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Current Releases

Week of April 1st thru April 9th, 2016

 

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
April 9, 2016
MA# 18-2016


Driver Killed, Passenger Injured After Fleeing Police In Vehicle


On Saturday, April 9, 2016, at approximately 2:48am, Columbus Police Radio personnel received a call for assistance from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in regards to a vehicle refusing to stop for deputies.
Deputies initially attempted to stop the vehicle on Livingston Avenue at Woodcrest Road for a traffic offense. The driver failed to stop for deputies and fled the area. The vehicle fled through Reynoldsburg, where it was involved in a non-injury accident, and continued through Whitehall and Columbus.

Whitehall Police deployed road spikes in an attempt to safely stop the vehicle. Those attempts were ineffective. The vehicle continued to flee and made its way to E. Main Street and Napoleon Avenue where Columbus Police attempted to deploy road spikes. The suspect vehicle swerved to avoid the spikes, losing control and striking a utility pole at E. Main Street and S. Weyant Avenue at approximately 2:57am.
The driver, twenty-seven year old Emanuel J. McCallum, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, twenty-three year old Lahuntaquan Thomas, was transported to Grant Medical Center and is listed in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

The Columbus Police Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is investigation the incident. The Columbus Police Accident Investigation Unit is assisting in the investigation. Investigators will be sifting through cruiser video over the next few weeks to determine if the incident was recorded. The video will not be available until the investigation is complete.


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HOMICIDE / Felony Assault

Columbus Division of Police
Date: 4-8-16
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. H. Collins #186
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4221
Type of Offense/Incident: Homicide/Felony Assault Date: 1-1-16 Time: 8:24 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: FO 883 Lilley Ave Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
Incident Report #: 160002715
Cruiser District: 112

Victim: Robert D. Brigham (Deceased)
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 21

Victim: Antonio L. Parks
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 26

Suspect: Shauntel N. Brodie
Address: County Jail- Greensboro NC
Arrested Warrant on File

Incident Summary: Incident #160002715. On Jan 1, 2016 at 8:24 pm, patrol officers responded to the front of 883 Lilley Ave. on a shooting with two victims. Victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Both victims remain in critical condition. The shooting occurred after a dispute in the alley just north of 883 Lilley Ave. No suspect information at this time. Detective Collins is the primary detective and is being assisted by Det. A. Welsh and Det. Cutshall.

The Investigation Continues.

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

**UPDATE** Robert Brigham was pronounced dead 1/17/16 at 6:21am as a result of his injuries.

2nd UPDATE 4-8-16 : Information obtained during this investigation shows that Mr. Brodie shot Mr. Brigham multiple times causing his death. Murder charges have been filed on Mr. Brodie who is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges in Greensboro NC.

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

This is the 9th homicide of 2016.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 4-8-16 UPDATE
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. R. Cutshall #1930
Phone: (614) 645 - 4146
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 8-18-15 Time: 10:13 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: F/O 1048 E. 15th Ave. Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 150743971
Cruiser District: 50

Victim: Richard D. Ferguson IV
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 16

Suspect: Marquez Turner
Address: Pickaway Correctional Institute
11781 St. Rt. 762, Orient, Oh, 43146
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 25
Charges: Murder

Incident Summary: Incident # 150743971. On Aug 18, 2015 at 10:13 pm, patrol officers responded to 1048 E. 15th Ave. on a shooting with a reported victim, Richard D. Ferguson IV M/B 16 years old. Victim was pronounced at the scene a short time later. Initial information indicates that the suspect fired multiple shots at the victim while the victim was riding a bike westbound on E. 15th Ave. Information on a suspect and the motive remains unknown at this point in the investigation. Detective Cutshall is the primary detective and is being assisted by Det. Williams and Det. A. Welsh.

This is the 61st homicide of 2015 in Columbus Ohio.
The Investigation Continues.

*UPDATE* April 6, 2016
Information obtained during this investigation shows that Mr. Turner shot Mr. Ferguson after a verbal altercation. Murder charges have been filed on Mr. Turner who is currently an inmate with the State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation.

