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Mar 01

Firearm recovered

Posted on March 1, 2017 at 11:50 AM by Laura Oldham

During the early morning hours on March 1, 2017, officers conducted a traffic stop for a violation on W. Goodale Blvd. The driver, identified as Dustin Jones, 34, of Grove City, was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm. The firearm had been reported stolen on February 25, 2017, in the City of Columbus.

Dustin Jones was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, a felony of the 4th degree.

Dustin Jones

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Feb 27

Water Line and Street Improvements

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 12:05 PM by Laura Oldham

2016 Street Project Map Update from February 27, 2017

The contractor hired by the City working on the new water line on Broadview Avenue is going to begin transferring water services from the old water main to the new water main beginning the week of February 27, 2017.

These transfers will be conducted during normal business hours. While your service is being transferred, the water to your house will be turned off while making the reconnection. This typically takes 1-2 hours.

Our inspector has observed that some of the existing services on your street are galvanized steel pipes from the tree lawn into the house. These galvanized steel lines have far exceeded their design life and have a tendency to become blocked when services are transferred.

Since this portion of the service is beyond the maintenance limits of the City, it will be the homeowner’s responsibility to replace this line if the service cannot be restored due to blockage or failure of the service line.

If you experience low or no water pressure after your service is transferred we recommend first contacting the Columbus Division of Water, 614-645-8276 (Monday Through Friday 7AM-6PM) to request that they check the screen on your water meter for blockage. There is no cost for this service.

If the City of Columbus determines the meter is free of obstructions, the next step would be to contact a licensed water contractor. Some blocked services can be cleared by replacing bends or valves inside your home. However, because of the age of these galvanized steel lines often a new service is needed. Homeowners can work with any licensed water contractor that is approved by City of Columbus and City of Grandview Heights for these repairs, which will be at the homeowner’s expense. For convenience, we have provided the link below for the City of Columbus Citizen Access Portal. Once on this website, select “search for a Contractor”, click on the license type dropdown and select either “Sewer/Water Cont” or “Water Cont”.  Once a contractor has been selected please contact the City of Grandview Heights Building and Zoning Department at 614-481-6220 to verify that the contractor is registered to work within the city.

The City understands that this could be an inconvenience and we will do everything possible to minimize the disruption. 

Here's the full notice sent out to residents last week.

For a full PDF of the project, please click here.

Click here to sign up for notifications regarding water line and street improvements

Check here for weekly project updates on Water Line and Street Improvements.

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Feb 23

Indictment filed: Theft investigation

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 12:28 PM by Laura Oldham

In 2016, investigators were notified of an employee at a local business who was suspected of stealing large quantities of cash and other items. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the business had been a victim of theft totaling several thousand dollars over a six-month period.

The completed investigation was forwarded to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office and Grand Jury for formal charges. Sarah Carroll, 33, of Chillicothe, has been indicted for theft, a felony of the 4th degree, and tampering with records, a felony of the 4th degree.

Sarah Carroll

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