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Current Releases

Week of July 1st thru July 5th, 2014

Aggravated Robbery

Media Information Date: July 5, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Robbery Unit Phone: (614) - 645 - 4665 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 07/05/2014 Time: 1:30AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 2775 Brice Rd. Zone: 2 Precinct: 20
NetRMS Report #: 140562501 Cruiser District: 202

Victim: Speedway

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: B Age: 27-28

Incident Summary: On July 5, 2014, a Male Black entered the Speedway, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the employee. Upon compliance, the male collected the money and fled the area. The male is described as a Male Black, 27-28 yrs of age, 5-06 to 5-07, 190lbs. with "bad teeth."

Photos of Suspect are attached to email. Please blur employee in photos.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 645-4665.

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

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Fatal Traffic Crash

Media Information Date: 7/3/2014
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective McWhorter Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Traffic Crash Date: 7/3/2014 Time: 12:10 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: Refugee Rd. / Tennyson Blvd. Zone: 2 Precinct: 20
NetRMS Report #: 140555656 Cruiser District: 201

Decedent:
Name: Darrell Jackson Jr. Sex: M Age: 53
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Seth Furrow Sex: M Age: 41

Incident Summary:
On Thursday, July 03, 2014, at 12:10 AM, Mr. Seth Furrow of Pickerington was operating his 2001 Ford F-150 pick-up westbound on Refugee Rd. at Tennyson Blvd. At this time, two men were crossing Refugee Rd. in the middle of the roadway west of the Tennyson Blvd intersection. Mr. Furrow’s truck struck one of the men, later identified as Mr. Darrell Jackson, Jr. Mr. Jackson was transported to Grant Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

All known parties and witnesses are cooperating with this investigation, which is continuing.

This is the City’s 22nd traffic fatality of 2014. Four have involved pedestrians.

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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sergeant David Pelphrey 614 374-7941


Public Information Office

July 1, 2014
MA# 35-2014


Missing Children’s Booth for Red, White and Boom


The Columbus Division of Police will once again be providing assistance during Red, White and Boom for missing children. Detectives from the Special Victims Bureau will staff five (5) missing person booths beginning at 3:00 pm on Thursday, July 3. The locations for the booths are:

Nationwide Blvd. at Front St.
West Long St. East of Neil Ave.
West Broad St. at Front St.
Washington Blvd. in front of COSI
Columbia Gas Building at Civic Center and Rich St.

Additionally, we will provide an identification bracelet and registration. Parents of young children are encouraged to visit a booth, and get a bracelet for their child and complete a quick registration form. The information allows us to quickly reconnect the child with the parent in the event they become lost.

Parents are also encouraged to take a digital photograph of their child in the clothing they are wearing to the event and store the photograph on their cellular telephone or thumb drive. This will allow detectives to quickly disseminate a photograph should the child become separated from the parents.

Parents are also asked to talk with their children and encourage them to seek out a police officer should they become separated from their parent.


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Week of July 6th thru July 12th, 2014

Felonious Assault

Media Information Date: July 11, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Adam Federer #1432 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4141 Ext: 4011
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault - Shooting Date: 7-10-2014 Time: 9:28pm
Location of Offense/Incident: 2155 Fenton Street Zone: 1 Precinct: 18
NetRMS Report #: 140580339 Cruiser District: 183

Victim: Sex: M Race: B Age: 15

Suspect: Unknown

Incident Summary: On July 10, 2014, at approximately 9:28pm officers responded to the Spanish Immersion Academy located at 2155 Fenton Street on a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers were told that the unknown suspect got into an argument with another individual on the schools' basketball court. The suspect produced a handgun and fired several shots towards the crowd on the basketball court and grazed the juvenile victim on the head. The victim was transported to an area hospital in stable condition by a family member.

