Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Feb. 22: A Walnut Road woman asked a man to return several DVDs to Mr. TAS for her. The next day, the DVDs were not returned. The man said the store was closed when he tried to return the DVDs and he didn't use the drop slot. The DVDs were recovered and returned.
• Feb. 22: An officerassisted an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper with a BAC test.
• Feb. 22: Police received a domestic violence report at a Leroy Street residence. When the officerarrived, it was only a verbal dispute and not physical. There were no charges filed.
• Feb. 23: Police were asked to conduct a welfare check at an Anchors Way residence. A friend of the resident was unable to contact the resident. The resident was finewhen police made contact.
• Feb. 24: An officerassisted an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper with a BAC test.
• Feb. 24: Police received a report that someone removed a lock and lock seal from a 1st Street trailer without permission. Nothing was missing.
• Feb. 24: A Hebron woman said a trucker, who was parked behind Wendy's, made verbal threats toward her.
• Feb. 26: An Albanese Food Gallery customer said a man came up behind her and groped her. A friend of the groped customer recorded the groper's license plate number. Police found the man at a North Bank residence and charged him with gross sexual imposition.
• Feb. 27: An officerstopped a young Buckeye Lake driver for travelling 46 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone. It was only the second day the driver had her license.
• Feb. 19: Police went to Brad's Recycling in Hebron for a followup investigation on some local thefts. Police said the owner was very cooperative in providing purchase records for investigative purposes. The owner has agreed to stop purchasing catalytic converters from local theft suspects.
• Feb. 19: Police assisted the FairfieldCounty Sheriff's Officewith an alarm drop on South Bank Road. The home was secure.
• Feb. 19: Police responded to an alarm drop at Feeder Creek Veterinary Clinic. The building checked secure.
• Feb. 20: Police Chief Lewis met with the Fairfield County Municipal Court Prosecutor and a judge concerning filing criminal charges against a local theft suspect. Five criminal charges and six traffic charges were filed against the suspect. He is already wanted on fivewarrants including one for assault on a police officer.The suspect is still at large.
• Feb. 21: Police checked out a tip on the whereabouts of the theft suspect listed in the above report.
• Feb. 23: Police checked out two suspicious persons at coin laundry. They were advised.
• Feb. 23: Police made a traffic stop on Lancaster Street, north of Gift Street. The driver was given a warning for the traffic violation and several eqipment violations.
• Feb. 24: Police made a traffic stop on Lancaster Street and issued a warning for a traffic violation.
• Feb. 24: A driver was cited for travelling 37 mph in a 25 mph zone on Lancaster Street at Lynn Avenue.
• Feb. 24: A driver was cited for travelling 41 mph in a 25 mph zone on Lancaster Street at Summit Street.
• Feb. 24: Police were called about an intoxicated person causing problems at a an East Park Street home. There were no problems at the home when police arrived.
• Feb. 5: A Thornville man was cited for expired license plates.
• Feb. 5: A Fultonham man was cited for travelling 15 mph over the posted speed limit.
• Feb. 6: Police assisted the Perry County Sheriff's Office on a report of a man in an active domestic dispute with a female who reported to police that he is suicidal. When police arrived, the female was found shaken and she did report an assault, however the suspect had fledthe scene. Later that evening PCSO arrested the man after he returned home.
• Feb. 8: Police cited a Thornville man for running a stop sign and failing to wear a safety belt
• Feb. 8: Police cited a New Lexington man for excessive speed, 26 mph over the limit.
• Feb. 9: A Glenford man was cited for travelling 12 mph over the posted speed limit in the downtown area.
• Feb. 11: Police sent two units to a reported active domestic dispute on South Church Street with a 9-1-1 hangup call. Upon arrival, police found a grandmother was having difficulties with her grandchildren. The parties were warned for disorderly conduct and misuse of 9-1-1.
• Feb. 11: Police cited a Thornville woman for running a red light, reported as almost causing an accident.
• Feb. 11: Police cited a Thornville man for running a stop sign on North Church Street.
• Feb. 11: Police responded to an alarm drop at TC Market. Upon arrival, police found no one around and the business checked secure. Police advised PCSO of the situation and returned to patrol.
• Feb. 13: A Newark man was cited for travelling 49 mph in a 35 mph in a residential area of West Columbus Street.
• Feb. 14: Police stopped a vehicle for following too closely. A dispatcher told police that the driver's license had been suspended. Police then discovered he was using fictitious license plates, failed to use child restraints on his 3 year-old child, and had an open container of beer. Upon further investigation, the female passenger also had an open container of beer that was found under her seat. Both parties were cited for their respective violations and the vehicle was impounded as neither party had a license.
• Feb. 17: Police responded with PCSO as a first responder for Thornville -Thorn Township Fire Department to a reported one car rollover crash with an entrapment that was approximately a quarter-mile outside of Thornville on Ohio 188. Police, along with a deputy arrived within minutes of the call and administered CPR as well as used an AED on the driver who had been ejected. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol and no seatbelt are believed to be contributing factors. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation. • Feb. 17: Police stopped Thornville man for running the traffic light at Main and Columbus streets. Upon stopping the vehicle, there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person, and there were a number of defects on the vehicle. The driver claimed to have consumed only one beer, however his BAC test result showed he was nearly double the legal limit.