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Dispatchers field many non-emergency 911 calls

Wednesday December 18, 2013 9:34 AM

Gahanna police recently received several non-emergency calls on 911.

A 911 hang-up was received from National Church Residences, 167 N. Stygler Road, at 9:48 p.m. Dec. 11. When the dispatcher called back, a woman at the nurse's desk wasn't aware of any emergency. She said she had no way to tell who had called.

A Lincolnshire Road resident inadvertently called 911 to get the number for the Columbus unemployment offices at 3:13 p.m. Dec. 9. The resident said she thought she had dialed 411 for information, according to reports.

A Whirlaway Court resident called 911 at 5:49 a.m. Dec. 6, wanting to know what level of snow emergency Gahanna was under. The dispatcher informed the caller that she had called 911 and asked whom she was trying to call. The woman said she was calling whoever could answer her question, and then she hung up.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* A deer was stuck in a fence in the backyard of a residence in the 500 block of Wickham Way at 4:16 p.m. Dec. 11. Police were able to free the deer from the fence, according to reports.

* A package was reported stolen from a residence in the 700 block of Hager Court at 3:40 p.m. Dec. 11.

* Two enclosed trailers were broken into overnight in the 900 block of Claycraft Road, according to a report filed at 12:57 p.m. Dec. 10.

* A laptop and wallet were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Stygler Road at 9:34 p.m. Dec. 10.

* Three vehicles were broken into overnight in the 1000 block of Gahanna Parkway, according to a theft report filed at 5:19 a.m. Dec. 10. One truck had a touch-screen head unit stolen.

* Beer and dog food were reported stolen from Kroger, 1365 Stoneridge Drive, at 2:55 p.m. Dec. 9.

* After two juveniles asked to use the restroom at a business in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Drive, a wallet was missing in the back room, according to a theft report filed at 9:39 a.m. Dec. 8.

* Two vehicles had windows broken out and purses stolen at the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course, 220 Olde Ridenour Road. The incidents were reported at 1:10 p.m. Dec. 7.

* A James Road resident reported footprints entering and leaving his property toward a vacant house in the area at 5:52 p.m. Dec. 9. He said he's concerned because the footprints go to his daughter's bedroom window.

* A Lancaster woman was trying to get people in the Hunters Ridge Mall, 320 S. Hamilton Road, to blow into her vehicle's interlock blood-alcohol testing device in an effort to defeat it. She was intoxicated, according to reports. The complaint was filed at 3:47 p.m. Dec. 9.

* A man wearing a hunting hat was on a bicycle holding a microwave, according to a suspicious-persons report filed at 3 p.m. Dec. 9.

* Two individuals were forced to leave Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Road, at 2:28 p.m. Dec. 9.

* A Town Street resident said she caught her neighbor trying to get into her apartment at 12:26 p.m. Dec. 9.

* A Halsbury Circle resident reported that a man wearing glasses, a camouflage hat and jacket was carrying a trash bag and knocking on doors at 7:48 p.m. Dec. 8.

* A woman tried to pay a business with a counterfeit $20 in the 100 block of West Johnstown Road at 7:19 p.m. Dec. 8.

* A bartender working in the 200 block of Granville Street asked to be watched while she went to her car, saying a "creepy" male was inside the establishment earlier, according to a complaint filed at 1:32 a.m. Dec. 6.

* Police assisted other units at I-270 and I-670 westbound to shut down the roadway because of ice at 2:14 p.m. Dec. 6. The roadway remained closed until salt trucks arrive, reports said.

* A Vista Drive resident reported that his truck was keyed at 2:16 p.m. Dec. 7.

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