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Current Releases

Week of April 1st thru April 11th, 2015

Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/12/2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. J. Jude #2155 Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4503
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 04/11/2015 Time: 9:13 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: E. Main St. & Weyant Ave. Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Incident Report #: 150299564
Cruiser District: 91

Victim: Bryan Byars
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 19

Suspect: Charles Antonio Thompson
Address: 2262 Ridgeway Ave.
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 18

Incident Summary: On April 11, 2015 at approximately 9:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of E. Main St. & Weyant Ave. on report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, Bryan Byars who had been shot in the left hand and left side. Mr. Byars stated he had a verbal altercation with Charles Thompson and during the argument, Mr. Thompson produced a firearm and shot him twice. Mr. Byars stated Mr. Thompson then fled the area on foot. Mr. Byars was transported to an area hospital in serious condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit, Detective Jame Jude at 645-4503 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/11/2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Kenneth Trivette #1823 Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4044
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 04/11/2015 Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: La Vista Dr. & Cascade Ct. Zone: 3 Precinct: 15
Incident Report #: 150298445 Cruiser District: 150

Victim: Clydene Walters
Sex: F
Race: W
Age: 55

Victim: Mohamed Ahmed
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 27

Suspect: Nathaniel Desmond Madison
Address: 114 Penney Ln.
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 34
Charges: 2 Counts of Felonious Assault and 1 Count of Discahege into a Habitation.

Incident Summary: On April 11, 2015 at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to shots fired in the area of La Vista Dr. and Cascade Ct. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Mohamed Ahmed, who stated that a male, later identified as, Nathaniel D. Madison, was shooting at him. He went on to say that Mr. Madison ran into 2830 La Vista Dr. Officers surrounded the residence and had the occupants exit the residence. When Mr. Madison exited the residence Mr. Ahmed and other witnesses identified Mr. Madison as the individual shooting at Mr. Ahmed. The resident of 1330 Thacker Ct., Clydene Walters, was struck on the finger by a bullet that went in through the window of her residence. Ms. Walters was treated at scene. The Investigation continues. 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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Felony Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 4-11-2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: KZimmer Phone: (614) 645- - 4192
Type of Offense/Incident: Felony Assault Date: 4-11-2015 Time: 12:23am
Location of Offense/Incident: 201 E. 8th AveZone: 4 Precinct: 4
Incident Report #: 150296863 Cruiser District: 42

Victim: Evan Gibson
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 33

Victim: Carlos Alvarez
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 21

Incident Summary: On 4-11-2015 at approximately 12:23 AM witnesses told Detectives that two unknown males came to their residence as guest but later were asked to leave the residence after a disagreement. Shortly after the unknown males left, Mr. Gibson and Mr. Alvarez went outside where the unknown males pulled a gun on them and without warning, shot both Mr. Gibson and Mr. Alvarez. Mr. Alvarez is in stable condition at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck and Mr. Gibson is in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the hand.

Anyone with additonal information is requested to contact the Columbus Division of Police Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Crimstoppers 614-645-TIPS.

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Felonious Assault Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/7/2015
CAP 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: 04/8/2015 Time: 8:52 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 381 S. Wheatland Ave. Zone: 3 Precinct: 19
Incident Report #: 150286680 Cruiser District: 190

Victim: Aron R. Kinder
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 22

Suspect: John A. Cochran
Address: 381 S. Wheatland Ave
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: Black
Age: 52

Incident Summary: On Tuesday April 7, 2015 at approximately 8:52 the victim Mr. Kinder and John A. Cochran engaged in an argument in front of Mr. Cochran’s house. Mr. Kinder threw a brick at Mr. Cochran hitting him in the head. Mr. Cochran pulled out a pistol from his waistband and shot Mr. Kinder in the back as he was running away. Mr. Kinder was able to flag down a passing motorist to transport him to the hospital. He is listed in stable condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit, Detective Michael Williams at 645-4189 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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Felonious Assault Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/7/2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. K. TRIVETTE #1823 Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4044
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Shooting Date: 04/6/2015 Time: 8:42 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1512 SUMMIT STREET Zone: 4 Precinct: 4
Incident Report #: 150283632 Cruiser District: 42

