Police Activity; Thursday August 17, 2017

Thursday August 17

07:44 am- Injury accident on SR 161 at Sunbury Road

08:50 am- Non injury accident on Sunbury Road at SR 161

01:46 pm- Male reported sitting on the guardrail on State Route 161.  Caller was concerned and wanted the police department to check on him.  Area was checked, no male was found.  

06:24 pm- Harassment complaint reported on Clybourne Road

06:52 pm- A drunk male customer was reported at Speedway on Morse Road.  Officer's checked the store and the area.  

08:20 pm- Suspicious males were reported inside of the Kroger on Sunbury Road.  Males were gone prior to arrival.  

Other Thursday: 1 parking complaint, 1 assist medics

Police Activity; Wednesday August 16, 2017

Wednesday August 16

08:26 am- Non injury accident on SR 161 at IR 270.

05:16 pm- Theft reported at family dollar on Westerville Road

07:36 pm- Suspicious car and person reported at Speedway on Westerville Road.  Adult male arrested for possession of drugs.

10:23 pm- Suspicious car reported on Sunbury Road.

01:00 am- Adult female arrest for OVI on Sunbury Road.

01:18 am- Adult male was arrested for OVI on SR 161.

Other Wednesday: 1 false alarm, 1 domestic dispute

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Today, our agency hosted the monthly Franklin County DUI Taskforce meeting, attended by law enforcement agencies across the county.  As a grant-funded agency, the Blendon Township Police Dept. is one of 23 agencies that will have additional officers on patrol, seeking out and arresting impaired drivers during this Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over mobilization from August 18th  - Sept 3rd, 2017. 

During this campaign, we will be sharing some of the more memorable stories, pictures, and videos via our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BlendonTwpPolice/) of some OVI-related incidents and crashes that have occurred right here in Blendon Township over the years

We remind you that you share the road with suspended, uninsured, wanted, reckless, distracted and impaired drivers on a daily basis.  Impairment can come in many forms, and our officers diligently look for signs of impairment on every stop, day and night.  We aim to catch and remove those drivers from the road before it results in a crash that impacts you or your friends and family. 

Impaired driving is an easily preventable crime.  Uber, Taxi, or phone a friend; plan ahead and take a cab or Uber to the bar, so you eliminate the decision to drive later. 

Plain and simple, an OVI arrest is embarrassing and expensive.  Don’t risk it.    

Police Activity; Tuesday August 15, 2017

9:11am - SR 161/Sunbury Rd; male riding bicycle in area.  Unable to locate.

10:11am - SR 161/Sunbury Rd; female walking with a cane acting disoriented.  Unable to locate.

1:24pm - 5300 blk of SR 3; non-injury crash.

5:37pm - SR 3/Dempsey Rd; (minor) injury crash.  Report refused.

8:16pm - Little Turtle; officers conducted a traffic stop on a subject with an active felony warrant from Richland County.  Arrested and transported to jail.

OTHER:  1 juvenile complaint, 1 domestic dispute, 1 civil dispute, 1 medic assist (narcan), 1 open door. 

Police Activity; Monday August 14, 2017

Monday August 14

07:34 am- Non injury hit skip accident at 3/270

12:26 pm- Theft reported on Chickadee Ct

03:02 pm- Juveniles playing with pellets guns on the playground on Buenos Aires Blvd.  Officer's made contact with parents and advised.

03:24 pm- Suspicious vehicle reported on Dempsey Road.  

07:09 pm- Caller found two dogs loose and brought them to the police station.  Dogs were handed over to Animal Control.

12:36 am- Traffic stop made at SR 161 near Ponderosa Drive.  Male adult driver was arrested for outstanding warrants.  

Other Monday: 2 false alarms

Police Activity; Friday-Saturday, August 11-12, 2017


11:02am - Carthage Ct; non-injury crash.

1:50pm - Carthage Ct.; report of damage to vehicle.

4:20pm - Sunbury Rd.; a Good Samaritan turned over a found wallet containing suspected narcotics.  Wallet returned to owner, who denied knowledge of narcotics.  Impounded for destruction. 

9:14pm - Glengary Center; male subject acting oddly.  Gone on arrival.

