Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• March 10: A Highland Avenue woman said someone called and told her he knew where she lives and he was coming over for a “beat down.” She said she had no idea who called.
• March 10: An Elliot Street man said someone entered his property and stole seven bags of cans.
• March 12: A driver was cited for traveling 51 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Mill Dam Road.
• March 12: A Scooter’s Bar patron claimed he was assaulted outside of the bar. However, management said the man was asked to leave after being “too friendly” with one of the female patrons and there was no fight outside of the bar. The man had no visible signs of injury.
• March 14: A Buckeye Lake cruiser passed a truck whose front wheels were wobbling so violently they were shaking the entire truck. The officer pulled the vehicle over and found that the driver’s license was suspended and the license plates were borrowed from the driver’s brother’s vehicle. The driver said the truck’s tie rods were bad.
• March 16: A Walnut Road man had a warrant for his arrest out of Licking County.
• Feb. 19: A North 6th Street resident told police at 3:16 a.m. that he had a confrontation at a Newark bar and had been followed home. Once in his apartment, he said he heard a loud noise and went outside just in time to see that the vehicle that he believed had followed him had driven right into the rear of his parked truck. He described the fleeing vehicle as a red Chrysler Sebring. Police had dispatch issue a Bolo for a red Chrysler with heavy front-end damage.
• Feb. 19: A North 8th Street resident reported that someone threw eggs and ketchup on her house durng the night. Polic took photos and a report.
• Feb. 19: Heath Police asked police to check at a North 6th Street apartment for a vehicle with heavy rear damage. The vehicle being sought had hit a concrete pole and done considerable damage at the Heath White Castle. Police found the vehicle there and sat on it until a Heath officer arrived. Both officers then spoke with the vehicle owner who said he had been in a scuffle in a Newark bar and then was supposedidly followed to the Heath White Castle where two unknown subjects on foot pulled a gun on him. He said he put his truck in reverse to escape and hit the pole as he was fleeing the area. He failed to mention the false report he had filed with Hebron Police earlier in the morning. Both incidents are under investigation.
• Feb. 19: A West North Street residentreportedthataraccoon had been hit by a car and was dying. Police confirmed that the animal needed to be put down and did so.
• Feb. 19: A Christopher Drive resident complained about loud music at 6:18 p.m. A neighbor agreed to turn down her music.
• Feb. 19: A Kelly Drive man came to the police station to report that an intoxicated man’s pants fell down twice in the Kroger parking lot and that he exposed himself both times. The complainant provided a license plate number and a description. Police located the man and charged him with indecent exposure.
• Feb. 19: Police were called at 10:41 p.m. about loud noise from a Christopher Drive home. The resident was told to keep the noise down.
• Feb. 20: Police on patrol at 2 a.m. saw that the rear door at the Best Western was wide open. Police informed the night clerk and both went back and secured the door.
• Feb. 20: Police were dispatched at 2:49 a.m. to the Best Western on a report of an assault in progress. After talking with several witnesses, police determined that one man had assaulted three other men. He was arrested, taken to jail and charged with assault and criminal damaging.
• Feb. 21: Police stopped a vehicle on Ohio 79 for failure to display a rear license plate. The driver was cited after police learned he had failed to reinstate his license after it was suspended.
• Feb. 21: Police responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call from a North High Street home. The resident was having telephone troubles.
• Feb. 22: A driver was cited for a stop sign violation on US 40 at Ohio 79.
• Feb. 22: Police were called to the Kroger store on a person detained for shoplifting. Police arrested the man, charging him with theft. He was issued a summons for court.
• Feb. 23: A Bayer Corporation manager reported that a truck leaving the facility ran over a Hebron corporation limit sign and continued on its way. A review of security video identified the trucking company and Bayer’s paperwork identified the driver. Police contacted the trucking company who was tracking down the driver for police.
• Feb. 23: A driver was cited for a stop sign violation on South High Street at Ohio 79.
• Feb. 24: Police were called about juveniles looking into mailboxes on West North and 7th streets. Police didn’t find any juveniles.
• Feb. 24: Police on patrol at 8:19 p.m. checked out a blacked out vehicle in Evans Park. A couple of 16-year-olds were in the car “just talking” and didn’t know the park closed at dusk.
• Feb. 24: A driver was stopped for a stop sign violation on East 2nd Street at South High. Police discovered that he was also driving under suspension. He was cited for both violations and his vehicle was impounded.
• Feb. 25: Police on patrol at 5:58 a.m. checked on a disabled vehicle on Ohio 79. The driver got it restarted.
• Feb. 25: A Licking County Sheriff’s Office deputy told police that a Uhaul trailer was partially blocking the roadway on Ohio 79 at Enterprise Drive. When police arrived a man came over from McDonalds. He said the trailer belonged to his uncle and that the ball had broken off their hitch. His uncle had gone to Heath to buy a replacement. Police stoodby until the trailer was removed.
• Feb. 25: Police were called to the parking lot at a Canal Road apartment complex on a report of a man trying to break out the windows on a vehicle with a pregnant female locked inside. When police arrived, the man was inside an apartment but the woman was still in the car. She said it was only a verbal argument with her boyfriend. She denied that any threats had been made or physical violence. Police spoke to her boyfriend who told the same story. There were no marks on the vehicle nor on either party. The male had a ride coming from Newark and was allowed to leave.
• Feb. 25: Police on patrol at 9:04 p.m. saw an occupied van sit in the Duke parking lot for several minutes. Police checked with the driver who said he was waiting on directions from his girlfriend.
• Feb. 26: Another driver flagged down police at 9th and North streets. He reported that he saw a woman with just one shoe on East Main Street who said she was trying to get home. Police checked the area closely for the one-shoe woman but didn’t find her.