Victim: MIKAYLLA WOODS Sex: F Race: B Age: 21

Suspect: UNKNOWN

Incident Summary: On April 6, 2015, at approximatly 8:42 p.m., The victim Mikaylla Woods was shot in the chest inside her residence by unkown person(s). Ms. Woods was transported to a local hospital in critical condition but has since been listed in stable condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit, Detective Kenneth Trivette at 645-4044 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
April 6, 2015
MA# 40-2015


The police involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Lucky’s Bar located at 2600 S. Hamilton Rd. is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.

The officer involved is identified as:
• Columbus Police Officer Emanuel Woods #2204. Officer Woods is a two year veteran and is assigned to the Patrol Bureau.


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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 614-774-7828


Public Information Office
April 6, 2015
MA# 39-2015


Suspect Arrested in Rape of 81-Year-Old Woman


Detectives with the Columbus Division of Police Special Victims Bureau today charged a 23-year-old man with the 2014 rape of an 81-year-old woman.

Shawn Malone Jr. is charged with kidnapping as well as rape. The elderly victim was alone in her East Columbus home in the morning hours of January 20th, 2014 when Malone broke into her residence and violently physically and sexually assaulted her. Physical evidence recently linked Malone to the rape.
Det. Thomas Benham says “we are relieved to have this suspect charged and behind bars. While any sexual assault is disturbing, a frail 81-year-old woman should never have to endure such violation.”
Shawn Malone Jr. was already housed in the Franklin County Jail on an unrelated burglary case. He is expected to be arraigned in Franklin County Municipal Court on the rape and kidnapping charges tomorrow morning.


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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 614-774-7828


Public Information Office

April 5, 2015
MA# 38-2015


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.

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: 4/4/2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Sorrell Phone: (614) 645 - 4665 Ext: 2608
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery Date: 4/4/2015 Time: 6:32 a.m & 6:47 a.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 900 N. High Street/3728 Karl Road Zone: 5, 4 Precinct: 16, 2
Incident Report #: 150275800, 150275817 Cruiser District: 163, 23

Victim: #1: United Dairy Farmers

Victim: #2: United Dairy Farmers

Suspect: Unknown

Incident Summary:
On 4/4/2015, at approximately 6:32 a.m., an unknown male entered the UDF located at 900 N. High Street, implied a weapon, and took money from the register and fled the store.

On 4/4/2015, at approximately 6:47 a.m., an unknown male entered the UDF located at 3728 Karl Road, implied a weapon, and attempted to rob the store. The clerk refused his demand and the suspect fled the store.

The suspect was described as a M/B, 30-40 Years old, 6'0" 170-180 lbs. Based on surveillance videos of the incidents, it appears to be the same suspect.

Anyone having information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665.

**Videos of the incidents will be made available at the Columbus Police Information desk.

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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/03/2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Brett Laird #2025
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665
Ext: 4441
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 03/28/2015 Time: 2.30pm
Location of Offense/Incident: 1600 Lockbourne Road Zone: 2 Precinct: 13
Incident Report #: 150254521 Cruiser District: 132

Victim: Family Dollar

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 15-18
Charges:

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 15-18
Charges:

Incident Summary: On 03/28/2015 at 2.30pm, 3 unknown males entered the Family Dollar located at 1600 Lockbourne Road. S1 and S2 walked into the store and were standing near the front counter. S3 stood near the front entrance of the store keeping watch for other customers coming in. When all of the existing customers left the store, S1 pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the register. The clerk complied and the 3 unknown males fled on foot out the front entrance.

