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Gahanna: Boom rattles Diven Lane homes, knocks out power

Gahanna police recently responded to reports of what sounded like an explosion that caused a power outage on Diven Lane.

A resident in the 400 block of Diven Lane reported an explosion that, she said, shook her house at 8:32 a.m. May 5. Other residents in the area also reported explosions and power being lost.

The Mifflin Township Fire Department called AEP, whose officials said crews were on their way.

A transformer appears to have blown in the yards between Diven Lane and the Town Court apartments, according to reports.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

• Jeans with a belt were found on the south side of Gahanna Swim Club, 148 Parkland Drive, according to a complaint filed at 8:47 a.m. May 8. A woman said the jeans look like they were ripped off. She didn't go through the jeans to look for a wallet or anything in the pockets, according to reports. Other people told police the pants had been there for three days.

• A resident in the 900 block of Hartney Drive reported hearing eight gunshots toward Ridenour Road at 10:57 p.m. May 7. The woman called back, saying she believes it was fireworks. She said she heard a squealing noise before the bang, according to reports.

• Locks were broken off the back door of a residence in the 600 block of Hines Road, according to a report received at 7:51 a.m. May 6.

• A loose horse was reported at Havens Corners and Taylor Station roads at 6:10 a.m. May 6.

• A resident in the 600 block of McCutcheon Road complained that her neighbor has four dogs that relieve themselves in her yard, and they get into her trash. She said the neighbor has a fence, but it isn't closed and the dogs get out. The complaint was received at 5:45 p.m. May 5.

• Police received a complaint about dogs barking all day at a residence in the 700 block of Dark Star Avenue at 1:10 a.m. May 5. Police attempted contact with the owners, but phone numbers were invalid. Police said the dogs had access to the inside and outside of the home. A door hanger was left to advise the owners of the situation, according to reports.

• A very large turtle was reported on James Road at 11:16 a.m. May 2. The turtle was not moving out of the roadway in the 200 block of James Road. Police were told it belonged to a resident, and it's out of the road. The resident may keep it or release it into the creek, according to reports.

• Two youths were shooting bows and arrows from baseball diamond to baseball diamond at Goshen Lane Elementary School, 370 Goshen Lane, according to a complaint received at 6:53 p.m. May 4. The caller expressed concerns for the safety of other children playing in the area. Police explained the dangerous situation with the use of the bow and arrow to the mother, and the bow was returned to her, according to reports.

• About six juveniles were walking northbound on James Road and were pushing members of the group into traffic, according to a complaint received at 5:49 p.m. May 4. The caller expressed concerns for their safety, according to reports.

• A man with a female and two children was reported panhandling at Giant Eagle, 1250 N. Hamilton Road, at 1:52 p.m. May 3. A sign read, "Homeless and kids are starving." Police said the man presented a Romanian identification card, and he said he had been in the country about 18 months. He was escorted from Giant Eagle, according to reports.

• A man was reported pan handing with his family at Giant Eagle, 1250 N. Hamilton Road, at 3:04 p.m. May 1. Police checked the area but found no one matching the description, according to reports.

• A resident in the 400 block of Sutterton Drive reported someone ripped up her bags of mulch at 11:06 a.m. May 3.

• A purse was reported stolen after someone smashed the window of a vehicle in the 600 block of Morrison Road, according to a theft report received at 5:40 p.m. May 2.

• Tools were reported stolen from a van after an unidentified person broke the window of the vehicle in the 400 block of Morrison Road. A man said he had gone to lunch about 11:30 a.m. May 2, and he discovered the theft at 12:32 p.m.

• A busted glass pane was reported as vandalism at Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Road, at 12:25 p.m. May 5.

• Police received a call about a drug offense involving two students at Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Road, at 1:03 p.m. May 1.

• Suspicious persons were reported by a resident in the 400 block of Goshen Court at 11:38 a.m. May 1. A woman said people were behind her house in the woods and wouldn't answer her. They told her to "F-off," according to reports.