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Current Releases

Week of June 1st thru June 6th, 2015

Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 6, 2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. D. T. Chapman
Phone: (614) 645 - 4587
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: June 5th, 2015 Time: 10:48 p.m
Location of Offense/Incident: 36 E. Innis Avenue Zone: 2 Precinct: 13
Incident Report #: 150483452
Cruiser District: 130

Victim: Timothy J. Smith
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 53

Incident Summary: On June 5, 2015 at approximately 10:48 p.m., patrol officers responded to a shooting at 36 E. Innis Avenue. The victim was at a party when two males followed him to his home, which was a few houses away. The males accused the victim, Mr. Timothy Smith, or someone with him of stealing something from where the party was located. After a brief argument, the suspect walked across the street and pointed a handgun towards his direction. One of the suspects fired shots striking Mr. Smith in the lower body. Mr. Smith was transported to Grant Hospital in stable condition. Assault Unit Detectives responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encourged to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Crime Stopper 645-TIPS.

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Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6-2-2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: M. Longworth #1737
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery Date: 6-2-2015 Time: 6:52pm
Location of Offense/Incident: 888 E. Dublin-Granville Rd Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
Incident Report #: 150471884
Cruiser District: 13

Victim: Thanh Ma
Sex: Male
Race:
Age: 50


Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 16-20
Charges:

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 16-20
Charges:

Incident Summary: On June 2, 2015, at approximately 6:52pm, the mananger of the Best Western Inn, 888 E. Dublin-Granville Rd, walked out to the pool area to ask some rowdy teenagers to calm down. Two of the teenagers/suspects attacked the manager by punching him several times knocking him to the ground. The suspects then went into the manager's pants pockets and stole his wallet and cell phone.

The suspects were described as:

Suspect #1: Male, black 16-20, 5'8, slender build, wearing khacki pants with black graphics, a gray "wife beater", a camoflauge bucket hat, and black shoes.

Suspect #2: Male, black, 16-20, 5'8", heavy build, wearing black swim trunks with white stripes, no shirt, and no shoes.

The incident was captured on the hotel surveillance system. Copies of the footage are available on CD at the CPD Information Desk.

Anyone with information on the identity of either suspect is asked to call the Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665.

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HOMICIDE

Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6-2-15
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. G. Siniff #1011
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4077
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 6-1-15 Time: 10:41 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: F/O 2207 Century Dr. Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
Incident Report #: 150469361
Cruiser District: 21

Victim: La-Rohn L. Woodfork
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 25

Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B

Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B

Incident Summary: Incident # 150469361. On June 1, 2015 at 10:41 pm, patrol officers responded to the area of 2207 Century Dr. on a shooting with a reported victim, later identified as Mr. La-Rohn L. Woodfork M/B 25 years old. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced a short time later. Initial information shows that the victim was walking down the street when he was shot multiple times. The motive remains unknown at this point in the investigation. No detailed suspect(s) information is known at this time. Detective Glen Siniff is the primary detective and is assisted by Det. Jeff Brandt.

This is the 35th homicide of 2015 in Columbus Ohio.

The Investigation Continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbus Police Homicide at 614-645-4730 or the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 614-645-TIPS.

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Felonious Assault Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/01/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Glenn Bray #2095
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Shooting Date: 6/01/2015 Time: 6:16 pm
Location of Offense/Incident: 3420 Bexvie Avenue Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Incident Report #: 150468577
Cruiser District: 92

Victim: Adonus Adams
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 25

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 20's

Incident Summary: On June 1, 2015 at approximately 6:16 p.m., a shooting occurred in the parking lot area of Sandy's Kitchen, located at 3420 Bexvie Avenue. The victim an Adonus Adams was struck once in his left leg during a verbal altercation with an unknown suspect. Mr. Adams was transported to a local area hospital in stable condition. The suspect fled the scene in a black, mid-size SUV, after the shooting. The suspect is a M/B, between 25-35 years old, 5'9 to 5'11, around 230 to 250 lbs. This incident is still under investgation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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Accidental Death

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/1/2015
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. A. Hughes #1824
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730
Type of Offense/Incident: Accidental Death Date: 6/1/2015 Time: 2:25 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: Area of 3200 Indian Village Rd Zone: 3 Precinct: 15
Incident Report #: 150467867
Cruiser District: 153

Victim: Colin Jourdan
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 17

Incident Summary: On Monday, June 1, 2015, at approximately 2:25 p.m., CFD Medics and Officers responded to a report of a person who had fallen into a quarry. located east of the intersection of Roberts Road and Dublin Road. Upon arrival, responders found the victim critically injured, on the floor of the quarry. The victim was transported to Mount Carmel West E.R. by CFD Medic #30, where he succumbed to his injuries. Homicide Detectives investigated the incident. At this point in time, the evidence indicates that this is an Accidental Death. The investigation continues.

Detective Arthur Hughes is the primary detective assisted by Detective Martin Kestner.

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


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner or Denise Alex-Bouzounis at:
614-645-4593


Public Information Office

June 1, 2015
MA# 54-2015


Paint Ball Pranks Lead to Criminal Charges


On Friday May 29th, a 72-year-old man was shot in the eye with a paintball at the intersection of E. Whittier St. and S. Champion Ave. The aggravated assault resulted in a serious injury; the loss of 100% sight in his right eye. Columbus police detectives charged 20-year-old Thomas Woodruff with felonious assault.

Saturday morning, officers responded to a gun run on Arlington Ave. While officers didn’t locate any suspects they did observe several homes had been shot with paintballs.

