Rocky Fork Enterprise

Police beat

Suspicious footprints in the snow were -- the exterminator's

A resident filed a complaint at 4:06 p.m. Feb. 5 about footprints in the snow around her home in the 1200 block of Paden Drive.

Gahanna police determined that the footprints were made by an exterminator, who also left a flier on the resident's front door.

In other recent Gahanna Police Department incident reports:

* A purse was reported stolen at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 5 from a vehicle in the 1100 block of East Johnstown Road.

* A suspicious person was reported carrying a gas can and asking people for money at 6:51 p.m. Feb. 5 in the 1300 block of North Hamilton Road.

* Police received a report at 4:13 p.m. Feb. 6 from a resident who said an upstairs neighbor broke into her house and stole a cat in the 300 block of Green Meadows Drive. The feline was later recovered, according to police.

* Police received a complaint at 12:53 p.m. Feb. 6 concerning two young children and a dog being left unsupervised in a vehicle at a business in the 300 block of Hamilton Road.

* A battery was reported stolen from a vehicle at 7:32 a.m. Feb. 7 parked at a business in the 1300 block of Research Road.

* A white and brown pit bull was reported running loose at 2:42 p.m. Feb. 8 in the 400 block of Coronation Avenue.

* A suspicious vehicle was reported at 7:36 p.m. Feb. 8 at Academy Park, 1201 Cherry Bottom Road. Police reported that the occupants of the vehicle were romantically engaged.

* Police received a report at 1:47 p.m. Feb. 9 about a purse stolen from a church in the 3600 block of Stygler Road North.

* Police received a report at 7:35 p.m. Feb. 9 concerning a vehicle that had blankets covering all windows in the parking lot at StoneRidge Plaza. Two parties were engaged in romantic consensual relations, according to police.

* Mailboxes were reported damaged on Dobbins Drive and Chalis Spring at 12:12 p.m. Feb. 9.

* Police received a complaint at 1:26 a.m. Feb. 10 about an unknown odor at a residence on Meldrake Court. Police determined the odor was from a skunk.

* Mormon missionaries were reported as suspicious persons at 7:31 p.m. Feb. 10 on Sedge Lane and 8:31 p.m. Feb. 10 on Castle Pines Drive. The latter involved three white males who left a card about the church. Police advised the men about local solicitation laws and that it's better to knock on doors during daylight hours.