Stories tagged with: Licking County Sheriff's Office

April 18, 2013 - 6:46am
1 year 19 weeks ago

The Licking County Sheriff's Office said a local citizen brought a possible explosive device to their building.

In a press release the sheriff's office said that around 11a.m. Wednesday, Gary Jones brought a device that resembled a WWII era hand grenade to the sheriff's office for disposal.

He had found the object while helping a friend with cleaning out his home. Once the officer learned of the situation he had Jones leave the device in his truck as a precaution until...

February 3, 2013 - 11:56pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

The Licking County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death of a teen that occured in Newark late Saturday night.

According to the sheriff's office, Cody Williams, 23 of Hebron told them he was handling a weapon when he accidentally shot 19-year-old James Ballman at around 9 p.m.

The shooting occurred in an apartment building near the Burning Tree Golf Course near Ridgely Tract Road.

Sheriff's say Williams admitted to drinking prior to picking up the weapon.Other...

December 3, 2012 - 1:55pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

Authorities in Licking County are on the look out for an armed robbery suspect.

It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the BP Duke Gas Station on Jacksontown Road in Thornville.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office says the suspect entered the store, showed a gun and demanded money from the clerk.

The suspect is described as a black male , 5'11" with a medium build.

He was wearing a dark coat and his face was...

October 17, 2012 - 12:56pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

The Licking County Sheriff's Office says a Pataskala man has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Authorities say 43-year-old Steven Miller is in custody after deputies searched his home on National Road and discovered multiple photos of children engaged in sexual acts.

He is being held in the Licking County Justice Center on a charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material.

Miller's case will be presented to a Licking County Grand Jury on October 25....

October 17, 2012 - 12:44pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

Authorities in Licking County are on the look out for a robbery suspect.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office along with the Pataskala Police Department responded to a robbery  around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Speedway Gas Station on Hazelton Etna Road in Pataskala.

Authorities say the clerk reported  a white male entered the store, showed a handgun and demanded cash and cigarettes.

The suspect fled the area on foot.

He's described as a white male...

June 20, 2012 - 7:22am
2 years 10 weeks ago

The Licking County Sheriff's Office nabs their suspect in a May pharmacy robbery.

After talking to witnesses and conducting several interviews, 26-year-old Jason Tewksbary of Thornville, was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Monday.

During an interview with detectives the man admitted to taking part in a May 28 robbery at the CVS pharmacy on East Broad Street in Pataskala.

During that incident officials report that Tewksbary handed a note to the female behind the...

March 6, 2012 - 7:58pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

An area high school student was arrested Monday after authorities say she admitted to making a hit list.

According to the Licking County Sheriff's Office, a hit list was discovered Sunday at Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala. The writing in a stall of a girl's restroom read "3-7-12 Hit List." The list then named 10 female junior high school students.

Authorities used video surveillance and questioned a suspect Monday. They say she admitted to making the...

November 14, 2011 - 5:59pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

A Licking County High School went into lockdown Monday after authorities say a death threat was made against a staff member.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating a threatening message that was written on the wall inside a boys bathroom at Watkins Memorial High School .

Officials placed the school in a stage two lockdown which meant students could not be in the hallways during class.

The school will remain in lockdown on...

October 19, 2011 - 3:45am
2 years 45 weeks ago

The Licking County Sheriff's Office said they received at least four calls Tuesday night in regards to sightings of exotic animals. Though none on the sightings could be confirmed by law enforcement.

As a precaution the sheriff's office has activated members of its SWAT team. The team is equipped with night vision and necessary weapons to deal with any encounters as such animals may pose an inherent threat to county residents.

Sheriff Randy Thorp encourages residents to use...

August 3, 2011 - 4:53am
3 years 4 weeks ago

The Licking County Coroner agrees with the findings of the Licking County Sheriff's Office in the death of two family members over the weekend at a Granville home.

The coroners' office said they've ruled the death of 8-year-old Jeremy Straight as homicide and the death of 43-year-old Joyce Straight a sucide.

Authorites said that Friday July 29, 2011 Joyce Straight shot her son and then turned the weapon on herself taking her own life.

While the investigation is still...

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