Saturday afternoon an employee at Paintball Ohio went to confront young males throwing trash on their property, when he was walking back into the store the employee was shot in the back with a paintball.
Last Tuesday, officers responded to a gun run in the area of McGuffey Rd. and E. Hudson St. The caller stated two young males were carrying large guns and firing shots at one another. Officers ordered the suspect to drop the gun. It was determined the gun was a paintball gun that was an exact replica of an AR-15.

Many of the paint ball guns being sold today are easily mistaken for assault weapons and are gaining popularity. Games of “tag” where groups of individuals shoot at one another, have resulted in property damage and serious personal injury. These games or pranks have escalated to serious criminal offenses. With school out and summer near, we urge parents and children to understand where paint ball guns should be fired, using them as intended and not as a weapon.

Attached is a picture of a paint gun. Media interviews are available today between 2-3pm.

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HOMICIDE

Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/1/2015
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Tim Welsh
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 5/31/15 Time: 8:03 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: Willamont Ave & Walcutt Ave Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
Incident Report #: 150465840
Cruiser District: 72

Victim: Courtney L. Elmore
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 29

Incident Summary: On May 31, 2015, Courtney Elmore was seen getting into a white or cream colored minivan in the area of Willamont Ave & Walcutt Ave. Almost immediately after, Mr. Elmore was seen lying on the ground and the van had driven off. Mr. Elmore was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit @ 645-4730 or Crimestoppers @ 461-TIPS.
This is the 34th homicide of 2015.


Week of June 7th thru June 13th, 2015

HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/13/2015
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. R. Connor #1629
Phone: (614) 645 - 4938
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 6/13/2015 Time: 7:26 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1623 E. Hudson Street Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 150508824
Cruiser District: 54

Victim:
Sex: Female
Race: Black

Victim:
Sex: Female
Race: Black

Victim:
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Suspect: Unknown
Address: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Suspect: Unknown
Address: Uknown
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Incident Summary: On Saturday, June 13, 2015, at approximately 7:25 A.M., Officers and Medics were dispatched to the area of E. Hudson Street and Cleveland Avenue on a report of a female, who had blood on her. Upon arrival Officers found Victim #1, who indicated someone was deceased inside of 1623 E. Hudson Street. Officers entered the residences through an open door and subsequently found four (4) additional victims inside, who were deceased. Victim #1 was transported to Grant E.R., by CFD Medic #16 in "Stable" condition, where she was treated and released.

The victims inside of the residence consisted of two (2) female and two (2) male African-American's, who's identities are not being released pending notification of their next of kins.

The investigation continues.

This is the 39th - 42nd Homicides in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015.

Detective Robert Connor #1629 is the primary detective assisted by Detective Andrew Mitchell #1212.

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


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Denise Alex-Bouzounis at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office

June 12, 2015
MA# 57-2015


The police involved shooting that occurred on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 4667 Clare Drive, is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.

The officer involved is identified as:
• Officer Christopher Journey #843. Officer Journey is a nine-year veteran and is assigned to Zone 3.


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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/12/2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Gregg A. Buck#1984 Phone: (614) 645 - 4219
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 6/12/2015 Time: 2:50am
Location of Offense/Incident: 4024 Morse Rd. Zone: 1 Precinct: 6
Incident Report #: 150504496
Cruiser District: 62

Victim: BP Gas Station

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: male
Race: black

Incident Summary: On June 12, 2015 at 2:50 a.m., a male black wearing a white t-shirt, a beanie, blue jean shorts and black shoes entered the BP Gas Station. The suspect approached the sales counter and told the clerk, "put all the money in the bag" while implying that he had a gun in his pocket. The suspect fled shortly thereafter, driving off in a white car. Anyone with information at to the identity of this suspect please contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 645-4665 or Crime Stoppers at 461-8477. Copies of the video of the robbery are available at the Columbus Police Information Desk.


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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 06/11/2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. T. Cress #2051
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 06/11/2015 Time: 11:05 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 7525 Sancus Blvd Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
Incident Report #: 150503992
Cruiser District: 12

Victim: BP Duchess Shoppe

Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 25

Incident Summary: On June 11, 2015 at approximately 11:05 PM, a lone suspect entered the BP Duchess Shoppe located at 7525 Sancus Blvd and began demanding money from the register. The suspect indicated he was armed with a handgun and again demanded money from the register when the employee didn’t react to the initial demand. The employee complied with the suspects demand and handed him an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect then fled the business on foot. The suspect was described as the following:
Male, White, 25, 5'6"-5'7", 130-135, Buzz cut hair, wearing mirrored aviator sunglasses, gray hooded sweatshirt, black basketball shorts with a white stripe on the side and dark colored tennis shoes.
Any one with information is asked to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665 or if you wished to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers at 614-645-TIPS (8477)

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


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Denise Alex-Bouzounis at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office
June 12, 2015
MA# 56-2015


Armed Man Shot After Hit-Skip & Pulling Gun on Police


Columbus Police are investigating a police involved shooting on the city’s west side.

On June 11th 2015, at approximately 8:30 pm, officers were dispatched to a hit-skip incident at Georgesville & Sullivant Roads. That investigation led officers to a vehicle at 4667 Clare Drive believed to be involved in the accident.

Officers were in the process of impounding the vehicle when they were approached by a person believed to be the owner of the vehicle. The person, a white male in his 20s, was upset about the vehicle being impounded. The person went back inside the apartment but later emerged brandishing a handgun.

Two officers repeatedly asked the person to drop the gun. He did not comply with the officers requests. One officer fired shots at the person at approximately 9:41pm striking him in the arm and torso.

The person was transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital where his injuries are not considered life-threatening. No other injuries were reported.

