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February 11

– Officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at the Starfire Express gas station on West Main Street. According to the report, the employee on duty advised a white male entered the store with a weapon and demanded money from the cash register. When the registered was opened, the suspect grabbed an unknown amount of cash from the drawer and fled the store westbound on Main Street in an unknown vehicle. No description was available, and police have no suspects at this time. No injuries were reported.

– A resident in the 500 block of Renick Avenue reported a known female was outside the residence causing a disturbance and making suicidal threats. The female left prior to the officer’s arrival and could not be located.

– Nicholas A. Chomiak, 27, of Lancaster, was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication in the 200 block of South Pickaway Street after an officer located juveniles running around unattended.

– A 911 caller advised she locked her keys in her vehicle and cannot get into her house, and she had a child with her. Lock-out assistance was authorized.

– Officers responded to an activated alarm at Duke and Duchess on East Main Street. The scene checked OK.

– A PICCA driver reported there was a large black bag in the roadway in the 700 block of North Court Street, and people were driving around it. Officers were unable to locate the item.

– Officers responded to an activated alarm in the 400 block of Victor Drive. The call was canceled by the alarm company.

– An officer was given a phone that was found at the Pickaway County District Public Library. A report was taken on found property.

– An officer traveled to the Pickaway County Jail to serve a warrant on Buddy L. Stepp.

– A resident came to the police station to request a stand-by to speak with her son’s ex-girlfriend about retrieving his property from an apartment on Stella Avenue. The stand-by was completed.

– Officers responded to an activated alarm in the 300 block of Walnut Street. The house was cleared and checked OK.

– Information was obtained on a parking complaint at Second Baptist Church on West Mill Street.

– A resident came to the police station to report she believed her wallet had been stolen. The complainant left the station before an officer became available.

– Probation officers reported a probationer had escaped custody and was running eastbound down the allery toward the city administration building on Franklin Street. The suspect was located and arrested.

– Officers responded to a property damage accident in front on Hardee’s on West Main Street.

– A resident in the 300 block of Avon Drive reported a vehicle that was stuck against the curb. The caller advised they had been hot-rodding and sliding around the curve due to the road conditions. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

– A caller reported two suspects attempted to jump him in the area of South Washington and Walnut streets. Officers were unable to locate the victim.

– A caller reported his dog had gotten loose and an unknown female picked it up and took it inside her residence in the 900 block of South Court Street. The animal was returned to the owner, and the officer determined it was a misunderstanding.

– Donald Campbell was arrested for domestic violence in the 500 block of East Ohio Street after callers advised neighbors were yelling and beating on walls in an active assault against a male subject.

– A resident in the 200 block of South Scioto Street advised the mirror was broken off her vehicle when it was towed from her residence. Officers advised it was a civil issue.

– A resident in the 100 block of York Court reported someone crashed into her vehicle while it was parked at work and then left the scene. The caller was advised to contact her insurance company for minor damage.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal