Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Sept. 27: A Walnut Road man reported finding two stolen purses. He thought he knew who stole them, turned the purses over to the police and told them about the potential suspect. It was determined that the purses were stolen from vehicles parked at the Buckeye Lake Post Office. The suspect was contacted and charged with theft.
• Oct. 7: A Fourth Street man reported that his van was vandalized.
• Oct. 8: A Family Dollar employee witnessed two people shoplift from the store and then escape in a van. A Union Township officer stopped the van after its driver ran a stoplight. The officer identified the van and its passengers, who were arrested and eventually confessed to the crime.
• Oct. 10: A driver was cited for traveling 54 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Mill Dam Road.
• Oct. 10: A driver was cited for traveling 51 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Mill Dam Road.
• Oct. 10: A Duke service station employee reported a customer left without paying for $52.11 in gasoline.
• Oct. 12: A Leroy Avenue man reported someone entered his home and removed several items.
• Oct. 12: A Walnut Road woman said someone entered her home and removed several items from her purse.
• Sept. 3: A West 2nd Street resident reported a possible missing 4-wheeler. He said a friend may have borrowed t, but said he usually calls before taking it. His friend is in West Virginia and he couldn’t reach him by phone. Police suggested he talk with his friend before reporting it as stolen.
• Sept 4: A Kroger loss prevention employee detained a man for taking an Ohio State hat, a bottle of Aqua Velva and two boxes of Band-Aids. The would be Aqua Velva man allegedly admitted to the theft. he was arrested and taken to jail. The North Carolina resident was in town for the races at National Trail Raceway.
• Sept. 4: Police arrested a man detained for shoplifting at the Kroger store.
• Sept. 5: A Blue Jay Road resident told police her son took her Honda Civic without her permission. She suspected that he drive it to the Lakewood Drive apartments. The vehicle wasn’t there when police checked.
• Sept. 6: A driver was stopped on Refugee Road at Canyon for failing to drive within marked lanes. He was ultimately charged with OVI.
• Sept. 6: Police are investigating a report from a Kelly Drive woman who said her 20-year-old nephew was forced into a vehicle in Hebron and then driven to Buckeye Lake where he was assaulted and robbed.
• Sept. 6: A Columbus woman said her vehicle was struck while she was sitting in it at the Kroger lot. She said the elderly driver argued about the incident and refused to provide her information. She gave police a license number. Police contacted the other driver who said she didn’t believe she struck the vehicle. She allowed police to inspect her vehicle. Police couldn’t determine wether she had struck the other vehicle.
• Sept. 7: A Greenbriar Lane woman said a man was looking into the windows of her SUV. Police checked the area and found an employee of Discreet Recovery who was preparing to repossess her vehicle.
• Sept. 7: A Kelly Court resident reported the theft of a lawn furniture umbrella from her fenced-in backyard.
• Sept. 8: Police responded to an alarm drop at 2:14 a.m. at Brad’s Recycling. Police checked the area and when the keyholder arrived reviewed security video. Everything checked OK.
• Sept. 8: Police arrested a Harry & David’s employee on a Newark Police warrant. He was taken to jail.
• Sept. 8: A driver was cited for failure to yield the irhgt-ofway while turning left from S. High Street onto Cumberland Street. Three vehicles were involved in the ensuing accident. The cited driver was injured and taken to the hospital.
• Sept. 8: A Dennison Street mother complained about calls to her daughter from a girl she was having trouble with at school. Police told the other juvenile to stop calling her.
• Sept. 8: A Newark woman told police her mother who lives in Hebron has been stealing her disability checks. Police are investigating.
• Sept. 10: A driver was cited for going 72 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.
• Sept. 10: A North 7th Street resident reported an argument with his concrete contractor. He said he called and left a message . He claimed the contractor threatened to hit him in the head with a hammer when he called back. Police spoke with the contractor who said any future contact with the complainant would be via a civil suit.
• Sept. 11: A Lakewood Drive resident flagged down police on patrol. She said she had just been involved in an argument with a named person who had been harassing her daughter and threatening to beat her up. The other person had left, but she wanted to report the threats.