S1- 5'6, 150lbs, light complexion, wearing a black hoodie with the hood tied around his face, and dark pants.
S2- 5'7, 160lbs, wearing a grey hoodie or coat with the hood tied around his face, and dark pants.
S3- 5'10, 185lbs, wearing a black hoodie with the hood tied around his face and dark pants.
surveillance footage is available at the Columbus Police information desk.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspects are asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery Squad at 614-645-4665. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS(8477).

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Arson

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04-03-15
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. R. Siniff #1766
Phone: (614) 645 - 7581
Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Arson Date: 3/16/15 Time: 7:28 A
Location of Offense/Incident: 1177 Fountain Lane #C Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Incident Report #: 150217066 Cruiser District: 146

Victim: Anna Marie Ferriman Sex: F Race: W Age: 62

Suspect: Jeremay M. Jones
Address: 1384 E. 23rd Avenue 43211
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 24

Incident Summary: On March 16, 2015 at approximately 7:28 AM Columbus Police and Fire Personnel responded to 1177 Fountain Lane #C on the report of a fire. As firefighters were clearing the residence, they discovered the remains of an unidentified female. Columbus Police Homicide investigators responded and conducted an initial investigation. Detectives later identified the female as the resident of the apartment. The resident's name is Anna Marie Ferriman. Ms. Ferriman's death is being investigated as a homicide.
This is the 14th homicide of 2015.

Any Persons with information about this fire is asked to contact CPD Homicide 645-4730 or Crimestoppers at 645-TIPS.


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On April 3, 2015, Jeremay M. Jones was charged with murder in regards to the death of Anna Marie Ferriman. The investigation into this homicide continues.
Any persons with additional information in regards to the homicide of Ms. Ferriman is urged to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Crimestoppers 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
April 2, 2015
MA# 37-2015


The police involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the intersection of Parsons Avenue and E. Kossuth Street is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.


The officers involved are identified as:
• Columbus Police Officer Brian Newsome #1704. Officer Newsome is a twenty one year veteran and is assigned to the Strategic Response Bureau.

• Columbus Police Officer Samuel Peck #1706. Officer Peck is a twenty one year veteran and is assigned to the Strategic Response Bureau.

• Columbus Police Sergeant Trent Taylor #5270. Sergeant Taylor is a twenty year veteran and is assigned to the Support Operations Bureau.

*Correction to last night’s media release regarding the suspect’s age: The suspect is identified as Roy L. Harvison, M/B/24. He is charged with two counts of Murder.*


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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 Denise Alex-Bouzounis at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office

April 2, 2015
MA# 36-2015


Northface Robbery Suspect Caught During His 11th Robbery


On March 31, 2015 Ian N. Steitz robbed the Jets Pizza at 5691 Woerner-Temple Road in Dublin. The Columbus Division Police SWAT Unit had surveillance on Steitz and arrested him shortly after he left the scene because Steitz was suspected in a series of robberies in Columbus. The Jets Pizza robbery was the 26-year-old New Albany man’s 11th and last Central Ohio robbery during a two-week period. He wore a Northface jacket in many of his robberies.

Steitz faces robbery charges by Dublin PD. More charges are pending with Gahanna PD, Westerville PD, Blendon Twp. PD, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office & Columbus Division of Police.

Dublin Police Sergeant Rodney Barnes says this is an example of good collaboration among Central Ohio law enforcement agencies. “This type of cooperation makes Dublin and all of the surrounding communities safer.”


TIMELINE OF ROBBERIES:


