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Buckeye Lake Police Police Activity Reports for February

  • Feb. 1: Police were asked to check frequently on  an abandoned mobile home on West 1st Street that had been broken into multiple times and most recently had a gas line leak.
  • Feb. 1: A Buckeye Lake officer was checked at the fire department concerning a possible exposure to narcotics.
  • Feb. 2: Police stopped an ATV traveling against traffic on Ohio 79. Police charged the operator with driving under suspension, failure to have an operator’s license and driving on the wrong side of the roadway. He was cited into Mayor’s Court.
  • Feb. 2: Police took a report at the Dollar General store about a shoplifter that had left the scene.
  • Feb. 3: Police on patrol noticed a vehicle behind his cruiser that crossed over the fog lines several times and then began to follow the cruiser too closely. Police stopped the driver who said he was trying to take a phone call. He was issued a written warning for following too close and a marked lanes violation.
  • Feb. 4: Police checked out a 9-1-1 hang-up call at a West 3rd Street home. A woman there said she was trying to set up her new government phone when she misdialed 9-1-1. She thanked police for checking up on her.
  • Feb. 5: Police checked out a report of two pickup trucks being operated recklessly in the parking lot at the Lake Breeze townhomes. The complainant said the trucks had headed west on Ohio 79. Police had negative contact.
  • Feb. 5: A West 3rd Street resident reported walking by a man on Neel Avenue that told her, “No one will talk to me; I’m going to kill you and everyone else around here. Merry Christmas.” The man continued walking. Police checked the area with negative contact and then checked with the squad that had responded to a run in the area. EMT’s told police that they had seen a man meeting the description walking north on Hebron Road toward I-70. Police checked that area again with negative contact.
  • Feb. 5: A woman walked into the police station to request a wellbeing check on a mother and 10 children living in a home with bags of trash stacked outside. Police went to the home and found a mother and father with five children. It appeared the home was being cleaned and the children looked OK. The adults were told to clean up the trash bags outside the home.
  • Feb. 5: Police stopped a vehicle being operated without headlights after dark. The driver said she had just bought the vehicle and didn’t know her lights weren’t on. She was issued a written warning.
  • Feb. 6: A Newark man asked police to accompany him while he checked to see if a tenant had vacated a rental unit.
  • Feb. 6: A Cliff Street resident passed on a complaint from a neighbor that a woman was peeking in windows and walking between residences. An area check had negative contact.
  • Feb. 7: Police took a report at the Goodwill store on a domestic dispute at a Central Avenue residence.
  • Feb. 7: Police responded to an alarm drop at N Storage on Mill Dam Road. Checked OK.
  • Feb. 7: Police assisted Hebron Police on Lake Forest Drive on an arrest in an active domestic dispute.
  • Feb. 8: Police were dispatched to a Central Avenue room to assist a Humane agent on a report of K-9 being strung up. The K-9 was OK, but police arrested a resident on a domestic violence warrant.
  • Feb. 8: A former Walnut Road resident asked police to meet her at her ex-boyfriend’s residence so she could retrieve her belongings. Her key no longer worked so she could not gain entrance. Police advised her of her options to retrieve her property.
  • Feb. 8: A manager at a local fast food restaurant told police that after she fired an employee via a phone call that ex-employee responded, “Well, it’s time to blow your ass up.” The manager just wanted police to document the threat.
  • Feb. 8: Police stood by while an ex-wife retrieved her belonging from her ex-husband’s West 5th Street home.
  • Feb. 8: A former tenant at the Motel 6 told police that she had left some property there when she moved out and now discovered that some of her personal documents had been crumpled up and that some of her property must have been thrown away.
  • Feb. 9: Police on patrol heard an alarm at the Dollar General store. After checking with dispatch, police checked the building and found it secure.
  • Feb. 10: Police checked out a report of a suspicious person at the storage units along North Bank. The person was at his storage unit.
  • Feb. 11: Police checked the area around the Taco Bell restaurant for a vehicle possibly involved in a road rage incident on I-70. Negative contact.
  • Feb. 11: Police checked out a report of a suspicious person looking into vehicle windows at McDonalds. Negative contact.
  • Feb. 11: Police assisted area fire departments with a working fire at Lakeview and Buckeye.
  • Feb. 11: A Lakeview Drive resident asked police to check her residence more frequently after she found visitors parking in her driveway.
