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Crime Briefs: Man flees scene after crashing car

Police arrested a 49-year-old man after he allegedly crashed his car into another vehicle at Lane Avenue and Summit Street and then ran away from the scene Friday night.

Vincent Ramos, a Columbus resident, is accused of crashing into a car in traffic in front of him, looking at the damage, which left his car inoperable, and then running away from the scene. Three witnesses say they saw him run away and then positively identified him after officers found him.

Reports do not say what Ramos was charged with and he has not yet been arraigned in Franklin County Municipal Court.

Men arrested in pizza shop commotion

Police arrested two men from northwest Ohio after they allegedly threw a campus pizza shop into disarray early Thursday morning.

Mark E. Bloniarz, 23, and Michael J. Codri, 22, both of Defiance, Ohio, were arrested after they reportedly flipped tables and chairs while they were intoxicated at Catfish Biff’s on East 11th Avenue.
When police tried to detain the two men, they ran away, but were found and arrested at the South Campus Gateway parking garage.

Both of the men were charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing official business.

Man cuts off car, pulls out gun

A traffic dispute between two men ended Friday afternoon when one of the men threatened the other with a handgun.

A 27-year-old man told police he was driving near Indianola Avenue and Duncan Street at 12:05 p.m. Friday when a man in a white Pontiac cut him off. He says the man in the Pontiac began yelling and cursing at him, so he got out of the car and approached the hostile driver.

When he got to the driver’s-side window, the other man pulled out what the victim said was a 9 millimeter Glock handgun and pointed it at his abdomen. The victim then turned around and went back to his car, while the man in the Pontiac kept the gun aimed at him.

The victim gave police the Pontiac’s license plate number, but no suspect is listed in the report.

Woman charged for traffic violations she didn’t commit

A Columbus resident told police that she thinks someone used her information during a traffic stop and then pleaded guilty in court using her name.

The victim, a 28-year-old woman, said she was informed that she had until Dec. 9 to pay a fine for a traffic violation she never committed. According to court records, someone listed with her name was given a citation for a muffler violation and a child-safety violation.

That person appeared in court and pleaded guilty to an amended charge. The victim said she doesn’t know who would be using her information and never appeared in court.

Not that kind of hammer throw
A resident of East 14th Avenue reported to police that someone threw a hammer through the bedroom window of his apartment while he was asleep Saturday afternoon. The 19-year-old victim told police that his neighbors had been having a party, but many people fled the party before officers arrived. No one was arrested for the damage.

Compiled by Collin Binkley

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