3/19/2015
Taco Bell
1330 Stoneridge Dr.
Gahanna
OH
Gahanna PD

3/24/2015
Marathon Gas
5323 Westerville Rd.
Westerville
OH
Blendon Twp PD

3/24/2015
Donato's Pizza
2769 Northland Plz
Columbus
OH
Columbus PD

3/25/2015
Duke&Dutchess
900 S. Sunbury Rd.
Westerville
OH
Westerville PD

3/25/2015
Romeo's Pizza
1119 N. Hamilton Rd.
Gahanna
OH
Gahanna PD

3/26/2015
Tim Horton's
5221 N. Hamilton Rd.
Columbus
OH
Columbus PD

3/27/2015
Dominos Pizza
5864 Westerville Rd.
Westerville
OH
Blendon Twp PD

3/27/2015
BP Gas
1263E. Dublin Granville
Columbus
OH
Columbus PD

3/27/2015
Subway
5352 N. Hamilton Rd.
Columbus
OH
Columbus PD

3/28/2015
Planet Smoothie
9696 Sawmill Parkway
Powell
OH
DCSO

3/31/2015
Jet's Pizza
5691 Warner Temple Rd. Dublin
Oh
Dublin PD

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Felonious Assault Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/01/2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. M. Grasham #1661 Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 2677
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Shooting Date: 04/01/2015 Time: 7:25 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 3022 Rotunda Ct. S. Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Incident Report #: 150267931 Cruiser District: 94

Victim: Kendle Mardis Sex: M Race: B Age: 18

Incident Summary: On April 1, 2015, at approximately 7:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to 4079 Rolls Royce Ct. on report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, Kendle Mardis, who was bleeding from the right leg. Mr. Mardis stated he was in the front yard of an unknown address on Rotunda Ct. S. when he heard several gunshots. Mr. Mardis stated he then realized he had been shot once in the left leg. Mr. Mardis was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit, Detective Matthew Grasham 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
April 1, 2015
MA# 35-2015


The police involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the intersection of Parsons Avenue and E. Kossuth Street, is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.

The suspect is identified as Roy L. Harvison, M/B/34. He is charged with two counts of Murder and remains at Grant Medical Center in stable condition.


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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 1, 2015
MA# 34-2015


Suspect Shot After Committing Double Murder


Columbus Police are investigating a police involved shooting on the city’s south side.
On April 1, 2015, two Columbus Police sergeants were driving in the area of Parsons Avenue and E. Kossuth Street when they heard gunshots and observed what they thought was a man shooting another man in a nearby parking lot. Both sergeants exited their vehicle and confronted the armed man. Back-up officers arrived momentarily and also confronted the man at which point both officers and one sergeant fired at the suspect, striking him and ending the confrontation.

Additional officers arrived and attempted to assist the original victims. Both victims, identified as Jenea Harvison and Donell McDonald, were pronounced dead at the scene by Columbus Fire medics. The suspect was transported to Grant Medical Center in stable condition with a gunshot wound. A firearm was recovered at the scene.

The suspect has been identified as the estranged husband of Ms. Harvison. His identity is being withheld at this time pending criminal charges.

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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Week of April 12th thru April 18th, 2015

Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/16/2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective T. Cress #2051 Phone: (614) 645 - 2601
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 04/16/2015 Time: 01:35 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 3898 Alum Creek Drive Zone: 2 Precinct: 20
Incident Report #: 150312824
Cruiser District: 200

Victim: Thorntons

Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 25-30

Incident Summary: On April 16, 2015 at approximately 01:35 AM, the suspect entered the Thorntons, located at 3898 Alum Creek Drive and produced a handgun. The suspect demanded the money from the registers and cigarettes. The employee complied with the demands and upon receiving the items the suspect fled the business southbound from the front of the station. The suspect was described as the following:
Male, White, 25-30, 5'9", 200, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a "Michael Myers" type mask, black jeans, tan-work type boots, and armed with a black handgun
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.
Photos of the suspect are attached.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information Date: April 16, 2015 UPDATED
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective G. Sheppard Phone: (614) 645- 4730
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: July 28, 2014 Time: 9:20 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 85 Stevens Avenue Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
PremierOne Report: #140637502 Cruiser District: 84

Victim: Robert D. Bass Sex: M Race: B Age: 22
Victim: Cherod D. Houchins Sex: M Race: B Age: 21

Suspect: Sophia Childs Sex: F Race: B Age: 32 Address: 1036 Bellows Ave. Col. OH
Charges: Murder (2 counts) X Arrested Warrant on File


