Rocky Fork Enterprise

Police beat

Gahanna: Car owners report being 'keyed'

Gahanna police received a complaint at 9:21 p.m. April 3 that an unidentified person keyed the word "bitch" into her vehicle in the 320 block of Stoneridge Lane.

The owner of the vehicle said she received a call earlier from a female who asked if she would be working at a business in Stoneridge that evening. She said someone keyed into her vehicle and left at a high rate of speed in a blue vehicle, possibly a Honda, with dark tinted windows and a tinted plate cover.

Four days later, at 12:37 p.m. April 7, a resident in the 290 block of Ainsworth Avenue reported that his car was keyed and pop thrown onto the vehicle. The caller said he suspected the damage was done by neighborhood kids.

In other Gahanna Division of Police incidents:

* A Shull Avenue resident complained to police at 6:57 p.m. April 2 that disturbing mail was sent to his parents in Gahanna. The resident visited police headquarters to tell them his parents received pornographic pictures with captions that referred to him as a homosexual. The resident, who is married with children, said he has no idea who sent the photos. He hasn't lived at his parents' address for more than six years. He wanted to document the incident with police.

* Police stopped a couple who were walking with light sabers at 11:49 p.m. April 8 in the 600 block of McCutcheon Road. The man said he was taking his dog for a walk and playing with his new toy.

* Unidentified teenagers threw a balloon full of paint onto a vehicle in the 5300 block of Havens Corners Road at 8:18 p.m. April 3. The teens were wearing black hoods and shorts, walking east, according to reports.

* A resident visited police headquarters at 4:49 p.m. April 5 to talk to an officer about the legality of a neighbor selling switchblade-style knives to her 11-year-old child.

* Copper was reported stolen at 11:54 p.m. April 6 from a residence in the 500 block of Goshen Court.

* A business owner in the 3300 block of South Hamilton Road reported at 7:21 p.m. April 6 that a man likely in his late 60s punched a dog numerous times while he was in a silver van. The vehicle was last seen headed toward Morrison Road, according to reports.

* A caller complained to police at 8:27 a.m. April 8 that spilled mulch at Harrison Pond and Morse Road was causing a hazard to motorists.