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

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Fatal Traffic Crash

Media Information Date: 4/8/2016
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Sgt. Brooke Wilson #5120 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4532
Type of Incident: Fatal Traffic Crash Date: 4-8-16 Time: 1:34 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: I-270 North & Roberts Rd Zone: 3 Precinct: 15
Incident Report #: 160290143 Cruiser District: 153

Decedent:
Name: Shelby E. Grabor Sex: F Age: 24
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Sagar R. Patel Sex: M Age: 34

Incident Summary:
On April 8, 2016, at approximately 1:34 AM, Ms. Shelby Grabor of Marysville, Ohio, was operating her 2008 Chevy Cobalt coupe southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 270, just south of Roberts Rd. At this time, Mr. Sagar Patel of Dublin, Ohio, was operating his 2015 Tesla sedan northbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 270, just south of Roberts Rd. Ms. Grabor struck Mr. Patel head-on. Mr. Patel was treated at scene. Ms. Grabor was pronounced dead at the scene.

This investigation is ongoing.

This is the 17th traffic fatality in Columbus this year.

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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
April 7, 2016
MA# 17-2016


The police involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 951 Heyl Avenue, is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.

The officer involved is identified as:
• Officer J.C. Hale #2698. Officer Hale has been employed with the division for four years. Officer Hale is assigned to the Patrol Bureau.
The suspect remains in stable condition at Grant Medical Center.


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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 4-7-16
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. T. Welsh #1718
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4222
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 4-6-16 Time: 7:07 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 206 Macandrews Way
Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Incident Report #: 160286325
Cruiser District: 141

Victim: Nathaniel Easley
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 24

Suspect: Khomary Rand
Address: 691 S. Wheatland Ave.
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 23
Charges: Murder

Suspect: Deshawn Lovejoy
Address: 3563 Seabrook Ave
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 26
Charges: Murder

Incident Summary: Incident #160286325. On April 6, 2016 at 7:07 pm, patrol officers responded to 206 Macandrews Way on a reported shooting. Victim was located in the middle of the street. He was pronounced dead a short time later at an area hospital. The investigation indicates that the victim, Nathaniel Easley M/B 24 was shot while he and suspects 1 and 2 were doing a home invasion robbery of 206 Macandrews Way. Khomary Rand and Deshawn Lovejoy have been arrested for Murder due to their role in the home invasion. The actual shooter has not yet been identified. Detective T. Welsh is the primary detective.

This is the 24th homicide of 2016 in Columbus Ohio.

The Investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Columbus Police Homicide at 614-645-4730 or the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 614-461-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:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office
April 6, 2016
MA# 16-2016


Knife Wielding Man Shot by Police


Columbus Police are investigating a police involved shooting involving a man wielding a knife on the city’s near east side.

On April 6, 2016, at approximately 8:49 pm, officers were dispatched to 951 Heyl Avenue on the report of a man threatening a woman with a knife. Officers arrived and spoke with a female, who confirmed her boyfriend had threatened her with a knife. The officers were able to enter the house and confronted the man as he held the knife.

The officers gave multiple commands for the man to drop the knife. The suspect failed to comply with the officers’ orders and advanced towards them. Officers attempted to deploy a Taser, but it was ineffective. One officer fired multiple times as the suspect continued towards the officers. The suspect, Randal S. Paden, M/W/40, was transported to Grant Medical Center and is listed in stable condition with multiple gunshot wounds. No other injuries were reported. A knife was recovered at the scene.

Randal S. Paden is charged with Domestic Violence and Assault. Additional charges are pending further investigation.

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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Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04-06-2016
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det George Bragalone
Phone: (614) 645 - 4674
Type of Offense/Incident: Business Robbery Date: 03-22-2016 Time: 9:17 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1460 Harrisburg Pike Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
Incident Report #: 160240084
Cruiser District: 82

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

Incident Summary: On 03-22-2016 at 9:17 PM a suspect entered the Wendy's located at 1460 Harrisburg Pike. The suspect approached the counter and demanded money from the worker. The suspect then fled the business before receiving the money.

The same suspect robbed a Speedway gas station a week prior to this robbery.

The suspect is described as a darked skinned M/B, late 20's, 5'4", 160 LBS, short dreads, wearing a black puffy coat with yellow interior and tan khaki pants.

Copies of the surveillance video are available at the Information Desk at Columbus Police HQ. Please block out all employees and customer faces prior to airing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at 614-462-TIPS(8477).

