Wanted man found hiding behind church dumpster

Eric Peetz II

A wanted man was arrested yesterday afternoon in Columbus after he was found hiding behind a church dumpster.

Columbus police were called to Cardinal Lane and Rockyford Road at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday on the report of a disturbance. Officers saw a man running from the area and while searching the area, heard footsteps behind the dumpster at Community Church of Columbus.

Officers arrested 24-year-old Eric J. Peetz IIĀ on a local warrant to revoke his probation on an original charge of possession of methamphetamine, as well as preliminary charges of failure to comply, unlawful possession of a syringe and drug paraphernalia and resisting law enforcement, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department.