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Update: February 3, 2021

The Upper Arlington Police Division continues to investigate a shooting incident that occurred on the evening of Saturday, January 23, 2021. At approximately 8 pm, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Berkshire Road on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police found that gunshots had been fired into a home. No one was hurt in the incident, and no suspects were present when police arrived.

The division is seeking assistance in its investigation. Police would like to speak with anyone who was walking or driving in the area of Berkshire, Cardiff Woods Park, Harford Road, or Brandon Road between the hours of 7:45 pm and 8:30 pm. Specifically, police are looking to speak with the driver of an SUV that was traveling northbound on Harford Road at approximately 7:45 pm, who then turned westbound onto Berkshire Road at the time of the incident. This vehicle and its occupants are not considered suspects.

Any persons who might have information relevant to the case, are asked to contact Detective Matt Smith at 614-583-5175.

Crime Stoppers Midweek Special Notice
Crime Stoppers is featuring this incident as its Midweek Special and is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You may also submit a tip by downloading their new free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms (they no longer take tips via text message).

All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Crime Stoppers does not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller. Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors.

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., P.O. Box 16038, Columbus, OH 43216-6038.

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Update: January 25, 2021

Contact: Officer Bryan McKean
[email protected] | 614-583-5197

UPDATE ON SHOOTING INCIDENT IN UPPER ARLINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD

(UPPER ARLINGTON, OH) – The Upper Arlington Police Division continues to investigate a shooting incident that occurred on the evening of Saturday, January 23, 2021. At approximately 8 pm, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Berkshire Road on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police found that gunshots had been fired into a home. No one was hurt in the incident, and no suspects were present when police arrived.

Police can confirm that the property is the home of Dr. Mary Kathleen Francis, who serves as the Assistant Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Health. It is too early in the investigation to know if this incident is in any way tied to Dr. Francis’ professional role. Dr. Francis was not home when the incident occurred.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. The division is seeking assistance in its investigation and any residents in the neighborhood who may have seen any suspicious behavior, who have security cameras that may have captured video, or any persons who might have information relevant to the case, are asked to contact Detective Matt Smith at 614-583-5175.

“While we are relieved that this incident did not result in any injury, we recognize how upsetting this must be for the family, their friends and neighbors, and for our community.” stated Police Chief Steve Farmer. “Our team will do their very best to identify and charge the suspect or suspects who engaged in this reprehensible act.”

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