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 4/6/2016-UPDATE
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Eric Wooten #1544
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4071
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 4/5/2016 Time: 2:11 P.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 6501 Tussing Road Zone: 2 Precinct: 20
Incident Report #: 160282454
Cruiser District: 204

Victim: Gary Ashton Francis
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 20

Victim: James Earl Miller Jr.
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 21

Suspect: Connor C. Jeffries
Address: 10195 Alliston Drive
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 21
Charges: Murder (2 Counts)

Suspect: Mia V. Shamis
Address: 10195 Alliston D
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Female
Race: White
Age: 19
Charges: Murder (2 Counts)

Incident Summary: On Tuesday, at approximately 2:11 PM, Officers and Medics were dispatched to 6501 Tussing Road, on report of a shooting. Officers and Medics arrived and found Victim #1 inside of a vehicle, suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers also found Victim #2 inside of the rear garage area of the Enterprise Rental Car Company. Victim #1 was deceased at the scene. Victim #2 was transported to Grant E.R., by CFD Medic 32, where he succumbed to his injuries, at approximately 3:04 PM. The suspect's vehicle fled in an easterly direction from the scene and was described as a silver Chevrolet Impala or Malibu.

We are attempting to identify both victims and notify the next of kin. The investigation continues.
These are the 22nd and 23rdHomicides in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2016.

Detective Eric Wooten #1544 is the primary detective assisted by Detective Melissa Carlson #1329.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS (8477).

UPDATE:
Suspects #1 & #2 have been arrested and charged with two (2) counts of Murder, as a result of this incident.

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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 4-6-2016
CAP Bureau / ROBBERY Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: JASON A. BOLT #2111
Phone: (614) 645 - 3919
Type of Offense/Incident: AGGRAVATED ROBBERY Date: 3-25-2016 Time: 10:23 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 4376 Karl Rd. Zone: 1 Precinct: 18
Incident Report #: 160250332
Cruiser District: 182

Victim: Afrique Food Warehouse

Victim: Cisse Aladji
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 68

Incident Summary: On March 25, 2016, at approximately 10:23 p.m., the victim walked out of the Afrique Food Warehouse located at 4376 Karl Rd. carrying a laptop bag. The suspect approached the victim, pointed a handgun at him and demanded the laptop bag. The suspect then fled northbound on foot from the location.
*Suspect image released.

Anyone with information as to the indentity of the suspect is encouraged to call Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS(8477).

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 4/5/2016
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Eric Wooten #1544
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4071
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 4/5/2016 Time: 2:11 P.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 6501 Tussing Road Zone: 2 Precinct: 20
Incident Report #: 160282454
Cruiser District: 204

Victim: Unknown
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Victim: Unknown
Sex: Male
Race: Black

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

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Female
Race: White

Incident Summary: On Tuesday, at approximately 2:11 PM, Officers and Medics were dispatched to 6501 Tussing Road, on report of a shooting. Officers and Medics arrived and found Victim #1 inside of a vehicle, suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers also found Victim #2 inside of the rear garage area of the Enterprise Rental Car Company. Victim #1 was deceased at the scene. Victim #2 was transported to Grant E.R., by CFD Medic 32, where he succumbed to his injuries, at approximately 3:04 PM. The suspect's vehicle fled in an easterly direction from the scene and was described as a silver Chevrolet Impala or Malibu.

We are attempting to identify both victims and notify the next of kin. The investigation continues.
These are the 22nd and 23rdHomicides in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2016.

Detective Eric Wooten #1544 is the primary detective assisted by Detective Melissa Carlson #1329.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers at 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
April 4, 2016
MA# 14-2016


Chief Kimberley Jacobs to Be Honored


Columbus Division of Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs will be presented a resolution by Columbus City Councilman Mitchell J. Brown tonight, Monday April 4, 2016, for being selected as one of the 2016 YWCA Columbus Women of Achievement. The honor will take place at 5pm at city council chambers.

“Chief Jacobs has been a catalyst for initiatives such as the Division’s Citizen Police Academy, implementation of a separate Domestic Violence reporting system and reorganizing of Internal Affairs to investigate all citizen complaints,” says Councilman Mitchell J. Brown.

Chief Jacobs will also be honored along with 5 other recipients of the 2016 YWCA Columbus Women of Achievement luncheon Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 11:30am at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Battelle Grand Ballroom.

