Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Police reports weren’t available this week. We’ll catch up next week.
• Aug. 1: A Blackberry Lane mother told police her 14 year-old son was out of control.
• Aug. 2: A driver was cited for a stop sign violation on Lakewood Drive at West Main Street.
• Aug. 4: Police were dispatched to assist the fire department with a gas spill on Broadway Street.
• Aug. 4: Police were called to a Canal Road apartment complex at 1:19 a.m. on a report of a loud disturbance. Police meet with two jeveniles who were arguing about a phone. They were advised to keep the noise down.
• Aug. 4: A Broadway Street resident told police she was approached at the Kroger store by a female juvenile who said she was assaulted in the Kroger parking lot and needed a ride to Columbus. She brought the girl to the police station. Police determined that the girl was a runaway being sought by the Licking County Sheriff’s Office. She was picked up by a deputy. The girl told the deputy that she had made up the story about being assaulted.
• Aug. 5: A Broadway Street apartment resident told police that her tires had been slashed overnight.
• Aug. 5: Police were called to Enterprise Drive on a trailer that had become detached from the tractor and had almost tipped over. Police took photos and a report.
• Aug. 5: A driver was cited for going 66 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• Aug. 5: A woman was given a summons to court in lieu of arrest after she allegedly admitted to stealing an item from the Duke station.
• Aug. 5: Police on patrol saw Hebron Fire responding to a garage fire on East Main Street. Police were asked to shut down US 40 in both directions. Police were then asked to come to the house where the homeowner was very upset. He was later arrested for disorderly conduct and aggravated menacing.
• Aug. 6: A hamilton Avenue resident told police that someone during the night had filled in a drainage ditch in the front of his home and had left several shovel holes in his front yard. He requested additional patrols in the area.
• Aug. 6: Police took a report after a driver left the Kroger Fuel Center without paying for gasoline.
• Aug. 7: A South High Street resident told police that his neighbor’s trash cans had been tipped over and that a Mound Street resident’s trailer had also been tipped over.
• Aug. 7: A driver was cited for an illegal u-turn on Ohio 79 at South High Street.
• Aug. 7: Police were called about juveniles fishing in a pond behind the water treatment plant. They told police they didn’t know they couldn’t fish here.
• Aug. 7: A North 8th Street resident reported that someone opened her screen door and was twisting the doorknob on her door at 11:21 p.m. Police checked the area but didn’t see anyone.
• Aug. 8: A Hamilton Avenue resident brought a bike that had been left in his yard for four days to the police station.
• Aug. 8: A driver was cited for going 69 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• Aug. 8: A driver was cited for going 65 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• Aug. 9: Police stopped a vehicle for squealing its tires on Ohio 79 at US 40. The driver was cited for OVI and refused to take a BAC test.
• Aug. 9: A driver was cited for failure to assure clear distance ahead after his vehicle struck another in the rear on West Main Street.
• Aug. 9: A Broadway Street resident told police that the Basin, Broadway and Cedar street signs were missing.
• Aug. 10: A driver was cited for going 73 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• Aug. 10: A Raspberry Circle resident reported the theft of the rear license plate off her vehicle.
• Aug. 10: A driver was stopped for a lines and lanes violation on North High Street and was eventually charged with OVI.
• Aug. 11: A Newark woman reported the theft of her paycheck from her vehicle while it was parked at the Broadway Street apartments.
• Aug. 12: Police were called to a domestic dispute between two brothers – one 14 years old and the other 21 years old – at a Blackberry Lane home. It started out as a verbal dispute, but the adult said he younger brother threatened him with a knife.
• Aug. 12: Police checked out a report of some individuals drinking alcohol on the village’s new frisbee golf course. No one was there when police arrived.