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Vandals at it again in Gahanna

Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:53 PM

Several acts of vandalism recently were reported to Gahanna police ranging from egged cars and residences to spray painted vehicles.

A vehicle was egged in the 600 block of Dark Star Avenue, according to a vandalism report received at 5:55 p.m. Oct. 13. The caller said it happened overnight and has happened before. He said his house has been egged as well.

A house was egged by youths in the 800 block of East Chester Drive, according to a vandalism report received at 8:39 a.m. Oct. 13.

A vehicle was egged in the 900 block of East Johnstown Road, according to a vandalism report received at 10:12 p.m. Oct. 12.

Two vehicles were spray-painted at a residence in the 900 block of Timothy Drive, according to a report received at 3:38 a.m. Oct. 11. The caller said the vandalism might have been done by her daughter.

A window was broken at a business in the 100 block of North High Street, according to a vandalism report received at 10:43 a.m. Oct. 11. Shell casings also were found, according to reports.

In other Gahanna Division of Police incident reports:

* A brown dog was dropped off in the 700 block of Morrison Road at 2:17 p.m. Oct. 16. The caller said the dog was dropped by someone driving a red vehicle. She said she was concerned the dog would get hit.

* A purse was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle at a residence in the 800 block of Hensel Woods Road at 3:39 p.m. Oct. 15.

* A cellphone was reported stolen from Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Road, at 7:04 p.m. Oct. 12.

* Two bicycles were reported stolen at 5:56 p.m. Oct. 11 in the 4500 block of North Hamilton Road.

* A woman complained to police at 10:38 p.m. Oct. 14 that someone allegedly used a slingshot to hit her vehicle with a rock. She said her car was hit on the right side about 10:30 p.m. Police told her there were nuts on the ground, so a nut could have fallen from a tree and hit her car.

* The CVS, 900 N. Hamilton Road, received a bomb threat at 7:03 p.m. Oct. 14 from a man who also said he would shoot up the store if employees didn't load money onto gift cards. A bomb-dog handler was sought, but police later canceled the request.

* An Academy Woods Drive resident told police at 4:11 p.m. Oct 14 that he received a call from someone claiming to be from the FBI who wanted personal information. The homeowner was advised it was a scam and not to call back.

* Police responded to Gahanna Lincoln High School about a student who possibly overdosed at 11:41 a.m. Oct. 14. The student snorted pills and was conscious, according to reports.

* Residents on Verdin Court and Bread Street called police at 10:41 p.m. Oct. 13 to report gunshots. A jogger in the area told police the noise was fireworks.

* A suspicious vehicle was reported at Chapelfield Elementary School, 280 Chapelfield Road, at 8 a.m. Oct. 11. The caller said a large box truck was on Chapelfield, near Stygler Road, and he had not seen it in the area before. The caller said the school's walk-a-thon also was going on. Police were told appliances were being delivered at a residence on Chapelfield Road.

* Police were flagged down at 5:48 p.m. Oct. 11, when people were stuck in the elevator at the Creekside Conference and Event Center, 700 Creekside Plaza. The Mifflin Township Fire Department was on the scene, according to reports.