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Gahanna: 'Miscommunication' leads neighbors to call cops on each other

Wednesday April 3, 2013 4:45 PM

Gahanna police called it a case of "miscommunication."

A woman living in the 230 block of Highbury Crescent called police at 3:56 p.m. March 20, after an unidentified man rang the doorbell several times and started looking through windows.

The woman told police the man was carrying a can and was smoking.

Police found the man, who said he was trying to talk to neighbors about a humane-society complaint.

A short time later, the man who had been going door to door called police to say the woman had threatened to shoot him.

Police called the incidents a case of "miscommunication."

In other Gahanna Division of Police incidents:

* A woman said she thought someone had shot at her vehicle at 9:30 a.m. March 20, after the car's windshield was damaged at Interstate 270 and U.S. Route 62.

* Police received a complaint at 1:53 a.m. March 21 from a resident in the 500 block of Cherry Road who thought someone was trying to break into his home. He said he had heard a noise in the front of the home. Police told him three or four large tree branches were down in the yard and could have been what he was hearing.

* A 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were warned about lude conduct at 1:54 p.m. March 21, when police found them inside a vehicle with foggy windows and he had the front of his pants unzipped and unbuckled. The incident occurred at Hannah Farms Park, 6547 Clark State Road.

* A Gahanna bus driver reported to police at 4:46 p.m. March 21 that a motorist had run a bus stop on Hamilton Road.

* A 17-year-old Prince of Wales resident complained to police at 9:19 p.m. March 21 about a threatening post on the Internet site called meetme.com.

* Batteries were reported stolen from four vehicles sometime before 5:30 a.m. March 22 at a business in the 900 block of Claycraft Road.

* The front door handle was bent and a base screw removed at a residence in the 900 block of Riva Ridge Boulevard in the early hours of March 22.

* Police received a report of a gunshot heard at 2:36 p.m. March 22 at the dog park, 700 Pizzurro Park Drive. The caller said an SUV was spotted toward the back of the park, and someone was shooting a BB gun at the dog park.

* Four cases of washer fluid were reported stolen from a business at about 2:41 p.m. March 22 in the 4700 block of Morse Road.

* Computer game systems were reported stolen from a residence in the 90 block of Rocky Creek Drive at 3:28 p.m. March 22.

* A Cliffview Drive resident told police March 22 that his business computer had been hacked and information sent to India.

* Police received a complaint at 7:12 a.m. March 23 about a man in a wheelchair who was going backward and who looked like he was struggling in the 120 block of Granville Street. The caller said the man was inappropriately dressed. Police said the man was properly dressed and moving backward in the wheelchair because it's easier to maneuver while carrying a shopping bag.

* A padlock was cut off a van and tools stolen from the vehicle in the 100 block of Green Meadows Drive. Police received the report at 12:56 p.m. March 23.

* A man advised police of a phone scam at 3:14 p.m. March 23, after his elderly mother received a call to inform her she had just won lots of money. The caller said he was en route to the woman's home.

* Police received a report of a suspicious person at 9:45 p.m. March 23, when a man was seen lying in the road in the 160 block of Granville Street. The man told police he was re-enacting a scene from a movie, The Notebook. Police told the man not to lie in the road.

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