelace Selected Circleville Police reports for January 18-21, 2021. Please note that the department redacts the addresses of where calls originated and/or police respond. January 18 7:06 a.m. – Someone got inside of a business in the 300 block of Town Street over the weekend and stole four cell phones as well as …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports Blood trail prompts arrest of Circleville man in stabbing of relative

Blood trail prompts arrest of Circleville man in stabbing of relative

by Craig Lovelace Circleville Police continue to investigate the circumstances behind a stabbing that occurred Sunday involving two relatives, one who was arrested and is facing charges and the other who ended up in the hospital. City resident Bennie Jones II, 33, has a Jan. 26 preliminary hearing in Circleville Municipal Court on charges of …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports Flying lamp, children left alone, more vehicle break-ins part of local crime news

Flying lamp, children left alone, more vehicle break-ins part of local crime news

Select Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office reports for Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 November 30 6:20 p.m. ­– While tending to her dogs, a Saltcreek Township woman said two young kids in a white vehicle pulled up to the home, ran up to the door, and grabbed a package just delivered by UPS that contained a …

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Education Incident involving teacher, student under review at Westfall High School

Incident involving teacher, student under review at Westfall High School

by Craig Lovelace The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an interaction between a Westfall High School teacher and a student that allegedly occurred Nov. 18. Detective Britt Ramey confirmed the outline of a report filed Nov. 30 and said authorities are still interviewing people. However, he added that the two people involved indicated nothing …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports Multiple vehicles broken into in the Ashville area Nov. 20.

Multiple vehicles broken into in the Ashville area Nov. 20.

CIRCLEVILLE — The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a serious of vehicle break-ins Friday in the Ashville-Madison and Walnut township areas of Goodman, Madison-Walnut, and Ett-Noecker roads. Sheriff’s reports for that day show the first call came from a Walnut Township man who said that between 3-6:30 a.m., someone broke into his black GMC …

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News County, like others, sees surge in COVID-19 cases

County, like others, sees surge in COVID-19 cases

by Craig Lovelace Blood thinners are anticoagulants and can make it tougher for a person’s blood to clot. Looking at an Ohio map detailing the spread of the coronavirus, one gets the idea that the state swallowed a bottle of blood thinners considering the amount of red covering most of the state’s 88 counties.  Pickaway …

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News North Pickaway County may have helped Hafey take sheriff’s seat

North Pickaway County may have helped Hafey take sheriff’s seat

by Craig Lovelace The election for Pickaway County sheriff on Nov. 3 stunned a lot of people as political newcomer Republican Matthew Hafey presumably defeated incumbent Democrat Sheriff Robert Radcliff by 262 votes. The race, and all the other races on the ballot, won’t get certified until Nov. 20 by the Pickaway County Board of …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports Circleville Police reports for Nov. 6-12

Circleville Police reports for Nov. 6-12

by Craig Lovelace November 6 3:47 a.m. – A Lewis Avenue caller said two individuals kept knocking on her doors and windows. 12:39 p.m. –  On Park Street, a male complained about a “beat up old, purple Dodge Dakota” that was parked in front of his house for two weeks. The caller said a construction company …

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News County back in the red as COVID-19 cases on the rise

County back in the red as COVID-19 cases on the rise

by Craig Lovelace CIRCLEVILLE — Pickaway County was moved Thursday from a level 2 (orange) to the more serious level 3 (red) public health emergency on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday.  The elevation signifies that there is very high exposure and spread of COVID-19 in the county The …

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News Man escapes murder charge for Christmas Day killing

Man escapes murder charge for Christmas Day killing

by Craig Lovelace CIRCLEVILLE — The man accused in the brutal killing of a Columbus man, whose mutilated body was found on Christmas Day in Walnut Township, escaped the most serious of charges leveled against him when a jury Wednesday could not render verdicts on a single count of murder and two counts of felonious …

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