Gahanna police recently responded to various complaints about dogs, ranging from alleged abuse to barking and canines on the loose.

Gahanna police recently responded to various complaints about dogs, ranging from alleged abuse to barking and canines on the loose.

A Meadow Green Circle resident reported that a neighbor might be abusing a dog, saying she had heard the dog whimpering and crying out at 5:26 p.m. Feb. 25. The dog owner told police the pet had relieved himself on the carpet, so he was administering corrective behavior. The dog exhibited no signs of distress, according to reports.

A light-colored Labrador was reported walking toward Granville Street with a leash on its collar and no owner at 12:59 p.m. Feb. 24 at Flint Ridge Drive and Gary Lee Drive.

A Peppercorn Place resident complained about a dog barking behind his residence at 4:16 a.m. Feb. 23. He said the dog had been barking since 3 a.m. Police made contact with the owner of the black Labrador named Mud in the 900 block of Irvington Place.

A dog was foaming at the mouth in the vicinity of Royal Manor Elementary School, 299 Empire Drive, according to an animal complaint received at 5:21 p.m. Feb. 21. Police could find no dogs in the area, according to reports.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* Police received a complaint about a deer being hit and still alive at North Hamilton Road and Vista Drive at 8:52 p.m. Feb. 21. A second call was received about the injured deer near Hamilton and Morse roads. Police were told the deer had taken off through the Villas.

* A resident in the 400 block of McCutcheon Road called police at 7:58 a.m. Feb. 21 in reference to an opossum in his yard.

* Juveniles from Gahanna Lincoln High School were caught by school officials bullying a child with autism at 1:37 p.m. Feb. 21. The bullying had been going on for about a year, according to reports. The students were suspended.

* Police received a complaint at 9:47 a.m. Feb. 22 about three juveniles attempting to open a garage in the 400 block of Coronation Avenue. The homeowner told police the garage door is broken and could be opened only with the remote.

* A teenager was standing at Morrison and Hamilton roads with a sign that read, "I'm Kevin and I'm a thief," according to a complaint received at 12:18 p.m. Feb. 22.

* A resident in the 300 block of Towne Court East said she heard the door handle moving at her residence at 4:05 a.m. Feb. 23. Police found no one at the door when they arrived.

* A man repeatedly entered and exited Peet's Coffee & Tea, swearing at nothing in particular, at 8:16 a.m. Feb. 23. The man was mumbling and carrying a bag with Bible pamphlets in it, according to reports. Police transported him to Faith Mission.

* Illegal dumping was reported at Speedway, 240 S.Hamilton Road, at 11:21 a.m. Feb. 23.

* The parking lot collapsed at a manhole cover at Gahanna Lanes, 215 W. Johnstown Road, according to a report received at 4:09 p.m. Feb. 23. The manhole cover was out of the opening, and there wa about an 8-foot drop to the bottom of the hole. The city street department said because the location is on private property, city crews could only barricade it.

* Cinemark Movies 16, 323 Stoneridge Lane, reported receiving a $50 counterfeit bill about 1 p.m. Feb. 23.

* Gatsby's, 151 N. Hamilton Road, provided surveillance video to police Feb. 25 in reference to a customer using a $50 counterfeit bill about 9:51 p.m. Feb. 19.