Gahanna police recently responded to an apparent distress call that was part of a "sensual" recording.
A resident in the 200 block of Heil Drive reported what sounded like a woman in distress for 15 minutes at 10:15 p.m. May 14. Officers made contact with the homeowner, who said he was working with music to make a recording and a large part of it had "sensual" sounds, according to reports. He said he wasn't aware the windows were open and the neighbors could hear the recording.
In other Gahanna police incident reports:
* A resident in the 200 block of Regents Road reported hearing a weird noise, like a small child crying, at 2:47 a.m. May 15. She heard the noise through a window at the front of the house. The resident said she has been receiving notes offering services and in a child's handwriting. Police later were told the noise was two cats.
* Someone apparently drove through the yard of a residence in the 600 block of Salt Lick Lane, according to a criminal-damage report received at 6:10 a.m. May 13.
* A resident in the 100 block of Imperial Drive complained to police that a man had been harassing her at 8:38 p.m. May 13. She said he was calling her dog names and threatened to fight her. He was described as having a white beard and a large stomach, according to reports. The man told police he had been joking with the woman, and he denied any harassment. Police told him to avoid all contact with the woman.
* A man attempted to break into a home from a garage roof in the 800 block of Humboldt Drive West, according to a report received at 10:06 p.m. May 12.
* A resident in the 300 block of Howland Drive reported hearing an explosion and the power was out, according to a complaint filed at 7:32 p.m. May 12. A second caller said the traffic signal at Taylor and Taylor Station roads was out. Police put out flares and made AEP aware of the situation, according to reports.
* A woman called 911 and said a large snapping turtle was in the road on Hines Road, and people were trying to move the turtle that was trying to bite them. The animal complaint was received at 6:06 p.m. May 12.
* A male in a mask and hooded sweatshirt was crouched down with a gun in the 100 block of Helmbright Drive at 7 a.m. May 12. Police were told it could be related to senior tag. The resident reported a teenager getting into a car with an orange Nerf gun. Two students were after a target because the championship was that day, according to reports. They said they were waiting for the "target" to come out. One of the boys claimed he was not on property, and he was waving to cars as they passed by. The "gun" was a brightly colored squirt gun. Police warned them not to scare the public, according to reports.
* Someone was breaking mailboxes in the 800 block of Riva Ridge Boulevard, according to a vandalism report received at 11:50 p.m. May 9.
* Eight mailboxes were knocked down by a vehicle in the 200 block of Villa Oaks Court, according to a vandalism report received at 3:52 p.m. May 9.
* Gypsies in a red van were panhandling in the 80 block of Helmbright Drive and the 800 block of Havens Corners Road, according to a complaint received at 11:23 a.m. May 11.