Westerville Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Former firefighter, son charged in drug holdups

    Tuesday Mar 24 | via This Week Community News 

    Westerville police have arrested two men in connection with three armed robberies in the Westerville area between Feb. 27 and March 16. Jeffrey T. Young, 49, and his son, Aaron J. Young, 22, both of 8929 Loudon St. in Johnstown, were arrested Friday, March 20 as suspects in the robberies. The three incidents occurred at the New Albany-area Kroger pharmacy, 5161 Hampsted Village Center Way, Feb. 27; the Westerville CVS pharmacy, 1202 County Line Road, March 11; and the Blendon Township Kroger pharmacy, 5991 S. Sunbury Road, March 16. Westerville police Detective Mike Pavolino, who had been working the case, said it was "fair to say" the robberies were very similar.

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  • Armed robbery suspects arrested in Westerville

    Monday Mar 23 | via This Week Community News 

    Westerville police have arrested two men in connection with three armed robberies near New Albany and Westerville between Feb. 27 and March 16. Jeffrey T. Young, 49, and his son, Aaron J. Young, 22, both of 8929 Loudon St. in Johnstown, were arrested March 20 as suspects in the robberies. The three incidents occurred at the New Albany Kroger at 5161 Hampsted Village Center Way in Columbus on Feb. 27, the CVS at 1202 County Line Road in Westerville on March 11 and the Kroger at 5991 S. Sunbury Road in Blendon Township on March 16. Westerville police Detective Mike Pavolino, who had been working the case, said it was "fair to say" the robberies were very similar.

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  • Northland: Police department investigates officer-in...

    Monday Mar 23 | via This Week Community News 

    Columbus police are investigating a March 21 incident in which an officer shot and killed an armed man who allegedly attacked him as the officer was filling out a report at a North Side house. Jason L. Smith, 42, whose address was not available, was pronounced dead about 6:25 p.m. inside 4604 Summit St. The officer, whose name has not been released, was dispatched at 5:58 p.m. to the house after residents called for help because of threats made against a family member, police said in a news release.

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    Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Franklin County, OH, Westerville, OH

  • Man, son accused of pharmacy robberies

    Monday Mar 23 | via The Columbus Dispatch 

    A retired Westerville firefighter and his son are accused of robbing pharmacies for prescription pills. Jeffrey Young, 49, is charged with aggravated robbery.

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  • Robbery suspects arrested in Westerville

    Monday Mar 23 | via This Week Community News 

    Westerville police have arrested two men in connection with three armed robberies in the Westerville area between Feb. 27 and March 16. Jeffrey T. Young, 49, and his son, Aaron J. Young, 22, both of 8929 Loudon St. in Johnstown, were arrested March 20 as suspects in the robberies. The three incidents occurred at the Kroger at 5161 Hampsted Village Center Way in Columbus on Feb. 27, the CVS at 1202 County Line Road in Westerville on March 11 and the Kroger at 5991 S. Sunbury Road in Blendon Township on March 16. Westerville police Detective Mike Pavolino, who had been working the case, said it was "fair to say" the robberies were very similar. 1 comment

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  • Westerville Firefighter Arrested With Son As Part Of...

    Monday Mar 23 | via WBNS 

    The two are accused of robbing pharmacies - including CVS on County line Road, Kroger on Sunbury Road and Kroger on Hempstead Village. The crimes took place between February 27 and March 16. According to police, one of the men would approach the pharmacy counter and pass a note demanding prescription pills.

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  • Westerville: Employee's car stolen while he works

    Tuesday Mar 10 | via This Week Community News 

    A Gahanna man's vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of Kroger, 55 W. Schrock Road , while he worked during the early morning of March 2, Westerville police reported. The man was working to stock the store overnight, and hung his jacket up in an aisle with his car keys inside, police reports said.

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  • Local men plead guilty to child porn charges

    Feb 24, 2015 | via This Week Community News 

    Justin D. Iddings, 30, of Allview Road pleaded guilty in Franklin County Municipal Court to two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor in January, and was sentenced to four years in prison Feb. 20. Iddings was arrested March 27, 2014, and charged with second-degree and fourth-degree felony counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, after members of the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at his home. Iddings was a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy, and was fired a little more than a week after his arrest.

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  • Powell: Two arrested in January armed-robbery attempt

    Feb 24, 2015 | via This Week Community News 

    Powell police arrested two suspects last week in connection with an attempted armed robbery at a city home in late January. A resident of the city's Olentangy Ridge subdivision called police shortly after 8 p.m. Jan. 28 to report that a man rang the home's doorbell, then displayed a handgun.

