Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Jan. 30: Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a Gordon Street home. Police checked the home and everything was OK. Street address.
• Jan. 31: Police checked out a report of a pit bull running loose on West Market Street. Its owner caught the dog.
• Feb. 2: Police were dispatched to Alt Park on a report of two trucks doing donuts in the grass. The trucks left before police arrived. Police are trying to track down the vehicles.
• Feb. 2: Police were called about the recovery of a stolen vehicle. Police stood by while the owner recovered the vehicle from a known party. Charges are pending.
• Feb. 3: Police were called to a North Liberty Street home on a report of a juvenile out of control. The juvenile had assaulted family members and said he would do the same to police. Police arrested the juvenile and he was taken to a juvenile detention facility.
• Feb. 4: A North Main Street business owner told police that two males had entered his business, grabbed three bottles of vodka and fled. One adult and one juvenile were identified by officers and charged in the incident.
• Feb. 4: Police responded to a fight at a Washington Street residence.
Two males had assaulted each other and refused to press charges. Both were advised.
• Feb. 5: Police are investigating a report from a salon owner that an ex-employee had stolen product and cash from her.
• Feb. 5: Police responded to a report of an active domestic dispute at the Baltimore Court Apartments. It turned out to be a verbal dispute and police advised both parties.
• Feb. 6: Police were called about a possible suicide attempt involving a firearm at an East Cliff Street home. Everyone at the home was OK.
• Feb. 7: Police are continuing to investigate a report of an unknown person shoplifting several items from the Dollar General store and then fleeing in a truck.
• Feb. 8: Police responded to a report of two trucks turfing Alt Park. Police found two trucks stuck in grass and identified the drivers who had caused significant damage to the park. Charges will be filed.
• Feb. 10: Police were told about threats being made over FaceBook. The parties were advised.
• Feb. 8: A Blacklick man said his jeep, which was inoperable and parked near Mill Street in Buckeye Lake Village, was stolen.
• Feb. 8: A suspicious vehicle was reported on Lake Street. Its keys were in its ignition and its door were unlocked. It was transported to the Buckeye Lake Police station for safekeeping.
• Feb. 10: A driver was cited for traveling 50 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Hebron Road.
• Feb. 10: An officer was informed of a person calling for help from the spillway near Ohio 79. He heard the call and requested emergency services back-up. The officer discovered a man on the rocky jetty (stone structure extending into water) in front of the spillway. A dog was in the water near him. The man had fallen into the water, trying to rescue his dog out of the lake. According to reports, the man was in the lake for five to 10 minutes before managing to climb up the jetty. The officer and an EMT reached the man at the same time. Police helped the dog get out of the lake while the EMT tended to the man. The man was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital for possible hypothermia and the dog was returned to its home alive.
• Feb. 10: A Thornville man reported someone stole his electrical box.
• Feb. 11: A driver was cited for traveling 49 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Walnut Road.
• Feb. 11: Two drivers were each cited for traveling 47 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Walnut Road.
• Feb. 11: A driver was cited for traveling 48 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Mill Dam Road.
• Feb. 13: A driver was cited for traveling 30 in a 20 miles per hour zone on Myers Avenue.
• Feb. 13: A driver was cited for traveling 46 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Mill Dam Road.
• Jan. 13: A driver was cited for going 52 mph in a 35 mph zone on South High Street at Sunset.
• Jan. 14: Police took a report after a driver left the Duke station without paying for $20 worth of gasoline.
• Jan. 14: A driver was cited for expired tags on Ohio 79.
• Jan. 17: A Hamilton Avenue woman told police that her son had taken checks from her and his grandmother.
• Jan. 17: Police took a report on the theft of medication from a Broadway Street apartment.
• Jan. 18: A passerby reported seeing a wallet fall off the roof of a vehicle as it pulled off North 9th Street onto Main Street. The man recovered the wallet and brought it to the police station. Police contacted the owner who said nothing was missing from it.
• Jan. 19: A driver was cited for reasonable control after he lost control of his vehicle and knocked down a gravestone in the Hebron Cemetery.
• Jan. 19: Police assisted Buckeye Lake with a reported active domestic dispute in the Duke station parking lot. It turned out to be a verbal dispute.
• Jan. 20: Police stopped a vehicle for marked lanes violations on Ohio 79 at US 40. The driver was ultimately charged with OVI and marked lanes.
• Jan. 20: A Hebron Road trailer court resident reported that someone had slashed the tires on her vehicle.
• Jan. 21: Police on patrol at 1:16 a.m. found an open door at Advance Auto Parts. Police checked the building and secured the door.
• Jan. 21: Police recovered a stolen vehicle at the Lakewood Administration building. The driver was arrested for physical control of a vehicle and resisting arrest. Auto theft charges are pending.
• Jan. 21: A South 8th Street mother told police her juvenile son was under house arrest but they had not seen or heard from him for the last four days. Police picked him up at a friend’s home on raspberry Circle. A juvenile probation officer told police to take him home.
• Jan. 22: A man was charged with theft after being detained for shoplifting at the Kroger store. He had an outstanding warrant and was taken to jail.
• Jan. 24: A 4th Street resident reported that a man driving a pink Jeep was stealing wire from an abandoned trailer across the street. Police talked with the man who said he had permission to remove the wire. His story checked out.
• Jan. 24: Police took a report after a $50 counterfeit bill was passed at the Kroger Fuel Center.
• Jan. 26: Police assisted a drive who had lost a large ladder off his truck on Ohio 79. Police stopped traffic so the ladder could be retrieved from the roadway.
• Jan. 28: Police took a report after a driver left the Duke station without paying for $10.03 worth of gasoline.
• Jan. 29: A woman was issued a summons in lieu of arrest after being detained for shoplifting at the Kroger store.
• Jan. 30: A driver was cited for going 48 mph in a 35 mph zone on Refugee Road at Evans Park.
• Jan. 30: Police took a report about the same vehicle involved in a Jan. 28 report leaving the Duke station without paying for $15.03 worth of gasoline this time.
• Jan. 30: Police saw the vehicle involved in the Duke station drive-off on Canal Road and stopped it. The driver allegedly admitted to the morning driveoff. He was arrested on a Licking County felony warrant and taken to jail. Police also obtained a written confession for several driveoffs from the Duke station.
• Jan. 30: Police assisted Buckeye Lake Police on a report of a large fight in Leisure Village. Police held the scene of the fight between juveniles until Buckeye Lake and the Licking County Sheriff’s Office arrived.