As in all police involved shootings, the involved officer(s) will receive mandated psychological support counseling. Officers are also afforded an opportunity to take leave time to assist in recovery from a traumatic experience. This incident will be investigated by the Critical Incident Response Team (made up of specially trained investigators from the Homicide Units). The final investigative package will be forwarded to the Columbus Division of Police Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board and the Chain-Of-Command for review.


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


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Denise Alex-Bouzounis at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
June 11, 2015
MA# 55-2015


Graduation of the Columbus Division of Police
123rd Recruit Class


The Columbus Division of Police is proud to announce the graduation of the 123rd Recruit Class. The ceremony will take place at the James G. Jackson Columbus Police Academy on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 10:00 am.
The academy is located at 1000 N. Hague Avenue. The class will graduate twenty-eight Columbus police officers, five Dublin police officers, three Westerville police officers, three Hilliard police officers, two Grove City police officers.

The class of forty-one men and three women have spent the past 27 weeks learning the core values of the Division of Police, laws of the State of Ohio, ordinances of the City of Columbus, directives and policies of the Division of Police, and various skills and tactics they will use in their patrol assignments.


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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 11, 2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. T. Kaufman #651
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665 Ext: 645-2602
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 06/11/2015 Time: 6:07 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 5488 Cleveland Ave Zone: 1 Precinct: 18
Incident Report #: 150501103
Cruiser District: 184

Victim: Steak and Shake

Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 24-25

Incident Summary: On June 11, 2015 at 6:07am, a male white suspect entered the Steak and Shake located at 5488 Cleveland Ave and immediately went behind the counter. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money from the register. The employees complied and opened the register. The suspect removed the cash from the drawer. The suspect ordered the two employees to lay on the floor. The suspect fled the Steak and Shake on foot, with an undetermined amount of money.

Suspect: Male, White, 5’7, 140-150lbs, 24-25, clean shaved, gray hooded sweatshirt (with white logo centered on the shirt), hood up and draw strings pulled tight, dark blue jeans, and was armed with a black handgun. The suspect was quiet and very polite.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665 or if they wish to remain anonymous contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-645-TIPS (8477)
**There is no video of the incident**

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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 10, 2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. T. Cress
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 06/9/2015 Time: 9:46 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 2760 E. Dublin Granville Rd
Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
Incident Report #: 150496745
Cruiser District: 14

Victim: Family Video

Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 35-40

Incident Summary: Suspect entered the Family Video located at 2760 E. Dublin Granville Rd and immediately went behind the employee counter. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded the money from the register. The employee complied, opened the cash drawer and the suspect removed an undetermined amount of money. The suspect ordered the employee to lay on the floor and the suspect then fled in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as being the following: Male, White, 35-40, 5'7", 140-150, wearing a black toboggan, black hooded sweatshirt (with Monster logo on the right front), Blue Jeans, and was armed with a black handgun.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665 or if they wish to remain anonymous contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-645-TIPS (8477)

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6-9-15 UPDATED
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. C. Williams #719
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4133
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 3-20-15 Time: 6:29PM
Location of Offense/Incident: A/O 5611 Chatterton Rd. Zone: 2 Precinct: 20
Incident Report #: 150230972
Cruiser District: 202

Victim: Esak Tilahun Gemeraw
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 21

Suspect: Nishawn Glenn-Coulverson
Address: 1519 Courtright Rd
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 18
Charges: Murder

Incident Summary: On March 20, 2015 at 6:29pm, patrol officers responded to the front of 5564 Deforest Dr. on a 911 call advising that someone had been shot at a different location while a passenger in a vehicle. The victim was located and transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. At the same time, officers were also dispatched to the area of 5611 Chatterton Rd. on a shooting report, and it was determined that this was the actual location of the earlier incident. There is no known motive or suspect information at this time. Detective Chad Williams is the primary detective and is assisted by Det. Steve Glasure. This is the 16th homicide of 2015 in Columbus Ohio.

UPDATED: On 4/14/2015 a warrant for the arrest of Nishawn Glenn-Coulverson was filed at the Franklin County Clerk of Courts for the murder of Esak Gemeraw.

UPDATED: On June 9, 2015 Nishawn Glenn-Coulverson was arrested on the outstanding Murder warrant.
The Investigation Continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbus Police Homicide at 614-645-4730 or the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 614-645-TIPS.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/7/2015
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. A. Mitchell #1212
Phone: (614) 645 - 4488
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 6/7/2015 Time: 1:25 P.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1425 Demorest Drive 3Zone: 3 Precinct: 10
Incident Report #: 150488549
Cruiser District: 100

Victim: Raheem T. Dearmond
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 22

Victim: Toure E. Benton
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 25


Suspect: Unknown
Address: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age:
Charges:

Suspect: Unknown
Address: Uknown
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age:
Charges:

Incident Summary: On Sunday, June 7, 2015, at approximately 1:25 P.M., Officers and Medics were dispatched to the United Dairy Farmers (UDF) store, located at 3535 Clime Road, on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival they found Victim #1 unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound, inside of a vehicle that had stopped just outside of the front doors. Responding Officers also found Victim #2 leaning on the wall, just outside of the front doors. Victim #2 was also suffering from a gunshot wound. A short time later, Patrol Officers located the actual scene of the shooting on the parking lot at 1425 Demorest Drive. After the shooting, two male black suspects fled westbound on foot, as Victim #2 drove northbound on Demorest Drive to the UDF store to summon medical assistance. Victim #1 expired inside of the vehicle; Victim #2 was transported to Mount Carmel West, by CFD Medic #31, in "Critical" condition. Victim #2 was later upgraded to "Critical" but "Stable" condition.

This is the 38th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015.

The investigation continues.

