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Current Releases

Week of January 1st thru January 9th, 2016

Injury Crash

Media Information Date: (01/08/2016)
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Commercial Vehicle Enforcement – Motorcycle Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Officer Cornute #1810 Phone: (614) 645 - 4513
Type of Offense/Incident: Injury Crash Date: (01/08/2016) Time: (16:08 hours)
Location of Incident: SR 104 & High St Zone: (2) Precinct: (13)
Report Number: (160021327) Cruiser District: (130)

(Decedent or Injured Parties):
Name: (Walker, Terry E.) Sex: (M) Age: (42)
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Sex: Age:
On the above date and listed location, Terry E. Walker of Newark, Ohio was operating a 2016 Kenworth east on SR 104 with the lift rails raised on the truck. The truck struck the bridge at High St. damaging the support girders under the bridge. The driver sustained non-life threatening injuries and was initially charged with reckless operation and an over-height violation of 15’7”. The investigation is ongoing.

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Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: January 8, 2016
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Lent
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665
Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery
Date: Jan. 8, 2016
Time: 12:35 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 7490 Sawmill Rd Zone: 1 Precinct: 17
Incident Report #: 160020725
Cruiser District: 170

Victim: First Merit Bank

Suspect: Unknown
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 30's

Incident Summary: On January 8, 2016 a white male entered the First Merit Bank at 7490 Sawmill Rd. He passed a note demanding cash from the teller and implied that he had a weapon. The teller complied and the male left the bank with an undetermined amount of cash. No one in the bank was injuried. Digital images of the suspect are being sent with this release. There was no video available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect is asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery unit at 614-645-4665.

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Felonious Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1/7/2016
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Guy Patete #1447
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4075
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Date: 1/7/2016 Time: 10:27 a.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 900 E. 5th Avenue Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 160017369
Cruiser District: 50

Victim: Unknown
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Victim: Unknown
Sex: Male
Race: Black

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

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

Incident Summary: On Thursday, January 7, 2016, at approximately 10:27 A.M., Officers were dispatched to E. 5th Avenue and Peters Avenue on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Victim #1 was transported to a local area hospital, by CFD Medic 7, in "Critical Condition", as he sustained life-threatening injuries. Victim #2 was transported to a local area hospital, by CFD Medic #18, in "Stable Condition" and is expected to survive. According to the information obtained thus far, Suspect #1 was at the front door of the Express Market, located at 900 E. 5th Avenue, when he fired several shots at the Victims, who were seated in a vehicle that was parked on the parking lot. The suspects fled the scene southbound on Peters Avenue; then eastbound on E. 5th Avenue, in a white 4-door sedan, with tinted windows. The investigation continues.

Detective Guy Patete #1447 is the primary detective assisted by Detective Jay Fulton #1341.
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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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1-7-2016
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Lowell Titus
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4059
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 1-6-2016 Time: 8:33 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: A/O 2323 Marcia Drive Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
Incident Report #: 160016179
Cruiser District: 21

Victim: Eddie E. Lovely
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 30

Incident Summary: On 1-6-2016 at approximately 8:33 PM, CPD Officers were called to the area of 2323 Marcia Drive on the report of a man lying on the sidewalk. Upon arrival, the officers found a single male victim critically injured from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. CFD Medic 16 was summoned to the scene and pronounced the victim, later identified as Eddie E. Lovely, deceased at 8:44 PM. There are no known motives and no known suspects for the shooting.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or CrimeStoppers at 645-TIPS (8477).

The investigation continues.

