as of 7/2/14, still working on this document
In Columbus Ohio, there are two recommended sources for getting public police reports online. The only reports you will find are when a victim files an official police report. When you call in suspicious activity, the call is logged in the Columbus Police database however there will not be a report that shows up in the public portals. This is why we suggest that a victim file an official police report.
The Columbus Police try to upload victim reported incidents within about 8 hours. This is not a hard fast time frame, but seems to mostly follow true.