Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• July 29: An officer was called to Leisure Village because a resident said a couple was having sex in public view. The officer talked to couple and told the male, who is not a Leisure Village resident, to leave the premises and not return. Police were called later when the man returned to Leisure Village. The man became abusive toward the officer. According to the police report, the man eventually ran out the Buckeye Lake Police station during the interview and fled. He was spotted later but managed to avoid arrest. The man is charged with criminal trespass and obstructing official business.
• July 30: A Wood Street man was charged with criminal damaging after vandalizing a vehicle while he was intoxicated.
• July 30: A Hebron Road woman reported her juvenile daughter missing. The daughter was later found unharmed.
• July 30: A Walnut Road woman said her ex- husband, against whom she has a restraining order, left a slurred message on her voice mail.
• July 31: A West 4th Street man reported that someone scratched his vehicle with a key, causing serious damage.
• Aug. 1: A Somerset woman was charged with failure to obey a traffic control device when she ran a red light at the Ohio 79 and Mill Dam Road intersection and slammed into a pick-up truck entering the intersection legally. There were no serious injuries.
• Aug. 1: A Walnut Road woman reported that a person against whom she has a restraining order violated the agreement.
• June 17: A drive was cited for driving under suspension and the vehicle was impounded.
• June 17: An employee at the Bayer Corporation said someone cut off the catalytic converter on his vehicle. Police are reviewing security video of the parking lot.
• June 17: Police on patrol at 10:46 p.m. found a toilet in the middle of Deacon Street. A neighbor said he would remove it and then get rid of it.
• June 18: Police responded to an alarm drop at Harry and David’s. Everything checked secure.
• June 18: A Forest Ridge Drive resident reported that her neighbor’s house and car were vandalized while they were on vacation. Police took a report and photos of the damage.
• June 18: A South High Street grandmother came to the police station concerned about her granddaughter’s wellbeing. Police found no signs of physical harm.
• June 18: A motorist driving south on South High Street ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver was cited for OVI, failure to control and an open container.
• June 18: Police took a report after a motorist left the Kroger Fuel Center without paying for $57.53 in gasoline.
• June 19: Police were called about noise at a Kelly Drive home at 12:22 a.m. A woman and her guest were told to quiet down or go inside. They told police they were moving inside.
• June 19: Police made a traffic stop on Ohio 79 at Enterprise Drive for a lines and lanes violation. The driver was ultimately charged with OVI as well.
• June 19: Police were called to assist an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper with an OVI arrest on Ohio 79 near O’Neill Drive. The driver was told to call a licensed driver to remove his vehicle from along the roadway. Police noticed the the person who showed up to drive the vehicle had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. He failed a field sobriety test and was also charged with OVI.
• June 19: Police were called to Canal Park on a report of juveniles rocking a portable toilet. Two juveniles were told to stop.
• June 19: A Columbus woman at the Best Western Inn claimed her daughter had stolen her jewelry box and its jewelry, two digital cameras and her dog. Her dog was returned and police took statements from both parties.
• June 19: A Hebron man reported that someone had broken into a shed at Canal Park by beating the lock off the door. The vandals also tired to flood the field by turning on a hose. A large hole was torn in the net and the doors to the women’s rest room and the concession stand had been pried, but entrance was not gained. It didn’t appear that anything had been taken from the shed.
• July 20: A 20-year-old driver from Reynoldsburg was cited for failure to control a motor vehicle after he lost control on US 40 and damaged a Kirkersville owned fence. The driver was not injured and able to drive away from the scene.
• July 23: A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged with domestic violence and assault after he was witnessed striking his live-in girlfriend several times in front of their apartment. He fled the scene on foot. The man was found hiding behind a building. He was arrested without incident and transported to jail.
• July 27: Two juveniles, ages five and six, were reported to have caused an estimated $3,000 in damage to the landscaping lights at the Hoskinson Funeral Home. An officer was in the area taking an unrelated report and witnessed the incident. The parents were located and information was exchanged.
• July 28: A 30-year-old Pickerington driver was cited for traveling 84 miles per hour on I-70.
• July 29: A 50-year-old Hebron driver was arrested for driving under suspension and without a driver’s license.
• July 30: A 23-year-old Newark driver was arrested for driving under suspension, no operator’s license, and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.