Jan 19

Internet Crimes Against Children

Shaq Shield is a free iPhone app that provides parents with the tools and knowledge they need to protect their children from online predators. Features of the app include:

  • A Sex Offender Registry search
  • Internet safety tips
  • Glossary of Internet terminology
  • Lingo used by children online
  • Pledges by parents and children for shared internet responsibility

Guard your children from online predators. Download Shaq Shield from the iTunes App Store today.

Source: http://www.ohioicac.org/shaqShield.aspx

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Jan 18

Suspect Child Enticement Caught

The suspect that was involved in the child enticement incident this morning in Logan Elm Village has been taken into custody and is now incarcerated in the Pickaway County Jail.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.pickawaysheriff.com/index.php/suspect-child-enticement-caught/

Jan 13

January 13, 2012 Pickaway County is Under Level 1 Snow Emergency

Issued by The National Weather Service
Cincinnati/Wilmington, OH

Fri, Jan 13, 2012, 4:07 AM EST

… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY…

* LOCATIONS… SOUTHEAST INDIANA… NORTHERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHERN OHIO.

* HAZARD TYPES… ACCUMULATING SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS… SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LESS THAN AN INCH TODAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES.

* WINDS… WEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

*TEMPERATURES… TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING WILL BE IN THE 12 TO 18 DEGREE RANGE. THESE READINGS ALONG WITH THE WIND WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILL VALUES OF ZERO TO 5 BELOW.

* TIMING… SNOW SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING WILL BECOME SCATTERED IN NATURE DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS OF FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS… SLICK SPOTS CAN BE EXPECTED ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS. TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING COMMUTE DUE TO ACCUMULATING SNOW. IN ADDITION… GUSTY WINDS WILL BLOW SNOW BACK OVER TREATED ROADWAYS AND CAUSE MORE SLIPPERY CONDITIONS. THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND SNOWFALL WILL RESULT IN REDUCED VISIBILITIES AS LOW AS A MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLICK ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES… AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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Jan 01

“HAPPY NEW YEAR” 2012

Happy New Year From The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.pickawaysheriff.com/index.php/happy-new-year-2012/

Dec 14

“Business & House Check Request”

The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office now offers online submission for business and house check request while away from your business or home. Please share this information with friends and family to help our office better server and protect your personal property. You can access these online submission forms by “Clicking Here” or go to our Public Services tab.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.pickawaysheriff.com/index.php/business-house-check-request/

Dec 08

Sheriff Dwight E. Radcliff Announces Retirement

Sheriff Dwight Radcliff of central Ohio’s Pickaway County is America’s longest-serving sheriff, holding his post since 1965. He announced Wednesday that he will retire when his current term is over at the end of 2012.

Click Here To Read The History of Sheriff Radcliff. Article originally by: Kristy Eckert “THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.pickawaysheriff.com/index.php/sheriff-dwight-e-radcliff-announces-retirement/

Dec 05

“Most Wanted” Jack E. Ramsey

 

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Last Name: Ramsey
First Name: Jack
MI: E.
Age: 53
DOB: 10/21/1958
Sex: Male
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5ft 8″
Weight: 165
Last Known Address: Unknown
City: Circleville
State: Ohio
Zip: 43113
Charge: Sexually Oriented Offender
Charge Notes: Failure to register

Permanent link to this article: http://www.pickawaysheriff.com/index.php/215/

Dec 05

“Most Wanted” Michael A. White

   

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Last Name: White
First Name: Michael
MI: A.
Age: 43
DOB: 11/16/1968
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 11″
Weight: 200
Last Known Address: 264 Harland Dr.
City: Columbus
State: Ohio
Zip 43207
Charge: Trafficking Cocaine
Charge Notes: Additional Charges: Carry Concealed Weapon, Weapons Under Disability.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.pickawaysheriff.com/index.php/most-wanted-michael-a-white/

Nov 30

Appeal for public action

Perspective is how we look at things around us. I would like to share some information from our records section that will indeed influence your perspective. We are battling a huge epidemic. The epidemic is thefts from motor vehicles. Our patrol officers have been taking an extraordinary amount of these reports and spending the time associated with filing reports and seeking the culprits responsible.

As you can see from the statistics below, over 1/3 of the time our officers spend is to take Theft reports. Further, of all those theft reports, nearly ONE HALF of those reports deal with one type of theft crime: THEFTS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES. As Lieutenant of the Detective Bureau, I see all incoming reports. I know this trend is the same month after month. November is not shaping up to be any better.

 

September 2011 = 241 Criminal Offense Reports

Category

Total

Loss to Victims

Offense Reports

241

All Theft Reports

91

$76,997.00

Theft from vehicles

45

$ 9,158.00

Recovered total (from all thefts)

$10,812.00

Total theft complaints are 37.7% of all reports. Theft from vehicles is 49.4% of all theft.

 

October 2011 = 211 Criminal Offense Reports

Category

Total

Loss to Victims

Offense Reports

211

All Theft Reports

67

$40,429.00

Theft from vehicles

32

$ 8,107.00

Recovered total (from all thefts)

$ 2,246.00

Total theft complaints are 31.7% of all reports. Theft from vehicles is 47.7% of all theft.

 

The theft items from vehicles have included: wallets, purses, cash, change, credit cards, prescription drugs, GPS units, XM radios, weapons, laptop computers, IPODS, phones, electronic game pads, and the list goes on. I understand a GPS unit is generally used in your motor vehicle. However, they most often cost $200.00 or more, and are very easy to get rid of on the street. Very few wind up in a pawnshop where they are documented and police can find them.

Credit cards and personal papers found in wallets and purses can do much more damage to your credit. Usually when stolen, it is at night, and they attempt using them within hours of the theft, while you are still sleeping. You awake to a nightmare of inconvenience and worry about continuing damage to your credit.

The legislature in Ohio recently, in a change of the law this year, INCREASED the theft threshold from $500.00 to $1,000.00. This means the thief can now steal up to $1,000.00 of your property and it is still a misdemeanor crime of “Petty Theft”. A misdemeanor carries substantially less penalty than a felony. Since these crimes are misdemeanors, they get attention after the more serious felony crimes.

With the upcoming holiday season, I expect to see more of these trends in crime. I am concerned shoppers will leave packages in their motor vehicles. It will create an irresistible temptation to the thief.

I believe it is possible for everyone to enjoy a trouble free holiday season and help us in law enforcement to eliminate this type of crime. If every citizen will help law enforcement officers by being responsible to remove all valuables from their vehicles, these crimes COULD NOT HAPPEN. I realize it is a deterrent to lock your car. However, we also take reports on criminal damaging, like when your car window is broken.

I hope everyone who reads this article gains perspective and makes a positive decision not to become a victim. I hope the thieves will be the disappointed ones.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.pickawaysheriff.com/index.php/appeal-for-public-action-2/

Nov 21

Welcome to our updated website!!!

The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office announces a new look and layout to our long time hosted website. We have implemented many new features to stay up with times, such as social networking. Take the time to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and our RSS feed. Download mobile apps such as Twitter or Facebook to receive up to minute notifications on news and snow emergency alerts. Use our secure online CrimeReports to submit a tip anonymously about suspicious crime in your area. Look into our new active inmates listings under booking search. We have also implemented a mobile device friendly view when browsing our site on your mobile device such as an iPhone, Droid, and Blackberry. The site will automatically detect the connecting mobile device, and make our site easily viewable.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.pickawaysheriff.com/index.php/welcome-to-our-updated-website/

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