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Gahanna: Dead dog found in neighborhood trash bin

Gahanna police recently responded to a report of a dead dog that was discovered in the trash of a neighborhood trash bin.

The dog was found in the first block of Green Meadows Drive West at 8:16 a.m. May 20. The dog was a German shepherd or mixed breed, weighing about 50 pounds. It had no collar or tags.

Gahanna Animal Hospital staff members scanned the dog for an ID chip, but it didn't have one, according to reports. It appeared the dog had been hit by a car. The side of its head was injured, but the rest of the body seemed to be in good shape, with no obvious abuse, according to reports.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* A small black dog was reported in the roadway, crawling under cars on U.S. Route 62 eastbound and North Stygler Road at 3:24 p.m. May 20. A second caller said it was a black pot-bellied pig. It was last seen running toward the median on Route 62, near Interstate 270, according to reports.

* Two horses were on the loose in the 6000 block of Havens Corners Road, according to a call at 4:07 a.m. May 17. They horses later were caught, according to reports.

* Police witnessed individuals removing items from different Mifflin Township grave sites and placing them in the back of a car, according to a suspicious-vehicle report received at 5:13 p.m. May 21. The individuals told police they have many family members buried in the area, and they were improving the sites.

* An unidentified person reported a man and woman going through trash at Teeters Construction, 735 Cross Pointe Road, at 8:55 a.m. May 21. Police spoke with the manager, who allowed the individuals to be in the trash bin. He also had both sign a sheet that stated they wouldn't sue the company if they got injured, reports stated.

* A Vista Drive resident reported that she had received a phone call from someone claiming to be an IRS representative.

The caller claimed she would be arrested if she didn't pay $450 within a half hour. The complaint was filed at 5:12 p.m. May 20.

* A resident in the 200 block of Iroquois Park Place reported hearing someone at the front window of the residence, and she saw a male at 11:37 p.m. May 19. The residents suspected a male juvenile of trespassing on their property and drawing a vulgar image on their window with a marker. Police spoke with the suspect, who was removed from the property.

* The rear tires of a vehicle were reported stolen in the 300 block of South Hamilton Road at 6:59 p.m. May 19. The vehicle was sitting on bricks, according to reports. Police were checking with area businesses to see if a video camera recorded the incident.

* A gun was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Prince of Wales Drive at 2:52 p.m. May 19. A woman said the gun belonged to her deceased father. She suspected a relative stole the gun, according to reports.

* A customer was fighting with an employee at Burger King, 260 S. Hamilton Road, according to a disorderly-conduct report received at 12:54 p.m. May 19. A woman was screaming for police, according to reports.

* A woman walked out of Kroger Marketplace, 300 S. Hamilton Road, with two "expensive" tubs of ice cream, according to a theft report received at 11:29 p.m. May 18.

* An anonymous caller complained that a juvenile was shooting cups with a pellet gun in the 700 block of Wilke Road at 7:23 p.m. May 18. The caller expressed concerns about the safety of children in the neighborhood.

The father of the juvenile said he was unaware that a pellet gun wasn't permitted to be fired within city limits, according to reports.

* A man was selling candy in the 600 block of Havens Corners Road, according to a suspicious-person report received at 7:06 p.m. May 17. The man was soliciting for Buckeye Youth Program, according to reports. A warning was issued for soliciting without a permit.

* A young man and older man were trying to fell trees with a hatchet in the 700 block of Penny Lane, according to a suspicious-person report received at 4:43 p.m. May 17. Police found juveniles playing with a hammer, according to reports.

* A couch flew out of a truck on I-270 northbound at 368 S. Hamilton Road, according to a report filed at 11:19 a.m. May 17. Two men carried it off the roadway. The couch was then secured properly on the truck, according to reports.

* A man estimated to be in his late 40s was on a scooter allegedly smoking a marijuana cigarette, according to a complaint filed at 11:16 a.m. May 17.

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