If anyone has any additional information about 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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DOA

Media Information Date: July 10, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Martin Kestner #1827
Phone: (614) - 645 - 4730
Type of Offense/Incident: DOA - Drowning Date:July 10, 2014 Time: 6:53 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 2153 Golden Leaf Ln. Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
NetRMS Report: #140579714 Cruiser District: 82

Victim: Jantis R. Canterberry Sex: M Race: W Age: 2

On July 10, 2014 at 6:20 p.m. patrol officers were dispatched to 2153 Golden Leaf Ln. on a missing 2 year old. The child was originally believed to have gone out front with a sibling. Victim was located in the swimming pool of this location. The victim was pronounced dead at 6:53 p.m. at Mt Carmel West Hospital. The child had been under the supervision of two teenagers at the time of the disappearance. No criminal charges have been filed and investigation continues. Detective Martin Kestner is the primary detective.

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

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Robbery

Media Information Date: 7/09/2014
Columbus Division of Police
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Gary Bowman #1690 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4665 Ext: 2721
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery Date: 7/09/2014 Time: 10:40 am
Location of Offense/Incident: 8317 Market Exchange Drive Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
NetRMS Report #: 140575529 Cruiser District: 10

Victim: Cottage Inn Pizza Shop

Suspect: Unknown Address:
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: F Race: W Age: 25-30

Incident Summary: On July 9, 2014 at approximately 10:40 am an unknown female suspect entered the Cottage Inn Pizza Shop located at 8317 Market Exchange Drive. The suspect approached the counter, brandished a handgun, and demanded cash. The pizza shop employee handed over the shop’s cash and the suspect ran out the front door to the East. The suspect was described as a female, white, 25-33, 5'0"-5’2”, medium to heavy build, wearing sunglasses, and scarf over her hair. The incident was captured on Cottage Inn Pizza Shop’s video surveillance cameras. Copies are available at CPD HQ 1st FL information desk. Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect are asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery Squad at 645-4665

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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information Date: July 9, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Robbery Unit Phone: (614) - 645 - 4665 Ext: 3992
Type of Offense/Incident: Agg Robbery Date: July 9, 2014 Time: 9:05 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 3454 N High St Zone: 4 Precinct: 3
NetRMS Report #: 140575338 Cruiser District: 31

Victim: Smart Federal Credit Union

Suspect: Unknown Address:
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: B Age: 30
Charges: Agg Robbery

Incident Summary: On July 9, 2014 a male black suspect entered the Smart Federal Credit Union at 3454 N High St and brandished a handgun. The suspect demanded cash from the teller, and she complied. The suspect is described as M/B early 30's. He is 5'8" 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark ball cap and an Ohio State shirt with block letters.Video is availble at the information desk. Anyone with information of the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit. Please cover the faces of bank employees when airing the video.

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Breaking and Entering

Media Information Date: 07/09/2014
Columbus Division of Police
Bureau / Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. C. Bowen # 1559 Phone: (614) - 645 - 2088 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Breaking and Entering Date: 07/09/2014 Time: 3:45am
Location of Offense/Incident: 2836 Stelzer Rd. Col, OH 43219 Zone: 1 Precinct: 6
NetRMS Report #: 140574998 Cruiser District: 60

Victim: Wing Stop

Suspect: Joseph P. Churchill Address: 1388 Oakwood Ave. Col, Oh 43206
X Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: B Age: 66
Charges: BREAKING AND ENTERING F-5, PCT F-5

Incident Summary: MR. CHURCHILL WAS STOPPED BECAUSE HE WAS DRIVING RECKLESS AND HIS VEHICLE HAD BEEN SEEN DURING SEVERAL OTHER B&E'S. MR. CHURCHILL WAS SEEN ON VIDEO BREAKING INTO THE WING STOP LOCATED AT 2836 STELZER RD. COL, OH 43219. COINS WERE TAKEN FROM THE BUSINESS. MR. CHURCHILL IS A SUSPECT IN SEVERAL OTHER B&E'S IN COLUMBUS, WHITEHALL,REYNOLDSBURG AND PICKERINGTON AREAS. THE EXACT NUMBER OF INCIDENTS IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING. WHITEHALL DET. SCOTT MILLER ASSISTED IN THE INTERVIEW AND WILL ALSO BE CHARGING HIM WITH AT LEAST ONE B&E AT THIS TIME.

