Westerville

Westerville Police Seek Public Assistance In Homicide Investigation

2 Aug , 2021  

The Westerville Division of Police (WPD) is looking for this (pictured) red Honda Civic in connection with the death of Westerville man, Robert Goodrich, 62.

Goodrich’s death has been ruled a homicide. Investigators want to talk to the owner of this 2001-2003-year Honda Civic. The car appears to be missing the “H” in “Honda” on the front bumper and has dents in the left front and rear quarter panels. The driver’s side wheels appear to be black or missing the hubcaps. More…

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Sheriff Announces Arrest In Alum Creek Lake Homicide

4 Jul , 2021  

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has announced on social media that it has made an arrest in the Alum Creek Lake homicide case.

Six days after an Alum Creek Lake kayaker discovered the body of Timothy R. Marcum inside a storage tote, detectives with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office have charged the man they believe is responsible. Timothy P. Burney Baldrick, 43, of Columbus, was taken into custody without incident at 2:30 AM on Saturday, July 3, and has been charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Additional charges will follow.

Columbus Police’s SWAT and Dublin Police assisted the Sheriff’s Office with the overnight arrest. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware Sheriff’s Office IDs Alum Creek Body

29 Jun , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

In a Tuesday evening post on social media, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office announced that the body found yesterday on the eastern shore of Alum Creek Lake has been identified.

“Family notification has been made. The deceased is TImothy Robert Marcum, 37, of Columbus. Identification was made through fingerprints. The final autopsy report will not be complete for several weeks, although initial findings indicate the cause of death as an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives are asking the public for any tips related to this homicide investigation. Please contact us at 740-833-2830 or dscodetectives@co.delaware.oh.us.

“We extend our condolences to the family and commit our entery and full resources to solve this case,” said Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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County, City Law Enforcement Join In Successful Human Trafficking Sting Operation

20 Apr , 2021  

On Monday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced the success of a Central Ohio human trafficking operation that took place April 14-15 in partnership with federal, state and local law enforcement. Delaware County law enforcement was included.

Operation 614, coordinated through AG Yost’s Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, encompassed more than 20 law enforcement agencies and nongovernmental partners to address issues that fuel sex trafficking in central Ohio.

“Operation 614 is the latest in a long series of efforts to push back against human trafficking in Ohio,” Yost said. “I am so proud of our law enforcement partners, who with their boots on the ground, made this operation a success. We all look forward to that day when no person is bought or sold for sex in Ohio.” More…

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Delaware County

Do You Recognize This Person?

16 Apr , 2021  

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is in need of your help.

On Thursday, the office posted the photo below of an unidentified woman who is wanted for questioning in an alleged theft.

Contact information is included below.

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Shooting At Polaris: Ongoing Coverage

17 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

What follows is a roundup of coverage concerning the news shared on Monday afternoon concerning gunfire at the Polaris Fashion Place Mall. This is the second such incident in two weeks.

This is a selection of the large number of media sources covering this situation. This post will be updated regularly as new information is shared, and will remain pinned to the top of our home page on desktop, tablet, and mobile. More…

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Delaware

Delaware City Prosecutor Appointed

21 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Amelia Bean-DeFlumer has been appointed City of Delaware Prosecutor after having served five months as the interim prosecutor.

Bean-DeFlumer brings extensive trial experience to the position, in the Delaware Municipal Court, where she has prosecuted cases since 2018, and prior to that for five years in the
Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office.

Bean-DeFlumer was installed as acting prosecutor in September 2019 after Natalia Harris left the Justice Center for City Hall to become City Attorney for Delaware. During her five months overseeing the office, Bean-DeFlumer effectively worked with Municipal Court staff, the Clerk’s office and law enforcement despite the ongoing pandemic. More…

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Delaware County Resident Sentenced For Securities Fraud And Theft

31 Oct , 2020  

Delaware County resident Michael D. Wood was sentenced on Friday for taking more than $70,000 from five Ohio investors in a scheme in which Wood told the victims their investment with him would earn them “millions of dollars.” Wood instead used the funds for his personal use.

Delaware County judge David Gormley sentenced Wood to 30 days in jail and four years of community control, with 15 years in reserve should he violate the terms of his community control. He must serve 40 hours of community service within the first year of his community control. Wood was also ordered to pay $81,300 in restitution to the five victims, plus payment of court costs and fees.

He is scheduled to report to the jail Nov. 9 to begin serving his sentence. More…

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Ex-House Speaker Will Plead Not Guilty To Corruption Charge

2 Sep , 2020  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former speaker of the Ohio House said Tuesday he will plead not guilty to a corruption charge following his arrest in a $60 million federal bribery probe that shook the Statehouse earlier this summer.

Rep. Larry Householder returned to the Statehouse for the first time since his July 21 arrest to the surprise of colleagues from both sides of the aisle. The former speaker said he’s back to represent his district and is confident that he will be exonerated. More…

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Set to Launch

19 Aug , 2020  

Special to 1808Delaware

With Americans set to celebrate the upcoming Labor Day weekend, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding everyone about the dangers of drinking and driving. This Labor Day weekend, NHTSA will join the SAFE Delaware County Coalition in spreading the word about impaired driving dangers and to work together to get drunk drivers off the roads and help save lives.

The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs August 19 – September 7, 2020. State and national messages about the dangers of drunk driving coupled with increased law enforcement officers on the road aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation’s roadways. More…

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Genoa Township

Genoa Township Police Make Arrest Of Rape Suspect

22 Jul , 2020  

Genoa Township Police have charged and arrested Gary D. Will, 72, of 6541 Wilder Court, Westerville, Ohio 43082 with one count of rape of a minor.

The crime, Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.02A1b, is a felony of the first degree:

(A) (1) No person shall engage in sexual conduct with another who is not the spouse of the offender or who is the spouse of the offender but is living separate and apart from the offender, when any of the following applies:

(b) The other person is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of the other person. More…

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DeWine Calls For Ohio House Speaker’s Resignation

22 Jul , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

A whirlwind day at the Ohio Statehouse found Governor Mike DeWine making a call for the resignation of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder.

The move came shortly after US Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, David DeVillers, revealed details of a year-long investigation resulting in racketeering charges being levied against the Speaker and others.

Allegations are that Householder operated an organization, Generation Now, that funneled a substantial sum from an unidentified company to 21 political candidates, and also to an effort to thwart a referendum designed to repeal House Bill 6, a $1.3 billion dollar energy bailout eventually passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed by the Governor. More…

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