For the past 31 years the YWCA has honored Columbus women who have made extraordinary contributions to their families, workplaces and communities. As the first female police chief for the Columbus Division of Police and open LGBT community member, Chief Jacobs is humbled to be recognized with these outstanding leaders who work to make a difference every day.


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High Risk Missing Juvenile

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/04/2016
Special Victims Bureau / Missing Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact:
Phone: (614) 645 - 4545
Type of Offense/Incident: High Risk Missing Juvenile Date: 04/03/2016 Time: 9:11 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: The North side of Columbus Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 160278135
Cruiser District: 54

Victim: Charquita Cody
Sex: female
Race: Black
Age: 12

Incident Summary: On April 03, 2016 Officers A. Hardwick and K. Jacobs were dispatched to the Missing Juveniles home to file a missing person report. Upon arrival Officers Hardwick and Jacobs spoke with Ms. Laquita Roberston (guardian of the missing person) who stated her twelve year old daughter ran out of the house at 9:11 PM.

Ms. Roberston stated she got into a verbal argument with Ms. Cody. Ms. Roberston stated Ms. Cody was not happy with the discipline she received so she ran out of the house.

Ms. Roberston stated she ran eastbound across Cleveland Ave. then went northbound towards E. Hudson St. Ms. Roberston stated they lost sight of her. Ms. Roberston stated Ms. Cody hangs out with a kid named Deshawn on E. Blake St (unknown address).

Ms. Roberston stated Ms Charquita Cody (missing person) is medium skin tone, 5'4'' 130-135, has black and purple extension (briads). Ms. Cody was last seen wearing a teal headband, royal blue short sleeve shirt, maroon basketball shorts with no shoes on.

Officers made contact with a several residents in the area for Ms. Cody but were unsuccessful. Officers contacted Missing Persons Detective Williams #388 who responded for follow up with the family.

If anyone has any information on the wherabouts of Charquita (also known as Q or Stinky) please call Columbus Police at 614-645-4624

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Felonious Assault Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: April 3, 2016
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. K. Trivette, #1823
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Shooting Date: 04/03/2016 Time: 4:01 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 481 Berkeley Road Zone: 5 Precinct: 12
Incident Report #: 160277090
Cruiser District: 123

Victim: William B. Lindsey
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 32

Incident Summary: On April 3, 2016 at 4:01 p.m. Officers were in the area of East Main Street and Berkeley Road when they heard gunshots. The officers observed a male, later identified as William B. Lindsey, fall to the ground but was unable to observe who did the shooting. Mr. Lindsey told responding officers that while he was standing on the sidewalk next to his vehicle an unknown male produced a handgun and shot at him multiple times. Mr. Lindsey was struck twice in his leg and transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
This incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit at (614)645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614)645-TIPS.

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High Risk Missing Adult

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 05/04/2015
Special Victims Bureau / Missing Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact:
Phone: (614) 645 - 4545
Type of Offense/Incident: High Risk Missing Adult Date: 04/03/2016 Time: 7:54 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 965 Bryden Rd Zone: 5 Precinct: 12
Incident Report #: 160276153
Cruiser District: 120

Victim: Arnetta McRae
Sex: female
Race: Black
Age: 69

Incident Summary: The missing was last seen earlier today at 11:05 AM on the east side of Columbus before being located in the Wendy's parking lot at 1724 W 5th Ave around 4 PM. The missing was in good health and was transported back home by Columbus Police.

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Missing Person / Juvenile

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/02/2016
Special Victims Bureau / Sexual Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Missing Persons Unit
Phone: (614) 645 - 4624
Type of Offense/Incident: Missing Person/Juvenile Date: 04/01/2016 Time: 10:30PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 819 Eatonia Pl. Zone: 3 Precinct: 10
Incident Report #: 160272352
Cruiser District: 104

Victim: Zeinab Abdi Ibrahim
Sex: F
Race: B
Age: 12

Incident Summary: The missing, Zeinab Abdi Ibrahim, is 12 years of age. She was last seen at her west side residence on Friday April 1, 2016 at approximately 10:30pm. The missing was last seen wearing a purple dress and leather jacket. Please contact the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-4545 with information.
Attached is a picture of the missing child.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: April 1, 2016 **UPDATE**
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Rob Wachalec
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4746
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 3/31/2016 Time: 10:07 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 477 E. Welch Avenue Zone: 2 Precinct: 13
Incident Report #: 160268421
Cruiser District: 130

Victim: Shannon T. Toler
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 34

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

Incident Summary: On March 31, 2016 at approximately 10:07 p.m. officers responded to 477 E. Welch Avenue on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival the officers located the victim on the front porch suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Grant Medical Center by CFD Medic 14 in critical condition, but later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 4:27 a.m. on April 1, 2016.

