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Joyriders in dump truck cause significant damage at local cemetery

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11062727_885064641586654_8761761064808496311_oThe Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two young men that caused a lot of damage at a nearby cemetery.

Surveillance video shows the two men (possibly in their teens) trespassing last Thursday night at Green Lawn Cemetery (1000 Green Lawn Avenue). The pair came across a dump truck in which an employee had inadvertently left the keys. The men climbed in and took a joyride through the grounds, knocking over and destroying dozens of grave markers. Some of those stones, according to Green Lawn, were incredibly old and are deemed historically significant. The damage totals well into the thousands.

At the end of their ride, the young men left the damaged truck and their path of damage behind as they ran away from the scene.

If you have any information on the crime or the individuals involved, you’re asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at( 614) 525 – 3351.  (jj)

*Among the notable folks buried at Green Lawn: Eddie Rickenback, Samuel P. Bush (grandfather of George H.W. and great-grandfather of George W.), James Thurber and my great-grandma.

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Columbus firefighter on leave after attempting sexual conduct with teen

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A Columbus firefighter is being charged with attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

According to court documents per 10TV, 54-year-old Walter Lash is on leave without pay following conduct involving a 15-year-old girl on Feb. 26.

Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin released a statement to 10TV on the charge:

“We have been aware of the charges against Lash. This is devastating to the division and is in no way representative of the values that define us as public servants. Lash will be afforded due process in court as anyone would be and then will face appropriate actions by the division of fire.”

Lash being held at the Franklin County Jail, and is due to be arraigned on Thursday.

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2 former OSU football players facing rape, kidnapping charges

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Two Ohio State University football players have been arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping.

Amir I. Riep, 21, and Jahsen L. Wint, 21, were charged late Tuesday by Columbus police and are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in Franklin County Municipal Court, reports Columbus Dispatch.

The incident is alleged to have occurred the evening of Feb. 4 at the apartment Riep and Wint share on Sawmill Place Boulevard.

The two men have been dismissed from the Ohio State football team.

To read more from the affidavit filed by Columbus police about the alleged incident, visit The Dispatch.

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Police investigating Short North shooting, 2nd in 3 days

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Police are investigating a shooting in the Short North, the second in the area in just three days.

According to 10TV, two men got into an argument with two other men just after 3am this morning in the 700 block of North High St. One of the men walked back to a vehicle to get a handgun and fired eight shots.

One man was shot in the back, and another man was cut on the ear by a knife.

A witness told police the suspects left the scene in a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck.

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On Friday, a bystander was shot in the face by a stray bullet outside Monarch Lounge located at 700 North High St.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call police at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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