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Sep 29

Update: Residential burglaries

Posted on September 29, 2017 at 1:38 PM by Laura Oldham

This morning, September 29, 2017, officers from the Grandview Heights Police Department and Columbus Police S.W.A.T. executed a search warrant at 123 N. Burgess Ave. The search warrant was a result of numerous investigations into residential burglaries and breaking and enterings that occurred in Grandview Heights earlier this month.

Officers recovered multiple items that had been reported stolen from a recent burglary on Willard Ave. Multiple suspects were detained and questioned. The matter is still under investigation, and once complete, will be referred to the prosecutor’s office for consideration of criminal charges.

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Sep 27

Fatal car crash

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 3:40 PM by Laura Oldham

UPDATE: The victim in the fatal car crash that occurred earlier this morning at W. 5th Ave. and Dublin Rd. has been identified as Elizabeth A. Edwards, 36, of Renwick Ln., Columbus, Ohio.

The Grandview Heights Police Department would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Edwards.

The crash remains under investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grandview Height Police Department at 614-488-7901. 


On September 27, 2017, at approximately 4:00am, the Grandview Heights Police Department was notified of a vehicle traveling westbound at a high rate of speed on W. 5th Ave from the Olentangy River Rd area. The vehicle was estimated to be traveling in excess of 100 mph.

A second call was received within two minutes from a person reporting an injury crash at the intersection of W. 5th Ave and Dublin Rd. When our officers arrived, the vehicle was engulfed in flames.

One occupant, a female, was discovered inside the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has yet to be identified and will undergo an autopsy at the Franklin County Coroner’s Office. The vehicle is a black 2017 Chevrolet Cruze. Investigators are still trying to determine the identity of the registered owner of the vehicle. All identifying marks were destroyed in the crash and subsequent fire.

The crash is being investigated by the Grandview Heights Police Department with the assistance of the Columbus Police Department’s Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Unit.

If anyone has information regarding the crash or the victim, it is requested that you contact the Grandview Heights Police Department at 614-488-7901.

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Sep 12

Breaking and entering suspect flees; warrants filed

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 11:20 AM by Laura Oldham

At approximately 2:40 am, officers observed a suspicious vehicle in the alley between Virginia Ave. and Willard Ave., north of W. First Ave. Upon approach, a known offender was observed leaving the area of a garage and getting into the vehicle. The suspect then fled from officers at a high rate of speed through the residential area. Our officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect, but he continued to flee. The vehicle was not pursued due to already having a positive identification along with the immediate danger posed to the public. The suspect is identified as Nathan Nelson, 20, of Columbus, Ohio.

This morning, officers filed misdemeanor warrants on Nelson for failure to comply, driving under suspension, and driving without a valid license. Additional charges may be pending after two detached garages on Virginia Ave. were found to have been entered and items reported stolen. These locations are in the immediate area of where Nelson was first observed. Nelson is a suspect in numerous reports of burglaries and breaking and enterings over the past two weeks, along with Jessie and Trina Bumgardner. The Bumgardners were arrested on September 8, 2017, for a burglary that occurred on Inglis Ave while the residents were asleep in the home.

All of the reported entries into homes and garages over the past two weeks have been made through unsecured windows or doors. Please remember to secure your homes and contact us immediately if you see suspicious activity. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Grandview Heights Police Department at (614) 488-7901.

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