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Yesterday | via The Columbus Dispatch
That's the prison sentence a federal judge imposed on Tuesday for Toure's role in leading a complex stolen-credit-card-number ring. Secret Service agents said the group, self-dubbed "Youngest in Charge," re-encoded the magnetic strips of gift cards with stolen credit-card information obtained over the Internet. Comment?
Tuesday | via This Week Community News
Reynoldsburg police detectives are investigating a complaint that a temporary employee got angry and threw a chair through a large front glass window just before 2 p.m. May 18 at a business in the 1700 block of Brice Road . According to the police report, the temporary employee also threw a chair at a pregnant female employee, striking her in the wrist then pushing her, before being restrained by another employee. Comment?
Tuesday | via This Week Community News
Up to 10 gunshots were fired outside the Reynoldsburg IBEW Union Hall in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 22, leaving three men wounded and police searching for an armed suspect. Reynoldsburg detectives said the shootings occurred at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, after the hall at 610 Lancaster Ave. had been rented for a Saturday evening party. Comment?
Tuesday May 17 | via This Week Community News
The Reynoldsburg Police Department dealt with a number of incidents involving firearms last week, including a man who was pistol-whipped and robbed, a report of a man with a gun near an elementary school and vehicles damaged by bullet holes. A 34-year-old man told police that two men pistol-whipped him at 12:46 a.m. May 12 outside a business in the 2000 block of South Birchview Drive and took his wallet, containing $80 cash. Comment?
Wednesday May 11 | via The Columbus Dispatch
Joseph L. Givens, 34, was shot six times by Officers Stephen E. Asch, 46, and Kyle J. Beatty, 27, on a South Side street on May 10, 2014. They told investigators they shot Givens when he ran toward them with a knife. Comment?
Friday May 6 | via WBNS
That's the message police across the country are hammering home to people in schools and businesses about what to do if they are confronted by someone with a gun intent on shooting and killing people. "A lot of times, people think it's not going to happen here," explains Gammell. Comment?
Apr 21, 2016 | via WBNS
They're seeing more than the usual spring crimes of opportunity. Comparing this month to the same time frame last year, they've more than doubled the number of theft from cars reports. Comment?
Apr 21, 2016 | via The Columbus Dispatch
Cathleen "Cat" Howatt, the woman killed Tuesday in a Downtown homeless camp, was strangled to death, Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz ruled. Authorities accuse Howatt's boyfriend, Danny Johnson, 34, of her death and have charged him with murder. Comment?
Apr 21, 2016 | via WLVQ-FM Columbus
Franklin County's prosecutor says a grand jury on Wednesday indicted 28-year-old Mario Hamilton on charges including aggravated murder, murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. He is accused of killing 25-year-old Van Douglas Darling III and 22-year-old Janae Gresham and injuring 27-year-old Enouch Kermue on April 10. The shootings occurred near an apartment complex in the Columbus suburb of Reynoldsburg. Comment?
Apr 20, 2016 | via WBNS
A man accused of killing two men and injuring another has been indicted on murder charges by the Franklin County Grand Jury. Mario Hamilton, 28, was indicted on one count each of murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and having weapons while under disability. Comment?
Apr 20, 2016 | via The Columbus Dispatch
The woman beaten to death Tuesday in a homeless camp has been identified as 46-year-old Cathleen "Cat" Howatt. She lived at the Downtown homeless camp at W. Mound and Short streets with Danny L. Johnson, 34, the man charged with murder in her death. Comment?
Apr 19, 2016 | via This Week Community News
Reynoldsburg police have stepped up patrols in some parts of town after three people were shot and killed in one week. "Reynoldsburg Division of Police continues visible, directed patrols to prevent crimes and apprehend law-breakers," Lt. Comment?
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