Detective Andrew Mitchell is the primary detective assisted by Detective Annie Pennington.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 7, 2015
CAP Bureau / HOMICIDE Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Greg Sheppard Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4940
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: June 7, 2015 Time: 4:14 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1084 Sells Avenue Apt. K Zone: 4 Precinct: 4
Incident Report #: 150487792
Cruiser District: 43

Victim: Ellen Paige Clarke

Suspect: Vincent Salamony
Address: 109 Lundy Street Columbus, Ohio
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 24
Charges: Murder (2903.02A)

Incident Summary: On Sunday, June 7, 2015, at approximately 4:14 a.m., Columbus Police were contacted by the Hilliard Police and asked to check on the well-being of the listed victim, Ellen Clarke. Hilliard Police stated that they were in contact with the suspect, later identified as Vincent Salamony, and that he had informed them that, earlier in the evening, he was involved in a violent altercation involving Ms. Clarke. Columbus Police Officers arrived and found the victim severely injured and unresponsive. CFD Medic 25 was summoned to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased at 4:34 a.m.

Columbus Police Homicide detectives took custody of Mr. Salamony and, after further investigation, charged him with Murder. The investigation continues.

Anyone with any information concerning this incident are asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or CrimeStoppers at 645-TIPS (8477).

This is the 37th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio, in Calendar Year 2015. Incident #150487792.

Detective Greg Sheppard is the primary detective assisted by Det. Guy Patete.

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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6-7-2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Kathy Zimmer
Phone: (614) 645 - 4192
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 6-7-2015 Time: 2:22am
Location of Offense/Incident: 1921 Channingway Center Dr. Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Incident Report #: 150487591
Cruiser District: 142

Victim: Charles Chukes
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 25

Victim: Anthony Justice
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 25

Incident Summary: On 6-7-2015 at approximately 2:22 am,Mr. Chukes and Mr. Justice were leaving the Exclusive Venue when an unknown suspect shot several rounds striking Mr. Chukes in the chest and Mr. Justice in the buttock. Both victims are in stable condition at a local area hospital. At this time there are no suspects.

Anyone with information on this assault is encouraged to call the Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Crimestoppers.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/7/2015 UPDATED
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Tim Welsh
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4222
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 5/31/15 Time: 8:03 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: Willamont Ave & Walcutt Ave Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
Incident Report #: 150465840
Cruiser District: 72

Victim: Courtney L. Elmore
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 29

Suspect: Chiquetta L. Hager
Address: 2379 Velma Ave.
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: F
Race: B
Age: 26
Charges: MURDER

Suspect: Dante M. Young
Address: 2379 Velma Ave.
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 29
Charges: Tampering with Evidence F-3

Incident Summary: On May 31, 2015, Courtney Elmore was seen getting into a white or cream colored minivan in the area of Willamont Ave & Walcutt Ave. Almost immediately after, Mr. Elmore was seen lying on the ground and the van had driven off. Mr. Elmore was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit @ 645-4730 or Crimestoppers @ 461-TIPS.
This is the 34th homicide of 2015.


***UPDATE: Information on the suspect's possible location was obtained by Homicide detectives and passed onto SWAT. Suspects were located and arrested by SWAT. Detective T. Welsh is the lead detective. Investigation continues.


Week of June 14th thru June 20th, 2015

 

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


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Denise Alex-Bouzounis at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office
June 20, 2015
MA# 60-2015


The police involved shooting that occurred on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 4197 Chandler Drive , is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.

The officer involved is identified as:
• Officer Jonathan Thomas #2627. Officer Thomas is a five-year veteran and is assigned to Zone 2.


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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information Date: 6/20/2015
Columbus Division of Police
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det.Gregg A Buck #1984 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4219 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 6/20/15 Time: 3:09 a.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 8303 Sancus Blvd Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
NetRMS Report #: 150533715 Cruiser District: 11

Victim: Circle K

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: Male Race: W Age:

Incident Summary: On June 20, 2015, at 3:09 a.m. an unknown male entered the Circle K Gas Station located at 8303 Sancus Blvd. brandishing a large knife. The suspect ordered the clerk to hand over all the money and the clerk complied. The suspect then exited through front door and fled the area on foot. The suspect is described as a male white, 5'8", 180 lbs, Texas A&M cap, sunglasses, and a t-shirt pulled up over his face. Anyone with information as to the identity of this suspect please contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 645-4665 or Crime Stoppers at 461-8477. Video copies of the robbery are available at the Columbus Police Information Desk.

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


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Denise Alex-Bouzounis at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office
June 19, 2015
MA# 59-2015


Child Accidentally Shot When Dog Charges Officer


Columbus Police are investigating a police involved shooting in the city of Whitehall.

On June 19th 2015, at approximately 3:10 pm, an officer following up on a Columbus police accident report on Chandler Drive in Whitehall was flagged down by a woman on that street looking for help for her sister who suffered self-inflicted wounds. The officer responded to the residence, 4197 Chandler Drive, and as he tried to offer help to the injured woman a dog inside the home charged him. The officer fired one shot at the dog, missing it, instead accidentally striking a 4-year-old girl in the right leg.

The child, the daughter of the injured woman, was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in stable condition. The injured woman was taken to Grant Hospital for her wounds.

As in all police involved shootings, the involved officer(s) will receive mandated psychological support counseling. Officers are also afforded an opportunity to take leave time to assist in recovery from a traumatic experience. This incident will be investigated by the Critical Incident Response Team (made up of specially trained investigators from the Homicide Units). The final investigative package will be forwarded to the Columbus Division of Police Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board and the Chain-Of-Command for review.


