Rocky Fork Enterprise

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Gahanna: Man requests backup to address cheating spouses

Gahanna police recently responded to a variety of incidents ranging from an apparently betrayed spouse to loose cats.

Police backup was requested at 12:14 p.m. Aug. 7 by a man who wanted an officer to go with him to confront a couple about an affair.

He wanted to tell the wife that her husband is cheating on her. He said her husband and his wife, whom he's going to divorce, have been having an affair.

He said he thought he should call police to be on standby.

Police told him his instincts were well-founded, and he shouldn't go to the house but write a long letter to them if he felt it necessary.

The man said he would give some thought to that advice. He said he's leaving Columbus and wants a divorce.

In other Gahanna Division of Police incident reports:

* A resident in the 200 block of James Road complained about a neighbor's cats at 8:06 p.m. Aug. 7. The neighbor was told to clean up the property and stop feeding stray cats. Six cats were in the backyard, according to reports.

* A man called police at 6:43 p.m. Aug. 7 because he was concerned that squatters were at a home in the first block of Price Road. He said the house is supposed to be going up for auction next week, and the outbuilding smells of pot and beer cans are all over the place. Police found everything to be secured.

* Two kids were pulling rope across the roadway and standing up nails, according to a complaint received at 1:06 p.m. Aug. 7 from a resident in the 200 block of Rocky Fork Drive. The juveniles told police they were pulling the rope across the road and dropping it when cars came. They said they didn't put nails on the road.

* Camera equipment was reported stolen from the back of a truck at 1:43 p.m. Aug 8 in the 200 block of Gary Lee Drive.

* A yellow pair of shorts was found in a flower bed Aug. 6, and a plastic bag of clothes was found under a tree Aug. 7, according to a report received at 9:22 .a.m. Aug. 7. A resident in the 200 block of Flint Ridge Drive said she hadn't touched the bag but said she saw a young female put the bag there. Police said it appeared to be soiled clothes. The items were impounded.

* A resident in the 200 block of Brookhaven Drive East complained at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 about a sign on her garage, reading, "Take care of it now. I take care of your dog." Police said the neighbor dispute is about weeds and a dog being neglected.

* An ex-fiancee's engagement ring was reporting missing at 6:07 Aug. 6 from a residence in the 450 block of Springwood Lake Drive.

* Two men were soliciting money for veterans, according to a complaint received at 2:44 p.m. Aug. 6 from a resident in the 1100 block of Sleeping Meadow Drive. The men were walking toward Shull Road.

* A house and car were toilet-papered at a residence in the 800 block of Hunters Glen Drive, according to a complaint received at 2:26 a.m. Aug. 6. No signs of physical damage were found but plenty of toilet paper in trees and all over cars.