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Gahanna: Variety of neighborhood complaints spring up

Gahanna residents recently reported unusual incidents in their neighborhoods, ranging from a lawn ornament being moved to solicitation from someone wearing "weed man" accessories.

A Bertram Drive resident reported that someone had moved his lawn ornament, according to a complaint received at 7:40 p.m. March 24. The ornament was moved about 30 feet from in front of the house into the driveway. The resident said he didn't know if someone was trying to steal it or just messing around by moving it.

A man was reported going door to door on Reece Ridge Road, wearing a reflective vest and cap that read, "Weed man," according to a suspicious-person report received at 6:09 p.m. March 24. Police confirmed the man had a permit, according to reports.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* Three cordless drills were reported stolen from a locked job box at the former Hoggy's Barn & Grille, 1370 E. Johnstown Road, at 2:34 p.m. March 24.

* Six air-conditioning units were reported stolen from the Residences at Central Park, 800 Ellington Circle, at 10:04 a.m. March 24.

* An MP3 player was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Serran Drive at 6:10 p.m. March 22.

* Several items were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 300 block of Dellfield Way at 2:13 p.m. March 22.

* A male was seen urinating in the parking lot at the Cornerstone Pub, 1014 N. Hamilton Road, according to a complaint received at 2:48 a.m. March 23.

* A boy reportedly was urinating in the side parking lot at Rita's, 200 Granville St., at 3:17 p.m. March 22.

* A Saint Bernard named Benny and an English mastiff named Romeo left Pizzurro Park, 700 Pizzuro Park Drive, after excessive roughhousing, according to a complaint received at 3:25 p.m. March 21. A park patron said his chocolate Labrador retriever named Chip was roughhoused by the two larger dogs. He told the dog owners, and he was told to (expletive), according to reports. When police approached the couple about the complaint, they said their dogs were playing rough and were put on leashes. Because of the dogs' behavior, they decided to leave the park.

* An employee at Arby's, 4727 Morse Road, reported a fake $20 was presented recently, but they didn't realize it was counterfeit. The same customer tried to pass what they think is a fake $20 at 6:28 p.m. March 21.

* Two male shoplifters were reported running from Kroger Marketplace, 300 S. Hamilton Road, at 8:25 p.m. March 23.

* A man attempted to steal liquor from the Kroger Marketplace, 300 S. Hamilton Road, at 1:46 p.m. March 21.

* Three females stole body wash and batteries from CVS, 60 N. Stygler Road, at 3:13 p.m. March 21.

* A fight was reported at 2:44 p.m. March 21 at Acloche, 246 Lincoln Circle. Those involved said they were agitated because of one looking at the other the wrong way. The escalation was limited to verbal arguments in the parking lot. Both were advised to leave, according to reports.