Gahanna: Week's calls involve unattended kids, pets
Gahanna police received several recent calls about adults leaving children and dogs unattended.
A woman was warned for child endangerment after leaving her infant unattended in the car with the vehicle running at 9:48 a.m. Aug. 20 at a bank in the 100 block of North Hamilton Road.
A 7-year-old boy was left by his parents at Sunshine Cleaners, 425 Agler Road, according to a complaint received at 8:44 p.m. Aug. 19. The boy had been alone for 30 minutes and he couldn't speak English, according to reports.
A dog was left in a vehicle in the Kroger parking lot, 1365 Stoneridge Drive, for about 20 minutes, according to a complaint filed at 5:46 p.m. Aug. 16. The caller asked Kroger to page the owner, but no one had responded. Police found the dog in the car with all four windows down two inches, and the temperature wasn't hot. The dog didn't appear to be in distress, according to the report.
Police found a teddy bear in a child's seat after a complaint was received at 10:08 a.m. Aug. 21. The caller thought a dog or child was left alone in the vehicle in the Giant Eagle parking lot.
A Forestwood Drive resident reported Aug. 17 that a neighbor had his dog tied in the backyard for hours, and he couldn't see any food or water in the yard. He said the dog had been barking continuously. Police said the dog had a water bowl but no visible food. A door hanger was left, warning of the excessive-barking violation.
In other Gahanna Division of Police incident reports:
* A homeless man was walking between cars while holding a sign, according to a complaint received at 3:12 p.m. Aug. 22 at North Hamilton and Morse roads.
* A Moss Oak Avenue resident complained to police at 3:07 p.m. Aug. 20 about his neighbor having beehives. He said the bees are coming onto his property.
* Police gave a citation for nuisance animals to a resident in the 200 block of James Road at 2:44 p.m. Aug. 19. A neighbor said skunks are visiting the neighbors' feeders that are for feral cats. He said excrement is all over his yard. Police found at least 10 cats in the open area of the yard, excluding the trees and structures.
* Fruit was reported stolen from a fruit stand on Agler Road at 8:25 p.m. Aug. 19. A caller said the thief was a black male who was wearing a blue coat and red shirt. He was riding a bike, according to reports. The man is believed to have stolen "trivial items" from CVS, too.
* Construction items, doors and $10,000 in lumber were reported stolen at 3:36 p.m. Aug. 20 in the 800 block of Claycraft Road.
* Mail was reported stolen at 4:09 p.m. Aug. 18 from a residence in the 500 block of Rocky Fork Boulevard.
* A wallet and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Ainsworth Court on Aug. 18. The resident said the theft occurred overnight.
* A man flagged down police at 1:27 p.m. Aug. 18 at Giant Eagle, 1250 N. Hamilton Road. He said he lost his wife, who was driving a white Buick with Texas plates. Police found the vehicle and woman in front of Giant Eagle. They reconnected the couple.
* Three black males allegedly threw something at a passerby and threatened to assault him, according to a complaint from a Penny Lane resident at 9:12 p.m. Aug. 17.
* A medical-alert company won't stop calling an Underwood Farms Boulevard resident, according to a telecommunications harassment report filed at 2:07 p.m. Aug. 17.
* An overseas phone scammer told a Caroway Boulevard resident at 1:27 p.m. Aug. 17 that a bomb was at her house. The caller became upset when the resident told the caller to never call back, according to reports. He proceeded to call back, making the false claim about a bomb.
* Kids were banging on the door and running to Trapp Park, according to a complaint from a resident in the 200 block of Cherrystone Drive. The incident occurred about 11:15 p.m. Aug. 17.
* A suspicious person was reported at 12:07 a.m. Aug. 16, when a man with a flashlight began knocking at the door of a resident in the 500 block of Sutterton Drive. The man was parked beside the house and had headlights and flashers on. Police told the resident it was the gas company and to meet representative at the front door.
* A Taylor Road resident complained at 10:56 a.m. Aug. 20 that her neighbor's dog keeps coming to her house. The dog owner said the canine slips by him when he opens the door. Police told him to put a leash on her prior to opening the door and to secure her outside on a chain.