Lacey Crisp,

Lacey Crisp

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Lacey:

'Considerable amount of heroin, cocaine' seized during undercover drug bust in Whitehall

During a drug blitz on Wednesday, Whitehall narcotics detectives, K9 officers and patrol officers focused on finding drivers who may have drugs on them. → Read More

Father of son fatally shot in Franklin County: 'Please just turn yourself in'

Christopher Roberts Jr. was fatally shot on July 7 on Chatterton Road. His father said he forgives his son's killers, but wants them to turn themselves into custody. → Read More

Family of teen killed in Columbus stolen vehicle crash says he got involved with 'the wrong crowd'

The crash happened Sunday evening in the area of St. Clair and East 5th avenues. → Read More

Teens lead police on 20 mile chase from Whitehall to west Columbus in stolen car

A group of teens led police on a chase more than 20 miles from Whitehall to the west side of Columbus in a stolen car. Police also recovered two handguns. → Read More

Columbus city leaders discuss safety following increased gun violence in Short North

The press briefing comes after the Short North Arts District has seen increased crime and gun violence in recent weeks. → Read More

Police: Teens used stolen Kias to break into Obetz store, steal guns

According to an Obetz police report, it was around 4:30 in the morning last Monday when police were called after cars rammed a back door at Vance Outdoors. → Read More

Hilliard police: Teens caught in stolen car admit to firing gun on I-270

Police said the teens admitted they had stolen the gun, and were shooting at random while driving on I-270 from the Dublin area to Hilliard. → Read More

Franklin County Coroner's Office explains staff departures, additional budget costs

Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz is defending her department, saying they are getting faster. → Read More

Franklin Township Police Department facing more layoffs

The department had 18 officers not long ago. Because of a failed levy, they now have 11. If a referendum isn't passed in November, they will only have five officers. → Read More

Should violent juveniles be treated as adults?

The current debate among criminal justice experts is whether to bind over cases involving juveniles and have them be tried on charges in adult court. → Read More

Police: 2nd teen tied to Columbus-area car thefts killed in shooting

Police said Nelson Conley was shot and killed Wednesday morning. At the time of Conley’s death, he was facing charges in 10 different cases, according to police. → Read More

2 teens, 21-year-old man charged with murder in northeast Columbus fatal shooting

Columbus police they identified 16-year-old Taywaun Gavin, 17-year-old Jebrelle McClendon and 21-year-old Ke’anu Logan as the suspects in the shooting. → Read More

Car thefts in Columbus up nearly 1,000 reports compared to last year; 1/3 involve Kias or Hyundais

The cars, police say, are targeted because they are easy to steal. → Read More

Columbus leaders urge for state lawmakers to pass restrictive gun laws

So far this year, the Columbus Division of Police has recovered 1,500 guns. → Read More

5 injured in Short North shootings in last 10 days

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said he plans to continue to invest in resources to keep the city safe. → Read More

Community engagement, domestic violence support becomes main focus of Franklin County crime blitz

Each law enforcement agency wanted to focus on the needs of its community. → Read More

Korean War veteran identified, laid to rest in Westerville 71 years after he went missing

Through the advancement of DNA technology, the government identified Jack Lilley's remains and his family was finally able to give the soldier a proper burial. → Read More

Sheriff's office warns about catalytic converter thefts at Alum Creek

One man was recently indicted for stealing dozens of catalytic converters from parking lots near Alum Creek. → Read More

Sheriff's office seizing record number of drugs in Franklin County

In April 2020, the force did not seize any cocaine. The next year they were able to get 87 grams and this year, they have seized 872 grams. → Read More

Safe Streets Initiative with Columbus police recovers 11 guns, 2 kilos of narcotics

One person was also arrested during the first week of the program. → Read More