1:03am - Abington Rd.; unwanted subject refusing to leave a residence.  Gone on arrival. 

4:27am - 6000 blk of SR 3; male age 42, was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested for OVI and suspended license. Passenger, female age 48, was cited for open container of alcohol. 

OTHER:  2 juvenile complaints, 3 false alarms, 1 medic assist.



9:12am - Ashbury Rd; animal left in a trap for unknown time.  Animal was released. 

12:27pm - Santiago Dr.; barking dog.  Advised.

1:13pm - Natalie Ct. N; barking dog.  Advised.

4:08pm - 6000 blk of SR 3; disoriented elderly male.  Located and given a courtesy ride home.

5:50pm - I270/Sunbury Rd.; non-injury crash.

6:34pm - SR 161/I270; report of two vehicles on berm and a female subject walking around.  Unable to locate.

9:24pm - Woodvale Ct. N; sick/injured cat found. Brought to MedVet for humane euthanasia. 

11:20pm - Kilbourne Ave; reckless drivers in area.  Unable to locate.

12:47am - Hoover Dam; vehicle locked in gate after hours.  Officer unlocked the gate to let them out. 

12:50am - Sunbury Rd; reported impaired driver, unable to locate.

4:55am - SR 3/SR 161; reported impaired driver, unable to locate.

OTHER:  1 medic assist (narcan), 1 vehicle lockout, 2 false alarms, 1 911 hang up, 1 domestic dispute,

Update; Recent Suicide & Suicide-Related Calls for Service.

During the 1st Quarter of 2017, the Blendon Township Police Department responded to the following suicide and suicide-related calls; Suicide = 0, suicide attempts = 1, suicide threats = 6. During the 2nd Quarter of 2017, we responded to the following suicide & suicide-related calls; suicide = 0, suicide attempts = 0, suicide threats = 7.

According to the website webmd.com; anybody who expresses suicidal thoughts or intentions should be taken very seriously. Do not hesitate to call your local suicide hotline immediately (whether it is for yourself or for someone else).  Call 800-SUICIDE 800-784-2433 or 800-273-TALK 800-273-8255 or the deaf hotline at 800-799-4889, (or contact the Blendon Township Police Department at 614.889.9494).

The best way to minimize the risk of suicide is to know the risk factors and to recognize the warning signs of suicide. Take these signs seriously. Know how to respond to them. It could save someone's life.

How Prevalent Is Suicide?

Suicide is a potentially preventable public health problem. In 2014, the last year for which statistics are available, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. That year, there were nearly 43,000 suicides, and 1.3 million adults attempted suicide, according to the CDC. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people from age 10 to age 34.

Men take their lives nearly four times the rate of women, accounting for 78% of suicides in the U.S.

Are There Risk Factors for Suicide?

Risk factors for suicide vary by age, gender, and ethnic group. And risk factors often occur in combinations.

Over 90% of people who die by suicide have clinical depression or another diagnosable mental disorder. Many times, people who die by suicide have an alcohol or substance abuse problem. Often they have that problem in combination with other mental disorders.

Adverse or traumatic life events in combination with other risk factors, such as clinical depression, may lead to suicide. But suicide and suicidal behavior are never normal responses to stress.

Other risk factors for suicide include:

  • One or more prior suicide attempts
  • Family history of mental disorder or substance abuse
  • Family history of suicide
  • Family violence
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Keeping firearms in the home
  • Chronic physical illness, including chronic pain
  • Incarceration
  • Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others

Are There Warning Signs of Suicide?

Warning signs that someone may be thinking about or planning to commit suicide include:

  • Always talking or thinking about death
  • Clinical depression -- deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating -- that gets worse
  • Having a "death wish," tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving fast or running red lights
  • Losing interest in things one used to care about
  • Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, changing a will
  • Saying things like "it would be better if I wasn't here" or "I want out"
  • Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy
  • Talking about suicide or killing one's self
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye

Be especially concerned if a person is exhibiting any of these warning signs and has attempted suicide in the past. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, between 20% and 50% of people who commit suicide have had a previous attempt.

Source; webmd.com



Police Activity; Thursday August 10, 2017

9:38am - Morse Rd; private property non-injury crash.

