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Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports.

Buckeye Lake

• April 8: A Union Avenue woman told police people were parking vehicles on property she owns and creating ruts in the yard. The parkers who created the ruts agreed to repair them.

• April 8: A North Shore resident was arrested on a warrant out of Newark. The man attempted to flee, but the officer detained him following a foot chase. Union Township Police assisted in the arrest.

• April 10: Police were called about a possible fight at a West 4th Street residence. Two men said they were “horsing around,” but not fighting. Witnesses to the incident agreed the two men were not actually fighting.

• April 10: A Leroy Street man said another man threatened to beat him up over borrowed money. The men agreed it was only a misunderstanding and shook hands. There were no charges.

• April 10: A driver was cited for traveling 46 in a 35 miles per hour zone.

• April 10: Police were called about a dog fight near a Wood Street residence and were told that one of the dogs was badly injured. The dogs did have some bite marks but were not seriously injured. Police found no signs of other dogs in the area or of a brutal fight between the dogs.

• April 11: A West 3rd Street resident requested police remove a vehicle parked on her property without permission. The vehicle was marked for the four-hour village ordinance, and then impounded at the police station.

• April 11: Police suspected a truck driver, whose semi was half off the pavement and stuck in mud, had been drinking.

• April 11: Police were advised a man driving a tan GMC was on his way to Buckeye Lake Village and he had a felony warrant for his arrest. The officer stopped the vehicle and the man was arrested without incident.

• April 12: Police were called about an incident of animal cruelty, and several puppies were dead. Police and the Humane Society are jointly investigating the incident.

• April 13: A Fredericktown woman said her vehicle was damaged while being towed.

• April 13: A vehicle was stopped for speeding. The driver received a warning but a passenger was cited for not wearing a seatbelt.

• April 13: A driver was cited for traveling 48 in a 35 miles per hour zone.

• April 13: A driver was cited for traveling 50 in a 35 miles per hour zone.


• April 2: Police assisted a Licking County Sheriff’s Office deputy with an active domestic dispute behind the Mill Dam Corner bar. The female half wouldn’t let the complainant leave. The parties were separated and advised to avoid contact.

• April 3: A drive was cited for going 66 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at US 40.

• April 3: A Canal Road apartment mother asked police to help her calm down her 15-year-old daughter. Officers were able to get you to calm down.

• April 4: A Lakewood Drive resident reported a suspicious person in the backyard at 9:37 p.m. Police didn’t see anyone.

• April 4: A North Street man reported the theft of his license plate while his vehicle was being repaired.

• April 4: A business owner told police that an employee was told to test drive a customer’s vehicle, but failed to return it to the garage. Police made contact with the employee who said he had the vehicle since he hadn’t been told where to leave the vehicle. He was taking it back to the garage.

• April 5: A driver was cited for going 65 mph in a 50 mph zone on Ohio 79 at Enterprise Drive.

• April 5: Police were called to a verbal dispute on Westview Drive. A man was upset because his girlfriend moved out and took her belongings with her. He claimed some of the items belonged to him. Police told him it was a civil matter.

• April 5: Police were called to Clay’s Cafe about a customer placing a large order and then refusing to pay for it. Police talked with the customer who agreed to pay for it.

• April 6: Police were called at 12:30 a.m. to a Lake Forest Drive home on a complaint about two kids playing basketball outside. The kids were inside when police arrived and their mother said they were in for the night.

• April 7: A woman said her ex-husband’s girlfriend drove by her East Main Street business and made an obscene gesture to her. Police spoke with the girlfriend who said she was getting gas and the complainant was taking photos of her and her vehicle. She denied making any gesture. The complainant acknowledged taking photos to document the woman’s presence in the area.

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