2008-07-05 / Police Report

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports.


• June 22: A Zanesville woman was cited for travelling 81 mph in a 65 mph zone.

• June 22: A Columbus man was cited for driving 52 mph in a 35 mph zone. He was also warned for driving without his required glasses. A friend was called to drive him home.

• June 22: A Baltimore man was warned for failing to maintain lanes near the Flying J Travel Center.

• June 22: A Newark woman was warned for excessive speed and failing to wear her seatbelt.

• June 22: A Buckeye Lake man was warned for having an expired license plate decal.

• June 22: A Hebron woman was stopped for failing to dim her headlights at oncoming traffic. She was warned for that and an equipment violation.

• June 22: A Centerburg man was warned for failing to maintain his lane after he went off the right side of the roadway.

• June 22: Police responded to a complaint about traffic backing up in front of the Flying J Travel Center as motorists waited to buy fuel. Police spoke to a manager about the inability of vehicles to enter or exit the area.

• June 22: Police assisted the squad with a man who had fractured his wrist at an unknown location. He was unable to get a taxi to the hospital so he called the squad to take him there.

• June 23: Police received a report of someone trying to break into a home on Community Drive. Police determined that the man was working for a bank that had recently foreclosed on the home. The previous owner arrived at the home to gather the rest of personal belongings and claimed that the maintenance man had gone through them. He also reported that two long guns were missing. The following day, the man told police that the guns had been located.

• June 23: Drivers from Columbus and Pickerington were cited for travelling 49 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• June 23: A Muskingum County man was stopped for speed and cited for failing to wear a seatbelt. He was warned on the speeding violation.

• June 23: A Lancaster man was warned for travelling 47 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• June 23: A Zanesville man was warned for an equipment violation.

• June 25: A Maryland man was warned for driving 79 mph in a 65 mph zone.

• June 25: An Illinois man was warned for an equipment violation.

• June 25: Police stopped an Etna man for an equipment violation. Police said he admitted to speeding and told them he hadn't had a driver's license since 1995. Police reported finding marijuana and a crack pipe in the vehicle. He was cited on all the violations. The owner of the vehicle was cited for wrongful entrustment.

• June 25: A Newark man was warned for driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• June 25: A Newark man was warned for an equipment violation.

• June 26: A Pataskala man was stopped for driving 47 mph in a 35 mph zone and police discovered that his license had expired a month ago. Police also said he had marijuana in his possession. He received two warnings and one citation.

• June 26: A Kirkersville man was stopped for travellling 52 mph in a 35 mph zone. Police discovered he was driving under suspension and using fictitious and expired plates. He was cited for the violations and the vehicle was impounded.

• June 26: A Columbus driver ran out of gas while trying to make it to the Flying J. Police said he didn't have any personal identification or paperwork for the vehicle he was driving. The driver is currently on parole and was asked to provide a urine sample after allegedly admitting to using crystal meth. The Licking County Sheriff's Office assisted with the traffic stop and provided their drug K-9.

• June 26: Police stopped a California man and discovered he had two driver's licenses. Police confiscated his expired license and sent it back to California since it's illegal to have two licenses.


• June 23: Police assisted the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office in a search for a violent subject wanted on warrants. The subject was not located.

• June 26: Police responded to a 9-11 hangup call from a Canal Drive business. The call was caused by weather problems on the telephone line.

• June 27: Police assisted a driver with a disabled dump truck on Lancaster Street at Terrace. The truck was eventually towed.

• June 27: Police took a hitskip accident report at Lancaster and Refugee streets. A semi-tractor tailer rolled over the sidewalk damaging it. The truck was part of the traffic being rerouted off I-70 due to its closure due to floodwaters.

• June 27: Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Refugee Street. Police determined that it was just a verbal confrontation.

• June 27: Police, between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. issued one warning and one citation for traffic violations. The citation was for exceeding the posted speed limit by 18 mph.

• June 27: Police stopped a vehicle on Lancaster Street at Lynn Avenue for travelling 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. Officer discovered that the motorist was carrying a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol. Charges are pending for the firearm violation.

• June 28: Police gave two warnings for traffic violations between noon and 8 p.m.

• June 28: Police checked out two suspicious persons in the area of Chautauqua Boulevard and 1st Street. Both checked out OK.

• June 28: Police took a report on property destruction at 2121 Refugee St.

• June 29: Police responded with Millersport Fire Department to a residence on Terrace. A propane grill had exploded, causing injuries to the resident.


• May 22: Police responded to a report of a fight on West Columbus Street. A Glenford man was charged with disorderly conduct by fighting and two individuals taken to the hospital for evaluation.

• May 22: Police were dispatched to an unknown 9-1-1 call on Hickory Way. It turned out to be a squad run which police assisted.

• May 23: Police stopped a motorist for expired license plates. After investigation, police discovered drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

• May 23: Police checked out a suspicious person on Clum Drive after curfew. The teen was advised to return home.

• May 23: Police observed a motorist run a red light, travel left of center, then accelerate to speeds over 100 mph on West Columbus Street. Police pursued the motorist until his engine died on Ohio 204 west of town. He was arrested for drug possession, OVI, and fleeing eluding. His BAC was .191.

• May 23: Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress on Lakeview Drive. The Perry County Sheriff's Office, Ohio State Highway Parol and Millersport Police assisted. It turned out to be a large dog making noise in the garage which scared the caller.

• May 24: Police received a complaint about a motorist passing a school bus while its lights were flashing. After investigation, police said the driver admitted to the violation and was charged.

• May 24: Police stopped a motorist for equipment violations and failing to wear a seat belt. After a lengthy investigation, the occupants were charged with multiple drug offenses, falsification, and various traffic charges.

• May 24: Police cited a motorist for a traffic light violation downtown.

• May 24: Police were asked by the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office to assist on a large fight in Fairfield Beach. Upon arrival, police found multiple intoxicated persons and held them for Fairfield County. Buckeye Lake Police and park officers responded as well.

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