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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 18, 2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Chapman
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: June 18, 2015 Time: 9:03 P.M
Location of Offense/Incident: A/O 1757 E. Livingston Ave Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
Incident Report #: 150528893
Cruiser District: 115

Victim: Dustin McKnight
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 30

Incident Summary: On June 18, 2015 at approximately 9:03 p.m., Columbus Police received a call of a male that was shot while riding inside a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle drove to 1757 E. Livingston Avenue with the victim, Mr. Dustin McKnight, and were met by the police and medical personnel. Mr. McKnight was shot in the upper body as he sat in the passenger seat of the vehicle. Mr. McKnight was transported to Grant Hospital in critical condition.

Assault Unit Detectives responded and interviewed the driver of the vehicle. At this time there is no motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encourge to call Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Crime Stopper 645-TIPS.

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Fatal Traffic Crash

Media Information Date: 6/18/2015
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Sergeant Brooke Wilson Phone: (614) - 645 - 4532 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Traffic Crash Date: 6/18/15 Time: 5:31 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: E. 5th Av. / St. Clair Av. Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
Report Number: 150526155 Cruiser District: 73

Decedent:
Name: Chiquita Cottman Sex: Female Age: 40
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Olivia Carter Sex: Female Age: 32
Name: Edward Sayre Sex: Male Age: 36

Incident Summary:
On June 18, 2015 at approximately 5:31 AM, Ms. Olivia Carter was operating a 2004 Chrysler Sebring eastbound on E. 5th Av. west of St. Clair Av. Her front seat passenger was Ms. Chiquita Cottman. Both lived on Olmstead Av. At this time, Mr. Edward Sayre was operating a tractor-trailer combination vehicle (carrying Pepsi beverage products) westbound on E. 5th Av., east of St. Clair Av. Ms. Carter turned left to go northbound on St. Clair Av. and her car was struck by the westbound Pepsi truck. Ms. Carter and Ms. Cottman were taken to Grant Medical Center.

Ms. Cottman was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival at Grant. Ms. Carter was admitted to Grant with unspecified but non-life-threatening injuries. Mr. Sayer was evaluated by medics at the scene, but no hospital transport was necessary.

This crash remains under investigation.

This is the 23 traffic fatality in Columbus in 2015.

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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/18/15
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Gregg Buck #1984
Phone: (614) 645 - 4219
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 6/18/2015 Time: 4:30 a.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1500 Hillard Rome Rd.
Zone: 3 Precinct: 15
Incident Report #: 150523117
Cruiser District: 152

Victim: Shell Gas Station
Sex: M
Race: B

Incident Summary:
On June 18, 2015 at 4:30 a.m., an unknown male black followed the clerk behind the sales counter, pointed a gun and demanded her to give him all the money. The suspect then ordered her in the back room and ordered her to undress. Clerk refused and the suspect then grabbed cigarettes before fleeing on foot. The suspect was wearing distinct red sweatshirt with red camo sleeves and "fly" printed largley on front of sweatshirt.
Anyone with information at to the identity of this suspect please contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 645-4665 or Crime Stoppers at 461-8477. Copies of the video of the robbery are available at the Columbus Police Information Desk.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/10/2015 - UPDATE
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. A. Mitchell #1212
Phone: (614) 645 - 4488
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 6/7/2015 Time: 1:25 P.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1425 Demorest Drive Zone: 3 Precinct: 10
Incident Report #: 150488549
Cruiser District: 100

Victim: Raheem T. Dearmond
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 22

Victim: Toure E. Benton
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 25

Suspect: Joviyon Stephen Turner
Address: 3613 Post Oack Court
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 18
Charges: Murder - 2903.02A

Suspect: Christopher Juan Prater
Address: 489 W. State Street
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 22
Charges: Murder - 2903.02A

Incident Summary: On Sunday, June 7, 2015, at approximately 1:25 P.M., Officers and Medics were dispatched to the United Dairy Farmers (UDF) store, located at 3535 Clime Road, on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival they found Victim #1 unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound, inside of a vehicle that had stopped just outside of the front doors. Responding Officers also found Victim #2 leaning on the wall, just outside of the front doors. Victim #2 was also suffering from a gunshot wound. A short time later, Patrol Officers located the actual scene of the shooting on the parking lot at 1425 Demorest Drive. After the shooting, two male black suspects fled westbound on foot, as Victim #2 drove northbound on Demorest Drive to the UDF store to summon medical assistance. Victim #1 expired inside of the vehicle; Victim #2 was transported to Mount Carmel West, by CFD Medic #31, in "Critical" condition. Victim #2 was later upgraded to "Critical" but "Stable" condition. The investigation continues. This is the 38th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015. Detective Andrew Mitchell is the primary detective assisted by Detective Annie Pennington.


UPDATE:
Suspect #2 identified as: Christopher Juan Prater; M/B 5'8" 160 lbs. black hair & brown eyes, DOB: 5/19/1993. An Arrest Warrant has been issued for his arrest. Please call CPD Homicide @ 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers if you have any information on the whereabouts of these suspects. They should be considered armed and dangerous.