  • Feb. 12: A Walnut Road resident reported finding a bicycle.
  • Feb. 12: A Leisure Village resident told police he was standing outside his home when an unknown male driving a PT Cruiser told him he was “going to whoop your ass” and drove away. Police checked the area with negative contact.
  • Feb. 12: Police on patrol saw a vehicle swerve completely over the center-line on Walnut Road. Police stopped the vehicle and determined he was not impaired. He was issued a written for marked lanes violation.
  • Feb. 12: Police responded to a report of a tree completely blocking Hunts Landing Road at Lynn Street. Neighbors and the street department removed the tree.
  • Feb. 12: A Licking County Sheriff’s Office sergeant told police that an ATV reported stolen in 2018 from a North Bank resident had been recovered. Police were asked to contact the owner to come pick up his ATV. He had moved from Buckeye Lake and police located him in Newark.
  • Feb. 13: A Highland Avenue resident told police that squatters were inside a home on Highland. Police tried to call the complainant back for more information but couldn’t make contact with him. A check of Highland Avenue homes didn’t turn anything up.
  • Feb. 13: A West 4th Street resident complained about a four-wheeler regularly being driven recklessly up and down 4th Street before disappearing into Ryan-Braden Park. Police found tracks in Ryan Park that crossed West 1st Street before disappearing on Cliff Street. An area neighbor identified the driver as “Fat Nate,” who was said to live on the East side of Buckeye Lake. Police took photos of the ruts in the park and are continuing to investigate the complaint.
  • Feb. 13: Police were asked to check on the wellbeing of a Central Avenue juvenile. He was OK.
  • Feb. 14: Police on patrol saw a man looking depressed at the corner of Walnut Road and Hilton Street. Police asked if he was OK and he said he was. He identified himself as a Dayton man and said he might be wanted on a warrant from there. He consented to a search and produced a driver’s license. Police determined he was not wanted on a warrant and wished him help. He told police he is currently homeless.
  • Feb. 14: Police on patrol saw a man riding a bicycle the wrong way on Myers Avenue. Police stopped him and checked him for warrants. He had no warrants but when police asked if he had any weapons on him, he said “two M-16’s” which resulted in a search for weapons. He didn’t have any weapons and told police he was just playing about the weapons. He was warned to write his bicycle in the direction of traffic.
  • Feb. 14: An Anchors Way resident asked police to check on a suspicious white truck that had passed his house. A search turned up negative contact.
  • Feb. 15: A Walnut Road apartment resident told police she had not seen her neighbor for several days and was concerned about the condition of her cats. Police contacted the landlord who tenant was no longer supposed to be on the property. Police could see inside the apartment from a window and reported trash, ripped sheets, broken furniture and dirt tracked on the floor. Police then conducted a wellbeing check and found no one nor any cats in the apartment.
  • Feb. 15: Police assisted a Licking County Humane agent checking on a report that a cat was stuck inside a shed at a Walnut Road home. Police heard several feline meows coming from the shed. Police spoke with a relative of the homeowner who got permission from the owner to cut the lock and rescue the cat. Police took photographs of the cat that appeared to be OK.
  • Feb. 15: A Leisure Village mother asked police about disciplining her 11-year-old son. She told police that he had struck her in the nose recently. Police advised her to contact police when incidents like that happen and gave her some parenting advice. Police also suggested that she return to her home to talk with her son. She refused.
  • Feb. 15: A Leisure Village mother reported that her 14-year-old son was being unruly and hit her with a spoon.
  • Feb. 16: Police stopped a Columbus woman driving on Ohio 79 in a vehicle without a county sticker and an expired registration sticker. The driver told police that she put the wrong sticker on the plate and that the registration was valid. Police confirmed her explanation and gave her a written warning to improper display.
  • Feb. 16: Police stopped a Hebron man driving on Ohio 79 in a vehicle with an obstructed license tag and failing to use a turn signal to enter the North Shore Park. The driver was given a written warning for both violations.
  • Feb. 16: Police issued a written warning to a Lancaster driver for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on Ohio 79.
  • Feb. 16: A Ridgeway, Ohio, juvenile driver was issued a written warning for traveling 43 mph in a 35 mph zone on Ohio 79.
  • Feb. 17: Police checked out a report of a suspicious vehicle with the occupants possibly using drugs in the parking lot at the Lake Breeze townhomes. Negative contact.
