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Gahanna: Numerous callers report dogs locked inside cars

Gahanna police recently responded to numerous complaints about motorists leaving dogs locked in vehicles without proper ventilation.

A dog was locked inside a car with the windows cracked at a business in the 300 block of South Hamilton Road, according to a report received at 4:13 p.m. Aug. 25.

A dog was locked inside a car for at least an hour in the first block of Granville Street, according to a report received at 11:09 a.m. Aug. 24. Police spoke to the dog's owner, who said she had been gone for only a few minutes. She said she would get the dog and keep it with her. The dog didn't appear to be in any distress, according to reports.

Someone was parked in a handicap spot with a dog inside the vehicle with the window cracked, according to a report received at 4:23 p.m. Aug. 23. The incident occurred at the Kroger store, 1365 Stoneridge Drive.

Three dogs were inside a car with the windows cracked in the 100 block of Mill Street, according to a report received at 3:04 p.m. Aug. 23. The owner was with the car upon police arrival and pulled away, according to reports.

Police responded to a complaint about two dogs left in a vehicle at Kroger, 1365 Stoneridge Drive, at 1:18 p.m. Aug. 23. Police found the car windows were down about five inches, and the dogs weren't in distress. Police told the dogs' owner it would be best to leave the animals at home.

Someone reported a dog was panting heavily in a vehicle at Giant Eagle, 1250 N. Hamilton Road, at 11:06 a.m. Aug. 23. Police found both windows rolled down several inches, and the dog was panting but not in distress. The outside air temperature was 81 degrees, according to reports.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

• Someone poured oil on equipment at a construction site at Price and James roads, according to a vandalism report received at 6:20 p.m. Aug. 26.

• Items were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Marquis Court at 10:36 p.m. Aug. 25.

• Two license plates were reported stolen from work vehicles in the 1000 block of Gahanna Parkway at 7:27 a.m. Aug. 25.

• A resident in the 200 block of Brookhill Drive reported at 8:59 a.m. Aug. 24 that her car was keyed overnight.

• A business in the 1000 block of North Hamilton Road reported receiving a phone call from a man who wanted her to answer questions about a human sexuality course, according to a complaint received at 4:35 p.m. Aug. 23. When she declined to answer questions, the caller said to wave because he could see her. Additional police patrol was requested at closing time, according to reports.

• A business in the 200 block of Granville Street said skateboarders had scraped the back of his door, according to a report received at 5:13 p.m. Aug. 22. He said three boys were skateboarding and left scuff marks on the rear door of the business. Another business in the 400 block of Granville Street also reported three skateboarders refused to leave the area at 5:40 p.m. Aug. 22. The teens said they were unable to skateboard at the skateboard park. They were told to leave the area, according to reports.

• A gazebo had rails torn off near the pond along Harrison Pond Drive, according to a vandalism report received at 4:45 p.m. Aug. 21. The rails were floating in the water, according to reports.

• A resident in the 800 block of Bryn Mawr Drive reported someone with a foreign accent keeps calling his home every few days, saying the resident has won money. He said the caller wouldn't provide any information or a number. The telecommunication-harassment report was received at 3:34 p.m. Aug. 21.