10:30am - Sunbury Rd. south of Dempsey Rd.; BTPD officers discovered the scene of a hit-skip crash in Westerville jurisdiction.  BT Officers Cromwell and Retherford located the vehicle involved and searched the area and ultimately located and arrested the subject, a male age 40,  who had fled on foot.  Subject was turned over to Westerville PD for charges.

11:50am - Morse Rd.; abandoned vehicle left on private property.  Officers verified it was not reported stolen.

1:55pm - Cleveland Ave; reported mutual assault.  Referred to prosecutor's office.

3:11pm - Caracas Dr.; ongoing dispute between residents over comments and messages via Facebook. 

3:29pm - Hempstead Rd.; reported impaired driver.  Officers stopped the subject and verified she was not impaired.

6:36pm - 6000 blk of SR 3; passerby reported an assault on the lot of a business.  All parties were gone on arrival.

6:46pm - 6000 blk of SR 3; civil dispute over recent purchase.

8:13pm - Cherokee Rose; reported fraudulent charges on credit card.

9:49pm - Central College/Sunbury; subject walking in the roadway.  Located and given a courtesy transport. 

OTHER:  3 false alarms, 1 civil dispute/standby, 1 suicide threat.

Police Activity; Wednesday August 9, 2017

Wednesday August 9

12:40 pm- Theft reported on Paris Court

01:14 pm- Theft reported at Kroger on Sunbury Road.  Items that were taken were found to be paid.

03:43 pm- Two plastic guitars were found in the bushes behind BP on Sunbury Road.

05:14 pm- Solicitors with AEP reported on Oslo Drive.  Officer's made contact and the individuals were advised.

07:49 pm- A drunk male causing a disturbance on Abington Road.

Other Wednesday: 1 false alarm, 1 medical run, 2 dog complaints, 1 assist agency

Police Activity; Monday August 7, 2017

Monday August 7

08:59 am- Suspicious vehicle and person reported at Ridgewood Park.  

09:23 am- Suspicious female reported on Bolamo Court.  

02:55 pm- Theft reported at Kroger on Sunbury Road.  Adult male arrested.

04:22 pm-  Vandalism reported on Minerva Avenue.

05:04 pm- Injury accident reported at Dempsey and Westerville Road.  

08:04 pm- Suspicious female reported on Central College Road.

08:14 pm- Vandalism reported in the lot of Kroger on Sunbury Road.

10:40 pm- Suspicious female walking on Westerville Road.

11:48 pm- Suspicious male reported on Dempsey Road.

Other Monday: 1 domestic violence, 1 traffic complaint. 

Police Activity; Sunday August 6, 2017

Sunday August 6

02:36 pm- Suspicious male reported on Lima Drive.

09:25 pm- Theft reported on Rockingham Court.

10:58 pm- Harassment call reported on Morse Road.

03:43 am- Report of juveniles looking into car on Executive Prkwy.  Area checked by officer's, no juveniles found.

Other Sunday: 1 traffic complaint, 1 agency assist, 1 domestic dispute, 1 domestic violence adult arrested, 2 vehicle lock outs, 1 open door found.  

Police Activity; Friday-Saturday, August 4-5, 2017


9:58am - Hoover Dam boat ramp; reported subject passed out in a vehicle.  Discovered subject waiting for storm to pass. 

12:14pm - Clybourne Rd; suspicious vehicle, unable to locate.

12:30pm - 6000 blk of SR 3; reported theft from business.

5:03pm - Paris Ct; fraudulent checks cashed on a business account.  Investigation continues.

5:51pm - Dempsey Rd; pig running loose.  Piggy made it all the way home prior to officer arrival.  Owner's contacted and advised.

7:59pm - Sunbury Plaza; report of bogus prescription called in.  Investigation continues.

8:32pm - Sunbury Plaza; unresponsive person in grass.  Located subject taking a nap.  Courtesy transport given.

8:49pm - Sunbury Woods; multiple calls of shots fired in area.  Officers were on scene in Sunbury Plaza and heard them too, but knew them to be fireworks.  Unable to determine source.

8:51pm - Hoover Dam; report of several subjects smoking marijuana.  Gone on arrival.

