Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports. Kirkersville reports return this week. We expect to be receiving Millersport and Thornville reports soon.
• Jan. 30: A Sayre Brothers Marina employee said two juveniles spray painted the marina. Police questioned the juveniles and charges may be pending.
• Jan. 30: A Lake Street woman reported hearing someone trying to open her front door.
• Jan. 30: A Hebron Road woman reported that her ex-boyfriend assaulted her.
• Feb. 1: Police assisted the Buckeye Lake Fire Department in response to an activated personal medical alarm.
• Feb. 1: Police were advised of a juvenile riding an ATV on the road. The juvenile was located after he'd put the ATV away. The juvenile was advised not to ride the vehicle on the street.
• Feb. 1: Officerwas asked to stand by while a woman's neighbor's ex-husband picked up his kids from the woman's home.
• Feb. 1: A Cliff Street woman reported a prowler. No one was found.
• Feb. 1: A Galion, Ohio man reported seeing former Buckeye Lake councilman John Cortez - currently wanted by the Licking County Sheriff's Officefor 23 counts of unlawful sexual contact with minors and other charges - at the Pilot truck stop near Ohio 37 and I-70. The person said Cortez was "driving a truck for Schneider" and headed to Gary, Indiana. The report was forwarded to the Licking County Sheriff's Department.
• Feb. 1: Police advised a woman that her car was repossessed when she called to report it as stolen.
• Feb. 2: A Hebron Road woman reported she was being harassed over her telephone.
• Feb. 3: Police were sent to arrest a woman on a mayor's court warrant, but she proved she paid her fines.
• Feb. 4: A Grandstaff Road man said someone stole a refrigerator from his house.
• Feb. 5: A Pataskala woman reported that a Buckeye lake man punched her in her eye, stole her car, and damaged its interior. The man was charged with assault and criminal damaging.
• Jan. 3: An officerreceived a complaint of a seven year-old girl wandering about out in the cold. Upon meeting with the complainant, the officerdetermined that this was an ongoing situation, occurring for several months. The child was located and identified. The case was referred to Licking County Children Services.
• Jan. 6: While on patrol an officerdiscovered a black 2003 Ford Focus had crashed off the roadway on Ohio 158 Bypass Road. The Pleasantville woman who owned the car was the only occupant, and she suffered no injury. The vehicle apparently left the roadway in a curve and came to rest down the embankment.
• Jan. 6: Police pursued a vehicle driven by a Columbus man, after an officerobserved the vehicle allegedly operating at a dangerous speed on Outville Road. The vehicle was stopped after its engine failed. The man was taken into custody by the officer,and was arrested on a warrant from Franklin County. The man also faces charges of driving under license suspension, operating a vehicle with fictitious plates, fleeing and eluding a police officer,passing in a no passing zone, failure to obey a traffic control device (red light), and reckless operation.
• Jan. 9: Police investigated a complaint of someone dumping trash into a dumpster of a Main Street business without permission. In the course of the investigation, envelopes and other articles of mail were discovered in the discarded refuse collected as evidence. Police questioned the suspect, who turned out to be a local juvenile. Police explained that using another's trash receptacle without permission is theft of a service, a misdemeanor of the first degree. The juvenile and parents agreed that it would not happen again. No charges were filed.
• Jan. 16: Police took a report of lost property from a Baltimore Road business. A book of 100 instant lottery tickets was lost or stolen between May 11, 2007 and January 16, 2008. The loss was discovered during an inventory of the tickets. The lost tickets have been deactivated by the Ohio Lottery Commission, and have no value.
• Jan. 16: Police took a report of a theft of gasoline and a CB antenna from a Baltimore Road business, occurring on January 5, 2008. The suspect has been identified by police from surveillance video, and charges are pending.
• Jan 20: Police took a report of a theft of gasoline from a Baltimore Road business, occurring on January 7, 2008. Officersare working to identify the suspects from surveillance video. The case remains under investigation.
• Jan. 20: Police took a report of a felony theft of diesel fuel from a Baltimore Road business, occurring on January 17, 2008. One-hundred ninety-two gallons of diesel fuel, valued at $618.07 was taken. Police are working to identify the suspect through the trucking company involved. The case remains under investigation.
• Jan. 20: Police took a report of a felony theft of diesel fuel from a Baltimore Road business, occurring on January 13, 2008. One-hundred sixty-seven gallons of diesel fuel, valued at $546.95 was taken. Police have identified the suspect through the trucking company involved. The case remains under investigation.