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Westerville Law

Should I hire an attorney for underage drinking charges ?
After work one night my two friends went over to another friends house and played some video games. They were smoking marijuana ( I did not partake in those festivities because I am on diversion). After a while they get hungry and leave to go get food, so my two friends and I leave. Shortly after leaving my friend got pulled ove. The cop said he smelt marijuana in the car and continued to ask us if we smoked or if we had some in the car. I said no to both questions (unknowingly he did) but he took the blame for that. When I first rolled down my window the cop said my breath smelt like alcohol. Then proceeded to ask me to take a breathalyzer, I declined. He then charged me with underage consumption. He did not perform field sobriety tests either. I was not drinking. What should I do ?
Yes you should retain an attorney. It sounds like you may have a defense although refusing the breath test will need...
1st offense DUI. Have to go for visa stamping, How can i get my case as closed for the court final disposition Document?
I got my DUI / OVI in April(1st offense). I completed all the sentencing terms from the court. Paid the fine, did the DIP and other programmes required. I was given a 2 year Probation. The probation is the only remaining thing. I have to go for visa stamping now. How can i get my case as closed for the court final disposition document, so that i can submit that at the consulate for my visa stamping, since it is very risky for me not to have that document. I have completed all the required programmes and have the documentation for that. The probation is the only one which is left and it is for 2 years. my case was in the Upper Arlington County clerk of courts, Columbus, OH. Please Help and Advise. Thanks.
You should go to the clerk's office and ask for the judgment and sentencing journal entries. They may be one entry or...
Can I get a Reckless Operation from a DUI arrest expunged in Franklin Co. Ohio?
DUI arrest 6 years ago in Col. OH. Officer pulled me over b/c said I was speeding, then immediately asked if I was drinking. I asked how fast I was going, said I was going 85 in a 65; I said that was odd since I had my cruise set @ 69 mph which flustered officer & then asked me to step out of car-I then asked to see radar gun, lots more to story after, but after a while they asked me to take breath test I refused & arrested me for DUI. In court highway patrol "lost" the video but was told the judge wouldn't drop the case as he is tough judge & didn't care. Charge was reduced to reckless op, I had no probation but license suspension for refusing to blow. Was told I could get the reckless op expunged & need to do so for work, but I seem to get different answers. Can this be expunged & how?
You should consult a local DUI attorney, who should be able to answer your question quickly and during the free...
Friend DUI
Hi, I live in Ohio and I am on probation. I do not drink (as it is a term of my probation), but my friend who is also on probation does. She often drives us home. If she got stopped for DUI, would I get arrested or in trouble with my PO for any reason? Also, if she has drugs in her purse, would I get in trouble for that for any reason if it is not in my possession?
Yes. Your PO will assume that if she has drugs, or is drinking, that you are all together to drink and / or use-- so as...
Do I have any grounds to fight an OVI charge 4511.19A1A First time OVI
Driving during a snow storm. Car slid on ice, off the road into a empty field. Hit head on steering wheel. Got out of car a bit confused and after sometime a local deputy arrived. While outside car talked with him momentarily and for some reason I ran. Wound up being found by deputy short time later laying face down in snow. EMT was on scene and I was treated for hypothermia body temp of 84 deg. While laying in EMT a different highway patrolman came in and asked questions, I said I was driving and he also performed a HGN. Allegedly had 4 cues. Taken to hospital and eventually asked to give blood sample by Highway patrolman. I indicated I would provide breath test and would not provide blood. BMV 2255 read to me and charged with refusal. Time of violation was 17:25 and time of refusal 21:57
First off, glad to hear you're alive (considering the accident & your body temperature. Next, the Trooper was not...
Can I have a lawyer from ohio request extention of community service to an California court
lived in CA received dui moved to Ohio within three weeks (was already in works) had CA lawyer, finally found possible community service but may need extension ,do not want to use CA lawyer(issues)
Only if you find an attorney who is licensed in California working in Ohio. There probably aren't many. I suggest you...
Is this an acceptable plea deal for my OVI? (1st time)
Pulled over for OVI in Delaware County. Another driver had called in about my driving. I was driving slowly and braking often trying to read road signs at night as I was lost. Officer stopped me as I pulled into a parking lot but did not witness any impaired driving. I did not blow. Officer arrested me and I spent the night in jail. I have been offered a plea deal of reckless op (4 pts), defensive driving course (-2pts), 3 day treatment, 6 month suspension w/ privileges. Is this a good deal? Is there a lesser charge to plea? Can I counter? Should I go to trial? Prosecutor has already stated that he didn't want this to go to trial due to lack of case.
These questions should be addressed to your attonrey that is familiar with all the details of the case. You can't get...