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Gahanna: Basement beer brewing brings emergency squad

Sunday February 9, 2014 8:59 PM

Gahanna police recently responded to complaints ranging from boys climbing through a girl's window to fumes from a man brewing beer in the basement of his apartment.

Police received notice about a EMS squad run at 7:21 p.m. Jan. 25 in the 100 block of Rocky Creek Drive, after a man who was brewing beer in a basement reportedly caused carbon dioxide problems in nearby units. The process was shut down, according to reports.

Two juvenile males were reported entering the bedroom window of a girl in the first block of Lincolnshire Road at 11:14 p.m. Jan. 24. The girl's grandmother reported the incident. Police caught the boys, served them with curfew violation charges and released them to their parents.

In other recent incident reports from the Gahanna Division of Police:

* Children were reported walking on the frozen creek along Olde Ridenour Road and Stonegate Circle at 4:35 p.m. Jan. 29. The children were under the supervision of an adult female, according to reports.

* A resident in the 400 block of Theori Avenue said her dog was killed by a neighbor's dog, according to a complaint filed at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 29.

* Packages were reported stolen from the front porch of a residence in the 1000 block of Park Drive, according to a theft report received at 6:47 p.m. Jan. 28.

* Appliances were reported stolen from units of the Villages of Central Park in the 600 block of Claycraft Road and 900 block of Morrison Road Jan. 24.

* A suspicious person was reported at 2:43 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 400 block of Johnstown Road. A man advised there was a door open to a residence and he could hear someone inside. Police were later advised there were animals in the ceiling, possibly raccoons.

* Extremely cold temperatures likely caused a crack in the kitchen window of a residence in the 600 block of Waybaugh Drive, according to police. A resident reported hearing a loud noise and then found a very large crack in her kitchen window. There were no footprints in the snow leading up to the house, according to a report received at 11:07 p.m. Jan. 27.

* A resident of the 600 block of Kensington Drive reported a smell of marijuana all through her apartment at 7:06 p.m. Jan. 26. She said it came from the apartment behind hers, and this has happened in the past. Police talked to the occupant of the apartment in question, and the tenant said she had friends over earlier and they were smoking marijuana.

* A Blacklick resident complained to police about the BMV Deputy Registrar, 415 Agler Road, at 12:09 p.m. Jan. 25. She said she was in a dispute with an employee and wanted police to prevent a scene and make the registrar's office continue a transaction.

* A man was "causing drama" at Butters Bar, 1137 N. Hamilton Road, according to an alcohol related complaint received at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 24. The man told police he would leave peacefully, if they gave him a note saying he didn't violate any laws. An officer wrote him a note and told him to leave and not return to the bar.

* A one-way road sign was moved out of the roadway at Morse Road and Stoneridge Drive, after police received a complaint at 7:59 a.m. Jan. 24. A motorist from the east had driven over the median barrier, toppling the sign into the eastbound lanes. It was unknown which service department to contact, according to police reports.

* A pallet was in the roadway at Interstate 270 northbound and South Hamilton Road, according to a complaint received at 9:09 a.m. Jan. 24.

* A person with a knife or other weapon was reported at Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Road, at 9:01 a.m. Jan. 24.

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