Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Jan. 1: An officer witnessed an SUV leave the Blue Heron Boardwalk parking lot in front of Scooter's Bar and completely overshoot the road while turning. The driver failed field sobriety tests and tried to resist arrest. The driver was tased before submitting to arrest and was charged with failure to yield, OVI, and obstructing official business.
• Jan. 1: A Walnut Road man attempted suicide four times, but survived. He was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital.
• Jan. 2: A Pataskala man said someone broke into his Buckeye Lake property, damaging a door and a screen.
• Jan. 2: A Leroy Street man said someone broke into his home and removed several items.
• Jan. 2: An officer stopped a vehicle that was doing doughnuts (spinning around in circles) in the Ryan Park parking lot. The driver was charged with reckless operation.
• Jan. 2: A Union Street woman said her ex-fiancé was harassing her.
• Jan. 3: A Cliff Street woman reported telephone harassment. The person harassing her called while the officer was present and was warned to stop calling or face charges.
• Jan. 3: A West 4th Street man was charged with illegal burning after building an unauthorized bonfire.
• Jan. 4: A Granville man said someone entered his storage vehicle and removed several items.
• Jan. 4: Police assisted the Buckeye Lake Fire Department when an elderly woman called saying she's broken her hip and couldn't move.
• Jan. 4: A Walnut Road woman said she left her home's door unlocked for her son, but someone entered and removed several items while the door was unlocked.
• Jan. 5: A Walnut Road man was charged with domestic violence after his wife accused him of assaulting her.
• Jan. 5: A Walnut Road woman reported that her husband assaulted her. There was evidence of an incident and her husband was charged with domestic violence.
• Jan. 6: Police assisted the Licking County Sheriff's Office with a BAC test.
• Jan. 6: A Cardinal Way woman reported that someone stole clothing from her home.
• Jan. 7: Buckeye Lake Police Chief Ron Small said former Buckeye Lake auxiliary officer Ray Jones had his Buckeye Lake Police badge and his identification stolen from his Columbus apartment. Columbus police warned people, particularly in the Columbus area, to be careful of someone impersonating a Buckeye Lake officer. Small said auxiliary officers purchase their own badges, so they're not obligated to turn them in at the end of service. Small said Jones ended his auxiliary service to the village more than a year ago.
Hebron • Dec. 14: A driver was cited for travelling 66 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• Dec. 14: An employee at Harry & David's reported the theft of a vehicle. Company security located the vehicle in the parking lot before police arrived.
• Dec. 14: A Lakewood Drive apartment resident reported that her soon-to-be ex-husband had been in the complex parking lot in his vehicle revving the engine. Police advised him to stay away from her.
• Dec. 15: A Warden Street resident reported the theft of two steel trash cans and two gasoline cans from her property.
• Dec. 15: Police were called to a North 6th Street home on a report of a theft of a puppy. Police said it appeared to be a civil dispute between two breeders.
• Dec. 16: A juvenile driver was cited for failure to operate with reasonable control after his vehicle rear-ended another vehicle on US 40 in front of the Kroger store.
• Dec. 16: A Greenbriar Lane resident came to the police department and said he had been living with his parents but was now leaving after a verbal argument. He told police he was now homeless and had no place to go. Police spoke with his mother who agreed he could return home.
• Dec. 16: A Lakewood Drive apartment resident complained that her soon-to-be ex-husband was following her. Police advised him again to stay away from her.
• Dec. 17: Police took a report on a crash after a semi truck backed over a stop sign at Buckeye and East Main streets.
• Dec. 17: A Kelly Drive woman reported finding footprints outside her back window on her deck. Police were unable to determine if the marks were footprints or just dirt marks.
• Dec. 17: Police took a crash report after a driver was unable to stop his vehicle before striking the rear of a fuel truck stopped at the railroad tracks on Ohio 79. The driver was cited for failing to assure clear distance ahead.
• Dec. 17: Police responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call from a Maple Street home. Children were playing on the phone.
• Dec. 17: Two drivers were cited for excessive speed on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• Dec. 17: A driver was stopped for excessive speed on Ohio 79 at US 40. Police discovered that she was also driving under suspension and wanted on a warrant from Whitehall Police. She was cited for both traffic violations. After confirming the warrant, she was arrested and driven to Reynoldsburg where she was turned over to Whitehall Police.
• Dec. 18: Police were called to a Raspberry Circle home on a report of an active domestic dispute at 5:26 a.m. A woman was arrested for domestic violence. Her husband said she smacked him in the face and bit him on the back of his arm.
Millersport • Dec. 30: Police held the scene of a single vehicle injury crash on Lieb's Island Road. The driver refused treatment by medics.
• Dec. 31: Police took reports on several shed/garage breakins in the area of Summit, East Park and Ohio streets. Items taken ranged from frozen foods to power tools.
• Dec. 31: Paintball marks were discovered on the high school and other buildings.
• Dec. 31: Police assisted two motorists who had locked their keys inside their vehicle.