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Gahanna: Streakers reported on April Fools' Day

Gahanna police responded to a variety of unusual calls April 1, including a report of naked males with squirt guns in a front yard.

The reports were no April Fools' joke, though.

Three white males reportedly were running naked in the 400 block of Goshen Court, according to a complaint received at 4:05 p.m. April 1. The males were running around their front yard with squirt guns and yelling, according to reports. Upon police arrival, two males were observed naked, covering their genitalia with their hands. A third male was observed standing outside wearing pants.

The two naked men ran toward the garage upon realizing law enforcement's presence and returned wearing clothing.

The woman who reported them said she didn't observe exposed private parts, but she confirmed the males were walking naked in public. A summons will be issued, according to reports.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* A man was seen masturbating while driving northbound on Interstate 270 near South Hamilton Road, according to a complaint received at 1:44 p.m. April 1. The driver was all over the road and traveling about 60 mph. Columbus police were notified and en route along Interstates 670 and 71, according to reports. A medic and police were on the scene in Columbus, where the motorist was stopped. The man was released on a summons.

* Three or four teens threw a cup of liquid at a woman's car at Town and Short streets, according to a complaint received at 7:58 p.m. April 1. The woman said the teens were in a black SUV in the Creekside area.

* Three males in a red pickup truck were stopping at every trash can, going through garbage and taking bags, in the 500 block of Amesbury Drive, according to a report received at 10:24 p.m. March 31.

* A resident in the 300 block of Haymarket Place wanted to speak to an officer about his neighbor's pit bull biting his dog, according to a complaint received at 5:03 p.m. March 31.

* A wallet, a credit card, compact discs and a GPS system were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Prince of Wales Drive at 10:56 p.m. March 29. The credit card had been used since the theft, according to reports.

* A raccoon was on the front porch of a residence in the 800 block of Arbors Circle, according to a complaint received at 2:45 p.m. March 29. The raccoon was wobbling around and making huffing sounds, according to reports.

* A coyote was reported in the back of a Reece Ridge Drive residence for most of the day on March 29, according to a complaint received at 1:03 p.m.

* A woman requested patrol at her husband's private funeral service at 12:07 p.m. March 29. She said people had made threats that she would be killed if they weren't allowed to attend the service, according to reports. She said people came to the viewing March 28 and caused a scene, attempting to attack her.

* Disorderly conduct was reported at Classic Sports Bar, 77 N. Stygler Road, at 9:12 p.m. March 28. Two patrons were arguing about the quality of the free food. When the patrons started to cause a disturbance, the owner attempted to push them outside in an attempt to remove them from the premises, according to reports. No assault resulted from the disagreement, and both patrons were banned from the bar.

* Two teens were reported as suspicious persons at Agler and Stygler roads at 6:55 p.m. March 28. One of them allegedly pulled his pants down, exposing his buttocks, according to reports. One boy put a stick in the other's pants so he pulled his pants down to remove it, reports said. Police issued the boys a warning.

* Juvenile were warned by police about knocking on doors and running from Camrose Court residences, according to a report filed at 12:12 a.m. March 28.

* A vehicle in the 200 block of Iroquois Park Place was damaged, according to a report received at 8:02 a.m. March 27.

* Someone complained about a dog at the Lincoln Elementary School playground, 515 Havens Corners Road, at 4:27 p.m. March 27. The dog wasn't on a leash, and its handler couldn't get it to obey, according to reports.

* Teens tried to use invalid gift cards to purchase items at Kroger, 300 S. Hamilton Road, according to a report received at 10:14 p.m. March 27.

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