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Current Releases

Week of October 1st thru October 11th, 2014

Felony Assault

Media Information Date: October 7, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. James Jude Phone: (614) - 645 - Ext: 4503
Type of Offense/Incident: 140864653 - Felony Assault Date: October 6, 2014 Time: 9:43pm
Location of Offense/Incident: 1450 West Rich St Apt #20 Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
NetRMS Report #: 140864653 Cruiser District: 83

Victim: Jeffrey Yingst Sex: M Race: W Age: 53

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

Suspect: Unknown Address:
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: F Race: B Age:

Incident Summary: On October 6, 2014, at 9:43 pm Patrol officers responded to 1450 West Rich Street Apt # 20 on a fight call. Upon arrival, officers found Mr. Yingst had lost his left ear, which had been bitten off during a physical fight by a male, only known to the victim as "Geno", and an unknown female. Mr. Yingst was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call 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:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
October 3, 2014
MA# 50-2014


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 42-2013


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on August 7, 2013, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Sergeant Doug Williams #5154 are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.


Armed Robber Shot by Police


The police involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 1500 Morse Road, is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.

The sergeant involved in the shooting has been identified as:

• Sergeant Doug Williams #5154. Sergeant Williams is a 35 year veteran and is assigned to the Strategic Response Bureau.

The suspect has been released from the hospital and has been positively identified. He has been charged with Aggravated Robbery. His identity is being withheld pending further investigation into similar robberies in the area. Investigators are asking media outlets to not publish the suspect’s identity or photo until victims of the related robberies have the opportunity to view photo arrays. His identity and photo will be released at a later time.


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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 at (614) 645-4593

Public Information Office
October 3, 2014
MA# 49-2014

Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 29-2013

The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on June 6, 2013, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Officer Samuel Rippey #2393 are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.

Armed Robber Shot by Police


Columbus Police are still investigating a shooting involving an officer and an armed robbery suspect on the city’s north side.

On June, 6, 2013, at approximately 9:34 pm, Officer Samuel Rippey #2393 was on patrol in the area of 1237 Morse Road when he heard a gunshot. He began searching the area and observed an individual, later identified as Santel A. Hughes, run from the Dollar General store wearing a mask and carrying a shotgun. Officer Rippey briefly chased the suspect to the rear of the store where he shot the suspect multiple times.

Santel A. Hughes was transported to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in critical condition. Officer Rippey was not injured. A shotgun was recovered from the scene.

Arriving officers later determined that Santel Hughes went into the Dollar General store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint after putting the gun to her head and demanding money. He was confronted by Officer Rippey as he fled from the store. The clerk was not injured.

Santel A. Hughes is charged with one count of Kidnapping and one count of Aggravated Robbery, both felonies of the first degree. The investigation is still underway and additional charges are pending. Investigators request the suspect’s picture not be shown at this time as they are investigating other robberies in the area. His picture will be released as soon as investigators determine whether he is a suspect in those robberies.


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Fatal Traffic Crash

Media Information Date: 10/2/14
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Cornute #1810 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Traffic Crash Date: 10/2/14 Time: 19:38 hours
Location of Offense/Incident: Sullivant Ave & Wilson Rd Zone: 3 Precinct: 19
NetRMS Report #:140851999 Cruiser District: 194

Decedent:
Name: Mark D. Coldren Sex: M Age: 54
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Halima Ali Waeis Sex: F Age: 35

Incident Summary: On 10/2/14, Mark D. Coldren, 54, of S. Charleston, Ohio was operating a 1993 Harley Davidson, westbound on Sullivant Ave. at Wilson Rd. Halima Ali Waeis, 35, of Columbus, Ohio was operating a 2009 Toyota Sienna, eastbound on Sullivant Ave. turning to northbound Wilson Ave. A collision occurred Mr. Coldren was seriously injured from the crash. Columbus Fire #12 transported Mr. Coldren to Mt. Carmel West Hospital where Dr. Nicholas McKenzie pronounced him dead at 20:11 hours. Miss Waies was not injured. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. This is the 41st traffic fatality of 2014.

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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 at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
October 2, 2014
MA# 48-2014


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 18-2013


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on April 21, 2013, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Officer Danny Dupler #1647 and Officer Jeffrey Kasza #1921 are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.

 

Armed Suspect Shot by Officers


Columbus Police are investigating an early evening shooting involving officers and an armed suspect on the city’s near east side.

On April 21, 2013, at approximately 8:02 pm, officers were dispatched to 1542 Oakwood Avenue on the report of a suspicious person. While in route the officers were advised that a man was at the scene with a gun.

Upon arrival, officers confronted three individuals in front of the house who informed them a man inside the residence pulled a gun on them. The officers approached the house looking for a gunman when they observed a man holding a shotgun. Witnesses heard the officers yell numerous times for the suspect to drop the gun before officers fired at the man.

The suspect was hit multiple times and was transported to Grant Medical Center in stable condition. Neither officer was injured. Numerous weapons were recovered at the scene. The suspect was positively identified but his name is being withheld pending the filing of criminal charges. Alcohol and drugs appear to be a factor in the shooting.


