Police Continue To Investigate ‘Hilltop Creeper’ Incidents


Columbus police were asking for the public’s help gathering information about a pattern of incidents referred to as the “Hilltop Creeper.”

The Columbus Division of Police’s Sexual Assault Unit is investigating 12 incidents which department officials said were related.

All of the incidents occurred on the west side in the Hilltop or Franklinton neighborhoods between December and July.

As of Tuesday, 16 tips about the “Hilltop Creeper” have been received. Four of the tips remain active, and officers have been assigned to them for follow-ups, according to police.

Anyone with information should call the Sexual Assault Unit Tip Line at 614-645-2438.

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