Aggravated Robbery in Prairie Township


This week’s “Crime of the Week” concerns an Aggravated Robbery which took place in the Prairie Township area of Columbus. On Thursday, December 12, 2013, at approximately 9:50am, three male suspects entered a residence in Prairie Township on the pretense of buying a handgun. Once inside the residence, the suspects pulled out handguns on the victim and took several items from the residence … [Read more...]

Michael Fowler Homicide

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On Sunday, January 30, 2011, at approximately 9:45pm, upon returning home to 3419 Crossing Hill Way, Michael Fowler was involved in a physical altercation in his driveway. At some point during the fight, his assailant brandished a gun, shooting Michael Fowler. Four or five male blacks were seen fleeing the area in a minivan and a small silver car. Michael Fowler died as a result of his injuries. … [Read more...]

Theft in Northeast Columbus


On Thursday, March 27, 2014, a woman's wallet was stolen from her purse while dining at a restaurant at Easton Town Center. The victim was unaware of the theft until she was contacted by PNC Bank, due to unusual activity via her credit card. Six transactions, back-to-back, were made at the 4199 Morse Crossing Target store, totaling over $20,530. Security photos of two female suspects may be viewed … [Read more...]

Series of Bank Robberies

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Between September 10, 2013, and March of this year, there have been over a dozen bank and business robberies in the central Ohio area. Beginning with the robbery of the West 11th Avenue Huntington Bank on Tuesday, September 10th, investigators believe that a lone gunman has planned and robbed over a dozen local financial institutions, as well as area pharmacies. In each robbery the suspect … [Read more...]

William Byrdsong Murder


On May 23, 2010, William Byrdsong was at Lollipops West after-hours club. An altercation took place in the club and two male patrons were ordered to leave. One of the men returned, firing a handgun multiple times into the club. William Byrdsong and another man were struck. William died from his injuries. The other victim was treated for his injuries and later released from the hospital. The … [Read more...]

Sawmill Rd Burger King Burglary


On November 9, 2013, sometime between 1:30am and 6am, two yet unidentified males entered the Burger King located at 7702 Sawmill Road, by unknown means, and took down a 42" flat screen television that was mounted in the dining area. The suspects also went into the kitchen and back office before leaving the restaurant with the flat screen TV and a bag of frozen hamburgers. Video and photos of the … [Read more...]

Suspected Wild Animal Poisoning

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On Friday, January 31, 2014, State Wildlife officials responded to the call of concerned residents at the Island Club Apartment complex regarding a suspected wild animal poisoning. Upon arrival, the officers encountered approximately 50 ducks and geese, in and surrounding a nearby pond, that were in distress or confirmed dead from ingesting an unknown substance. Additionally, officers discovered a … [Read more...]

Robbery in London, OH

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On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at approximately 9:55pm, an unknown male entered the London Food Mart located at 50 E. High St., London, OH. The subject was on his cell phone for most of the time in the store. He then asked for assistance in the beer isle. The clerk assisted him and then went back to the counter. At that time, the suspect hung up the cell phone and pulled a semi-automatic firearm … [Read more...]

Petland Theft

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On Friday, February 7, 2014, at approximately 6:00pm, an unknown female entered the Petland store located at 2620 Bethel Rd.  Once inside, she approached a child who was holding a Victorian Bulldog puppy, asked to see the puppy, then took the puppy and walked out of the store. The Victorian Bulldog puppy is valued at $4,500. This is the third such high-value theft suffered by Petland.  Several … [Read more...]

Aggravated Robbery on the North Side of Columbus

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On Thursday, December 26, 2013, at approximately 10:30pm, an unknown male entered the Sunoco station located at 4840 Sinclair Rd. Initially, the man requested that the clerk make a fresh pot of coffee.  The clerk complied and made a new pot of coffee while the male went outside and returned to his car.  Several minutes later, the male returned inside and poured himself a fresh, hot cup of coffee.  … [Read more...]