Police in Ohio arrest ‘Elsa’ for causing Polar Vortex

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Bethany Bruner

The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio

Columbus police arrested the culprit behind a bitter cold swing last week.

Elsa, the queen from Disney’s “Frozen,” was placed in handcuffs by officers for causing below-zero temperatures and even colder wind chills.

Jessica Hogan, of The Royals Project, had dressed up as Elsa and turned herself in to officers.

The Royals Project works with a variety of charities that help children in need and has professionals take on the role of children’s favorite movie and comic book characters.

The “arrest” by Columbus police followed a similar staged incident in Illinois earlier that went viral on social media.

Veteran officer loses battle with cancer

Columbus police are mourning one of their own who died last week after a battle with cancer.

Officer Jason Jackson, 47, was a 24-year veteran of the division. He died Friday.

Jackson is the son of former Chief James Jackson. He is survived by his wife and four children.

A service for Jackson, who worked closely with the Columbus Police Explorers program, will be held at noon Saturday at the First Church of God, 3480 Refugee Road.

Police ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made at or mailed to any CME Credit Union in the care of Shayla Jackson.

Pills found in Capital student’s residence

Capital University Police searched the on-campus residence of a student in late January after another student was hospitalized from taking LSD.

According to a search warrant obtained by The Dispatch, police began investigating after a male student was hospitalized on Jan. 19. The student told detectives he had taken LSD and had gotten the drugs from another student.

The other student had other hallucinogens with him at the time police spoke with him, specifically DMT, another hallucinogen. Non-police employees of the university did an administrative search of the alleged LSD distributor’s residence on campus.

Police also executed a search warrant on the areas of the residence the student had access to and seized seven marijuana brownies and 14 prescription pills, as well as drug paraphernalia.

No charges had been filed in the incident as of Monday, pending the results of lab tests and further investigation.

bbruner@dispatch.com

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