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Gahanna: Department flooded with calls about high water

Gahanna police recently responded to a variety of incidents related to high water and flooding.

Police were told Shull Skate Park, 236 Granville St., needed to be closed as a result of flooding at 4:07 p.m. June 25.

Academy Park, 1201 Cherry Bottom Road, was reported under water at 10:42 p.m. June 24. Police were told the city was closing the park and the paths from Woodside Green.

A caller from a business on Mill Street reported at 5:04 p.m. June 24 that three boys or men were entering the water with kayaks. The caller was concerned for their safety, according to reports. Police found the men sitting on grass with the kayaks. They said they put the kayaks in at Woodside Green Park, but the water level rose so they decided to exit. They were awaiting rides and were associated with a store that sells kayaks on Morse and High streets, according to reports.

Police received a report of swimmers in the creek at Granville and Mill streets at 7:13 p.m June 24, according to reports.

A complaint was made to medics about youths playing in the Big Walnut Creek at 3:45 p.m. June 21 at Creekside Plaza. Police were told one juvenile was under the bridge by the path on the banks. Police told the youths to stay out of the creek, according to reports.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* A canoe capsized and was up against a tree by the Wendy's parking lot in the first block of Granville Street, according to a report received at 6:19 p.m. June 20. Everyone was out of the water and safe, according to reports. The caller said he would wait for the water to recede to retrieve the canoe.

* A residence and car were egged in the 800 block of Windbourne Street, according to a vandalism report received at 6:42 a.m. June 23. The criminal damage occurred between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., reports said.

* Individuals reportedly were throwing eggs at cars on Stygler Road and Founders Ridge Drive, according to a complaint received at 9:33 p.m. June 22.

* A woman in the 400 block of Denwood Drive North reported that someone has been letting the air out of her vehicle's tires at 7:52 p.m. June 22. She said she thought someone let air out of her tires because they have been low and the driver-side front stem cap was loose. She said she gets along with her neighbors and has no idea why someone would cause her any problems, according to reports.

* The window of a vehicle was smashed in the back of Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Road, according to a report received at 7:42 p.m. June 21.

* Cars were reported speeding in the 3000 block of Olde Ridenour Road, according to a complaint received at 1:40 p.m. June 21.

* A front license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle in in Vista Plaza, 1169 N. Hamilton Road, according to a theft report received at 12:40 p.m. June 21.

* Mailboxes were reported damaged at residences along Crossing Creek North, according to criminal-damaging reports received at 6:18 a.m. June 21.

* A backpack was reported stolen from a vehicle after someone broke a rear passenger window in the 300 block of Granville Street, according to a theft report received at 4:24 p.m. June 20.

* A resident in the 200 block of Penny Lane said a teenager was harassing his children at 4:01 p.m. June 20. The caller said he tried to speak to the parents, but the situation hasn't been resolved. The neighborhood children agreed to stay away from each other, according to reports.

* A vehicle was vandalized overnight in the 500 block of Meadow Green Circle, according to a report received at 8:03 a.m. June 20. Someone jumped onto the hood of a Honda Civic and dented it, according to reports.

* An injured deer was between two courts in the 400 block of Hamilton Court, according to a report received at 8:17 a.m. June 20.