Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Aug. 2: A 1st Street woman reported that an acquaintance intentionally broke a window in her front door.
• Aug. 5: A West 1st Street man reported that someone forced entry into his trailer and made a mess of the place - throwing clothes and other items around the trailer. The only thing missing was a golf club, which was in a closet.
• Aug. 6: A West 1st Street man reported his neighbor was making threats toward him. The neighbor admitted to making threats, but said the other man made threats toward him as well. The neighbor continued to make threats after the officertold him to desist and he was charged with disorderly conduct.
• Aug. 7: An Albanese Food Gallery employee reported that a vehicle was parked in the store's parking lot for four days. The vehicle was towed.
• An officerreceived a verbal reprimand after getting into a verbal dispute with a village resident. Police Chief Ron Small said it was the first such incident for the officer,who according to policy would receive a written reprimand and could eventually be fired should any similar incidents occur in the future.
• June 13: Police were called to Ohio 79 and U.S. 40 about two men making obscene gestures at passing traffic. Police found two teenagers who said they were hitchhiking. One was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police found a marijuana pipe on him. Both were given a courtesy ride to a residence in Buckeye Lake.
• June 15: Police on patrol at 12:45 a.m. saw a man walking along East Main Street. He told police he had just been released from the Licking County Jail and was walking to Westerville. After confirming his story, police gave him a ride to the Pilot Truck Stop.
• June 15: A manager at the Best Western Lakewood Inn com plained about some juveniles in a room that had taken items from a housekeeping cart and made obscene sexual comments to several staff members. Police went to the room and discovered three adults and four juveniles in the room. Since it was checkout time, police told them to leave the room and then stoodby outside until their ride picked them up.
• June 15: Police made a traffic stop on Ohio 79 at U.S. 40 and cited the driver for travelling 72 mph in a 50 mph zone.
• June 15: Police made a traffic stop on Ohio 79 at U.S. 40 and cited the driver for travelling 67 mph in a 50 mph zone.
• June 16: A South High Street resident came to the station asking police to look for two bikes taken over the past two months.
• June 16: A Hebron business owner reported a scam. Two men come into the store with two FedEx boxes. They then showed her what seemed to be a Sony Vio lap top computer in a plastic enclosure. They offered to sell both computers for $800 since they needed money for food. The price was eventually bartered down to $400 for both, but the men wouldn't accept a check. They followed her to an ATM and she gave them $400 in cash. They left and when she returned to look in the boxes all she found in the boxes were used car magazines from the New York area. Police checked the area, but couldn't findthem. Nor did they show up on security tapes.
• June 16: Police made a traffic stop on Ohio 79 at U.S. 40 and cited the driver for travelling 71 mph in a 50 mph zone.
• June 16: Police made a traffic stop on Ohio 79 at U.S. 40 and cited the driver for travelling 76 mph in a 50 mph zone.
• June 16: A Kelly Drive woman complained about juveniles kicking a ball into her yard and climbing her fence to retrieve it. The juveniles were advised.
• June 17: Police made a traffic stop on Ohio 79 at U.S. 40 and cited the driver for travelling 70 mph in a 50 mph zone.
• June 17: A Lakewood Drive resident reported the theft of two large bags of aluminum cans from the back of his truck. A neighbor witnessed the theft, and later saw the same vehicle, with the cans in the back seat, parked on Westview Drive. The complainant didn't want to press charges, but did want the cans back. Police went to the Westview Drive address and saw the vehicle with the cans. The vehicle owner said his 22-yearold son was driving it. The son told police that he found the cans. When his father heard the witness' story, he told police to take the cans and he would deal with his son. The cans were returned to the complainant.
• June 18: Police made a traffic stop on Ohio 79 at U.S. 40 and cited the driver for travelling 68 mph in a 50 mph zone.
• June 18: A Lakewood Drive woman reported a man out of control, attacking another woman. Police said the man was intoxicated. He claimed that he was just playing around with his sister. She agreed, so he was just advised.
• June 19: A Broadway Street resident reported damage to her bushes. Police noticed a dead patch in the bushes.
• June 19: Police running random license plat checks discovered a driver without a license. He was stopped and cited.
• June 19: Police were called to check on a vehicle that drove behind a house on Forest Ridge Drive. The driver was the homeowner who said she drove around back to shorten the walk to the back door since it was raining.
• June 19: Police were called to a West Main Street address fireworks. Police saw a man setting off fireworks. He was advised.
• June 20: Police on patrol at 1:23 a.m. saw a person in the Lakewood Administration building parking lot. When police turned into the lot, the subject ran and police lost him. Police kept checking the area and later saw several subjects there. Police stopped two while two others fled. Police quickly learned the identity of the two that fled. All four were juveniles and their parents were called to pick them up.
• June 20: A German Shepherd was running free on Kelly Court. Police chased the dog home and closed the gate to the back yard. The owner wasn't home.
• June 20: Police were called to Krogers after two juveniles were detained for shoplifting. A 9-yearold girl had a tube of candy and a pack of balloons in her pants. Her 12-year-old companion denied any knowledge of the theft and didn't have anything on her. She was taken home by police. The other girl was taken to the police station to be picked up by her parents. Police told her father that the store will press charges.
• June 20: Police randomly running license plates got a report that the vehicle owner was wanted on a Muskingum County warrant. Police stopped the vehicle and confirmed the warrant. Police asked if he had anything illegal in his vehicle since it was going to be searched. The man first said "no," then changed his mind as police started the search. He reported some marijuana and a pipe. Police found two bags of marijuana, a pipe and a bottle of unidentified pills. He was turned over to Muskingum County deputies.