Sep 12

Breaking and entering suspect flees; warrants filed

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 11:20 AM by Laura Oldham

At approximately 2:40 am, officers observed a suspicious vehicle in the alley between Virginia Ave. and Willard Ave., north of W. First Ave. Upon approach, a known offender was observed leaving the area of a garage and getting into the vehicle. The suspect then fled from officers at a high rate of speed through the residential area. Our officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect, but he continued to flee. The vehicle was not pursued due to already having a positive identification along with the immediate danger posed to the public. The suspect is identified as Nathan Nelson, 20, of Columbus, Ohio.

This morning, officers filed misdemeanor warrants on Nelson for failure to comply, driving under suspension, and driving without a valid license. Additional charges may be pending after two detached garages on Virginia Ave. were found to have been entered and items reported stolen. These locations are in the immediate area of where Nelson was first observed. Nelson is a suspect in numerous reports of burglaries and breaking and enterings over the past two weeks, along with Jessie and Trina Bumgardner. The Bumgardners were arrested on September 8, 2017, for a burglary that occurred on Inglis Ave while the residents were asleep in the home.

All of the reported entries into homes and garages over the past two weeks have been made through unsecured windows or doors. Please remember to secure your homes and contact us immediately if you see suspicious activity. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Grandview Heights Police Department at (614) 488-7901.

Nathan Nelson Nathan Nelson

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Sep 08

Burglary arrests made

Posted on September 8, 2017 at 12:45 PM by Laura Oldham

On September 8, 2017, around 4:20 am officers observed a suspicious vehicle found in the area of Inglis Ave and Hope Ave. Due to a rash of criminal activity that started on August 30 including burglaries, B&E’s and stolen vehicles, a canvass of the area was conducted. A resident’s door was found standing open, and the home was determined to have been burglarized. Items that resemble those stolen from the residence appeared to be inside the suspicious vehicle. A search warrant is currently being executed on the vehicle to look for further evidence.

Just a few blocks away, officers received a call of two individuals in the backyard of a home in the 1300 block of Mulford Rd. Those two suspects were located minutes later, and they were detained. The suspects were found to be in possession of items stolen from the burglary on Inglis Ave. Both suspects were transported to the Grandview Heights Police Department for further questioning. They were each subsequently charged with one count of burglary, a felony of the 2nd degree.  

The suspects are identified as Jessie Bumgardner, 18, of Columbus, and Trina Bumgardner, 18, of Columbus is a suspect in a recent burglary that occurred earlier in the week in the 1100 block of Willard Ave, where he was able to evade officers who witnessed him driving the victim’s stolen vehicle. Jessie and Trina Bumgardner were transported to the Franklin County Jail.

The investigation is continuing into other suspects believed to be involved in the recent burglaries and breaking and enterings. If you believe that you were a victim of any of these crimes, please contact the Grandview Heights Police Department at (614) 488-7901. We appreciate all the assistance from the public and ask that if you see any suspicious activity to please contact us. 

Trina BumgardnerJessie Bumgardner

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Aug 21

Improvements to West Goodale Boulevard

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 9:20 AM by Laura Oldham

Update from August 21, 2017

Paving on Goodale Blvd started this morning, and crews will be milling and paving most of the week, so be aware of a large amount of trucks and equipment on Goodale. Traffic will be maintained in both directions, but there will be delays throughout the week. 

Questions concerning the project can be directed to Darryl Hughes, Director of Service for Grandview Heights at or 614 488-4728.   

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