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Maureen Kocot

Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Maureen:

Police reveal the most frequent crimes around central Ohio suburbs

Crime Tracker 10 reached out to more than a half-dozen suburban police departments around Columbus to find out which crimes are happening most frequently and what you can do to avoid becoming a target. → Read More

Protecting your drink: Ohio BCI determines accuracy of date rape drug tests

Companies are marketing so-called 'date rape drug test kits' after women have come forward to report they believe they were drugged and then sexually assaulted. → Read More

Program could help K-9 officers lead fuller lives after duty

Ohio law enforcement officers and their K9 partners gathered in Union County Monday to give a final salute to K-9 Officer Klink who served his community until his body gave out. → Read More

Ohio honors fallen officers with ceremony

An annual memorial ceremony is honoring the nearly 800 Ohio peace officers who have died in the line of duty since 1823, including four last year. → Read More

Columbus firefighters use simulator to train for life or death situations

A Driving Simulator Lab is giving Columbus firefighters a chance to sharpen their defensive driving skills when running lights and sirens. → Read More

Columbus police say they are ready for Capital City Half Marathon

The Columbus Division of Police said it's confident the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon on Saturday will be a safe and fun event for an estimated crowd of 35,000 runners and spectators. → Read More

Police bicycle unit rolls into Clintonville area

A newly-formed Columbus Division of Police bicycle unit will roll out in the Clintonviile area this summer. → Read More

Rape reported by Ohio State student may have been recorded, warrant says

Ohio State University Police are investigating a report of a rape inside a residence hall. → Read More

Columbus fire says administration of Narcan on the decline

The Columbus Division of Fire said the numbers suggest one less person is experiencing a life or death crisis every single day. → Read More

Whitehall man accused of striking goose with metal object, stealing its eggs

Whitehall police filed animal cruelty charges against an 18-year-old suspected of killing a goose and stealing eggs from a nest. → Read More

Franklin County leads state in OVI arrests

CrimeTracker 10 obtained OVI crash and arrest data from the Ohio Highway Patrol for the first three months of 2019. The numbers show Franklin County leads the state for OVI arrests. → Read More

Troopers disregard risk of gunman to save shooting victim in Mansfield

Two Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers were conducting a suspected OVI traffic stop in Mansfield when gunshots rang out at a nearby bar. → Read More

Upcoming Columbus hydrant flushing could discolor tap water, fire department warns

The Columbus Division of Fire will soon begin the arduous task of flushing thousands of hydrants. → Read More

Rhoden family murder suspect Jake Wagner faces judge wearing stun vest

One of four family members accused of murdering eight people in Pike County in April of 2016 faced a judge Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Police bicycle patrols coming to Clintonville

Some police officers are trading in their cruisers for bicycles in an effort to provide more protection on bike trails and create an opportunity to meet people and listen to their safety concerns. → Read More

Gahanna police could face layoffs if income tax hike doesn't pass

In May, voters in Gahanna will be asked to consider an income tax increase. → Read More

Program builds trust between Columbus police and teens

The Teens and Police Service Academy, or T.A.P.S. is working to build positive relationships between police officers and Columbus students grades sixth through eighth. → Read More

Program builds trust between police and teens

The Teens and Police Service Academy, or T.A.P.S. is working to build positive relationships between police officers and Columbus students grades sixth through eighth. → Read More

Columbus teen accused of hacking teacher's work account, making hit list

Columbus City Schools said a student at Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys used a teacher's credentials to access a student information system on Friday. → Read More

Riding the rapids: ODNR trains for swift water rescues

Ohio Department of Natural Resource officers spent most of the week training for swift water rescue missions. → Read More