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HOMICIDE - UPDATE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/17/2015 - UPDATE - Page 2 of 2
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. R. Connor #1629
Phone: (614) 645 - 4938
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 6/13/2015 Time: 7:26 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1623 E. Hudson Street Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 150508824
Cruiser District: 54

Victim: Michael Ballour
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 41

Suspect: Jordyn D. Wade
Address: 1030 E. 13th Avenue
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 16
Charges: Murder (4 Counts), Kidnapping (5 Counts)

Suspect: Robert Lee Adams
Address: 2447 Meredith Drive
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 27
Charges: Murder (4 Counts), Kidnapping (5 Counts), Robbery (5 Counts) & Felonious Assault (1 Count)

Incident Summary: UPDATE:
Suspect #2 has been identified and charged but he is still at large. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

No photographs of either suspect will be released due to impending lineups to show to witnesses. Hence we are asking all Media Outlets to not publish any photographs, as well so that we are able to effectively continue our investigation.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Adams should call CPD Homicide @ 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/17/2015 - UPDATE - Page 1 of 2
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. R. Connor #1629
Phone: (614) 645 - 4938
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 6/13/2015 Time: 7:26 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1623 E. Hudson Street Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 150508824
Cruiser District: 54

Victim: Angela D. Harrison
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 35

Victim: Tyajah Nelson
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 18

Victim: Daniel Sharp
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 36

Suspect: Jordyn D. Wade
Address: 1030 E. 13th Avenue
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 16
Charges: Murder (4 Counts), Kidnapping (5 Counts)

Suspect: Robert Lee Adams Jr.
Address: 2447 Meredith Drive
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 27
Charges: Murder (4 Counts), Kidnapping (5 Counts), Robbery (5 Counts) & Felonious Assault (1 Count)

Incident Summary: On Saturday, June 13, 2015, at approximately 7:25 A.M., Officers and Medics were dispatched to the area of E. Hudson Street and Cleveland Avenue on a report of a female, who had blood on her. Upon arrival Officers found Victim #1, who indicated someone was deceased inside of 1623 E. Hudson Street. Officers entered the residences through an open door and subsequently found four (4) additional victims inside, who were deceased. Victim #1 was transported to Grant E.R., by CFD Medic #16 in "Stable" condition, where she was treated and released. The investigation continues.

SEE PAGE TWO FOR ADDITIONAL VICTIM INFORMATION
This is the 39th - 42nd Homicides in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015.
Detective Robert Connor #1629 is the primary detective assisted by Detective Andrew Mitchell #1212.

UPDATE:
Suspect #2 has been identified and charged but he is still at large. He should be considered armed and dangerous. No photographs of either suspect will be released due to impending lineups to show to witnesses. Hence we are asking all Media Outlets to not publish any photographs, as well so that we are able to effectively continue our investigation. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Adams should call CPD Homicide @ 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers.

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Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 06/17/2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. W. Kaufman #651
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665 Ext: 2602
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery Date: 06/17/2015 Time: 9:02 am
Location of Offense/Incident: 825 Worthington Woods Blvd Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
Incident Report #: 150523065
Cruiser District: 12

Victim: Speedway

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 20-30

Incident Summary: On June 17, 2015 at 9:02am, an unknown suspect entered the Speedway Gas Station located at 825 Worthington Woods Blvd., implied a weapon and demanded money from the register. The suspect fled the Speedway on foot, with an determined amount of cash.

The suspect is described as:

Male, White, 20 to 30 years old, 5'4", 140lbs, wearing a black Navy Peacoat with the hood up, black or blue bandana and dark jeans.

Anyone having information regarding this crime are encouraged to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers 461-8477.

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Aggravated Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 17, 2015
C.A.P. Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: C. Rosch 1633
Phone: (614) 645 - 4373
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Assault Date: 6/17/15 Time: 2:48am
Location of Offense/Incident: 4657 Tamarack Blvd. Apt. A10 Zone: 1 Precinct: 18
Incident Report #: 150522629
Cruiser District: 181

Victim: Braylin Farris
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 21

Incident Summary: On June 17, 2015, at approximately 2:48am, Columbus Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to 4657 Tamarack Blvd. Apartment A-10, on shots being fired from outside the apartment window into the apartment, striking the victim once in the left hand and once in right side of his back. The victim who does not live at this location was transported to Riverside Hospital in stable condition. The victim and the person who lives at this location did not see who fired the nine shots into the apartment.

A resident of this apartment complex stated to Assault Unit Detectives that in the last few months there has been a lot of gun fire in this area.

If anyone has any information on this shooting please contact Crime Stoppers at 645-4881 or Detective Rosch at 645-4373. Any cooperation would be appreciated.

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Disrupting Public Services

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 17, 2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Russ Henslee Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Disrupting Public Services Date: June 16, 2015 Time: 7:40 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: McKinley Ave. at Yale Ave. Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
Incident Report #: 150521562
Cruiser District: 84


Suspect: Marcaus Anthony Greeno
Address: 69 North Yale Avenue
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 27
Charges: Disrupting Public Services F-4 and Vehicular Vandalism F-3

Incident Summary: On Tuesday June 16, 2015 at approximately 7:40 p.m., Central Ohio Transit Authority, Coach #1046, was driving eastbound on McKinley Avenue at Yale Avenue. A pedestrian, later identified as Marcaus Greeno was occupying the street and caused the coach to stop. Mr. Greeno refused to exit the street and threw a large rock through the windshield of the coach. Glass fragments projected throughout the coach and into the eyes of the driver. Mr. Greeno fled the scene but was arrested by responding officers. Columbus Fire Medics treated the driver at the scene and the coach was taken out of service.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Columbus Police Assault Detective Russ Henslee 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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Felonious Assault Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 17, 2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. M. Williams, #1975
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4189
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Shooting Date: 6/16/2015 Time: 7:27 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: F/O 1183 Atcheson Street Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
Incident Report #: 150521477
Cruiser District: 71

Victim: Terrance Pyfrom
Sex: MALE
Race: BLACK
Age: 18


Incident Summary: On June 16, 2015 at approximately 7:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Atcheson Street and Trevitt Street on a shooting. Upon arrival, officers were met by the victim, Terrance Pyfrom. Mr. Pyfrom stated that he was in front of 1183 Atcheson Street when person(s) unknown fired several shots striking him in the left arm. Mr. Pyfrom flagged down a motorist who transported him to an area Hospital.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Columbus Police Assault Detective Michael Williams 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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Felonious Assault Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 15, 2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. M. Williams, #1975
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4189
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Shooting Date: 6/15/2015 Time: 4:26 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 2727 Cleveland Avenue Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
Incident Report #: 150517208
Cruiser District: 22

