Police Activity; Tuesday May 9, 2017

Tuesday

7:40 am – Car fire; I-270 n/o SR161.

10:07 am – Non-injury crash; Executive & Sunbury.

5:33 pm – Report of a male subject passed out in a car. Had been smoking an unknown substance from a glass pipe. Substance sent to the lab. Subject released to a sober third party.

10:07 pm – Non-injury crash; SR161 & Corporate Drive.

10:26 pm – Report of a truck found abandoned in a ditch on Clybourne Road. It turned out to be the same pick-up truck that was stolen from a gas station on Westerville Road the day before (May 8). A very short time later, a resident on Clybourne Road (just down from the abandoned stolen truck) reported that she had left her van running in the driveway and it was now stolen. BTPD Officers began searching an expanding zone around the area. A BTPD Officer spotted the stolen van and turned around to follow it. The Officer activated his flashing beacons and the subject driver then fled from the Officer. A very short time later the subject driver crashed into the barrier at the dead-end of Abington Road. The subject driver jumped out and fled into the woods on foot. The Officer and nearby neighbors reported hearing what sounded like shots fired as the suspect fled from the crash. No police officers fired their weapons. A large police response from Columbus Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, CPD Helicopter, Minerva Park Police, Clinton Township PD and the Westerville PD K9 unit assisted BTPD as they searched the woods and surrounding area but they were unable to locate the subject driver. BTPD Officers & Detectives worked through the night and, using information obtained from the ongoing investigations of stolen vehicles in the area over the past several days, were able to identify a suspect. The suspect was arrested by BTPD Officers at his home Wednesday morning. No firearm was recovered. The suspect was transported to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center on multiple charges.

Other Tuesday; 1 well-being check, 1 traffic complaint, 1 attempted phone scam, 1 missing teen (located), juvenile complaint, 1 motorist assist, 1 report of a crash in a driveway (from one week ago).

Wednesday (early morning hours only); 1 loud music complaint, 1 open door found, 1 assist other agency (BAC).

2:39 am – Report of a suspicious male subject sleeping in his vehicle on Executive Parkway. Gone on arrival.