  • Feb. 17: Police checked out a report of loud music at a West 7th Street address at 10:22 p.m. Police knocked on the door and a male subject looked out a window and then turned down the music. He would not come to the door.
  • Feb. 18: The village code enforcement officer asked police to conduct extra patrols indefinitely at vacant properties on Highland Avenue, Renner Street, Wood Street and two on Walnut Road. The code enforcement officer, who is a full-time police officer in a Columbus suburb, asked police to get out of their vehicle and walk the property on their checks.
  • Feb. 18: A Lynnwood Circle resident complained that a neighbor parks in front of her mailbox. Police told the neighbor that they can’t park in front of the mail box. The neighbor said the vehicle belongs to a friend and they went out and moved it.
  • Feb. 18: A Buckeye Lake Estates resident told police that he is upset with whomever is plowing snow there because the lights are shining into his home. Police told him it was a civil issue and to contact the park manager.
  • Feb. 19: Police stopped a Thornville driver on Ohio 79 for expired tags. The driver presented proof that registration had been renewed. Police issued a written warning for improper display.
  • Feb. 20: Police observed a couple having a verbal argument outside the police station. Police split the couple up. A 70-year-old Heath woman wanted police to take her to her 49-year-old boyfriend’s residence to get her phone. The boyfriend said she bought it for him. Police told the couple it was a civil matter but agreed to follow the couple to the home to split up property if they could be civil. Both agreed and went to a Walnut Road home where both continued to argue. Police warned them both about possible disorderly conduct charges. The girlfriend found her phone and left. The boyfriend calmed down but hit his own flowerpot with his vehicle as he drove away.
  • Feb. 20: Police checked out a report that a Lab mix canine was walking in the middle of Hebron Road near the Goodwill store. Negative contact after an extensive area check.
  • Feb. 20: A vehicle nearly struck a police cruiser in the Blue Heron Boardwalk before exiting the lot going north on Walnut Road at 40 mph in a 35 mph. The driver had to brake hard to avoid hitting a vehicle ahead of it on Hebron Road. The driver turned on Union Avenue and failed to come to a complete stop at the Union/East streets intersection. Police also noted that its license plate was poorly illuminated and initiated a traffic stop after the driver turned onto Hunts Landing Road. Police conducted a field sobriety test but did not fine sufficient indicators from the test. The driver was issued written warnings for excessive speed and the license plate light.
  • Feb. 22: Police checked out a 9-1-1 hang-up call from a Leisure Village home. The caller said it was an accidental dial and everything checked out OK.
  • Feb. 22: Police assisted the Buckeye Lake squad with a meth overdose on Union Street.
  • Feb. 22: Police responded to an alarm drop at the Family Dollar store. Building checked OK and secure.
  • Feb. 23: Police assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol with traffic control on Ohio 79 following an accident on eastbound I-70.
  • Feb. 23: Police on patrol saw a vehicle with an expired license tag turn of Myers onto Renner Street. Police made a traffic stop as the vehicle pulled into a Renner Street driveway. The Renner Street resident driving was issued citations for driving under suspension, no driver’s license and an expired registration. The citations required a mandatory appearance in Mayor’s Court.
  • Feb. 23: Police on patrol saw a vehicle heading south on Hebron Road with just one headlight. The Fredericktown, Ohio, driver was issued a written warning for operating just one headlight. Police also discovered that she was wanted on a Licking County warrant for domestic contempt/non-support. She was arrested on the warrant and taken to the Licking County Jail.
  • Feb. 23: Police took a report on found property at the Family Dollar store.
  • Feb. 23: Police told the manager at the Lake Breeze townhome that officers are continuing to watch for suspicious vehicles in the parking lot.
  • Feb. 26: Police delivered a Mayor’s Court summons to a Central Avenue resident for a code enforcement violation.
  • Feb. 26: Police checked an address for a Coshocton County Sheriff’s deputy. The address no longer exists.
  • Feb. 27: An AEP utility worker asked police to accompany him to a Myers Avenue residence to turn back on the electricity. The worker had turned off the electric the day before and believed the resident had thrown something at his truck and ran after the truck as he left. The resident came outside when police and the AEP worker arrived. Police asked to see the resident’s identification who started arguing about his free speech rights. After being warned about a possible disorderly conduct charge, the resident provided identification and returned to his home. His electricity was successfully restored.
