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Gahanna: Many complaints related to unshoveled walks

Gahanna police recently responded to many reports of problems created by snow, ranging from people walking in the streets because of snow-covered sidewalks to stuck vehicles and even the destruction of a snowman.

An elderly woman was standing outside, looking confused, in the 500 block of Landover Place, according to a report received at 12:11 p.m. Feb. 12. The woman lives alone and was trying to get her trash out, but the driveway was covered with snow.

Two people were reported walking in the roadway at Granville Street and Lincoln Circle at 12:54 a.m. Feb. 12, possibly because of snow-covered sidewalks.

A Meadow Green Circle resident complained about a threat left on her vehicle and someone pushing snow around her vehicle at 8:17 a.m. Feb. 12.

An 18-wheeler was reported stuck in the area of Prince of Wales Drive, according to a complaint received at 2:55 p.m. Feb. 11.

Two calls were received about an elderly man walking in the middle of the street in the first block of Granville Street about 2:57 p.m. Feb. 11. He said he was walking in the street because the sidewalks weren't shoveled. Police gave him a ride to his residence on Shull Avenue.

A large chunk of snow was reported in the roadway at Taylor Road and Kason's Way, according to a complaint filed at 8:04 p.m. Feb. 9.

Snow piles at Taurus Avenue and Dark Star Avenue were reported as being potentially hazardous for drivers at 8:09 p.m. Feb. 8.

A Barden Court resident said a motorist pulled into her yard and two kids exited and destroyed a snowman in the front yard at 3:25 p.m. Feb. 8.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* A black truck was reported pulling kids in sleds in the park at the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course, 220 Olde Ridenour Road, across from the soccer fields, at 5:18 p.m. Feb. 10.

* A person with a knife or other weapon was reported at Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Road, at 10:57 a.m. Feb. 10.

* A person with a knife or other weapon was reported at Jefferson Elementary School, 136 Carpenter Road, at 7:49 a.m. Feb. 12. The item was a toy, according to reports.

* Two coyotes were reported in the backyard of a residence in the 100 block of Autumn Rush Court at 1:01 a.m. Feb. 9.

* Two pit bulls were locked in a vehicle in the StoneRidge Plaza parking lot beside Cinemark, according to a complaint filed at 9:28 a.m. Feb. 8.

* Numerous dogs were left outside for long periods of time in the 300 block of Clemson Street, and they were barking nonstop, according to reports. It's an ongoing problem at the residence, according to a complaint filed at 9:20 p.m. Feb. 8. The resident was cited for barking dogs.

* A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 700 block of North Hamilton Road at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 8.

* A Sumption Drive resident reported two young boys in the Big Walnut Creek at 3:07 p.m. Feb. 7. The caller was concerned about the boys' safety. Police spoke with the parents.

* A Crown Hill Court resident reported receiving cellphone calls, stating she had been approved for a loan. The caller then requested her personal information. The complaint was received at 8:53 a.m. Feb. 7.