Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Dec. 18: A driver was cited for excessive speed on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• Dec. 19: Police ran a plate on a vehicle stopped at elementary school. It came back to a '86 Chevy, but the vehicle in questions was a Ford Thunderbird. When police stopped the driver, they discovered he was driving under suspension. he was cited for that offense and fictitious plates.
• Dec. 19: A Lake Forest Drive man complained about fraudulent charges on is debit card.
• Dec. 19: Police responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call from a Broadway Street apartment. The resident had dialed it as part of his voice mail password.
• Dec. 19: A driver was cited for a stop sign violation at West 2nd and Cumberland streets.
• Dec. 19: Police responded to a reported active domestic dispute on Kelly Court. Police said a husband broke a fax machine after getting upset about his inability to use the phone since his wife and stepdaughter had it tied up. He agreed to leave for the night. Police stood by until his brother arrived to pick him up.
• Dec. 20: Police on patrol at 2:55 a.m. checked out a vehicle parked in the McDonald's parking lot. No one was in the area and the business checked secure.
• Dec. 20: Police on patrol at 3:47 a.m. stopped a vehicle for expired license plates.
• Dec. 20: A driver was cited for excessive speed on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• Dec. 20: A South High Street resident complained that a named person put a mattress in his trash container. Police spoke with the suspect who told police that the mattress disposal dispute had been going on for some time. He said the complainant originally put it on his property. He agreed to dispose of it to resolve the issue.
• Dec. 21: Police on patrol at 2:54 a.m. saw a vehicle with its motor running in the McDonald's parking lot. The driver said he was talking to his wife. He checked out OK.
• Dec. 21: A Buckeye Lake man dropped off personal property at the police station for his wife. She recently received a temporary protection order against him so police delivered the items to her. The couple is divorcing.
• Dec. 21: Police checked the license of a driver who parked his vehicle in the fire lane in front of Yummy Yummy. It came back as suspended. The driver claimed he wasn't aware of the suspension. Police allowed him to park the vehicle in the parking lot and call for a ride. He wasn't cited.
• Dec. 21: A Zanesville man reported the theft of his wallet from his coat in shipping department break room at Harry & David's.
• Dec. 21: A McConnelsville woman reported that someone stole her wallet from here vehicle while she was in Krogers on Dec. 18.
• Dec. 21: Police on patrol at 9:24 p.m. saw a vehicle at Evan's Park. A man told police he was going to run, but decided it was too cold. Police told him the park closed at dusk.
• Dec. 22: Police assisted Buckeye Lake Police on a reported active domestic dispute at a Leisure Village home. It was a verbal dispute.
• Dec. 22: Police were called to an active domestic dispute at a Broadway Street apartment. The parties said it was verbal. The male half was intoxicated and refused to calm down, police said. Instead he ran outside yelling. When police tried to place him under arrest for disorderly conduct, he pulled away and shoved the officer. He was arrested and taken to jail. Charges of resisting arrest were also filed.
• Dec. 23: Police were called about an open door on an East 2nd Street trailer. Police checked it and found it was empty. Police attempted to secure the door but were only able to close it.
• Dec. 23: Police were called about an open door on a vacant Oakhurst home. It appeared that it had been recently winterized. Police called the winterizing company but were unable to get a key holder contact. Police checked the home and secured the door.
• Dec. 23: Police reported that driver southbound on North High Street lost control on the ice and went left of center, striking a northbound vehicle. The driver was cited for failure to control.
• Dec. 23: Police assisted Buckeye Lake Police with a domestic dispute at a Leisure Village home. The complainant said her 21-yearold son had been arguing with her and began punching holes in the walls. He left when she called police. Buckeye Lake Police found drug paraphernalia in his bedroom and took it for future charges.
• Dec. 23: Buckeye Lake Police passed on a report of a man, possibly intoxicated, walking along Ohio 79, north of US 40. Police didn't find anyone walking along Ohio 79.
• Dec. 24: Police assisted Buckeye Lake Police with a domestic dispute on Myers Avenue. The 48 year-old boyfriend was asked to leave for the night.
• Dec. 24: Police assisted Buckeye Lake Police with a report of a fight at the Beechridge Lounge. The parties left before police arrived. One man returned while police were on the scene. Buckeye Lake Police took his information and released him.
• Dec. 24: A Sellers Drive, Millersport resident told police that here husband had left two hours ago to pick up some medication at Krogers and had failed to return. Police saw his vehicle heading south on Canal Road and called his wife to report that he was heading home.
• Dec. 25: Police on patrol at 2:07 a.m. saw a vehicle pulled off an exit ramp from Ohio 79 to US 40. The vehicle was running and its lights were on. The driver, who wasn't wearing a shirt or shoes, was asleeping. Police were eventually able to woke him up and he struggled to put on his shirt and shoes. The driver told police he had been to a Christmas party and thought he was in West Jefferson. The Buckeye Lake man failed a field sobriety test and refused a BAC test. He was cited for OVI for physical control of a vehicle.
• Jan. 7: Police held the scene of a single vehicle injury accident on Millersport Road until the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrived. The driver, who left the roadway and struck a tree in a field, was believed to have a medical problem before the crash.
• Jan. 8: Police received numerous reports on a white quad being driven recklessly all over town. Police stopped the fourwheeler on Chautauqua Boulevard. The juvenile driver received four citations and was ordered into juvenile court. The quad was impounded.
• Jan. 10: Police backed up a Fairfield County Sheriff's Office deputy on Shell Beach Road.