[News] Week of December 23rd, 2012

posted Dec 23, 2012, 8:40 AM by Peter DiGravio
Reward Issued For Information About Man Shot To Death Through Home Window

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person responsible for shooting and killing a man earlier this year.

According to Crime Stoppers, Shawndel Woods was shot and killed on Dec 20th at a home in the 1400 block of Myrtle Avenue in northeast Columbus.

Officials said that Woods, 28, returned to the home with a number of friends at about 3:45 a.m.Someone then fired a bullet into the front room window and struck Woods in the back. Woods died from his injuries after being hospitalized.

Police Release Identity Of Man Struck, Left For Dead

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police have identified a man who was struck and left for dead Friday morning. According to officers 54-year-old Darryl Dandridge was struck by a driver, who then fled the scene. Dandridge was found in the middle of in the 1600 block of Arrowood Loop on the north side.

Dandridge was pronounced dead on the scene shortly before 7 a.m.

Sgt. Rich Weiner with the Columbus Division of Police said that officers determined the Dandridge’s death was likely a result of a hit-skip crash. “We have no witnesses to the accident itself, and we have no description of the vehicle,” Weiner said.

Thieves Target Vehicles In Grove City

GROVE CITY, Ohio - A man said he's paying out hundreds of dollars because a burglar targeted his truck and other vehicles in his neighborhood. His car was broken into at the Collier Apartments Thursday night.

William Priest woke up to find his truck window smashed, his radio gone and glass all over the parking lot.  "I’m hurt.  It’s almost $300 to get it fixed and I was looking for that money to provide for my kids and my new-found family for presents, of course,” Priest said. “It's a great time of the year but thieves are still out."

Priest said police got at least four other calls on car break-ins at his complex today.

Suspect Posed As Fake Fire Inspector In Circleville

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio - The State Fire Marshal's Office is warning people living in Circleville to watch out for a man who posed as a fire inspector in the area.

A homeowner said the man knocked on her door December 19th, claiming to be an inspector.
He reportedly instructed her on improvements and said he would be back to look at the apartment later.
Authorities say a real inspector always shows official identification, and typically does not go to private homes unless requested by the homeowner.

Man Accused Of Killing Baby Charged With Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio - A man was indicted on Friday in death.connection with allegedly shaking a 10-month-old baby to death. Wayne "Wolf" Walker was indicted on multiple felony counts, including murder, involuntary manslaughter and voluntary manslaughter. Deputies say the child's 24-year-old mother called 911 to report that her infant son was unresponsive. The child suffered injuries consistent with shaken-baby syndrome and died later at a Columbus hospital.
Walker was extradited to Pickaway County earlier this week after U.S. Marshals in Sacramento, Calif., arrested him on Dec. 2.  The maximum penalty for voluntary manslaughter is 11 years, but 10 years could be added to a sentence since he is an alleged repeat offender, according to officials.