**UPDATE** Victim's name released.

The investigation continues

This is the 21st Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2016. Incident #160268421.

Detective Robert Wachalec is the lead detective, assisted by Detective Lowell Titus.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614)461-TIPS.


Week of April 10th thru April 16th, 2016

HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: April 15, 2016
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Jennifer Gribi
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4217
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 4/14/2016 Time: 10: p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 2477 E. Dublin-Granville Road Zone: 1 Precinct: 18
Incident Report #: 160311365
Cruiser District: 184

Victim: Daylyn A. Medley (deceased)
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 24

Victim: Davonte T. Jacobs
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 23

Suspect: Lionel A. Anthony
Address: 1169 Striebel Rd. 43227
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 26
Charges: Murder (2903.02A)

Incident Summary: On April 14, 2016 at approximately 10:42 p.m., Columbus Police Officers responded to 2477 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. (Dino's Pub and Pizza) on the report of a shooting. Upon arrival the officers found numerous people running from the establishment and a large disturbance going on inside. Officers located two victims inside, each suffering gunshot wounds. The first victim, Mr. Medley, was pronounced deceased by CFD Medic #29, while the second victim was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital by CFD Medic 6 in stable condition and is expected to survive.

The suspect was identified and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The investigation continues

This is the 26th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2016. Incident #160311365.

Detective Jennifer Gribi is the lead detective, assisted by Detectives Todd Chapman and Glen Siniff.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614)461-TIPS.

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Felonious Assault / Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 4/15/2016
Homicide Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact:
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault / Shooting Date: 4/14/2016 Time: 8:49 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1265 East 22nd Avenue Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 160311029
Cruiser District: 54

Victim: Jaquaveon L. Faust
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 19

Incident Summary: On Thursday April 14, 2016 at approximately 8:49 p.m., Mr. Faust was standing in front of 1265 East 22nd Avenue with friends. An unknown and unseen person fired multiple gunshots which struck Mr. Faust on his right hand and left arm. Mr. Faust self-transported to a local area hospital where he was listed in stable condition and treated for the gunshot wound. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-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:
Sergeant Rich Weiner or Denise Alex-Bouzounis at
(614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
April 14, 2016
MA#27-2016


A Heroes Escort
Officer Steven M. Smith #1386


A HEROES ESCORT: The procession will begin at approximately 9:30am –10 this morning, beginning at the Franklin County Coroner’s office, 520 King Avenue. The Procession will travel east on King Ave to High Street, West on Nationwide Boulevard, south on Front Street to Marconi Boulevard passing Columbus Police Headquarters, East on Broad Street passing City Hall, south on High Street to the Statehouse, East on State Street to the funeral home at 229 E. State Street, Schoedinger Funeral Home.


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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
April 13, 2016
MA#26-2016


Escort of Officer Steven M. Smith #1386


Officer Steven M. Smith #1386 will be escorted from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to the Franklin County Coroner’s Office on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The procession will begin at approximately 7:30 am.


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Felonious Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 4/13/2016
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Jamie Porter #320
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4414
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Date: 4/13/2016 Time: 1:43 P.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 2254 Hiawatha Park Drive Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 160306523
Cruiser District: 53

Victim: Brandon T. Cunningham
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 30

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

Incident Summary: On Wednesday, at approximately 1:43 PM, Officers and Medics were dispatched to 2254 Hiawatha Park Drive, on report of a shooting. Officers and Medics arrived and found the victim laying in the front yard, suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest and leg. The victim was transported to Grant E.R., by CFD Medic 16, where he was listed in "Critical-but-Stable" Condition; however, he is expected to survive.
According to witnesses, an unknown male white suspect knocked on the front door of the residence, at this location, looking for a person named "Deidra". The suspect apparently began firing shots as the victim opened the door. The investigation continues.

Detectives Guy Patete #1447 and Ronda Siniff #1766 are assisting Detective Porter with this investigation.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS (8477).

