2008-09-13 / Police Report

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports.


• Aug. 13: Police tried to serve a warrant for a Romulus Street resident. Police were told that she was a work and would return in the morning.

• Aug. 14: Police returned to serve a warrant for a Romulus Street resident. She wasn't there.

• Aug. 14: Police responded to a report of a dispute at the car wash on West Market Street. Two males were reported to be arguing about an ATV. The dispute had been resolved when police arrived.

• August 14: A North Walnut Street mother called about her unruly 16 year old son.

• Aug. 14: Police took a report about vandalism on Washington Street after someone broke out a window in a home.

• Aug. 15: Police responded to an alarm drop at the Marathon station. Building checked secure.

• Aug. 15: A home health care worker reported a possible burglary in progress at a Kellner Avenue apartment after she observed an unknown man in an apartment just vacated by a person sent to a treatment center. Police determined that he was a resident.

• Aug. 15: Police tried again to serve a warrant on a Romulus Street resident. She was not there.

• Aug. 15: A neighbor watching a West Maple Street home for a vacationing couple reported finding a fresh pregnancy test on the table. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was missing. The complainant also spoke to the homeowners who had no idea why a pregnancy test would be there.

• Aug. 16: Police on patrol at 12:45 a.m. stopped some juveniles. They were sent home and one was transported to a Bickel Church Road home.


• Aug. 4: Police were called to South High Street and Ohio 79 about an attempt to steal a truck. A Shelly Company employee reported seeing a baseball cap on the hood of one of the company trucks parked in the area. Two employees found a man hiding behind the truck. He allegedly told them that he was going to borrow the truck to pull his truck out of the mud. The man allegedly told police that his family was ishing along the South Fork and his vehicle got stuck in the mud. He said he originally headed out walking to a service station to get help when he saw the trucks parked there. He found a truck with the key in the ignition and was allegedly in the process of unhitching a trailer when the employees came by. He also allegedly admitted to using a cell phone in the truck because his phone wasn't getting good service in the area. Police charged the Car- roll resident with criminal mischief and took him to jail.

• Aug. 5: A Hamilton Avenue resident called police about a trespasser at 1:05 a.m. His dog woke him up in time to see two juveniles cutting through his yard. Police checked the area, but didn't find anyone.

• Aug. 5: A Thornville woman told police that a male driver repeatedly cut her off on Ohio 79 between O'Neill and Enterprise drives. She provided a description of the vehicle and a license tag number. When the tag number matched her description, police contacted the owner. He admitted to driving in the area, but claimed that he was the one harassed. He said the other driver followed him home and had now drove by his home several times in the past hour.

• Aug. 5: Police assisted Buckeye Lake Police with a domestic dispute at the Super 8 Motel. A woman had locked her husband out of their room. Police eventually got the woman to open the door. Police asked for and received permission to look around. When they did, they saw two marijuana pipes on the nightstand and a small bag of marijuana next to the sink. Buckeye Lake Police charged the couple with drug possession.

• Aug. 6: Police responded to an alarm drop at 12:28 a.m. at Hayman's Dari-Bar. The building was secure and the owner checked the inside when he arrived. Everything was OK.

• Aug. 6: Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a Canal Road apartment at 1:07 a.m. Police said the couple had been sleeping until they arrived. Police attempted to check back with the 9-1-1 Center caller but the caller refused to leave any information. Police said there were no signs of any dispute in any apartment in the complex.

• Aug. 6: Police on patrol at 3:09 a.m. found two adults playing basketball at Evans Park. They were told that the park closed at dusk and left.

• Aug. 6: Police were called about an irate customer at the veterinary clinic on Refugee Road. Employees told police that a woman had come in without an appointment and then got upset over how a doctor picked up her cat. She became very angry and left. However, she returned a few minutes later and accused employees of taking her car keys. She then threatened to block the entrance to the clinic until her keys were returned. She had left again when police arrived. Employees suspected that she had mental health problems and gave police her name and address. The owner also wanted her banned from the property. Police headed out of the village to speak to her at her Refugee Road home. Police saw her try to run over an older man walking along Refugee Road. Police saw they saw her back up at least three times and drive her vehicle at the man. She was taken into custody and then "pink slipped" for a mental evaluation at Licking Memorial Hospital.


• Sept. 2: Police took a report on the theft of a catalytic converter from a student's vehicle in the front lot at Millersport High School. An officer was called to the scene at 3 p.m. The officer immediately went to Brad's Recycling in Hebron in hopes of finding the stolen converter. Police said Brad's employees were very cooperative and the officer found the stolen converter. Police were given the seller's information and a videotape recording of the transaction. Police went to the City of Lancaster's prosecutor's office and filed charges of receiving stolen property on the suspect. A warrant for his arrest was issued. Police also learned that the same suspect had driven off without paying for gasoline the same day at Fast Max on Ohio 37. Police also said that same day, the suspect returned to Brad's with three more converters. Police had advised Brad's not to buy any more scrap from the suspect and he was turned away. Police said the suspect, who still is at large, lives in Gahanna. He drives a 1994 teal blue Pontiac Grand Prix with an Ohio license plate beginning with DLE.

• Sept. 5: Police assisted the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office on two different incidents, one on Chautauqua Boulevard and one on Blacklick Eastern Road.

• Sept. 5: Police cited a driver for a traffic light violation.

• Sept. 6: Police issued two warnings for traffic violations and three citations. One was for exceeding the speed limit by 16 mph, another for a traffic light violation and the third for exceeding the speed limit by 13 mph.


• July 27: Police took a report about the theft of boat gas tank from an East Columbus Street home.

• July 28: A driver was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 23 mph.

• July 28: A driver was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph. The driver has two other speeding convictions so far this year.

• July 28: A driver was cited for expired license plates. They expired in January 2007.

• July 30: Police stopped a motorist on East Columbus Street for a lane violation. Police discovered the driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt and has three open suspensions.

• July 31: A driver was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 18 mph.

• Aug. 1: Police stopped a driver for expired license plates. They expired in March.

• Aug. 1: A driver was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 15 mph.

• Aug 1: A driver was cited for travelling 44 mph in a 25 mph zone on North Main Street.

• Aug. 1: A driver was cited for going 56 mph in a 35 mph zone near downtown.

• Aug. 2: A driver was cited for a marked lanes violation that caused a traffic hazard.

• Aug. 2: Police were called about three suspicious men sitting in a vehicle at Coop's Corner. They were checked and asked to move along.

• Aug. 2: A Zanesville man was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 18 mph.

• Aug. 6: A Somerset woman was warned for a traffic light violation downtown.

• Aug. 8: A Millersport man was cited for travelling 47 mph on East Columbus Street at Arlington Avenue.

• Aug. 8: A Corning man was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 23 mph.

• Aug. 8: A Lancaster woman was cited for travelling 47 mph on South Church Street near South Street.

• Aug. 8: A Thornville resident was warned for a traffic light violation downtown.

• Aug. 9: A driver was cited for expired license plates. They expired in June.

• Aug. 9: A Pleasantville man was cited for failure to display a license plate. He was was warned for fictitious plates, no tail lights and other equipment violations.

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