06

Feb

Theft in Progress Stopped

Yesterday officers received a call from a department store that reported a theft in progress. The man allegedly stole two armfuls of clothing and sprinted out the
door and across the parking lot. Officers responded in a patrol car and one of our three new UTVs. Officers chased him across the entire complex and were able to block his path with the patrol car, causing him to drop all of his merchandise. He continued fleeing from officers in the UTV across a grassy area that was completely fenced in. Ultimately he was tackled and taken back to the office. He was trespassing and charged with theft. Police were summoned because his identity could not be confirmed. Turns out he provided false information and he is a felon that has been on the run from his probation officer. During his processing, he revealed to us he ingested 8 $20 bags of heroin and wasn’t feeling well… Fire and EMS were called to evaluate him. He fought with officers and the medics and was transported to the hospital. After having his stomach pumped he is now in jail. Its true what they say, if you run you’ll only go to jail tired.

 

06

Feb

New Year’s Eve and Red White and Boom

We did Columbus’s “First Night” fireworks show security in downtown on New Year’s Eve.  We provided security for the fireworks at “Red White and Boom” in 2016.

While on duty we pursue shoplifters, off the property if necessary, and return thieves to the store or our office for identification, we will issue a criminal trespass warning, and if the client wishes, we will press charges on the individual.  We will also immediately return all usable merchandise to the client unless it is needed as evidence.

06

Feb

Garver Asset Protection’s Sgt. Wheeler Chases Down Shoplifter

Today while on patrol at one of our protected properties, Sgt. Wheeler was flagged down by a store manager about a thief who just took off with merchandise under his big coat.

Sgt. Wheeler chased him on foot and down a set of Railroad tracks that acts as a property line for the complex.

He was able to catch the shoplifter and recover the merchandise. While detaining the man, it was discovered he has two communicable diseases, so extra precautions had to be taken.

Once back at the office, we were unable to adequately identify him, so Columbus Police were called. It turned out he had an active felony warrant from an adjacent county and is on parole.

Needless to say this worked out well for everyone except the thief.

06

Feb

Lt. Likens and Officer Martin Encourage Playing on Job

Today Lt. Likens and Officer Martin took it upon themselves to help out some less fortunate children in one of the apartment communities we serve. By taking their own money and purchasing some sports equipment for them. We could not be more proud of them. This just another example of our Officers going above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you Lt. Likens and Officer Martin.