Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• We’ll catch up next week.
• April 29: Police were dispatched to check on the welfare of a juvenile at a Lakeforest Drive home. The complainant said the child’s mother was abusing drugs. The child was staying with grandparents when police arrived. Police said the home was very clean and there was no sign of drug abuse.
• April 29: Police checked out a report of flashlights behind the elementary school at 9:25 p.m. Three juveniles were playing flashlight tag. They were advised to stay off school property after dark.
• April 30: Police checked out a report at 12:14 a.m. of someone on the Ohio 79 overpass at US 40 throwing objects at passing vehicles. No one was on the overpass when police arrived.
• April 30: Police on patrol at 6:56 a,n, saw a man walking northbound on Ohio 79 stumbling back and forth. He smelled of alcohol and said he was walking back to his Buckeye Lake home from Millersport. Police gave him a courtesy ride home and turned him over to his mother.
• April 30: Police on patrol on 11:44 a.m. saw someone speeding down Main Street on a four-wheeler. Police went after it but lost sight of it when the vehicle turned on North 9th St. Several residents told police that the vehicle had headed back towards High Street. Police found it at the Park National Bank ATM. The driver was warned for riding on public streets and told that the next time he would be cited and the vehicle could be impounded.
• April 30: Police assisted a Licking County Sheriff’s Office deputy with a BAC test. The suspect refused to take the test.
• May 1: Police assisted a Licking County Sheriff’s Office deputy with a BAC test.
• May 1: Police took a report on a private property accident in the Kroger lot. One driver was cited for driving on a suspended license.
• May 1: Police assisted the Hebron squad with a combative patient. The patient was transported without incident.
• May 1: Police responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call at a Hebron Road trailer. The trailer was secure and no one answered the door.
• May 1: A West Main Street resident called about a domestic dispute across the street. Police were told that the female had locked the man out of the house. The man was said to be very intoxicated and then got into his vehicle and rove to a friend’s house on South Street. The complainant was concerned about the man driving in his intoxicated condition.
• May 2: An East Main Street man said his daughter did his tax return and he was a due a refund. After checking with the IRS, he learned that his refund was released February 18, but his daughter hadn’t given it to him. He told police he confronted his daughter about it and she was very dismissive. He wanted a police report to file with the IRS.
• May 2: A driver was cited for going 77 mph in a 55 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• May 3: Police were dispatched at 4:21 a.m. on a dispute at a Canal Road apartment. A woman and her ex-boyfriend were arguing about property. The parties exchanged items and separated for the night.
• May 3: Police were called to Sunfield Equipment concerning two employees being terminated. One was refusing to leave, but left before police arrived. Police stood by while the other employee was being terminated. She left without incident.
• May 3: A Wooster Street resident called about a man wanting to look her shed. He told her he saw someone in a vehicle on Ohio 79 shooting a gun Saturday night and wanted to look for bullet holes in her shed. She called police after he left. She was asked to call police if the man returned. He did, but she didn’t call until he left.
• May 3: Police on patrol ran a license check on a vehicle at the Duke station. It came back as suspended. The driver was cited and the vehicle was impounded.
• May 3: A Broadway Street resident called police to press charges on her neighbor for spreading rumors about her. Police told her it wasn’t a criminal offense.
• May 4: A driver was cited for going 65 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 south of US 40.
• May 4: Buckeye Lake Police asked police to check the area around the Duke station for a man wanted for a theft in Buckeye Lake. Police located a man matching the description in that area. He gave police a false name, but Buckeye Lake Police arrived and identified him as the wanted suspect.
• May 5: A driver was cited for going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone on Canal Road.
• May 5: A driver was cited for a stop sign violation on North Street at 8th Street.
• May 6: Police assisted a Licking County Sheriff’s Office deputy with a BAC test. The man ultimately refused to take the test.
• May 6: A driver was cited for going 64 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• May 6: A driver was cited for driving under non-compliance, license forfeiture suspension and expired tags.
• May 6: Police took a report about a possible identity theft at a Kelly Court home.
• May 6: A driver was cited for going 65 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• May 6: Police stopped to assist the driver of a disabled vehicle on Ohio 79. The driver said his vehicle had run out of gas. Police asked to see his ID and when he pulled it out, he also pulled out a small baggy. When asked, he said it was bath salts. He gave police permission to search the vehicle and they found a set of scales. The driver denied knowing anything about the scales. Since the vehicle was owned by his sister, the scales were confiscated but he was not charged.
• May 6: A Buckeye Lake woman reported a dog left out in the rain. The dog’s owner said the pet had shelter under roof’s drip edge. Police said the dog appeared to be fine. The owner was advised to bring the dog inside if the rain continued.
• May 6: Police assisted a Licking County Sheriff’s Office deputy with a BAC test.
• May 7: Police were called to Evans Park about several vehicles parked on the grass. Police parked with their emergency lights flashing to highlight their presence. Several drivers moved their vehicles off the grass. Police issued three parking citations to vehicles that weren’t moved after 10 minutes.