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Cat causes calls to cops

Wednesday March 6, 2013 12:39 PM

One neighbor describes a cat burglar; another alleges a cat thief.

Gahanna police received a complaint at 8:22 p.m. Feb. 20 from a resident who reported his neighbor's cat was in his apartment in the 320 block of Green Meadows Drive.

The resident said the cat came to his apartment and was cold and that the cat's owner wasn't home.

Police said they had received a complaint from the cat's owner a few weeks ago, when she alleged the neighbor stole her cat.

In other Gahanna police news:

* Police received a complaint at 11:47 a.m. Feb. 20 about a motorist who had crossed lanes of traffic on Granville Street because she was texting while driving.

* A laptop was reported stolen from a vehicle at 5:51p.m. Feb. 20 from a business in the 1300 block of North Hamilton Road.

* Police received a report at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 from a resident who said she was receiving harassing phone calls. The Vista Drive resident was a mystery shopper for a company, and an employee subsequently was fired by her management, according to reports. The mystery shopper since has been harassed and threatened, she said.

* Police received a complaint at 12 a.m. Feb. 21 about loud music in the 460 block of Baywood Place.

* Police received a complaint at 10:42 a.m. Feb. 21 concerning a black Labrador with a red collar, running loose into Gahanna from West Johnstown Road.

* Money was reported stolen from a purse at 2:04 p.m. Feb. 21 from a business in the 1300 block of Cherry Bottom Road.

* A table and chairs were reported stolen at 7:36 p.m. Feb. 21 from a business in the 1200 block of North Hamilton Road.

* Police received a complaint at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 21 from a woman who was concerned about a dog being left in a vehicle for over an hour at the Creekside parking garage, 120 Mill St. The woman said she was concerned about the dog because of the temperature.

* Police received a complaint at 7:03 p.m. Feb. 23 about a skunk being burned and making the resident sick in the 250 block of Carlin Court West. Police found no signs of a burned skunk or any other animal in the area.

* Police received a complaint at 6:39 p.m. Feb. 24 about a strong natural-gas smell at Goshen Lane and West Johnstown Road. The Mifflin Township Fire Department said there isn't a leak and that the smell is coming from an area plant.

* Multiple flat screens and credit cards were reported stolen at 8:42 a.m. Feb. 25 after someone gained entry through roof ducts in the 840 block of Claycraft Drive.

* The batteries of four vehicles were reported stolen at 9:06 a.m. Feb. 25 at a business in the 790 block of Cross Pointe Road.

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