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Crime Report 8/19/09

 

Dispatch Staff Report

 

The following incidents were reported by the Columbus Police Department. 

 


  • An officer was dispatched to the Columbus Police Department Aug. 11 in reference to burglary of a vehicle.  

     


    Entry was gained through an unlocked door. A portable GPS was reported missing from the vehicle. 

     


  • An officer was dispatched to Premier Ford, at 2120 Highway 45 N., Aug. 12 in reference to someone writing a $17,000 check on an account that was closed.  

     


  • An officer was dispatched to the Comfort Inn, at 1201 Highway 45 N., Aug. 13 in reference to a stolen vehicle.  

     


    The vehicle reported stolen was a pewter 2006 Chevrolet extended cab truck displaying a green John Deere tag in the front, a Florida Gators sticker on the side and a Florida decal on the back window.  

     


  • An officer was dispatched to the Fairgrounds, at 764 Highway 69 S., Aug. 13 in reference to vandalism.  

     


    Officers discovered approximately 12 of 18 Roast and Boast booths had been vandalized.  

     


  • An officer was dispatched to the 1700 block 20th Street North Aug. 13 in reference to stolen property.  

     


    An air conditioner was reported missing from a rental property. 

     


  • An officer was dispatched to the 800 block 15th Street North Aug. 13 in reference to burglary of a home.  

     


    Entry was gained through an unlocked window. A computer was reported missing from the residence. 

     


  • Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block Short 11th Avenue North Aug. 13 in reference to a medical emergency.  

     


    Upon arrival, officers were informed an 18-month-old child had been pulled from the next door neighbor''s pool and was not breathing. The 18-month-old was transported to Baptist Golden Triangle Hospital-Golden Triangle, where she died. 

     


  • An officer was dispatched the 1700 block of Short Third Avenue North Aug. 13 in reference to a hit and run.  

     


    The complainant was riding his bicycle when a vehicle went passed and clipped him, causing him to fall off his bike. The complainant was transported to the BMH-GT emergency department, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and then released. 

     


    n An officer was dispatched to the 600 block 18th Street North Aug. 14 in reference to burglary of a vehicle. 

     


  • An officer was dispatched to the police department Aug. 14 in reference to burglary of a vehicle.  

     


    A complainant parked her vehicle at Columbus Community Counseling Services, located at 1001 Main Street.  

     


    While the complainant was inside the building, she looked outside and saw a male reach inside the window of her vehicle and unlock the door. A purse was taken from the vehicle.

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    Reader Comments

    Article Comment Q commented at 8/19/2009 7:54:00 PM:

    WHY in the world do people continue to leave valuables like purses, wallets, or money in plain sight in their parked vehicles?? That is just utter stupidity!

     

    Article Comment Gray commented at 8/20/2009 1:50:00 PM:

    ...and we want alcohol sales to increase for revenue. Crime is on the rise and we want to sell more liquor. We have a problem that selling more alcohol can't resolve. Again... just my opinion.

     

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