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Gahanna: Vandalism reported at school, business, homes

Gahanna police recently responded to vandalism incidents at the high school, a business and residences.

The varsity softball field dugout at Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Road, was spray painted, according to a criminal damaging report received at 3:01 p.m. Sept. 8. A dumpster and fence also were spray painted in the vicinity of 600 Meadow Green Circle.

The back wall of Kroger, 300 S. Hamilton Road, was spray painted, according to a report received at 6:11 p.m. Sept. 9.

A car was scratched overnight in the 400 block of Melissa Court, according to a report received at 11:21 p.m. Sept. 7.

An unidentified person sprayed paint on a brick wall at a residence in the 500 block of Landover Place, according to a report received at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 7.

Someone fired a gun at the window of a residence in the 600 block of Hines Road, according to a report received at 11:29 a.m. Sept. 9. The resident said there was a bullet on the floor. He said no one was injured, and he's not sure if anyone was home when it happened, according to reports.

In other recent Gahanna police incident reports:

* A bicycle was reported stolen from a garage at a residence in the 300 block of Sycamore Woods Lane, according to a theft report at 7:26 a.m. Sept. 13.

* A generator was reported stolen from a garage at 7:12 p.m. Sept. 12 in the first block of Flint Ridge Drive.

* A student reported her wallet was stolen during school hours Sept. 10 at Gahanna Lincoln High School. The wallet contained a debit card that subsequently was fraudulently used at Giant Eagle and Redbox, according to reports.

* A wallet was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of Fairholme Road, according to a report received at 5:43 p.m. Sept. 8.

* Several cats were lined up outside of an attached garage at a residence in the 200 block of James Road, according to a complaint received at 10:41 a.m. Sept. 12. The resident already had been cited Aug. 19 for animal nuisance. Police reported they found a few cats, but no food set out for them.

* A dog appeared to be in distress in a vehicle in the 1000 block of Beecher Crossing North at 10:56 a.m. Sept. 10. Police found four windows partly down and the interior of the vehicle had air flow. The black, long-haired dog barked and became active when approached. The owner was advised it's best to leave the dog at home.

* A Gatwick Court resident said she was outside with her dog on a leash at 7:54 p.m. Sept. 8, when her neighbor walked by with his dog and her dog got loose. The dogs got into a fight, and the man went inside and got a bat then threatened her and her dog. He also threatened to shoot her and her dog if he sees it again, though she didn't see a gun, she told police. The man lives on High Meadow, according to reports.

* A resident in the 400 block of Theori Avenue reported a dog was left outside with no food, water or shelter for 12.5 hours, according to a complaint received at 9:03 p.m. Sept. 7. Police found the report was unfounded as the dog had food and water and looked to be in good health. Police advised it may be more of a neighbor dispute issue.

* A woman who was walking with her child in the 200 block of West Johnstown Road reported some males shouted obscenities at her, according to a complaint received at 8:01 p.m. Sept. 10.

* A male was observed urinating on the side of a business in the 200 block of Hamilton Road at 2:23 a.m. Sept. 6, according to a suspicious person report. The individual was standing in the rear corner of the building, in a position that was not exposing himself to anyone, according to reports.

* A Rocky Fork Boulevard resident complained to police at 1:22 p.m. Sept. 6 about kids having a party and beer bottles in the roadway. The resident suspected people in a certain apartment, but it was unknown who left the bottle in the parking lot.

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