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Aggravated Robbery / Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 4-12-2016
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: R. Warnick #1797
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery / Shooting Date: 4-12-2016 Time: 4:28pm
Location of Offense/Incident: 2393 Parkgreen Pl Zone: 1 Precinct: 18
Incident Report #: 160303874
Cruiser District: 184

Victim:
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 18

Victim:
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 17

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 25-30
Charges:

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 25-30

Incident Summary: On April 12, 2016, at approximately 4:28pm, two male suspects entered the apartment at 2393 ParkGreen Place and confronted two victims inside. The suspects pointed guns at the victims and demanded money. One victim resisted and struggled with one of the suspects. The victim was shot once in the chest. Both suspects fled. The victim was transported to the OSU Medical Center where he is being treated and is in stable condition.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665 of Crimestoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477).

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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: April 13, 2016
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Lent
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: April 13, 2016 Time: 6:10 am
Location of Offense/Incident: 100 W Broad St Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
Incident Report #: 160305684
Cruiser District: 82

Victim: Shell Oil

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

Incident Summary: On April 13, 2016, two male white suspects entered the Shell station at 1000 W Broad St. After asking the clerk to buy merchandise, one of the suspects pointed a shotgun at the clerk and demanded cash from the register. The clerk complied with the demand and the suspects left the scene with an undetermined amount of cash. The suspects were both wearing blue rubber gloves.

Media usage - Please blur out the face of the clerk to protect his identity.

Anyone with information on this crime or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to contact Columbus Police Robbery Unit at (614) 645-4665, or to remain anonymous, contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-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:
Sergeant Rich Weiner or Denise Alex-Bouzounis at
(614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
April 12, 2016
MA#25-2016


Officer Steven M. Smith #1386


It is with a heavy heart the Columbus Division of Police reports the passing of our dearly beloved brother, Officer Steven M. Smith #1386. Officer Smith passed away on April 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Lisa Smith, and two adult children, son Jesse and daughter Brittany.

The 27-year veteran held positions in the Patrol Bureau, Strategic Response Bureau, Helicopter Unit, Narcotics Bureau, S.W.A.T. Unit and was a member of the Dive Team.

Officer Smith is the 54th Columbus Police officer killed in the line of duty since 1816. He is the
31st officer killed in the line of duty in the United States in 2016.

Officer Smith’s legacy will live on through organ donation. His donation may save up to eight lives. He was 54 years old.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Romans 15:13

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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
April 12, 2016
MA#24-2016


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 38-2015


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on April 5, 2015, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Officer Emanuel Woods #2204 are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.

Suspect Shot At East Columbus Bar

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

On Sunday April 5, 2015, two Columbus Police special duty police officers approached a vehicle for loud music around 2:14am at Lucky’s Bar at 2600 South Hamilton Road. There was an altercation. The suspect had a gun. The officer fired at the suspect.

Two officers were working special duty but only one officer fired his weapon. The victim was transported by Columbus Division of Fire medics to Grant Hospital where he was treated and released. The investigation is ongoing.


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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
April 12, 2016
MA#23-2016


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 24-2015


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on February 13, 2015, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Officer Nicholas Talone #2382 are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.

Man Shot During Altercation with Officers

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

On February 13, 2015, at approximately 3:50 am, officers responded to 3680 Briggs Road #2 on a disturbance between neighbors. Officers were advised a neighbor came to the caller’s apartment and threatened her with a broomstick. The caller told officers the suspect had a warrant from a previous dispute involving her. Officers confirmed the man’s identity and verified the man had a good warrant for criminal damaging.

The officers went to the neighbor’s apartment and spoke with a man who answered the door. Officers confirmed the man was the wanted person and informed him he had a warrant and was under arrest. The man, identified as Abdiwahab Hassan M/B/39, backed into the apartment and attempted to close the door as officers struggled to place him into custody. Hassan broke away from the officers and made it into the kitchen where he grabbed a knife, holding the officers at bay.

One officer deployed his Taser at Hassan, with no affect. Hassan backed down a hallway to a rear bedroom, slamming the door. Officers opened the bedroom door and observed a juvenile and woman inside the room just before the door slammed shut for a second time. Officers gave numerous commands for Hassan to drop the knife and surrender. Hassan shouted to the officers he didn’t have the knife at which point the officers opened the door and were confronted with Hassan holding what appeared to be a metal pipe. Officers deployed the Taser two additional times. The Taser had no affect at which point Hassan raised the pipe and advanced towards the officers. One officer fired his weapon, striking Hassan in the arm, but not immediately disarming him. Hassan finally dropped the pipe after additional commands and was taken into custody. No other injuries were reported.