  • Feb. 27: Police took a report about a credit fraud from a Maplewood Drive resident.
  • Feb. 27: A Northbank resident flagged down police to report a domestic dispute at a Northbank apartment. Police heard a female shout, “You put hands on me.” Police separated the couple. The male half said it was a verbal dispute about him getting another woman pregnant and the female half wanted him to leave. He told police that he caught the female half as she was about to fall which prompted her statement, “You put hands on me.” When police spoke to the female half they noticed a red spot on her neck. The female half said she hadn’t been hit and attributed the mark and comment to the male half catching her as she started to fall. She also said her makeup might be responsible for the mark. The couple was advised to separate for the night and the male half was warned about persistent disorderly conduct. The female half refused to cooperate with police and said the male half could return to the apartment.
  • Feb. 27: Police responded to a complaint about a disturbance at a Central Avenue home. He said the man and woman who owned the home had stolen his wallet. He said he had moved in about three weeks ago but had been living there off and on for six months. He said he couldn’t now go back in to get his wallet. The complainant completed a statement and police started talking with the male owner who turned out not to be the owner. Police obtained consent from the female ‘owner’ to search a vehicle, the garage, and living room/kitchen of the home for a wallet. Police didn’t find a wallet there nor in either of the two male’s pockets. The complainant refused to add to his statement and also refused to give police his phone number. When police followed up with the complainant the next day, he said, “I’m good.” Police have closed the case pending further information/cooperation from the ‘victim.’
  • Feb. 28: Police took a report and viewed security camera footage showing former Police Chief Jim Hanzey “flying the bird” as he drove by the mayor’s home.
  • Feb. 28: Police stopped the owner of a Buckeye Lake used car lot for traveling 51 mph in a 35 mph zone on Walnut Road. He told police he was test driving the vehicle and didn’t realize he was speeding. He was issued a written warning for excessive speed.
  • Feb. 28: Police responded to a loud music complaint at a Renner Street home. A woman at the home was warned that if the male resident didn’t keep his music down he would be charged with disorderly conduct by nuisance.
  • Feb. 28: Police were called to a Hilton Road home about a past burglary. The incident is still under investigation.
  • Feb. 28: A Zanesville man called police from the Buckeye Lake Duke & Duchess gas station claiming that a person he was selling his vehicle to had taken off after he went into the convenience store. He identified the buyer as a Washington Court House woman and said the title had been transferred to her and notarized. Police told him it was a civil issue. Police contacted the new owner who said she had already purchased the vehicle for $800 and had agreed to drop him off in Buckeye Lake as the halfway point to his Zanesville home. She said that she knew the seller had wanted to be with her for months and had started “hitting” on her. She left as soon as he went into the store because he was “getting creepy.”
  • Feb. 28: A Lakewood High School staff member asked police to check on the wellbeing of a juvenile living at a Central Avenue home. Police made contact with the juvenile who said he was OK. Police also found plenty of food in the home and reported the home was clean.
  • Mar. 1: Police were called to a West 3rd Street home on a report of a possible burglary. The family found a glass sliding door completely open when they returned. Police searched the residence with negative contact and the couple didn’t find anything missing. A relative had visited the home to let out a dog but insisted she left the door closed. Police are considering the case closed unless more information appears.
  • Mar. 1: Police responded to a report of a person making suicidal threats at a Leisure Village home. Two juveniles told police their mother placed the blunt edge of a knife to her wrist, stating, “I’m willing to kill myself to prove I’m not lying to you,” following an argument with them. Police pink slipped the mother into Licking Memorial for evaluation. Police transported her to the hospital.
  • Mar. 1: Police responded to an alarm drop at N Storage. Business checked secure.
  • Mar. 1: Pataskala Police asked police to locate a woman with a Buckeye Lake address that left her vehicle in the middle of a roadway in Pataskala. Police had negative contact at the listed residence and a neighbor told police that she moved away about three months ago.

    The Village of Buckeye Lake  recently took delivery of a new Ford Explorer police cruiser. Police Chief Vicki Wardlow and Officer Jackson show it off at the village offices. Courtesy photo.

 

 

 

 

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