9:05pm - Glengary Center; male subject panhandling.  Gone on arrival.

9:32pm - Executive Pkwy; non-injury crash.

11:34pm - Bangasi Dr; report of yelling heard.  Resident stated their dog was attacking a raccoon. 



9:32am - Lima Dr; power line down.  AEP responded and repaired.

9:54am - 6000 blk of SR 3; reported impaired driver in a parking lot, also called in as an overdose.  Driver, male age 32, was ultimately arrested for OVI and drug paraphernalia. 

12:27am - Ridgewood Park; officers contacted subjects in the park after hours.  Advised.

OTHER:  2 mutual aid assist(one domestic, one resisting subject), 1 vehicle lockout, 1 false alarm, 1 civil dispute, 1 medic assist.

Police Activity; Thursday Aug 3, 2017


8:26am - SR 161/Strawberry Farms; disabled vehicle blocking a lane, assisted moving off the roadway. 

2:07pm - Executive Pkwy; injury crash.

3:15pm - Hoover Dam; reported damage to property occurring over past several weeks. 

3:32pm - Saigon; parking complaint, blocking a driveway.  Owner located and moved the vehicle.

4:03pm - 5500 blk of SR 3; injury, hit-skip crash.  Investigation continues.

6:19pm - SR 3/I270; non-injury crash.

6:33pm - Vickers/Hunt Club; 3 solicitors without permit.  Located and advised.

7:50pm - Sunwood Pl; overtime parking complaint.  Owner located and advised.

8:34pm - 4600 blk Cleveland Ave; landlord-tenant dispute. 

2:20am - 3400 blk of Paris Blvd; suspicious vehicle, owner advised of mechanical issues.  Given courtesy ride. 

OTHER:  1 vehicle lockout.

Police Activity; Monday July 31, 2017

Monday July 31

07:18 am- Vandalism reported on Kilbourne Avenue

08:52 am- Suspicious person reported on Adda Avenue

10:07 am- Civil dispute reported at Great City Cars on Westerville Road. 

10:52 am- Suspicious male reported on Dempsey Road. 

11:33 am- Non injury accident reported in the Sunbury Plaza parking lot.

01:12 pm- Employee dispute reported on Westerville Road.

03:37 pm- Suspicious male reported at the McDonalds on Executive Prkwy.  Male gone prior to police arrival.

04:01 pm- Harassment call reported on Bader Road.

05:13 pm- Suspicious male and vehicle reported at the Kroger fueling center.

05:20 pm- Injury accident reported on Westerville Road at Dempsey Road.

Other Monday: 1 false alarm, 1 medical run, 1 traffic complaint

Weekend Police Activity; July 28, 29, 30 2017

Friday July 28

05:33 pm- Non injury accident reported on SR 161 at Sunbury Road

01:09 am- Suspicious person and vehicle reported on Cleveland Avenue. 

Other Friday: 1 medical run, 2 traffic complaints, 1 missing adult, 1 custody issue, 1 loud music complaint.

Saturday July 29

08:03 am- Non injury accident on Executive Prkwy

10:39 am- Report of a boat that capsized on Hoover dam.  Boat was found to be at the Red Bank Harbor.  Driver of the boat was rescued by Park Ranger's and was found to be ok.

03:19 pm- Non injury accident reported on Westerville Road.

Other Saturday: 1 domestic violence, 2 found property, 1 traffic complaint, 1 custody exchange, 1 medical assist. 

Sunday July 29

11:43 am- Suspicious female and vehicle reported at Hoover Dam.  No violation found.

05:30 pm- Sinkhole was found on Tassel Court.  Hole was coned off and the street department was notified. 

07:41 pm- Stolen license plate was reported on Buenos Aires Blvd.

09:14 pm- Theft reported at Hoover Dam

09:16 am- Non injury hit skip accident reported on SR 161 near Strawberry Farms.

01:01 am- Suspicious person and vehicle reported n E Walnut Street.

04:54 am- Suspicious person and vehicle reported on Buenos Aires Blvd.

Other Sunday: 1 agency assist, 1 medical run, 2 domestic disputes, 2 false alarm.