Hassan was transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital in stable condition. He is charged with felonious assault in addition to having a good warrant for criminal damaging. The knife and pipe were recovered at the scene.


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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
April 12, 2016
MA#22-2016


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 09-2015


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on January 18, 2015, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Officer Franklin Lucci #2684 are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.

Police Involved Shooting

E. Livingston Ave and Beechwood Road

On Sunday, January 18, 2015, at approximately 2:28 am, Officers were dispatched to a disturbance at 1320 Beechwood Road, the “Lounge 13” bar. As the officers arrived, they observed a male within the crowd discharging a firearm. Officers engaged the man with the gun and the male fired at the officers. In response to the immediate threat, the officer discharged his weapon striking the male in the upper body ending the conflict.

The suspect was taken into custody without further incident and transported to Grant hospital by Columbus Fire Medic #21. The suspect remains under police guard and is in stable condition.
The identity of the suspect and information about charges will be the subject of a follow-up release.


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High Risk Missing Adult

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 05/04/2015
Special Victims Bureau / Missing Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact:
Phone: (614) 645 - 4545
Type of Offense/Incident: High Risk Missing Adult Date: 04/11/2016 Time: 3:49 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 3140 Sullivant Ave Zone: 3 Precinct: 19
Incident Report #: 160298804
Cruiser District: 194

Victim: Charles Wilson
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 78

Incident Summary: Per hit confirmation from Franklin County Sheriff advising that unit 937 located Mr. Wilson at US 62 & I-270.

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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
April 11, 2016
MA# 21-2016


Wounded SWAT Officer Identified


Columbus Police SWAT Officer Steven M. Smith remains in critical condition at OSU Wexner Medical center. His family, friends and a Columbus Division of Police chaplain remain by his side.

SWAT Officer Smith was shot early Sunday morning while working with fellow officers to serve an arrest warrant at 14 W. California Avenue.

SWAT Officer Smith has served with the Columbus Division of Police for 27-years. He is 54 years old.
*Be advised that the Columbus Division of Police has two officers named Steven Smith.

Additional details will be released when they become available.


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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
April 10, 2016
MA# 20-2016


Officer Shot During SWAT Barricade


A Columbus Police officer was wounded and is in critical condition following a standoff with an armed gunman on the city’s north side.

On April 9, 2016, at approximately 11:34 pm, S.W.A.T. officers attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant on Lincoln Rutledge, M/W/44, at his apartment located at 14 W. California Avenue. S.W.A.T. officers served the warrant due to his recent erratic behavior and access to weapons.

S.W.A.T. officers approached the apartment and were fired upon as the suspect shot multiple times through a first floor window. One officer, positioned in an armored vehicle, was struck and critically injured. Another officer returned fire at the suspect. The wounded officer was transported to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in critical but stable condition.

Lincoln Rutledge remained barricaded in the apartment and kept officers at bay for hours, despite efforts to have him surrender. At one point flames and smoke were seen coming from inside the structure. Columbus Fire personnel were at the scene but could not extinguish the flames due to safety concerns of additional gunfire.

Lincoln Rutledge was eventually taken into custody at approximately 7:15 am. He was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital in non-life-threatening condition with what appeared to be a bullet wound and smoke inhalation. Rutledge is in custody on an Aggravated Arson warrant in addition to being charged with Attempted Murder. Additional charges are pending further investigation.


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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
April 10, 2016
MA# 19-2016


Ongoing Police Situation


Columbus Police are currently working a dangerous situation in the area of N. High Street and W. California Avenue on the city’s north end. Houses and apartments in the immediate area have been evacuated due to the danger involved.
Residents in the area should remain in their homes in a secure area until the situation is contained. An armed gunman is inside a structure on W. California Avenue and has already shot one officer. Non-emergency personnel should stay away from the area until the situation is deemed safe.
Smoke and flames have been observed coming from the structure where the gunman was last seen. The area is still not safe for emergency personnel to properly contain the fire at this time.
Additional details will be released when they become available.


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