This is the 5th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2016. Incident #160016179.
Detective Lowell Titus is the primary detective assisted by Detective Jennifer Gribi

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Robbery - Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 01/07/2016
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: Robbery-Shooting Date: 01/06/2016 Time: 9:55 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: Town St. & Glenwood Ave. Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
Incident Report #: 160016375
Cruiser District: 80

Victim: Laura Corbett
Sex: F
Race: W
Age: 29

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

Incident Summary: On January 6, 2016 at approximately 9:55 p.m. Officers were dispatched to an area hospital on a shooting. Upon arrival the officers met the victim, Laura Corbett, who was transported by a friend. She stated they were in the area of Town St. and Glenwood Ave., when a male that they barely know got into the back seat of her vehicle and attempted to rob her. The male struck her in the head with a gun then shot her one time in the chest, the bullet traveled across her chest and into her arm. Ms. Corbett was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit, Detective J. Jude at 645-4503 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.
The investigation continues.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1-7-2016
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. R. Cutshall #1930
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4146
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 1-6-2016 Time: 7:08 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 2371 Laurelwood Dr. Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
Incident Report #: 160015978
Cruiser District: 14

Victim: Aboubakary Diawara
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 15

Suspect: Unknown
Age: 20

Incident Summary: Incident #160015978 . On Jan 6, 2016 at 7:08 pm, patrol officers responded to the area of 2371 Laurelwood Dr. on a shooting with the victim lying in the yard. Victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The motive remains unknown at this point in the investigation. Detective Cutshall is the primary detective assisted by Detectives Bray and Welsh.

This is the 4th homicide of 2016 in Columbus Ohio.
The Investigation Continues.

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

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Felonious Assault-Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 01/06/2016
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. M. Grasham #1661
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault-Shooting Date: 01/05/2016 Time: 7:30PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1294 E. 23rd Ave. Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 160013240
Cruiser District: 54

Victim: Tariq Teasley
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 23

Victim: Kaelyn McNeil
Sex: F
Race: B
Age: 22

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

Incident Summary: On Tuesday January 6, 2015 at approximately 7:29 p.m., Mr. Teasley and Ms. McNeil were sitting in the front seats of a white Chrysler 200, in front of 1294 East 23rd Avenue, with 3 friends in the back seat. An unknown black male wearing a black hoodie yelled something at Mr. Teasley and fired multiple gunshots at the car. Both Ms. McNeal and Mr. Teasley suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg. Both victims were transported to local area hospitals in stable condition.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-8477 (645-TIPS).

The investigation continues.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1-4-2016 ***UPDATE***
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Robby Warnick
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 2513
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 1-4-2016 Time: 2:13 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 3013 Howey Road Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
Incident Report #: 160008551
Cruiser District: 20

Victim: Brandon Lee Pollard
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 21

Suspect: Juwaun Markell Pitts
Address: 2762 Denmark Road 43232
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 20
Charges: Murder (2903.02 B)

Incident Summary: On 1-4-2016 at approximately 2:13 AM, CPD Officers were called to the area of 2993 Howey Road on the report of gunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival, the officers found a single male victim critically injured from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. CFD Medic 16 was summoned to the scene and pronounced the victim, later identified as Brandon Lee Pollard, deceased at 2:28 AM. Further investigation revealed that the victim may have been involved in an altercation up the street where it is believed the shooting took place.

***UPDATE*** The aforementioned altercation is believed to be an attempted Home Invasion/Agg. Burglary, in which the victim and the suspect together attempted to force entry into 3013 Howey Road. When Mr. Pitts and Mr. Pollard met resistance from an armed resident, several shots were exchanged and Mr. Pollard was fatally struck by a bullet. Mr. Pitts, having allegedly contributred to the death of Mr. Pollard during the commission of an aggravated felony was charged with Murder and is still at large.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or CrimeStoppers at 645-TIPS (8477).
The investigation continues.

This is the 2nd Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2016. Incident #160008551.
Detective Robby Warnick is the primary detective assisted by Detective Glen Siniff.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1/4/2016
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Paul Callahan #1318
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730
Ext: 4740
Type of Offense/Incident: Homicide
Date: 1/3/2016
Time: 8:26 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 5834 Riverton Road
Zone: 2
Precinct: 142
Incident Report #: 160007963
Cruiser District: 142
Victim: Leonid Kaplan
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 51


Incident Summary: On Sunday, January 3, 2016, at 8:26 PM, Columbus police patrol officers were dispatched to 5834 Riverton Road on a call of a man passed out on the lawn of the above address. Columbus fire personnel arrived at the scene first and informed police that the individual had been shot. He was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
The investigation continues.

