Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Public safety



Columbus police beg partyers not to shoot

COLUMBUS - Police have long discouraged people from welcoming the New Year by firing celebratory gunshots into the air - a practice that is especially unwelcome along Interstate 270 here, where police have been investigating a string of 18 shootings.

In a news release, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said, "We are asking that citizens refrain from firing weapons as part of their New Year's Eve celebration."

LaRosa's driver robbed of cash, food

GREEN TWP. - A gunman approached a LaRosa's pizza driver at a home here Monday night, and demanded the driver's cash and the pizza he was delivering.

The robber ran from the home, at 3579 Robroy Dr., after the 10:22 p.m. heist. He escaped with an unknown amount of cash and the food. No one had been arrested as of Tuesday.

Need a ride home? Some cabs offered free

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Southwestern Ohio Chapter and AAA are teaming up to offer free Care Cab service to impaired drivers. The service begins at 6 p.m. todaythrough midnight Thursday anywhere within the Interstate 275 loop.

The phone number to request the service is 768-3733. The cab ride is free to anyone who calls from a public establishment and is taken to a private residence.

Boy, 14, missing from his Amelia home

AMELIA - The Clermont County Sheriff's Office is seeking a missing youth. Tyler Quigley, 14, was last seen at 11 a.m. Monday at his home.

Anyone with information is asked to call 732-7545.

Tyler is 5-feet-11, 190 pounds with brown hair and a stocky build. When he left his house, he was wearing black shorts, a black shirt and a black jacket.




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