On Monday, July 28, 2014, at approximately 9:20 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to 85 Stevens Avenue on the report of a shooting. Responding patrol officers located two (2) victims inside the residence. Mr. Robert D. Bass sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced deceased at the scene by CFD Medic 51 at 9:31 p.m. Mr. Cherod D. Houchins sustained gunshot wounds to the upper body and was transported by CFD Medic 10 to Mount Carmel West Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased by Dr. Chambers at 11:03 p.m. Information obtained during the initial investigation indicates several persons were inside the residence at the time of the shooting. Witnesses stated two (2) male/black suspects entered the residence through the rear door, fired several shots, and then fled on foot immediately after the shooting. At this time, the motive for this shooting is unknown. This is the 58th and 59th homicide of 2014. Any persons with information are asked to contact CPD Homicide 645-4730 or Crimestoppers at 645-TIPS.
UPDATE: 4-15-15 Detective Sheppard filed two murder warrants on Ms. Childs for her participation in these homicides. She was arrested on April 15,2015 by SWAT with the assistance of CPD Patrol officers.
Detective Gregory Sheppard is the primary detective assisted by Detective Andrew Mitchell.

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Felonius Assault - Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 4/15/2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Russ Henslee #2131 Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4291
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Shooting Date: 4/15/2015 Time: 2:22PM
Location of Offense/Incident: F/O 2181 E. Livingston Ave. Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Incident Report #: 150310025
Cruiser District: 92

Victim: Juvenile
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 17

Incident Summary: On April 15, 2015 at approximately 2:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 2164 E. Livingston Ave. on an individual shot. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the juvenile victim, who was shot several times. The juvenile victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition for several gunshot wounds. Two male black suspects fled the shooting location eastbound on E. Livingston Ave. in a gold colored, four door, Chevrolet. 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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Felonious Assault - Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/15/2015
CAP 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: 04/14/2015 Time: 8:34 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: Midland Ave & W. Broad St. Zone: 3 Precinct: 19
Incident Report #: 150309046
Cruiser District: 190

Victim: Alonzo M. Edwards
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 24

Incident Summary: On April 14, 2015 at approximately 8:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of S. Highland Ave. and W. Broad St., on the report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, Alonzo M. Edwards who had been shot in the left leg. Mr. Edwards stated he was just walking down the street with friends when he heard gunshots. He said the three of them ran and he was the only one struck by the gunfire. Mr. Edwards was transported to Mt. Carmel West in stable condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS

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Felonious Assault - Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/14/2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. M. Grasham #1661 Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 2677
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault - Shooting Date: 04/14/2015 Time: 3:46 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: S. Champion Ave. & Reinhard Ave. Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
Incident Report #: 150308153
Cruiser District: 114

Victim: Davon Rayford
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 18

Incident Summary: On Tuesday April 14, 2015 at approximately 3:47 p.m., Davon Rayford was walking on Reinhard Avenue at South Champion Avenue when an unknown person fired multiple gunshots. Mr. Rayford was struck by gunfire twice, once on his lower back and once on the left thigh. Mr. Rayford fled to the corner of South Ohio Avenue and Reinhard Avenue where he called for help. Mr. Rayford was transported to a local area hospital in stable condition for treatment. Any person with additional information on this incident is requested to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-645-8477 (614-645-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 or Denise Alex-Bouzounis at
614-645-4593


Public Information Office
April 14, 2015
MA# 41-2015


Columbus Police Unveil New Improved Recruiting Site


The Columbus Division of Police is proud to announce an improved recruiting webpage. The webpage contains information about a rewarding career in law enforcement; along with information regarding two police expo’s scheduled for 2015.

