columbus police rss icon

Authorities: Columbus Woman Lied About Ebola To Get Treatment

hazmat_suit
Crews responded to the home on Champion Avenue while wearing protective gear similar to these full-bodysuits.
7:56AM
October
17, 2014

Authorities say a south Columbus woman who told authorities she was experiencing Ebola-like symptoms after returning from West Africa made up the story to get faster treatment.

Reported Sexual Assaults Prompt OSU Safety Notice

Pearl Street
Pearl Street near 15th Avenue. Columbus Police say two week-end sexual assaults occurred about three blocks apart on Pearl
3:21PM
September
29, 2014

After three reported week-end sexual assaults, Ohio State University campus police issued a safety alert for students and staff. Campus and Columbus police say none of the three assaults appears to be linked to a single suspect.

Teenage Girl Killed On Columbus Street

police_tape
File photo
7:30AM
August
12, 2014

Columbus Police say a 14-year-old girl has been shot to death on a Franklinton street.

Columbus Police Keep Focus On Summertime Crime

wp-01
Weinland Park
12:01PM
July
30, 2014

For the past 10 summers the Columbus Police have changed tactics to reduce violent crime and gang activity. It’s called the Community Safety Initiative. Special groups of police officers patrol high crime neighborhoods.

Columbus Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Self

Columbus_police
It wasn't clear exactly how the shooting occurred. Police say the officer notified dispatchers about the injury.
12:14PM
July 2, 2014

Columbus police say an off-duty officer accidentally shot himself in the leg while in his own vehicle and then drove himself to a local hospital.

Suspect, Passenger On Megabus Shot By Columbus Police

megabus
File photo
7:29AM
May
27, 2014

Columbus Police say officers shot a man after he held what appeared to be a gun to the bus driver’s head and demanded control of the bus. Another passenger was also injured by police gunfire.

Police: Man Kills Himself After SWAT Standoff

police_tape
File photo
6:15AM
May
26, 2014

Authorities say a home invasion suspect who shot himself in the head after holding a SWAT team at bay in Columbus for more than two hours has died.

Columbus Police Charge North Side Man With Rape Of 13 Year-old

jail
A Columbus man is behind bars after being charged in the rape of a 13 year old girl at a school bus stop
8:27AM
April
4, 2014

Columbus detectives say a 36-year-old Columbus man has been charged with raping a 13-year-old girl who was waiting for a school bus.

Columbus Police To Review 3,000 DNA Test Results

kim_jacobs
Columbus Police Chief Kimberly Jacobs
3:35PM
March 26, 2014

Columbus Police are going through several thousand old DNA cases because reporting procedures were not followed. Critical information was left out of the DNA reports.

Ohio Authorities Seek Help Solving 15 Homicides

kenneth_crawford
Kenneth Crawford was murdered on April 25, 2007 in Columbus' Weinland Park neighborhoods.
2:17PM
February 19, 2014

Ohio authorities are asking the public’s help in solving 15 mostly drug-related homicides that police say share common threads.