**UPDATE**:
1/4/2016 The victim was pronounced dead at 5:50 AM at Grant Hospital.
This is the 3rd Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in the Calendar Year 2016.
Detective Paul Callahan #1318 is the primary Detective.
Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact Columbus Poloice Homicide at 614-645-4730 of the Crtime Stoppers Tip Line at 614-645-TIPS.

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Serious Injury Crash

Media Information Date: 1/4/16
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Connie Brant #2185 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767
Type of Offense/Incident: Serious Injury Crash Date: 12/12/15 Time: 4:34 AM
Location of Incident: N. High St. & E. Hudson St. Zone: 4 Precinct: 3
Report Number: 151109560 Cruiser District: 34

Injured Party:
Name: Robert J. Hileman Sex: Male Age: 27
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Unknown Sex: Age:

On 12/12/15 at approximately 4:34 AM, Robert Hileman was northbound on N. High St. at E. Hudson St. on a 1994 Honda Shadow when a vehicle failed to yield to oncoming traffic on a left turn from southbound High St. to eastbound Hudson St. The vehicle struck the motorcycle, causing Mr. Hileman to be thrown from the motorcycle. The vehicle continued eastbound on Hudson St., fleeing the scene. The suspect vehicle was described by witnesses as a white or cream colored sedan.

If anyone has any information regarding this crash or the identity of the driver of the suspect vehicle, please contact Columbus Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit.

*****UPDATE***** On 12-29-2015 Robert Hileman died from the injuries he sustained in the crash.

*****SECOND UPDATE***** After reviewing area security video, we are now asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a dark colored (possibly dark blue or black) car. Two photographs are attached as separate documents.

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Felonious Assault - Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1/4/2016
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Paul Callahan #1318
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4740
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault - Shooting Date: 1/3/2016 Time: 8:26 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 5834 Riverton Road Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Incident Report #: 160007963
Cruiser District: 142

Victim: Leonid Kaplan
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 51

Suspect: Unknown

Incident Summary: On Sunday, January 3, 2016, Patrol Officers were dispatched to a call of a man passed out on a lawn in front of the above address. Columbus Fire personnel arrived at the scene first and advised police that the male had been shot. He was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
The Investigation Continues.

Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact Columbus Police Homicide at 614-645-4730 or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 614-645-TIPS.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1-2-2016
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 Date: 1-2-2016 Time: 7:30 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: Fair Ave. & Napoleon Ave. Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Incident Report #: 160005289
Cruiser District: 90

Victim:
Sex: F
Race: W
Age: 50's

Suspect: Unknown
Age: 20

Incident Summary: Incident #160005289 . On Jan 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm, patrol officers responded to the area of Fair Ave. and Napoleon Ave. on a shooting with the victim laying on the road. Victim was transported to an area hospital where they were later pronounced deceased. The motive remains unknown at this point in the investigation. Detective Collins is the primary detective.

This is the 1st homicide of 2016 in Columbus Ohio.
The Investigation Continues.

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

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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1/2/2016
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Chapman
Phone: (614) 645 - 4587
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 1/2/2016 Time: 12:13 A.M
Location of Offense/Incident: F/O 236 Reeb Avenue Zone: 2 Precinct: 13
Incident Report #: 160003208
Cruiser District: 130

Victim: Rexx Wilson
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 22

Suspect: James E. Bowman Jr.
Address: 244 Reeb Avenue
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 29
Charges: Felonious Assault

Incident Summary: On January 2, 2016 at approximately 12:13 A.M., Mr. Rexx Wilson was in the area of 236 Reeb Avenue. There were reports that Mr. Wilson was damaging vehicles in the area. One of the vehicles belonged to a realitive of Mr. James Bowman Jr. Mr. Bowman grabbed his handgun and went outside looking for Mr. Wilson. Mr. Bowman observes Mr. Wilson walking back to the area of the damaged cars. When Mr. Bowman confronted Mr. Wilson he balled up his fist as if he was going to strike Mr. Bowman. Mr. Bowman brandishes a handgun and shoots Mr. Wislon in the stomach area.

