Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Reports were not available this week. We’ll catch up next week.
• Aug. 25: Police took a report after a Renosol employee reported seeing several subjects in a van take metal from an outside recycling bin.
• Aug. 26: A Wisconsin woman asked police to check on her brother who lives in Hebron. She hadn’t been able to contact him for two months. He was OK and told police that his phone had been shut off. Police advised his sister.
• Aug. 26: A Licking County Humane Society worker asked police to assist her in removing some neglected animals at a Raspberry Circle home. She asked and received permission for her and a police officer to enter the home. Police noticed drug paraphernalia in plain view. The resident allowed for the animals to be removed from the home. Charges for possession of drug paraphernalia are pending.
• Aug. 26: A Raspberry Circle mother asked police to speak with a juvenile that she said had been bullying her son. Police spoke to both juveniles and their parents.
• Aug. 26: Police took a report after a motorist left the Duke station without paying for fuel.
• Aug. 26: Police were called to the Kroger store on a report of a suspicious person in the store. Store employees asked the man for his receipt when he left the store. He did not provide a receipt and left, traveling eastbound on US 40. Store security is reviewing security videos to determine whether he actually took anything.
• Aug. 26: A South High Street resident reported a verbal domestic dispute with his wife. He told police she had been drinking heavily and may be taking pain killers illegally. He said the dispute started when he returned from getting materials for a job and his wife accused him of cheating on her. Police spoke to both parties and they calmed down.
• Aug. 27: A Lakewood Drive apartment resident told police that someone had entered her apartment and stolen her car keys. Police later learned that she had left the keys on her kitchen counter and that no one had entered her apartment.
• Aug. 27: Police were checking
Canal Park when they noticed two men removing aluminum cans from a recycling trailer. They were planning to sell them. They were told to put them back in the trailer.
• Aug. 27: Police were called about a man wearing a safety vest and approaching children on Hamilton Avenue. When he was confronted by an adult, he said he was searching for a missing child. Police found the man on East Main Street. Police said his explanations weren’t making sense and kept changing. They learned that he lived with a relative on Westview Drive. Police learned that he is mentally disabled and had become confused about a conversation in the home.
• Aug. 28: Police on patrol at 1:30 a.m. on South High Street saw a red pickup truck with both driver-side doors open. Police were unable to contact the owner, so they closed and locked both doors.
• Aug. 28: Three drivers were cited for excessive speed in the 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40. The drivers were traveling 68 mph, 66 mph and 71 mph.