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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information Date: 07/08/2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det.Adam Federer #1432 Phone: (614) - 645 - Ext: 4011
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 07/08/2014 Time: 4:45 P.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 153 S. Princeton Ave. Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
NetRMS Report #: 140573367 Cruiser District: 83

Victim: Andrew Baisden Sex: M Race: W Age: 25

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

Incident Summary: On July 8, 2014, at approximately 4:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area 155 South Princeton Avenue on report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, Andrew Baisden, who had been shot a single time in the leg. Mr. Baisden told officers he was shot one time during a robbery at 153 South Princeton Avenue in which Mr. Baisden's property was taken. Mr. Baisden was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Columbus Police Assault Unit Detective Adam Federer at 654-4011 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 654-TIPS.

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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sergeant David Pelphrey 614 374-7941


Public Information Office
July 8, 2014
MA# 36-2014


Arrest of William Jarrett
for Rape and Kidnapping


On Wednesday, July 2, Columbus Police, Sexual assault detectives arrested William Jarrett for the violent rape and kidnapping of a female victim. The sexual assault occurred in the area of 1539 W. Broad Street.

The suspect, William Jarrett is linked by DNA to two (2) addition investigations from 2013.
We are asking for anyone who has been a victim of Mr. Jarrett to call Detective Siniff at 614 645-2379.


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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
July 8, 2014
MA# 39-2014


Columbus Police Department Hosts Australian Police Officer


Columbus Police Department is hosting an Australian Police officer in June and July.

Jason Doyle, a Senior Constable with Victoria Police in Australia, is currently in Ohio completing a Professional Development Internship with CPD. Doyle is a Highway Patrol Officer in Australia, and has taken part in a range of activities with CPD, including a highway patrol DUI checkpoint, helicopter patrol and SWAT operations.
Sergeant Rich Weiner of CPD said today that it was a sign that the department is well regarded in other jurisdictions, including internationally, as Senior Constable Doyle specifically requested to work in Columbus, before completing a similar role with New York Police Department.

“Senior Constable Doyle specifically requested to come to Columbus Police Department, and we are happy to have the opportunity to show him how we do things, as well as providing the opportunity to learn from his experience”.

Senior Constable Doyle says that he welcomed the chance to view firsthand how CPD and his own Victoria Police differ in techniques, tactics and equipment, but said that ultimately the police officer’s life in Australia and the United States was very similar:

“Yes, there are some differences, but there are more similarities. My job in Victoria Police is to protect the public and catch offenders, and that’s the same here too. We are pretty much the same kind of people and that has been reflected in the warm welcome I’ve received since I’ve been here”.

Constable Doyle is available for media interviews.


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Felony Assault

Media Information Date: July 8, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Pappas #1639 Phone: (614) - 645 - Ext: 6132
Type of Offense/Incident: Felony Assault Date: 07-08-2014 Time: 1:43 a.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1709 Carolyn Ave Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
NetRMS Report #: 140571788 Cruiser District: 23

Victim: John L. Wright JR Sex: Male Race: Black Age: 43

Suspect: Unknown

Incident Summary: The victim was shot in the face by an unknown suspect at the rear of 1709 Carolyn Ave. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to recover from his injuries. 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 Date: July 7, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. M. Williams #1975 Phone: (614) - 645 - Ext: 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault - Shooting Date: July 7, 2014 Time: 2:27 pm
Location of Offense/Incident: 1896 Shady Ct Zone: 1 Precinct: 18
NetRMS Report #: 140569850 Cruiser District: 181

Victim: Shareefe Alexander Sex: M Race: B Age: 19

Suspect: Demichael Johnston Address: 5339 Torchwood Loop West, Columbus, Ohio 43229
X Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: B Age: 23
Charges: Felonious Assault 2903.11(A-2) O.R.C.

