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Gahanna: Texter threatens to 'shoot up the house'

Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:36 AM

Gahanna police recently took several reports of telecommunications harassment via a mobile device and an answering machine.

An incident of telecommunications harassment was reported at 6:09 p.m. June 6, when a Diven Lane resident said she was receiving threatening texts from someone to "shoot up the house" later that night.

Police also took a telecommunications harassment report at 11:39 a.m. June 6, when a Rocky Fork Drive South resident described threats about dying on his answering machine.

In other Gahanna Division of Police incidents:

* The back door of a residence was pried open in the 1300 block of Haybrook Drive sometime between 7 a.m. and the evening of June 7, according to police reports.

* A Glenhurst Court resident reported a burglary in progress at 1:06 p.m. June 7, when two white males allegedly tried to break into a back screen door. The resident said the two were wearing dark shirts and had dark hair. They were estimated to be 18 to 19 years old, and they were seen headed toward Cherry Bottom Road.

* Police received a complaint at 12:25 a.m. June 5, when a Clark State Road resident reported a juvenile threatened to come to the home and "shoot up the place."

* A group of kids reportedly was kicking front doors and jumping onto vehicles at 11:57 p.m. June 9 in the 570 block of Woodmark Run.

* A juvenile who was sitting on the ground in a yoga position and then lying face down was reported as a suspicious person at 7:24 p.m. June 5 in the 70 block of Stygler Road North.

** Two males and females were running up and down Venetian Way toward Riva Ridge, throwing trash and yelling at 9:55 p.m. June 9.

* A cat was reported stuck between a water heater and furnace at an apartment on West Johnston Road at 11:06 p.m. June 7. Police gave the resident a phone number for the humane society.

* Illegal dumping of horse manure in trash bags was reported at 6:58 p.m. June 7 at Carroll Road and Armuth.

* Two dogs were reported loose and chasing people along Canfield at Banbury Drive, according to calls from two residents at 7:11 p.m. June 6. Police found the two dogs -- an American Bulldog and shar-pei mix -- wearing tags for registration and shots. The owner was warned for dogs running loose.

* Saran wrap was tied between two stop signs on Helmbright Drive and Caroway Boulevard on June 6. Police took the wrap down at 1:34 a.m.

* Graffiti was spray-painted by the ball park concession stand at the VFW Post 4719, 75 W. Johnstown Road, according to a June 5 report taken at 1:27 p.m.

* The Gahanna Swim Club, 148 Parkland Drive, sought assistance in finding a parent after a 10-year-old was saved from drowning about 2:28 p.m. June 5.

* Two males were reported "duking it out" at 5:32 p.m. June 5 in the 190 block of Granville Street. Police responded and found no one in the area.

* Police were informed that a motorist was having a Bible study at 6:47 p.m. June 5 in the 1600 block of Minturn Drive, after a suspicious vehicle was reported there.

* A load of construction trash was dumped in the woods at Shull Skate Park, 236 Granville St., according to a report taken at 8:36 p.m. June 5.

* A city league coach was warned for soliciting at 7:04 p.m. June 3, when he was asking Harrison Pond residents for money for a championship game.

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