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Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports.

Buckeye Lake

• Sept. 11: Seymour Avenue. residents told police that Hayden David Sloan, who lived in a Shepard Avenue residence in Walnut Township, threatened them. Sloan, who was living as a guest at the Shepard Avenue home was killed that evening by the resident who later committed suicide.

• Sept. 11: A West 1st Street woman said someone stole her son’s bicycle.

• Sept. 13: A Laura, Ohio woman said her uncle sold her deceased mother’s Buckeye Lake trailer before it went through probate.

• Sept. 13: Police were dispatched to a Highland Avenue residence on a neighborhood dispute.

• Sept. 13: Barking dogs were reported on West 6th Street.

• Sept. 13: A Central Avenue woman complained of telephone harassment.

• Sept. 13: Police checked out a report of suspicious people at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club.

• Sept. 15: A Hebron Road man said someone broke into his shed.

• Sept. 15: A Lake Street man said someone dumped brush and branches on his property.

• Sept. 16: Police transported a person to jail after Mayor’s Court.

• Sept. 16: Police helped Hebron Police secure an accident scene.

• Sept. 16: Police assisted Hebron Police on a domestic dispute call.

•Sept. 16: A Smith Street man said he was receiving threats.

•Sept. 17: A Newark woman requested police presence as she gathered her belongings from her in-laws’ home.

•Sept. 17: Police assisted an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper with a BAC test.

•Sept. 18: A Walnut Road woman said she was receiving disturbing phone calls.

•Sept. 18: A West 1st Street man reported a car hit his dog.

•Sept. 18: A West 1st Street woman said a juvenile tried to pick a fight with her son.

•Sept. 19: A juvenile under house arrest was discovered roaming from her home.

•Sept. 19: Police assisted Buckeye Lake State Park officers with a BAC test.

•Sept. 19: Police received a complaint of a domestic dispute in the Wendy’s parking lot. When police arrived, the man in the argument was gone and the woman didn’t want to press charges.

•Sept. 19: Police assisted an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper with a BAC test.

•Sept. 20: Police were advised that several juveniles tried to break into Our Lakeside Diner. Police spotted the juveniles at the North Shore Boat Ramp. The juveniles fled the scene but police chased them and eventually caught one of the juveniles, who identified his accomplices. They were taken into custody and police learned they under the influence of stolen alcohol when they allegedly tried to break into the diner. They face charges of theft, attempted breaking and entering, resisting arrest, carrying concealed weapons and possibly others.

•Sept. 21: A Super 8 Motel employee reported people were sleeping in two vans on the hotel grounds and using the hotel’s facilities without paying for them. The van occupants were working on at least one of the vans and had parts strewn about. The occupants were changed with littering and asked to leave the premises.

•Sept. 21: An East street man said several items were stolen from his truck.

•Sept 21: Police assisted a Buckeye Lake State Park officer.

•Sept. 21: Police picked up a prisoner who was involved in a Buckeye Lake robbery. The prisoner was transferred to Buckeye Lake police at the intersection of I-70 and SR 256.

•Sept. 21: A Dockside Drive man said someone broke into his vehicle and stole stereo equipment.


• Sept. 11: Police Chief Lewis participated in the Lieb’s Island 9/11 Memorial Walk.

• Sept. 11: Police were called to assist the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office on a possible homicide on Shepard Avenue. When officers arrived, they found one victim had been shot to death. The suspect was found the next morning in a Heath park.

• Sept. 12: A suspect wanted on warrants and a $55,000 bond for the theft of catalytic converters was found and taken to the Fairfield County Jail. Police said the suspect recognized the strength of the case against and plead guilty at his initial arraignment. Jail time, fines, court costs, probation and restitution was ordered by the judge.

• Sept. 13: A motorist on Lancaster Street was cited for fictitious license plates.

• Sept. 13: Officers and firefighters assisted with Jen Matheny’s funeral procession. She will be greatly missed.

• Sept. 14: Police responded to calls and alarm drops during and after the high wind storm.

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