Incident Summary: On July 7, 2014, at approximately 2:27pm patrol officers responded to a shooting at 1896 Shady Ct. Patrol officers found Mr. Shareefe Alexander had been shot in the right foot. Mr. Alexander was transported to an area hospital in stable condition by CFD Medic #6. Mr. Demichael Johnston was identified as the shooter to this incident and was taken into custody by Patrol officers at scene without incident.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information Date: July 6, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective J. Howe Phone: (614) 645- 4730
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: July 6, 2014 Time: 1:57 a.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 4212 Eastland Square Drive Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
PremierOne Report: #140565776 Cruiser District: 93

Victim: Lennell L. Walton Sex: M Race: B Age: 35

Suspect: Richard Bouyer Sex: M Race: B Age: 28
Charges: Murder X Arrested Warrant on File

On Sunday, July 6, 2014, at approximately 1:57 a.m., a shooting occurred inside Club Vission, located at 4212 Eastland Square Drive. Responding officers located the victim, Mr. Lennell L. Walton, inside the business. Mr. Walton sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body and was transported by CFD Medic 27 to Grant Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased at 2:24 p.m. Officers at the scene apprehended the suspect, who was identified as Mr. Richard Bouyer. Mr. Bouyer will be charged with one (1) count of Murder in the death of Mr. Walton. At this time, the motive for this shooting is unknown.

This is the 54th homicide of 2014.

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

Detective James Howe is the primary detective assisted by Detective Robert LaGore.


Week of July 13th thru July 19th, 2014

Felonious Assault -Shooting

Media Information Date: July 20, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Chapman Phone: (614) - 645 - 4141 Ext: 4587
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 7/19/2014 Time: 10:06 P.M
Location of Offense/Incident: 1346 Aberdeen Avenue Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
NetRMS Report #: 140609125 Cruiser District: 24


Victim: Ashton Darks Sex: Male Race: black Age: 29

Suspect: Unknown

Incident Summary: On July 19, 2014, at approximately 10:06 pm, Mr. Ashton Darks was walking to a friend’s house located at 1346 Aberdeen Avenue when four male blacks grabbed him. Mr. Darks stated he was able to get away and ran towards his friend’s residence but the suspects started shooting at him. Mr. Darks was struck multiple times in the upper body. Mr. Darks said he did not know the assailants.
Mr. Darks was transported to Riverside Hospital by a friend, in serious condition. At this time, there is no motive or suspects in this shooting.

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

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Fatal Crash

Media Information Date: 07/19/2014
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Christopher Bailey Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Traffic Crash Date: 07/19/2014 Time: 8:19 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: SR-161 & Little Turtle Zone: 1 Precinct: 6
NetRMS Report #: 140608772 Cruiser District: 64


Injured:
Name: Thornwell, Lauren T Sex: F Age: 33

Incident Summary:
On 07/19/2014 around 8:19 PM a single vehicle crash occurred on SR-161 westbound just west of Little Turtle Way. A 2006 Cadillac SRX that was being operated Lauren T. Thornwell, 33, of Westerville, for unknown reasons left the roadway striking a wall on both sides of the freeway prior to coming to a stop. Ms. Thornwell was transported to St. Ann’s Hospital in life threatening condition. Later in the evening Ms. Thornwell was transported to Grant Medical Center by MedFlight where she remains in critical condition.
On 7/20/14 at 3:21 AM, Ms. Thornwell succumbed to her injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Felonious Assault - Shooting

Media Information Date: 07/19/14
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Jude Phone: (614) - 645 - Ext: 4503
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault - Shooting Date: 07/19/14 Time: 6:31 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 3248 Liv-Moor Dr. Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
NetRMS Report #: 140608453 Cruiser District: 92


Victim: Homer Hill II Sex: M Race: B Age: 18

Suspect: Unknown
Sex: M Race: B Age:

Incident Summary: On July 19, 2014 officers were dispatched to 3248 Liv-Moor Dr. on a shooting. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, Homer Hill II. Mr. Hill stated he was at the intersection of Liv-moor Rd. and Liv-Moor Ct. when a dark gray or black vehicle stopped at the intersection. Mr. Hill stated there were four, male black, occupants in the vehicle. Mr. Hill stated the rear/left passenger produced a handgun and shot one time, striking Mr. Hill in the leg. Mr. Hill was transported to Grant Hospital in stable condition.

