2013-04-13 / Police Report

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports.

Buckeye Lake

• April 3: Union Street man reported a slashed tire.

• April 4: An Elliott Street man reported his pet rabbit stolen. A juvenile girl confessed to stealing it and her mother said she suspected her daughter was stealing other things. The mother wanted theft charges to be pressed to teach her daughter a lesson.

• April 4: Police assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol in a search for a hit-skip driver. The driver was located and turned over to a trooper.

• April 4: Officer investigated a Licking County Children’s Services complaint about a possible sexual abuse incident involving a minor. Charges are being filed in the case.

• April 5: A woman reported that a juvenile struck her in the face twice. The juvenile was charged with assault.

• April 5: A Duke service station employee reported someone stealing snack food. Video surveillance revealed it was a repeat offender, who was charged with theft.

• April 5: Police chased a Franklin Avenue man who fled in a vehicle on I-70 toward Zanesville, reaching speeds up to 110 miles per hour. The driver eventually stopped in Muskingum County and surrendered. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers were waiting for him in Zanesville and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office was involved in the chase as well. After he surrendered, police found several stolen items in the vehicle and methamphetamine. He was driving under suspension, and was wanted on a felony child support warrant out of Morgan County. He was also charged with felony fleeing and eluding following the chase. The owner of the car, whom the man knew, was charged with wrongful entrustment.

• April 5: A driver was cited for traveling 49 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Mill Dam Road.

• April 5: A driver was cited for traveling 46 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Walnut Road.

• April 5: A driver was cited for traveling 48 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Walnut Road.

• April 5: A Walnut Road woman said someone stole her wallet from her car.

• April 6: Police responded to a report of a drunk driver at McDonald’s. The driver almost backed into a sheriff’s office cruiser that also responded to the call. The driver was reportedly unsteady on his feet, in possession of pills, and driving under suspension. The man was charged with OVI, DUS, and illegal possession.

• April 6: A woman reported her purse missing. It was located nearby and returned to her.

• April 6: Police responded to a report of an intoxicated man near the Goodwill store on Hebron Road. He was detained and released to his mother.

• April 6: A Leroy Street man was upset about messages left on his answering machine.

• April 7: A 4th Street man was arrested on a warrant out of Muskingum County.

• April 7: A driver was stopped for not displaying a front license plate and was found to be driving under suspension.

• April 7: A Central Avenue woman said her ex-boyfriend continues to contact her in violation of a civil protection order. He was advised and agreed to end contact.

• April 7: A woman said her mother’s boyfriend argued with her, grabbed her shirt and left red marks on her chest. The case is being reviewed.

• April 7: A Walnut Road woman said someone entered her vehicle and tried to remove a CD player.

• April 7: A Walnut Road man reported that an intoxicated individual who police had advised not to return to his property had returned. He was gone when an officer arrived.

• April 8: A driver was cited for traveling 51 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Mill Dam Road.

• April 8: A driver was cited for traveling 46 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Mill Dam Road.

• April 9: A Walnut Road woman said her boyfriend, who lives in Gratiot, was receiving harassing phone calls. She was advised to contact the sheriff’s office since he lived outside of the village.

• April 9: A Walnut Road woman reported receiving harassing phone calls. Police contacted the caller and advised her to stop.

• April 10: A driver was cited for traveling 47 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Mill Dam Road.

• April 10: A driver was cited for traveling 48 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Walnut Road.


• Feb. 26: A manager at Mc- Donald’s reported a suspicious person in the store who had been there for several hours without eating. The man told police he is homeless and was just passing through town. He left without incident.

• Feb. 27: A driver was stopped for speed on Ohio 79 at US 40. He was cited for speed and OVI. Charges are pending on possession of drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana.

• Feb. 27: A Thornville landlord told police that tenants moving out of an apartment on South 8th Street had taken a kerosene heater and a weed eater. Police are investigating.

• Feb. 27: Police made a traffic stop on Main Street, ultimately charged the driver with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was taken to jail and his vehicle impounded.

• Feb. 28: A mother told police her third grade daughter had been punched in the nose by another student while riding the school bus. She was planning to report the incident the next day to the principal but wanted police to have a record of it.

• March 5: Police removed an unruly student from a school bus after the bus driver drove it to the station. The student was released to a parent.

• March 5: Police were called about an occupied vehicle parked in a handicap space without a permit. Police discovered the driver was wanted on a Newark Police warrant. She was arrested and taken to jail.

• March 6: Police took a report on the theft of a firearm from a West Main Street address.

• March 6: Police were called about a young teenager acting strangely in the Canal Road apartments parking lot. She had not taken her medication. Police stood by until here mother arrived.

• March 8: A Maple Street resident reported the possible misuse of his Sears charge card.

• March 11: Police took a report after a driver left without paying for gasoline at the Duke station.

• March 11: A Pataskala woman told police that she and her husband are separating and he is now following her around. He was advised.

• March 15: Police assisted Buckeye Lake Police with a BAC test. The driver refused to take the test.

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