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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 at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
October 2, 2014
MA# 47-2014


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 41-2012


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on July 7, 2012, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Officer Jesse Perkins #1108 and Officer Ryan Steele #2402 are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.


Suspect Shot While Attempting to Strike Officer with Car


A local man was shot early Saturday morning by Columbus Police as he attempted to strike an officer with his vehicle. The suspect, identified as Douglas R. Wiegand, was taken to The Ohio State University Medical Center in serious condition for a gunshot wound.

On July 7, 2012, at approximately 12:00am, a Columbus Police officer confronted Douglas Wiegand in a parking lot near N. Front Street and Vine Street for allegedly urinating in public. Mr. Wiegand, appearing to be intoxicated, was observed getting into a car and quickly backed up towards the officer as the officer attempted to stop him. The officer aired the vehicle and suspect description as it was last seen traveling westbound on Vine Street.

Two officers working in the area were stopped near Spruce Street and Kilbourne Street when they observed the suspect vehicle pull up behind their unit. The officers stepped from their car and attempted to take Mr. Wiegand into custody when he quickly accelerated and drove at one of the officers. Both officers fired their weapons. Mr. Wiegand continued to flee and was ultimately taken into custody near Neil Avenue and Spruce Street where arresting officers observed him to be suffering from a single gunshot wound.

It was discovered that a bystander near the original shooting scene was also struck by gunfire. The bystander, a 29 year old female, was transported to The Ohio State University Medical Center in critical condition and was later upgraded to stable condition. Her identity is being withheld pending family notification. Douglas Wiegand is charged with one count of Felonious Assault, a felony of the first degree. Additional charges are pending further investigation.


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Serious Injury Traffic Crash

Media Information Date: 10/2/14
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective S. Karnes Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767 Ext: 61617
Type of Offense/Incident: Serious Injury Traffic Crash Date: 10/2/14 Time: 3:43am
Location of Offense/Incident: E. Broad St & I-270 Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Incident #: 140849779 Cruiser District: 144

Injured:
Name: Ronald Willis Sex: M Age: 54
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Unknown Sex: ? Age: ?

Incident Summary:
On October 2, 2014 at approximately 3:43am, John Doe was walking eastbound on E. Broad St just east of I-270. Mr. Doe was walking along the southern berm of the roadway when an unknown vehicle coming from the I-270 northbound to E. Broad St eastbound ramp apparently lost control and traveled off the northern portion of the ramp onto the grass gore. The vehicle traveled across the grass and then back onto the roadway where it struck Mr. Doe. The vehicle fled the scene. Mr. Doe was transported in critical condition to Grant Medical Center where he remains hospitalized.

Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle is asked to call Columbus Police, Accident Investigation Unit at 645-4767


******UPDATE******


The pedestrian has now been identified as Mr. Ronald Willis (54) of E. 5th Ave. in Columbus. As of 10:00 AM he is still in life threatening condition at Grant Medical Center.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information Date: 10/2/2014
Columbus Division of Police
CAP Bureau / HOMICIDE Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Andrew Mitchell#1212 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4730 Ext: 4488
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 10-1-2014 Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 2255 E. Dublin Granville Rd. Zone: 1 Precinct: 18 pct
NetRMS Report #: 140849105 Cruiser District: 184

Victim: Roger Weatherspoon Jr. Sex: M Race: B Age: 22

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: B Age:

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: B Age:

Incident Summary: #140849105. On Oct. 1, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. Patrol officers were dispatched to 2255 E. Dublin Granville Rd. on a shooting. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Roger Weatherspoon Jr. M/B/22. Victim was pronounced dead shortly after arrival by CFD medics. Investigation indicates that the victim was shot inside of a vehicle during a drug deal and drove a short distance before crashing. The investigation further indicates that two M/B suspects fled the scene just after the shooting . Investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide at 645-4730 or Crimestoppers at 645-TIPS. Detective Mitchell is the lead. He is being assisted by Detectives Glasure and Sheppard. This is the 71 homicide of 2014 in Columbus OH.

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Felonious Assault - Shooting

Media Information Date: 10/02/2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Russ Henslee #2131 Phone: (614) - 645 - Ext: 4291
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault -Shooting Date: 10/01/2014 Time: 9:41 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: Brookside Manor Apartments Zone: 2 Precinct: 20
NetRMS Report #: 140849141 Cruiser District: 201

Victim: Fitzgerald Hayles Sex: M Race: B Age: 25

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

Incident Summary: On Wednesday October 1, 2014 at 9:41 p.m., Columbus Police Officers responded to Mt. Carmel East Hospital on the report of a man with a gunshot wound. Officers arrived at the hospital and were notified that the victim, Fitzgerald Hayles, was shot once in his left arm. Mr. Hayles stated he was entering his vehicle at Brookshire Manor apartment complex when an unknown male black approached him and shot him once in the arm as he attempted to drive off. Mr. Hayles transported himself to the hospital. Mr. Hayles was listed in stable condition. The suspect fled the scene with no direction of travel known. 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. The investigation continues.


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