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Gahanna: Phone, Internet scams reported

Gahanna police recently received reports of alleged scams via the phone and Internet.

Town Place Suites, 695 Taylor Road, reported receiving harassing calls from a supposed bill collector on all four phone lines simultaneously at 9:07 a.m. March 5. The business was inundated with phone calls from an individual attempting to initiate a scam, according to reports.

A resident in the 700 block of Penny Lane South reported at 2:10 March 1 that someone tried to "military scam" her, according to reports. She said a man on a dating website attempted a Western Union scam, pretending to be deployed military officer. The resident said she hadn't sent any money.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* A man was at the drive-thru window, yelling at McDonald's employees at 359 Agler Road at 8:19 p.m. March 6. The restaurant manager said the patron was upset about a 7-cent tax on tea, according to reports.

* A Fawndale Place resident reported seeing a woman dragged across the road by a male in the area of the bus stop on Rocky Fork Boulevard at 11 a.m. March 5. The injured woman agreed to sit in the caller's car but refused to go to the police department.

* Batteries were reported stolen from Giant Eagle, 1250 N. Hamilton Road, at 6:30 p.m. March 6.

* A man was reported stealing razors at the Kroger Market Place, 300 S. Hamilton Road, at 5:27 p.m. March 6.

* A smartphone and wallet were reported stolen from a student's backpack at Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Road, at 5:02 p.m. March 3.

* A front license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Walcreek Drive East at 10:25 a.m. March 3.

* Teenagers were skateboarding inside the Creekside garage, according to a complaint filed at 6:51 p.m. March 5.

* Police received a noise complaint at 6:51 a.m. March 5 regarding construction along Old Mill Drive at Hamilton Park. The foreman said crews did start before 7 a.m. and that he would watch the time from now on.

* Many vehicles sustained criminal damage on Ridenour Road and McDonell Drive, according to reports received at 7:56 a.m. March 3. Vehicles also were egged on Woodbay and Waybaugh drives, according to reports.

* Damage was reported to the clubhouse at the Vista Apartments, 700 Vista Drive, at 8:54 a.m. March 2.

* A Grey Fox Drive resident visited police headquarters at 7:38 p.m. March 1 regarding an assault following a call by a referee at Middle School South, 349 Shady Spring Drive. He said an argument began over a call at the basketball game.

* A sheepdog with collar and tags was reported wandering around Riva Ridge Boulevard at 3:16 p.m. Feb. 28.

* A dog was barking nonstop for over an hour, according to a complaint received at 8:26 p.m. Feb. 28 from a resident in the 300 block of Triumph Way. The resident said this wasn't normal behavior for the dog, and he was concerned about its well-being. The dog was fine, and police left a door hanger to advise the resident of the complaint.

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