This 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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Homicide - UPDATE

Media Information UPDATE Date: July 17, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Porter Phone: (614) 645- 4730
Type of Offense/Incident: Homicide Date: July 13, 2014 Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1175 Berkeley Rd Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
PremierOne Report: #140588695 Cruiser District: 112

Victim: Michael L. Cumberland (Deceased) Sex: M Race: B Age: 39
Victim: Erica Nicole Haley Sex: F Race: B Age: 21


On Sunday, July 13, 2014, at approximately 11:15 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to 1175 Berkeley Road on the report of a shooting. Responding officers located two (2) shooting victims at the residence. Mr. Michael Cumberland was found on the front porch of the residence and was pronounced dead by personnel assigned to CFD EMS 14 at 11:23 a.m. A second victim was found inside the residence and transported to Grant Medical center where she underwent emergency surgery. She was admitted and is listed in critical condition.
At this time there are no known suspect(s) or motive for this shooting.
This is the City’s 55th homicide of 2014.
Any persons with information are asked to contact CPD Homicide 645-4730.
Detectives James Porter and Ronda Siniff are the primary investigators.

UPDATE
Victim Number 2 has been identified as: Erica Nicole Haley. Detectives withheld releasing her information pending confirmation via fingerprints and notification of her family. Ms. Haley is in an induced coma and is still listed in very critical condition at Grant Medical Center.

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Felonious Assault - Shooting

Media Information Date: July 17, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Chapman #1725 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4141 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 7/17/2014 Time: 2:42 a.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: Cleveland Avenue & East 23rd Avenue Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
NetRMS Report #: 140600159 Cruiser District: 54

Victim: John W. Howell Sex: Male Race: Black Age: 38

Incident Summary: On July 17, 2014, at approximately 2:43 a.m., the victim, John W. Howell, was shot as he ran from the front of 1308 East 23rd Ave. Friends of the victim, found him in the alley east of Cleveland Ave. and East 23rd Ave., and attempted to transport him to OSU Medical Center themselves. While enroute to the hospital, CPD Patrol Officers found the vehicle being used to transport the victim and conducted a traffic stop. The victim was subsequently transported by CFD medics to OSU Main Hospital where the victim was listed in stable non-life threatening condition with two (2) gunshot wounds to his upper body. At this time there is no motive in the shooting.

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

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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information Date: July 16, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. B. Williams 748 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4665 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 7/15/14 Time: 11:30p
Location of Offense/Incident: 5273 Gender Rd Zone: 2 Precinct: 20
NetRMS Report #: 140596721 Cruiser District: 202


Victim: De Store

Suspect: Unknown
Sex: M Race: B Age: 20's

Incident Summary: On 7/15/14, at approximately 11:30p, an unknown male black, approximately 6'0"-6'1", 240lbs, wearing a white shirt, black pants, a black Ohio State baseball hat with a red bill, a white bandana over his face, dark sunglasses and gloves entered "De Store" (convenience store) located at 5273 Gender Rd, pulled out a black semiautomatic handgun and walked directly behind the front counter, pointing the gun directly at the store clerk. Immediately the suspect demanded that the clerk open the cash register, then ordered him to lay on the floor. The suspect than emptied the register of cash (approximately $250), dumping the money into a large trash bag. The suspect then stole numerous cartons of cigarettes before demanding that the clerk open the store's safe. When the clerk said that he did not know how, the suspect became enraged and pointed the gun at the clerks face, threatening to kill him. The clerk soon fled out the rear of the store, while the suspect fled out the front door and ran southeast across Gender Rd towards Winchester Crossing Blvd.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 645-4665 or the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645- 4881. *Surveillance footage not immediately available.

