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Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Welcome back to Kirkersville, Millersport and Thornville.

Buckeye Lake

• Feb. 7: Police responded to an alarm drop at the Family Dollar store. Everything was secure when police arrived.

• Feb. 9: A Lake Street woman said her son’s ex-girlfriend was causing problems. The ex-girlfriend had called for police to be present while she recovered some property removed from her car. She collected her property and left the scene.

• Feb. 10: A Lancaster man reported that someone damaged his car while trying to break into it. Nothing was removed.

• Feb. 10: A Seymour Street woman reported a man refused to leave her home after being asked to do so. The man was gone when police arrived.

• Feb. 10: Wires were reported down near Highland Avenue and Monroe Street. They were telephone wires and the Embarq telephone company was notified.

• Feb. 11: A Walnut Road man said his estranged wife bought Direct TV in his name without permission. The wife said she’d take care of the issue and the bill would be sent to her.

• Feb. 12: A Dexter City, Ohio woman reported that someone broke into her car while it was parked at Wendy’s and stole her purse.


• Jan. 21: Police responded to a traffic crash on the eastbound exit of I-70 and Ohio 158. A tractortrailer rig was allegedly stuck on the right side while turning right, while being passed on the right by a vehicle driven by a Baltimore woman. No damage was done to the tractor-trailer rig, while functional damage occurred to the woman’s car. No injuries were reported.

• Feb. 3: Police stopped a vehicle on Ohio 158 south of Interstate 70 after the officerobserved the vehicle run a red light. The driver was arrested for fiveoutstanding warrants from FairfieldCounty. He was also charged with driving under suspension, failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to obey a traffic control device and driving with an expired drivers license. The passenger was observed by the officerto be placing articles into his pockets. Upon further investigation, the passenger was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger was charged and released. The driver was turned over to a Fairfield County deputy.

• Feb. 4: Police responded to a report of a prowler in the 100 block of North Fifth Street. Police checked the area and did not findanyone. Complainants described the man as a white male 5′ 6″-5’8″ tall with short brown or black hair, medium build. The suspect wore a camouflage jacket and a baseball cap, had a beard and wore glasses. Persons with information regarding this individual are urged to call the Kirkersville Police at 927-7766.

• Feb. 7: Police responded to a report of a theft from the rear of a West Main Street business. The complaint was the theft of parts from a motor vehicle. Upon interviewing the complainant, the complainant stated the vehicle belonged to another family member, who sold the vehicle to another person, that person having removed the parts lawfully. No charges were filed.

• Feb. 7: Police followed up on the prowler investigation from Feb. 4. The man was reportedly seen again at the residence at approximately 11:30 a.m. The complainant saw a gold colored sport utility vehicle parked in the driveway. The suspect was looking through windows into the home, and left the area in the gold vehicle. The case remains under investigation.


• Jan. 4: Police found an open door at a Lancaster Street business. The owner was notified and the door was secured.

• Jan. 12: Police cited a motorist driving on Lancaster Street for driving without a license.

• Jan. 18: Police took a report on a breaking and entering after a Lancaster Street resident reported that someone kicked in his garage door and took a generator.

• Jan. 22: Police took a juvenile home after finding him walking on Firehouse Alley after curfew. He and his parents were warned that a second curfew violation would result in a summons to court.

• Jan. 24: Police responded to a report of a disturbance on Lynn Avenue. Both parties had left the area before police arrived.

• Jan. 24: A Wilson Street resident reported the theft of a full can of gas from his garage. A lock had been cut to gain entry.

• Jan. 25: A Lancaster Street business owner called about a person trying to scam her out of $80. The attempt was unsuccessful. The person tried the same thing at other businesses in Baltimore and Millersport.

• Feb. 2: Police were called about a loud party on 7th Avenue. Residents were advised.

• Feb. 5: A Gift Street resident called about unknown footprints on his front porch. Nothing was missing or disturbed.

• Feb. 6: An 8th Avenue resident reported that unknown suspects, possibly juveniles, came from the Sweet Corn Festival grounds into his yard and tried to get into his house. The residents were home and the attempt was unsuccessful.

Thornville • Jan. 2: Police took a crash report from a Thornville woman whose vehicle was struck by logging truck turning at the intersection of Main St. and Columbus St.

• Jan. 4: Police issued a Norwich man a citation for travelling 14 mph over the speed limit.

• Jan. 4: Police cited a New Lexington man for exceeding the speed limit by 14 mph.

• Jan. 7: Police attended the funeral of Deputy Steven Crossin of the Perry County Sheriff’s Officewho served the county for nearly 30 years and died of an apparent heart attack while on duty.

• Jan. 15 – Police cited a Lancaster man a citation for exceeding the speed limit by 12 mph.

• Jan. 18: A Lancaster man was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 15 mph.

• Jan. 25: A Thornville man was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 15 mph.

• Jan. 25: A Columbus woman was cited for driving under suspension and exceeding the speed limit by 14 mph.

• Jan. 28: A Thornville woman was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 14 mph.

• Jan. 28: A Somerset man was cited for using fictitious license plates.

• Jan. 31: A Thornville woman was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph.

• Jan. 31: A Newark woman was cited for a stop sign violation.

• Jan. 31: A Crooksville woman was cited for exceeding the speed limit by 15 mph.

• Feb. 1: Police took a crash report in front of 55 N. Main St., when a Ford Ranger lost control and struck a tree. The crash hap- pened on a grade and a curve with ice.

• Feb. 2 – A Zanesville man was cited for travelling 21 mph over the speed limit.

• Feb. 4 – Police cited a Thornville woman for travelling 59 mph in a 35 mph zone in a residential area near Clum Drive.

• Feb. 4: Police were called about a missing person on Arlington Avenue. While taking the report, it was discovered that the female was out with a male friend. She returned home in about 30 minutes.

• Feb. 4: Police assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol with a felony OVI arrest.

• Feb. 4: Police noticed a Craig Drive resident and a Grandview Drive resident left their garage doors open. Police notified the residents of the potential problem with the recent break-ins, and secured the doors.

• Feb. 5: Police responded to a report of a jack-knifed tractor trailer on East Columbus Street near Township Road 358. Police found a semi in a ditch in the westbound lane of East Columbus Street. While police were taking a report and calling for a tow truck, the driver apparently pulled the pin connecting the trailer to the tractor. A passerby in a large pickup attempted to pull the tractor trailer out of the ditch, but the semi driver forgot she pulled the pin, and subsequently dropped her 53′ trailer. A heavy duty wrecker and recovery unit were called. The Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatched their Motor Carrier unit to inspect the semi. A citation was issued for unsafe starting or backing.

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