Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Oct. 21: A Heath woman said her daughter’s ex-boyfriend assaulted her daughter.
• Oct. 21: A Columbus man reported someone stole a set of slider axles, which are used to move mobile homes.
• Oct. 23: A Highland Avenue woman reported that someone slashed her car’s tires.
• Oct. 23: A driver was cited for driving in an unsafe manner. There was no alcohol detected.
• Oct. 24: A trucker was cited for not wearing his safety belt and was advised that he was not driving safely.
• Oct. 25: A Walnut Road woman said a man took her dog and refused to return it. The dog eventually returned to the woman, but she told police she didn’t want the man ever to return to her property. An officer advised the man to stay away from the woman’s property. Twenty minutes after the man was advised, the woman reported that he returned to her property and was yelling obscenities at her through a window. The man left before police arrived, but the officer eventually caught up to him. The man admitted he returned to the property after being advised not to do so, and he was charged with criminal trespassing.
• Oct. 27: A Walnut Road man said his wallet was missing and he suspected it was stolen.
• Sept. 15: A driver was cited for going 64 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• Sept. 18: A woman was detained by Kroger Loss Prevention for attempting to steal $123 in merchandise. She was accompanied by her 12-year-old daughter who police said assisted in the theft. The mother was taken to jail.
• Sept. 18: Police were dispatched to a Canal Road apartment on a separated domestic dispute. The complainant said her ex-boyfriend was there for dinner and they got into an argument. He left and she went to pick up her daughter. He stopped her and said he had reported the van she was driving as stolen because it was in his name. She went back home to park the van and wait for him to leave the area. When she left again she saw him parked nearby. She stopped and honked at him; he backed his truck into the front of the van. She asked police if the van had been actually reported as stolen; it had not. She didn’t want a crash report or to press charges.
• Sept. 18: Police were called about a compressor running continously on a semi-tractor parked on 5th Street. Police spoke to the owner who turned it off.
• Sept. 19: Police were dispatched to a reported assault on US 40 near the Kroger store. Police located the vehicle just outside the village. A woman said she and her boyfriend got into a verbal argument and she went outside and kicked out the windshield in his truck. Police determined that the incident occurred outside the village. Police held the scene until a deputy arrived.
• Sept. 19: Police were called to the Kroger store on a report of a suspicious person with a backpack and guitar. They spoke with a 40-year-old man who said he was walking to Washington, DC. Police gave him a ride to Ohio 13 at US 40.
• Sept. Police were called to a South Fifth Street home on a report of a skunk under a van. The skunk left before police arrived.
• Sept. 20: A South 8th Street resident asked police to take an incident report documenting that his daughter is unruly. A report is pending.
• Sept. 21: Heath Police reported a van heading south on Ohio 79. A caller first reported that they thought the driver was drunk because the vehicle was all over the roadway. The caller then pulled next to the driver and saw she was reading a book. Police didn’t see the vehicle.
• Sept. 22: Police checked a North Maple Avenue home for a runaway being sought by Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office. The runaway wasn’t there.
• Sept. 22: Police checked out a 9-1-1 call from a woman reporting that she had been assaulted in Evans Park at 10 p.m. There was only one vehicle in the park and the driver wasn’t involved. Police were unable to locate the “victim.”
• Sept. 23: A driver was cited for going 64 mph in a 50 mph on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• Sept. 24: Police directed traffic at Main and High streets after an accident shut down I-70.
• Sept. 24: A Canal Road apartment resident reported that a sliding door had been forced open while she was at work. She believes her step-grandson is responsible. She said it appeared that only a pack or two of cigarettes was missing from her bedroom. She wasn’t sure whether she wanted to press charges.
• Sept. 24: Police took a report after a driver left the Duke station without paying for $20 in fuel.
• Sept. 25: Police on patrol at 1:22 a.m. saw a man walking his dog behind the elementary school. He said he was cooling off after an argument with his girlfriend. Police told him he couldn’t be on the school grounds after dark.
• Sept. 25: Police were called to the Subway restaurant on a report of a suspicious person. The man admitted that he was intoxicated. Police offered him a ride to his Lakewood Drive apartment. He refused and said he was going to ride his bike home. Police told him he would be charged with OVI if he rode the bike. He walked his bike home.
• Sept. 25: A South Street father told police that two male juveniles stole his son’s bike.
• Sept. 26: A driver was cited for a stop sign violation on 2nd Street at Cumberland Street.
• Sept. 26: Police were called to a Raspberry Circle home on a reported out-of-control juvenile. His mother said he had run up a $500 phone bill looking at inappropriate material on his phone. He got angry and started screaming. His mother said he grabbed a large kitchen knife and threatened to kill himself. His mother got the knife when he laid it down. He was calm when police arrived.. Police recommended that his mother seek some help for him.