Victim: MICHAEL A. MILLER
Sex: MALE
Race: BLACK
Age: 30

Incident Summary: On June 15, 2015 at approximately 4:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Cleveland Avenue and East Weber Road on a shooting. Upon arrival, officers were met by the victim, Michael A. Miller. Mr. Miller stated that he was in front of the Mobil Mart located at 2727 Cleveland Avenue when an unknown male black produced a handgun and began shooting at him. Mr. Miller was shot once in the back of his right leg. Mr. Miller ran east to the area of Cleveland Avenue and Weber Road where he was found by the police. Mr. Miller was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Columbus Police Assault Detective Michael Williams 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/15/2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Wes Sorrell
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665 Ext: 2608
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery Date: 6/15/2015 Time: 10:21 a.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 7525 Sancus Blvd. Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
Incident Report #: 150516057
Cruiser District: 12

Victim: BP

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: H

Incident Summary: On 6/15/2015, at approximately 10:21 a.m, and unknown suspect entered the BP gas station located at 7525 Sancus Blvd., implied a weapon, and took cash from the register. The suspect fled on foot. The suspect was described as:
Male, Hispanic, approximately 20 years old
5'2"-5'4"
120-130 Lbs.
Large sunglasses
White/black bandana covering the lower half of his face
Dark Grey hooded sweatshirt
Dark blue or black jeans

**Possibly having an earring
Anyone having information regarding this crime are encouraged to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665.
ROB 2015-0432

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Felonious Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: JUNE 15, 2015
CAP Bureau / ASSAULT Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. R. VanVorhis #1679
Phone: (614) 645 - 0100
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Date: 6/14/2015 Time: 11:15PM
Location of Offense/Incident: A/O 356 TAYLOR AVE. Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
Incident Report #: 150515068
Cruiser District: 72

Victim: DAEGIO HERON
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 28


Incident Summary: On June 14, 2015, at approximately 11:16pm, officers were dispatched to 356 Taylor
Ave. on the report of a man being shot. Upon arrival officers found Daegio Heron suffering from a single gunshot wound to his hand. Before being transported to an area hospital, Mr. Heron advised officers that while sitting in his vehicle, an unknown male approached his vehicle and fired a single shot through the drivers side window, striking him in the right hand. The suspect then fled a unknown direction. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 614-645-0100.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/14/2015 - UPDATE - Page 1 of 2
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. R. Connor #1629
Phone: (614) 645 - 4938
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 6/13/2015 Time: 7:26 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1623 E. Hudson Street Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 150508824
Cruiser District: 54

Victim: Angela D. Harrison
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 35

Victim: Tyajah Nelson
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 18

Victim: Daniel Sharp
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 36

Suspect: Jordyn D. Wade
Address: 1030 E. 13th Avenue
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 16
Charges: Murder (4 Counts), Kidnapping (5 Counts)

Suspect: Unknown
Address: Uknown
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Incident Summary: On Saturday, June 13, 2015, at approximately 7:25 A.M., Officers and Medics were dispatched to the area of E. Hudson Street and Cleveland Avenue on a report of a female, who had blood on her. Upon arrival Officers found Victim #1, who indicated someone was deceased inside of 1623 E. Hudson Street. Officers entered the residences through an open door and subsequently found four (4) additional victims inside, who were deceased. Victim #1 was transported to Grant E.R., by CFD Medic #16 in "Stable" condition, where she was treated and released. The investigation continues.

SEE PAGE TWO FOR ADDITIONAL VICTIM INFORMATION
This is the 39th - 42nd Homicides in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015.
Detective Robert Connor #1629 is the primary detective assisted by Detective Andrew Mitchell #1212.
UPDATE:
Suspect #1 Arrested and charged. Also, the victims have been identified.

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Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 06/13/15
Detective Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Robbery Unit
Phone: (614) 645-4665 -
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery Date: 06/13/15 Time: 1:38PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 5846 Emporium Sq Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
Incident Report #: 150509665
Cruiser District: 14

Victim: Waterbeds and Stuff

Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 30-35

Incident Summary: On 6-13-15 a man entered the Waterbeds and Stuff located at 5846 Emporium Sq. He brandished a firearm and ordered the employee to open the register. He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the store. He got into a red newer model Pontiac Grand Prix and fled the area. Video of the Robbery will be provided when available. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at (614) 645-4665. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477)

 

Week of June 21st thru June 30th, 2015

Felony Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/30/2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Pappas #1639
Phone: (614) 645 - 6132
Type of Offense/Incident: Felony Assault Date: 6/29/2015 Time: 11:28 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 2790 Fern Ave Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
Incident Report #: 150568068
Cruiser District: 22

Victim: Michael T. Tantarelli
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 39

Suspect: Unknown

Incident Summary: Victim was outside of 2790 Fern Ave, when an unknown suspect appeared from between the houses and shot the victim one (1) time in the right hip. The victim was transported to an area hospital and will recover from his injury. 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.

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


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Denise Alex-Bouzounis at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office
June 29, 2015
MA# 62-2015


Red, White & Boom 2015


Red, White & Boom, is the largest single-day event in the City of Columbus. The event will draw approximately 500,000 visitors to the downtown area for a day and night of fun-filled family activities!

The Columbus Division of Police wants to keep the public informed of what they’ll need to know for this year’s event; from road closures & restrictions, to missing persons booths, to event goers getting their boats voluntarily inspected.