Mr. Wilson was transported to Grant Hospital in critical conditon where he was rushed to surgery. Assault Unit Detectives responded to the scene and inteviwed witnesses.

Mr. Bowman was charged with one count of Felonious Assault.

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Felony Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1-2-16
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: 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
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 21

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

Incident Summary: Incident #160002715. On Dec 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.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1/1/2016-UPDATE
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Jay Fulton #1341
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4062
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 12/31/2015 Time: 12:04 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1812 Bucher Street Zone: 2 Precinct: 13
Incident Report #: 151164574
Cruiser District: 130

Victim: Rodney Peel
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 51

Victim: Nelson Peel
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 53

Suspect: Unknown

Incident Summary: On Thursday, December 31, 2015, at approximately 12:04 PM, Officers were dispatched to 1812 Bucher Street to check on the well-being of a resident. Officers arrived and eventually found two unidentified victims, inside of the residence, who were deceased. The investigation continues.
These are the 98th & 99th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio, in C6alendar Year 2015.

Detective Jay Fulton #1341 is the primary detective assisted by Detective Eric Wooten #1544.
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:
The Victims are identified as:
Victim #1: Rodney Peel
Victim #2: Nelson Peel
The investigation continues.

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Felonious Assault - Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: January 1, 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: 12/31/2015 Time: 9:23 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: Brentnell Ave. & Myrtle Ave. Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
Incident Report #: 151165868
Cruiser District: 21

Victim: Juvenile
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 16

Incident Summary: On December 31, 2015 at 9:23 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 1492 East Broad Street, OSU East Hospital, on a report of a walk in shooting victim. Officers arrived and located the victim. He told officers that he was walking home on Brentnell Avenue when a black, 4 door vehicle drove up from behind him and began shooting at him multiple times. He was struck in the left leg/knee. He was transported to the hospital by a friend and he is in stable condition. He indicated that he had no suspect information.
This incident is still under investigation.

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: January 1, 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: 12/31/2015 Time: 9:08 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 99 North Central Avenue Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
Incident Report #: 151165822
Cruiser District: 84

Victim: Marcus L. Brandon
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 28

Incident Summary: On December 31, 2015 at 9:08 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 99 North Central Avenue on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located the victim, Marcus L. Brandon. He was lying on the living room floor to this residence with a gunshot wound to his neck. Mr. Brandon was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. Witnesses at the residence stated they and Mr. Brandon were sitting on the couch when they heard gunshots. The witnesses explained they got on the ground when they realized the bullets were striking their residence. They could not see who was shooting. They had no suspect information.
This incident is still under investigation.

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.


Week of January 10th thru January 16th, 2016

Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 01/12/2016
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: 01/09/2016 Time: 6.45pm
Location of Offense/Incident: 6387 Tussing Road Zone: 02 Precinct: 20
Incident Report #: #160024734
Cruiser District: 204

Victim: Subway

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 28-32
Charges: Aggravated Robbery

Incident Summary: On January 9, 2016 at 6.45pm, an unknown male walked into the Subway located at 6387 Tussing Road. The male walked to the front counter and demanded the clerk give him the money in the register. The clerk attempted to comply, but could not get the register open. The clerk fled out the back door. The male walked out the front door without getting any money and possibly fled in a red four door sedan.
The suspect was described as: Male black, 5'7, 150-160lbs, 28-32 years old, wearing a white hat with a short bill, gray hooded sweatshirt with 1977 on the front, dark jeans, and tennis shoes.