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Felonious Assault - Shooting

Media Information Date: 07/15/2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det.Russ Henslee Phone: (614) - 645 - Ext: 4291
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault - Shooting Date: 07/15/2014 Time: 2:22 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 890 North Meadows Ct. Zone: 1 Precinct: 18
NetRMS Report #: 140595109 Cruiser District: 180

Victim: Alonzo Bowie Sex: M Race: B Age: 19

Suspect: Unknown
Sex: M Race: B Age:

Incident Summary: On July 15, 2014, at approximately 2:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 870 North Meadows Ct. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Alonzo Bowie, with gunshot wounds to the leg and groin area. Mr. Bowie stated he observed the suspect drive up in a maroon, Pontiac Grand Prix. Mr. Bowie stated as he began to walk away from the area he heard several gunshots, and realized he had been shot in the legs. Mr. Bowie was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. This 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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Felonious Assault

Media Information Date: 7/15/2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. R. Cutshall #1930 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4141 Ext: 4146
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Date: 7/14/2014 Time: 9:28 pm
Location of Offense/Incident: 2204 Parkwood Avenue Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
NetRMS Report #: 140593396 Cruiser District: 21

Victim: Robert Leslie Sex: M Race: W Age: 41
Victim: Jerron King Sex: M Race: B Age: 22

Suspect: Unknown
Sex: M Race: B Age: 20's

Incident Summary: On July 14, 2014, at approximately 9:28 p.m., a shooting occurred on the parking lot of Stafford’s Market located at 2204 Parkwood Avenue. The victim Robert Leslie was caught in the cross fire of two groups of individuals shooting at each other in the parking lot. Mr. Leslie sustained minor injuries from the flying glass from the gunfire that struck the front windshield of the vehicle he was sitting in. Mr. Leslie was treated at scene for his injures. The shooting victim, a Jerron King transported himself to a local area hospital. Mr. King was shot in the left hip and is in stable condition. This incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident are 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/Shooting

Media Information Date: July 13, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Lowell Titus #1122 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4059 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery/Shooting Date: July 13, 2014 Time: 1:45 a.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 2055 Brice Rd. Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
NetRMS Report #: 140587949 Cruiser District: 142

Victim: John D. Lucas Sex: male Race: black Age: 18

Suspect: Unknown
Suspect: Unknown

Incident Summary: Victim was approached in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel, located at 2055 Brice Rd., by two (2) unknown black males. Victim stated that one of the black males pointed a handgun at him and demanded his property. The victim was shot while attempting to run away. Both suspects fled in unknown direction of travel. Victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS, or the Assault Unit at 645-4141.

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


For Immediate Release:

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


Public Information Office
July 10, 2014
MA# 40-2014


***UPDATE***
Franklin County Probation Officer Involved Shooting
2850 Petzinger Road


The shooting that occurred at 9:35am on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 2850 Petzinger Road, is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.

Two officers from the Franklin County Adult Probation Department attempted to serve a probation violation warrant at 2850 Petzinger Road. The officers found 37-year-old Tyshawn Hancock in an upstairs bed room and attempted to take him into custody when he lunged for a gun and physically assaulted one of the officers.
Both the officer and Hancock suffered gunshot wounds during an exchange of gunfire. The officer and Hancock were transported to Grant Medical Center where Hancock was pronounced dead a short time later. No other injuries were reported.

Multiple guns were found at the home and taken into evidence.
All inquiries with the probation officer’s identity & status should go through Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Executive Director Atiba Jones at 525-3668.


