2011-03-12 / Police Report

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports.

Buckeye Lake

• March 5: An officer recognized a vehicle whose driver promised to repair several lights that weren’t operating by the end of February. The lights were not repaired and the driver was cited for equipment violations.

• March 6: An officer received a call that a stolen vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-70 toward Zanesville. The officer identified the vehicle and followed it until a Muskingum County Sheriff’s deputy could intercept the vehicle. The driver was arrested and charged with theft.

• March 6: A Walnut Road woman said an argument with her boyfriend escalated to where he began breaking things, and then poured kerosene on her and threatened to light it. Afterwards, he hit her with a baseball bat. The boyfriend denied her claims, but he was charged with domestic violence.

• March 8: A Myers Avenue resident said someone stole the motor from his boat.


• Feb. 6: Police checked out a loud music complaint at a Canal Road apartment. The resident was told to turn it down.

• Feb. 6: A driver was cited for a lines and lanes violation on Ohio 79. The driver was also cited for no driver’s license.

• Feb. 6: Police checked the Lakewood Drive area for a reported unattended fire. Police didn’t find a fire.

• Feb. 7: Police were dispatched to an uncertain apartment on Broadway Street. A dispatcher thought it included the number “2.” Police checked C-2 first and found the door open with a woman in pain on the couch. Police called the squad, but the woman declined transport to the hospital. Police contacted her sister who arrived to stay with her and try to convince her to go to the hospital.

• Feb. 7: A driver was cited for a traffic light violation at East Main Street and Arrowhead Boulevard.

• Feb. 8: Police on patrol at 1:56 a.m. found an open door at the Hebron Church of the Nazarene. The church checked OK and police secured the door.

• Feb. 8: Police responded to a non-injury accident on Ohio 79 at O’Neill Drive. One driver was cited for failure to assure clear distance ahead.

• Feb. 8: Police took a report on a non-injury accident on Ohio 79 southbound at Enterprise Drive.

• Feb. 8: A West 1st Avenue man told police that a man was riding a 4-wheeler in his and his neighbors’ back yards. He said it appeared the man was checking the area for things to steal. He confronted the man who said he was looking for scrap metal to sell so he could fee his kids. The man rode away and police were unable to locate him.

• Feb. 9: A driver was cited for going 56 mph in a 25 mph zone on Canal Road.

• Feb. 9: A driver was cited for traveling 70 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.

• Feb. 10: Police stopped a vehicle on West Cumberland Street for a headlight violation. The driver was ultimately charged with OVI and was also found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Drug charges are pending.

• Feb. 10: A driver was cited for going 69 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.

• Feb. 10: A West North Street man said his credit card company called to reduce his interest rate. He gave the caller his card number and later suspected he had been conned. Police advised him to call his credit card company. The company decided to cancel his number to be safe.

• Feb. 11: A driver was cited for traveling 46 mph in a 25 mph zone on Canal Road.

• Feb. 12: A manager at the Duke station told police that man who had passed a $48 bad check some time ago was in the store. He had previously denied being the bad check writer, but allegedly admitted to police that he had written the check. He agreed to make it right with the store. He returned that afternoon to pay for the check. The manager still asked police to trespass him from the store since he had denied being the check writer several times. He was trespassed from the store.

• Feb. 12: Police were called to the Best Western motel on a domestic dispute. A 59-year-old woman was arrested for domestic violence, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer. She was taken to jail.

• Feb. 13: Police were called at 1 a.m. to a Canal Road apartment on a possible domestic incident. A resident said no one there was arguing. Police told them o keep the noise down. Police were called again at 2:30 a.m. on another possible domestic dispute. This time two people staying in the apartment admitted to having a verbal argument. They agreed to quiet down.

• Feb. 13: Police were called to a Canal Road apartment on a custody issue. The complainant was caring for her son’s infant and wanted to know if she could keep the child’s mother from picking up the child. Police told her that the child’s mother had full rights to the child at anytime.

• Feb. 14: Police picked up a prisoner being released from the Clark County Jail on a Hebron warrant. He was taken to the Licking County jail.

• Feb. 15: Heath Police asked police to watch Ohio 79 southbound for a SUV with heavy front-end damage. The vehicle had been involved in a hit and run crash. Police didn’t see the vehicle.

• Feb. 15: A caller said a woman was drilling out locks at a vacant house on Broadway. Police learned the woman was a real estate agent who had taken over the listing and was changing the locks.

• Feb. 15: Police were asked by the Licking County Sheriff’s Office to notify a woman that her sister was being released from the jail.

• Feb. 15: A Canal Road apartment resident told police that her daughter saw a suspicious person in all black standing outside her apartment talking on a cell phone and pointing at her apartment. She said the person then walked away into the park. The complainant said someone tried to get into her apartment the night before, but she didn’t call police. Police found some scratch marks on the door. Police checked the area, but didn’t find anyone.

• Feb. 16: Newark Police asked police to address a man believed to be in Hebron after he allegedly threatened the victim’s father as his brother was being sentenced on a sex charge involving a minor. Police found him at his brother’s Hebron home and turned him over to Newark Police.

• Feb. 16: A South High Street resident said a person had been riding a 4-wheeler back and forth in her backyard for weeks and she was tired of it. Police were able to identify the driver from her description, but were unable to locate him.

• Feb. 16: Police took a statement from a Lakeforest Drive man who said a woman stole $150 from him on Feb. 13. Police are investigating.

• Feb. 17: A driver was cited for going 66 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at THK.

• Feb. 17: Police were called to the post office on a report of a man taking discarded mail out of a recycling bin. An employee confronted him and he put the mail back. He left before police arrived.

• Feb. 17: A West Main Street resident reported that someone had placed charges on her bank account. Police called the company who said they would credit her account. Police also had her bank card cancelled.

• Feb. 17: Police took a report after a Wooster Street woman was bitten by a dog.

• Feb. 17: A North 9th Street resident reported that her cell phone had possibly been stolen.

• Feb. 17: A driver was stopped and cited for a head lights violation on East Main Street. He was also charged with driving under suspension.

• Feb. 18: Police were dispatched to a Greenbriar Lane home on a report of a trailer with an open door. Police saw someone in trailer through the open door. The man told police he was airing out his trailer.

• Feb. 18: Police were called to a non-injury accident at Main and 7th streets between a motorcycle and a vehicle. The vehicle driver pulled out of 7th Street.

• Feb. 18: Police assisted a Licking County Sheriff’s Office deputy with a BAC test. The subject tested .135.

• Feb. 19: Police assisted the same deputy with another BAC test.

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