Surveillance photographs are available at the Columbus Police Information Desk. Anyone with information, please call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at (614) 645-4665 or Central Ohio Crimestoppers at (614) 461-Tips (8477).

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HOMICIDE - UPDATE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1/12/2016 **UPDATE** PAGE 1
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. D. Dennison #1610
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4729
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 1/12/2016 Time: 1:19 am
Location of Offense/Incident: 995 Atlantic Avenue Apt. #752 Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
Incident Report #: 160031181
Cruiser District: 13

Victim: Erveena Hammonds (deceased)
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 32

Victim: Anaesia Green (deceased)
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 10

Victim: Breya Hammonds (deceased)
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 7

Victim: Curtis C. Miller (injured)
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 38

Suspect: Wendell Louis Callahan
Address: 541 Oakwood Avenue 43205
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age:
Charges: Murder (2903.02A)

Incident Summary: On January 12, 2016, at approximately 1:19 a.m., neighbors called police to report a fight in one of the apartments nearby. Upon arrival, officers were directed to 995 Atlantic Avenue Apartment #752, where they found three victims inside of the apartment, all of whom were suffering from critical injuries. CFD Medics responded and pronounced all of the victims deceased at 1:42 a.m. It appears that Mr. Curtis Miller arrived at the scene while the suspect, Mr. Callahan was still inside the residence. A fight ensued, during which both men were injured but are expected to survive their injuries. The investigation continues.

**UPDATE** Investigtors have filed three (3) counts of Murder against Wendell Louis Callahan and identified the 4th victim, Curtis Miller, who was treated for minor stab wounds at a local hospital and released.

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).

Detective Dave Dennison #1610 is the primary detective assisted by Detective Greg Stevens #1590.

This is the 6th, 7th and 8th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2016.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 1/12/2016
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. D. Dennison #1610
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4729
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 1/12/2016 Time: 1:19 am
Location of Offense/Incident: 995 Atlantic Avenue Apt. #752 Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
Incident Report #: 160031181
Cruiser District: 13

Victim: Erveena Hammonds
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 32

Victim: Anaesia Green
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 10

Victim: Breya Hammonds
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 7

Incident Summary: On January 12, 2016, at approximately 1:19 a.m., neighbors called police to report a fight in one of the apartments nearby. Upon arrival, officers were directed to 995 Atlantic Avenue Apartment #752, where they found three victims inside of the apartment, all of whom were suffering from critical injuries. CFD Medics responded and pronounced all of the victims deceased at 1:42 a.m. Police have a person of interest in custody and anticipate charges being filed shortly. The investigation continues.

Detective Dave Dennison #1610 is the primary detective assisted by Detective Greg Stevens #1590.
This is the 6th, 7th and 8th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2016.

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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Attempt Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 01-11-16
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. P. Thomas #722
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665
Type of Offense/Incident: Attempt Aggravated Robbery Date: 01-05-16 Time: 5:55PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1370 Sullivant Ave. Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
Incident Report #: 160012979
Cruiser District: 83

Victim: Unknown
Race: Male

Victim: Unknown
Race: Female

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

Incident Summary: On 01-05-16 at approximately 5:55PM a total of three attempted robberies took place in the area of 1370 Sullivant Ave. by the same suspect. The first victim did not immediatley report the contact with the suspect. The next two victims did, after the suspect attempted to carjack both of them, at knife point. The suspect is described as M/W/25,6'0, 155 to 165. He was wearing a dark hoody and jeans. It was reported by witnesses that after the incident he ditched the hoody and was seen wearing a bright green work shirt.
Anyone with infromation about this crime is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614- 645-4665 or anonymously through Centeral Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477

(Note-Video is available for release to the media for broadcasting. A copy can be picked up at CPD HQ information desk. The video shows the female victim pull up and park. The suspect walked past her car and attempts to carjack the male victim. The male is able to escape and the suspect approached the female and attempted to carjack her, without success, before fleeing. Request that media outlets airing the footage block out the victim and witness faces. One witness is a juvenile.)


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