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Week of July 20th thru July 26th, 2014

HOMICIDE

Media Information Date: July 23, 2014 UPDATE
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective P. Paley Phone: (614) 645- 4730
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: July 21, 2014 Time: 10:02 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1253 South Champion Avenue Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
PremierOne Report: #140615493 Cruiser District: 114

Victim: Shevona N. Whitehead Sex: F Race: B Age: 17

Suspect: Tayon Dunson Sex: M Race: B Age: 15
Charges: Murder X Arrested Warrant on File

On Monday, July 21, 2014, at approximately 10:02 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to 1253 South Champion Avenue on the report of a shooting. Responding officers located the victim, Ms. Shevona N. Whitehead, inside the residence. Ms. Whitehead sustained a gunshot to the upper body and was transported by CFD Medic 14 to Grant Medical Center, where she was pronounced deceased at 10:57 p.m. Information obtained in the initial investigation indicates several persons were inside the residence at the time of the shooting. Witnesses stated two (2) males left the residence, on foot, immediately after the shooting. A person of interest has been identified; however, his name will not be released at this time. At this time, the motive for this shooting is unknown.

This is the 56th homicide of 2014.

UPDATE: The suspect in this homicide has been identified as Tayon Dunson. A juvenile warrant for murder was issued for Mr. Dunson, and he was arrested on July 22, 2014, by CPD SWAT officers. Mr. Dunson admitted his involvement in this shooting.

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

Detective Philip Paley is the primary detective assisted by Detective Michelle Henry.

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Felonious Assault - Shooting

Media Information Date: 7/23/2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Grasham Phone: (614) - 645 -
Ext: 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault - Shooting Date: 07/22/2014 Time: 8:44 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 954 E. 14th Avenue Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
NetRMS Report #: 140618398 Cruiser District: 50

Victim: Dashawn D. Howard Sex: M Race: B Age: 22
Victim: Sex: M Race: B Age: 2

Incident Summary: On Tuesday July 22, 2014, at approximately 8:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to 954
East 14th Avenue on a shooting. Mr. Dashawn Howard was in the rear of this location visiting friends when an
unknown black male walked to the rear yard fence, pointed a handgun at Mr. Howard and fired the gun multiple times.

Mr. Howard was struck in the foot and a two year old male was struck in the leg from the gunfire. Both
victims were transported to local area hospitals in stable condition. This 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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HOMICIDE

Media Information Date: July 22, 2014
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective P. Paley Phone: (614) 645- 4730
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: July 21, 2014 Time: 10:02 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1253 South Champion Avenue Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
PremierOne Report: #140615493 Cruiser District: 114

Victim: Shevona N. Whitehead Sex: F Race: B Age: 17

On Monday, July 21, 2014, at approximately 10:02 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to 1253 South Champion Avenue on the report of a shooting. Responding officers located the victim, Ms. Shevona N. Whitehead, inside the residence. Ms. Whitehead sustained a gunshot to the upper body and was transported by CFD Medic 14 to Grant Medical Center, where she was pronounced deceased at 10:57 p.m.

Information obtained in the initial investigation indicates several persons were inside the residence at the time of the shooting. Witnesses stated two (2) males left the residence, on foot, immediately after the shooting. A person of interest has been identified; however, his name will not be released at this time. At this time, the motive for this shooting is unknown.

This is the 56th homicide of 2014.

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

Detective Philip Paley is the primary detective assisted by Detective Michelle Henry.

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For Immediate Release:

For Further Information, Contact:
Sgt. Rich Weiner or Denise Alex-Bouzounis
(614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
July 21, 2014
MA# 41-2014


CPD Recruit Community Run


Tuesday July 22, 2014 The Columbus Division of Police will hold a community run. It begins at 9am and forms at Arch Park (Spring & West St.) at 8:45am.

Great visuals as the 52 recruits& 15 staff members run through various city streets in formation and sing cadence.

The 3.18 mile run starts at Arch Park on West Street. From there it’s:

*N. on West to Nationwide.
*E. on Nationwide to E. Naughten.
*E. on E. Naughten to Cleveland.
*S. on Cleveland to Gay St.
*W. on Gay St. to Front St.
*N on Front St. to Long St.
*E. on E. Long St. to N. 5th St.
*N on N. 5th St. to Spring St.
*W. on Spring St. to West St.


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Week of July 27th thru July 31st, 2014