Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Feb. 24: A West 4th Street man was charged with underage alcohol consumption. The man claimed he was tricked into drinking a mixed drink.
• Feb. 27: An officer visited a Walnut Road apartment to investigate a loud music complaint. The officer found the apartment full of guests, some of whom he suspected were drinking underage. The person leasing the apartment was intoxicated and the officer believed the person was blocking him from speaking to guests, who scattered. The person on the lease was charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of police business.
• Feb. 27: Police responded to an alarm drop at the Super 8 motel. An employee said it was an accidental trip.
• Feb. 28: A juvenile who was under house arrest finally returned home from a trip to Columbus with friends. He was taken immediately to a juvenile corrections officer.
• March 1: Police responded to an alarm drop at Albanese Food Gallery. Everything was secure.
• March 1: A Renner Street woman said both a spare house key and several prescription drugs were missing from her home.
• March 2: A Walnut Road woman claimed her ex-boyfriend sabotaged her brakes. The ex-boyfriend flatly denied her claim.
• March 3: A Walnut Road man said someone vandalized a fence at Ryan Park.
• March 4: A Walnut Road man said his girlfriend took his truck without permission.
• Feb. 3: A 13 year-old boy and his parents came to the police station to report an assault on a school bus when it was travelling on South High Street. He said an older boy slapped him in the face for no reason. Both students live in Buckeye Lake. His parents want police to file charges against the older boy.
• Feb. 4: A Warden Street resident reported hearing a booming sound on her roof and wanted police to check for prowlers. Police didn't see any fresh prints in the snow and then heard the same noise. Ice on the roof was melting and cracking, which caused the noise.
• Feb. 5: A driver was cited for excessive speed on Ohio 79 at U.S. 40.
• Feb. 5: Police received a report about a vehicle that passed a school bus while it was unloading students at Hebron Elementary School. The license number didn't match the vehicle description provided. Police contacted the owner of the license plate reported who said the vehicle has been in his garage for some time.
• Feb. 5: Police checked the McDonald's parking lot for a possible impaired driver. No one impaired was there.
• Feb. 6: A driver was cited for going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone on East Main Street.
• Feb. 7: A driver was cited for a stop sign violation.
• Feb. 7: Police responded to an alarm drop at a Capitol Drive business and found an open door blowing in the wind. Police requested assistance and then checked the interior with a deputy. Everything checked OK and the door was secured. Police left several messages with a keyholder.
• Feb. 5: A driver was given a warning for parking in the fire lane in front of Millersport High School.
• Feb. 5: Police responded to an alarm drop at a Deep Cut Road home.
• Feb. 6: Police responded to another alarm drop at a Deep Cut Road home.
• Feb. 8: Police issued warnings to drivers on Chautauqua Boulevard and Refugee Street.
• Feb. 8: Police assisted the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office with an attempted suicide.
• Feb. 8: Police checked out a suspicious person in a vehicle on Lancaster Street.
• Feb. 8: A driver was issued a warning for a traffic violation on Lancaster Street at Mill Street.
• Feb. 9: A driver was warned for a traffic violation on Lancaster Street at Lynn Avenue.
• Feb. 9: Police checked out a suspicious vehicle on Lancaster Street at Refugee Street.
• Feb. 9: Police were called to a Refugee Street apartment about an intoxicated person.
• Feb. 9: A driver was given a warning for parking in the fire lane in front of Millersport High School.
• Feb. 10: Police reported a gas leak on Canal Driver to Columbia Gas. An employee turned off the gas.
• Feb. 10: Police stopped a driver who had left the Valero station without paying for fuel.
• Feb. 12: Police were called to a hit-skip accident on 7th Avenue. Police located and cited the driver.
• Feb. 14: Police checked out a suspicious person in the lot of a Refugee Street business.
• Feb. 16: Police were called to a Lynn Avenue apartment on a report of identity theft.
• Feb. 16: Police conducted firearms qualification.
• Feb. 17: Police and the mayor's assistant searched the area of East Park and Wilson street for a reported vicious dog running free.
• Feb. 17: Police responded with the fire department medics to Millersport High School for an injured child.
• Feb. 18: Police assisted the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office on an alarm drop in Fairfield Beach.
• Feb. 23: Police took a report for a Chautauqua Boulevard resident on the theft of cash by a known person.
• Feb. 24: Police interviewed a suspect in a felony theft.
• Feb. 24: Police spoke with the manager of Phantom Fireworks about the firm's participation in village activities and parades.
• March 3: An East Park Street resident reported the theft of a small safe containing a large amount of cash and jewelry.