Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Police reports were unavailable on Wednesday.
• May 14: A motorist told police that a female was crying in a black Kia in the Kroger parking lot. Police saw the described vehicle leaving the lot as they arrived. Police stopped the vehicle to check on the occupants. The woman said she was upset because she had missed seeing an old friend at a party. There was no sign of any physical fight and both parties were acting normally.
• May 16: Police were dispatched to a Broadway Street apartment on a wellbeing check. A neighbor that checks on the woman daily couldn’t get you to come to the door. Police made entry and discovered that the woman wasn’t there. Police later learned that she was visiting with her father.
• May 16: A driver was cited for going 64 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• May 17: Police assisted a Licking County Sheriff’s Office deputy with a BAC test.
• May 17: A driver for cited for a stop sign violation on West 2nd Street at Cumberland.
• May 17 A motorist was cited for going 64 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• May 17: Police were dis- patched to a landlord/tenant dispute on East Main Street. The dispute was resolved while police were present.
• May 17: A Newark resident came to the police station to report the theft of some items from an elderly man’s Broadway Street apartment. The complainant named a suspect. Police took a report.
• May 17: Police were called to a South High Street residence on a dispute between a father and his daughter. She wanted to remove some of her property from the home. Police told her father that it was her property and she could take it.
• May 18: Police made a traffic stop on East Main Street and cited a driver for expired tags. The plates had expired on Dec. 14, 2010.
• May 18: Police took a report after a driver left the Duke station without paying for $19.71 worth of gasoline.
• May 19: Police were called about a man panhandling at the Duke station. A manager had asked him to leave serveral times, but he continued to ask customers for money. Police spoke with the man who said he was on his way to Pennsylvania from New Orleans and would move on. He refused a ride to the village limits and started walking east on US 40.
• May 19: Two hours later, police were called to the Kroger sore on a report of a suspicious man refusing to leave an outside bench. Police found the man walk- ing through the cemetery. It was the same man as in the previous report. This time he said he was headed to Cleveland. He refused a ride again and was advised to continue walking out of the village.
• May 19: A driver was cited for going 65 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• May 19: Police stood by while a daughter retrieved personal property from her father’s South High Street home.
• May 19: Police cited a driver for failing to yield right-of-way while making a left-hand turn into the Kroger parking lot.
• May 19: Police were dispatched to Domino’s Pizza at 8:22 p.m. on a report of a burglary in progress. A delivery man said he saw two men in the apartments above the pizza shop trying to get into a window from the outside. Police found the two men inside their apartment. One said he went out on the roof to look into a vacant neighboring apartment. Police told them to stay off the roof of the neighboring building.
• May 20: A driver was cited for failure to assure clear distance ahead after a crash on Ohio 79.
• May 21: A South High Street man told police that some beer and cigarettes were missing from his cooler. He just wanted police to document his loss.
• May 21: A Hamilton Avenue resident told police that someone had stolen four of the red reflectors she had placed in her yard.
• May 21: A driver was cited for going 66 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• May 21: Police gave two Buckeye Lake men a ride home after finding them walking southbound on Ohio 79 after a tire went flat on their vehicle. They didn’t have a spare.
• May 21: Police assisted local fire departments with a parade through town with the Lakewood softball team after they won the district championship.
• May 22: A Canal Road apartment resident reported the theft of a BMX bike.
• May 22: Police on patrol at 12:38 a.m. saw a camping tent set up on one of the Evans Park soccer fields. Police spoke with a 24-yearold man who said he was walking cross country from Washington to protest gambling. Police told him he couldn’t be in the park after dark and gave him information on motels in the area.
• May 22: A driver was cited for going 65 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• May 22: A village employee told police that someone had complained about people drinking alcohol in the Evans Park parking lot. Police checked the area closely but didn’t find anyone drinking.
• May 22: A Kelly Drive resident told police that her back yard was being flooded and she thought it was coming from her neighbor’s swimming pool. Her next door neighbor made the same complaint while police were there. Police spoke with the swimming pool owner who said his pool liner had slipped and water was leaking out. He said he had got the leak stopped.
• May 22: Police made a traffic stop on South High Street and cited a motorist for driving under financial responsibility suspension. His vehicle was impounded.