Those interested in becoming part of a team and having a key role in making a difference in their community are encouraged to register for the expo’s via the webpage. http://www.columbus.gov/police-recruitment/

Expo Dates:
May 14, 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Registration opens on April 14 through May 13.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: April 12, 2015
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: April 12, 2015 Time: 5:56 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: RO 1432 Mt. Vernon Avenue Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
Incident Report #: 150302113 Cruiser District: 71

Victim: Monica L. Davis
Sex: F
Race: B
Age: 43

Suspect: Timothy M.D. Oller
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 36
Charges: Murder 2903.02 (A)

Incident Summary: On Sunday, April 12, 2015 at approximately 5:56 p.m., the victim, Ms. Monica Davis was involved in an altercation with the suspect, Mr. Timothy Oller, in the street just to the rear of 1432 Mt. Vernon Avenue. During this altercation, Mr. Oller produced a knife and stabbed Ms. Davis in the side causing her to collapse. Several witnesses confronted the suspect and responding officers were able to take him into custody at the scene. CFD Medic #20 transported Ms. Davis to Grant Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries at 7:40 p.m. Detectives have filed Murder charges against Mr. Oller and he has been taken to the Frankin County Jail.

This is the 22nd Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015. Incident #150302113.
The investigation continues.

Detective Tim Welsh is the primary detective assisted by Detective Greg Sheppard.

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Felonious Assault Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/12/2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Kenneth Trivette #1823 Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4044
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Shooting Date: 04/12/2015 Time: 3:47 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1936 Oakland Park Ave. Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
Incident Report #: 150301709 Cruiser District: 22

Victim: Joshua D. Polk
Sex: M
Race: Black
Age: 20

Incident Summary: On April 12, 2015 at approximately 3:47 p.m., officers responded to shots fired to the area 1875 Oakland Park Ave. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Joshua D. Polk. Mr. Polk stated he was leaving his girlfriend’s house and was going home. While he was in front of 1936 Oakland Park Ave. an unknown male in a silver, PT cruiser with tinted windows started shooting at him. Mr. Polk was struck in the right leg and buttocks. Mr. Polk was taken to an area hospital in stable condition. Mr. Polk advised that he had no idea who the shooter was and no witnesses could be located. The Investigation continues. 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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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 04/12/2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Brett Laird #2025 Phone: (614) 645 - 4665 Ext: 4441
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 03/30/2015 Time: 8.59pm
Location of Offense/Incident: E. Hudson St. and Cleveland Ave. Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 150261800 Cruiser District: 54

Victim: Known
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 20

Suspect: Multiple Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Males
Race: Blacks
Age: 15-19 years old
Charges:

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 15-18 years old

Charges:
Incident Summary: On March 30, 2015 at 8.57pm, the victim was waiting for the bus at the bus stop
located at Cleveland Avenue and East Hudson Street. Approximately, five or six males and a couple of
females approached the bus stop and were standing there also. At 8.59pm, the males violently attacked the victim knocking him unconscious, and took his phone. The victim was transported to O.S.U. Hospital with multiple injuries.

The incident was captured on video surveillance. Copies of the video are available at the 1st Floor Information Desk.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspects are asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: April 12, 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: April 12, 2015 Time: 3:40 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: IFO 747 Polo Drive South Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
Incident Report #: 150300626
Cruiser District: 13

Victim: Santos E. Hercules
Sex: M
Race: H
Age: 16

Incident Summary: On Sunday, April 12, 2015 at approximately 3:40a.m., officers were dispatched initially to the area of 747 Polo Drive South on the report of gunshots. Additional calls reported that one individual had suffered a gunshot wound and a CFD Medic was also dispatched to the scene. Upon the officers arrival, they found that the victim, Mr. Santos E. Hercules, had received a gunshot wound to his torso. CFD Medic #6 transported Mr. Hercules to Riverside Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries at 4:39 a.m. Detectives are asking that anyone with information about this incident to please contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730, or Crimestoppers at 645-TIPS.

This is the 21st Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015. Incident #150300626.
The investigation continues.

Detective Russ Weiner is the primary detective assisted by Detective Jennifer Gribi.


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