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Week of December 1st thru December 6th, 2014

 

NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sgt. Rich Weiner or Denise Alex-Bouzounis at
(614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
December 5, 2014
MA# 68-2014


On Saturday December 6th at least two dozen officers with the Columbus Division of Police will canvass west Columbus with the hope of finding information that will lead them to Carla Losey.

Losey’s family & friends including 50 volunteers will join Columbus Police passing out fliers to people in the area where she went missing.

Losey, who would now be 32 years old, was last seen in the early morning hours of January 1, 2003 leaving the El Grottos in the 2300 block of West Broad Street.

The canvassing will begin from the Police Academy at 1000 North Hague Avenue. Volunteers will be briefed between 10am-10:30am in room 104. (media invited)

Canvassing will take place from 11am-3pm. (media invited)

Losey’s mother will speak with the media.

The Columbus Division of Police also hopes to raise awareness of the many other missing in Columbus.


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HOMICIDE

Media Information Date: December 4, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective G. Stevens Phone: (614) 645- 4730
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: December 3, 2014 Time: 10:29 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 867 Wager Street Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
PremierOne Report: #141041202 Cruiser District: 111

Victim: Nigel B. Rone Sex: M Race: B Age: 34

On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at approximately 10:29 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the area of 867 Wager Street on the report of a shooting. Responding officers located the shooting victim, Mr. Nigel B. Rone, near the roadway in front of this location. Mr. Rone, who sustained a gunshot to the upper body, was transported by CFD Medic 15 to Grant Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 10:51 p.m.
The initial investigation indicates Mr. Rone was walking along Wager Street when he was shot. Persons in the area heard a vehicle leave the scene immediately after the shooting; however, there is no suspect information at this time. There is no known motive at this time.
This is the 83rd homicide of 2014.

Any persons with information are asked to contact CPD Homicide 645-4730 or Crimestoppers at 645-TIPS.

Detective Gregory Stevens is the primary detective assisted by Detective David Dennison.

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Felony Assault - Shooting

Media Information Date: 12/2/2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Kenneth Trivette, #1823 Phone: (614) - 645 - Ext: 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault - Shooting Date: 12/1/2014 Time: 7:31 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 570 Seymour Avenue Zone: 5 Precinct: 12
NetRMS Report #: 141034960 Cruiser District: 123

Victim: Allen Gordon Sex: M Race: B Age: 37
Victim: Monica L Wade Sex: F Race: B Age: 47

Incident Summary: On December 1, 2014 at 7:31 p.m. Several people were engaged in a verbal argument in front of 570 Seymour Avenue. The incident escalated when an unknown male started firing a gun at the group standing in front of the listed address. Monica L. Wade was shot in the upper right thigh. Allen Gordon was shot in the left arm. Both were transported to local area hospitals and are in stable condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS. This investigation continues.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information Date: 12/01/2014
Columbus Division of Police
CAP Bureau / HOMICIDE Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Gregory Sheppard#1710 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4730 Ext: 4940
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 11-30-2014 Time: 8:50p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 88 S. Eureka Ave. Zone: 3 Precinct: 19 pct
NetRMS Report #: 141032128 Cruiser District: 190

Victim: Robert A. Fletcher Sex: M Race: W Age: 26

Suspect: Unknown
Charges: Murder

Incident Summary: #141032128. On Nov 30, 2014 at 8:50 p.m. Patrol officers were dispatched to 88 S. Eureka Ave. on a shooting. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Robert A. Fletcher M/W/26 outside of this location. Victim was transported by CFD to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Investigation indicates that the victim was shot inside of above location. The victim and other persons had a dispute inside of the location which escalated to this shooting. Exact details of the dispute remain unclear at this time. Several persons were interviewed and released. Investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide at 645-4730 or Crimestoppers at 645-TIPS. Detective Sheppard is the lead. He is being assisted by Detectives Mitchell and Cutshall. This is the 82 homicide of 2014 in Columbus OH.


Week of December 7th thru December 13th, 2014

 

NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sgt. Rich Weiner or Denise Alex-Bouzounis at
(614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
December 10, 2014
MA# 69-2014


Forgery/Fraud Unit is getting hit with calls and walk-ins who are victims of two ongoing scams.


A person calls, saying they are from Internal Revenue, and you are about to be sued. That person is trying to get you to give them money to cancel out some imagined debt. This is usually to be done by sending the sending the victim to the nearest drug store that carries Green Dot money cards. A card is purchased in the requested value, and the number on the card is then relayed to the person pretending to be from IRS. The card number is then used to load a credit card. There is no practical way of telling where the victim’s money went, other than gone. The phone number the caller uses may have a 202 area code, which is the Washington DC area, making the call look official, but anyone can spoof this area code. Internal Revenue Service regularly advises the public that they never contact people by phone.

1. A person calls, claiming to be from Microsoft Windows tech support. There is a problem of some sort that is resulting in bad information being sent out from your computer. If you log on right away, the caller can then clear this up while you are on-line. The next thing is that anything valuable in your computer is stolen, or your computer is locked up and held for ransom.

Det. Stoddard had two calls at his home on the Microsoft scam and one on the IRS scam. His 85+ year old next-door neighbor lady got the IRS call Monday. These callers are hoping to get hold of the one person who will panic, and immediately submit to the various requests. Unfortunately, the victims are out there. Det. Stoddard received a call yesterday from an IRS call victim who made two trips to the store to buy Green Dot cards before he got suspicious.

Det. Erik R. Stoddard #129
Forgery/Fraud Unit
645-2066 desk. Off until Sunday, but home phone is 262-3497


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