A briefing on this and more will take place tomorrow, Tuesday June 30th at 10am at the Columbus Division of Police Headquarters, 120 Marconi Blvd. Meet in the lobby.

We will also provide visual opportunities tomorrow, weather permitting, with CPD’s Mounted Unit which will be practicing for RWB2015 at 2609 McKinley Ave from 10am-1pm. Officers demonstrating boat inspections are stationed at Griggs Reservoir located at 2929 Riverside Drive.


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HOMICIDE

Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 29, 2015
CAP Bureau / HOMICIDE Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Russ Weiner
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4987
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: June 28, 2015 Time: 11:37 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 3635 Cypress Club Way Zone: 1 Precinct: 6
Incident Report #: 150564902
Cruiser District: 60

Victim: Lucero Rico Villa
Sex: F
Race: H
Age: 29

Incident Summary: On Sunday, June 28, 2015, at approximately 11:37 p.m., the Columbus Police were called to the area of 3635 Cypress Club Way, in the Gardens of Easton Apartments, on the report of a shooting in the parking lot. Columbus Police Officers arrived and found the victim, identified as Lucero Rico Villa, lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. CFD Medic 28 was summoned to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased at 11:44 p.m.

Witnesses described a male perpetrating the shooting then leaving in a dark colored vehicle. At the present time there are no known suspects and no known motive. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or CrimeStoppers at 645-TIPS (8477).
The investigation continues.

This is the 47th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio, in Calendar Year 2015. Incident #150564902.

Detective Russ Weiner is the primary detective assisted by Det. Jeff Brandt.

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Aggravated Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 29, 2015
C.A.P. Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Rosch
Phone: (614) 645 - 4373
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Assault Date: 6/28/2015 Time: 11:48pm
Location of Offense/Incident: 2447 Sullivant Avenue Zone: 3 Precinct: 19
Incident Report #: 150564939
Cruiser District: 191

Victim: Viannak Sou
Sex: Male
Race: Asian
Age: 34

Incident Summary: On June 28, 2015, at approximately 11:49pm, Columbus Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to 2447 Sullivant Avenue on a male in his back yard possibly shot. At approximately 11:50pm, officers arrived at scene and located the victim, Viannak Sou inside of this location bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound that grazed the left side of his head. Officers located numerous spent bullet casings in the back alley behind this location.

Mr. Sou was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

If anyone has any leads on this shooting please contact Detective C. Rosch at 645-4373 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-4881(TIPS).

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 26, 2015
CAP Bureau / HOMICIDE Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Robert Cutshall
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4146
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: June 26, 2015 Time: 7:17 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 52 N. James Road Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Incident Report #: 150557380
Cruiser District: 90

Victim: Brandon L. Brown
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 35

Suspect: Kyle Z. Kurtz
Address: 2445 Argyle Drive 43219
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 25
Charges: Murder (2903.02A)

Incident Summary: On Friday, June 26, 2015, at approximately 7:17 p.m., Columbus Police were called to 52 N. James Road on the report of a shooting near the residence. Columbus Police Officers arrived and found the victim, later identified as Brandon L. Brown, lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. CFD Medic 21 was summoned to the scene and transported the victim to Grant Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased at 10:48 p.m.

Witnesses relayed a description of the suspect leaving the scene and Whitehall Police were able to stop the suspect vehicle and apprehend the suspect on Hamilton Road. Homicide detectives were called to the scene and, after further investigation, charged the suspect, Kyle Z. Kurtz, in the death of Mr. Brown. Mr. Kurtz was charged with Murder and transported to the Franklin County Jail.

The investigation continues.

This is the 46th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio, in Calendar Year 2015. Incident #150557380.

Detective Robert Cutshall is the primary detective assisted by Det. Aaron Mall.

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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: June 26, 2016
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Mark Paul #2246
Phone: (614) 645 - 3951
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: June 26, 2015 Time: 6:51 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 5090 N. High St. Zone: 4 Precinct: 3
Incident Report #: 150557266
Cruiser District: 32

Victim: Cooper State Bank

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 20's
Charges:

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 20's
Charges:

Incident Summary: On June 26, 2015 at approximately 6:51 PM two males entered the Cooper State Bank located at 5090 N. High St. Both suspects displayed hanguns and ordered the tellers to "Put your hands in the air and don't hit any alarms." The two suspects split up and each suspect went to a teller where they held them at gunpoint and demaned the money from the cash drawers. Both tellers complied with the suspect demands and handed over the cash. The suspects were described as follows:

Male, black, 5’10, 150 to 160 pounds, early 20’s wearing navy blue baggy hoodie, baggy sweat pants

Male, black, 6’3, 175 pounds, early 20’s wearing a black sweat shirt, black and white bandana covering his face, black gloves displayed a what looked like a small silver handgun possibly a revolver.

Anyone having information regarding this crime are asked to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665 or contact Det. Paul at 614-645-3951, mpaul@columbuspolice.org

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 6/21/2015
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Paul Callahan #1318
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4740
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 6/21/2015 Time: 3:52 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1818 E. Hudson Street
Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 150538946
Cruiser District: 52

Victim: Jaron Valentine
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 28

Suspect: Unknown
Address: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Incident Summary: On Sunday, June 21, 2015, at approximately 3:52 PM, Officers were dispatched to the Hudson Express Carryout, located at 1818 E. Hudson Street, on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Grant E.R. by CFD Medic #18, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation continues.

This is the 45th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015.

Detective Paul Callahan #1318 is the primary assisted by Detective Art Hughes #1824.

Anyone with information should call CPD Homicide @ 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers 645-TIPS.