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Johnstown: Vandalism reported to mailboxes, school windows

Johnstown police recently responded to reports of vandalism ranging from broken windows to damaged mailboxes at residences and a school.

Four mailboxes were damaged in the Concord Crossing development, according a report received at 1:45 a.m. July 12.

A Central Station resident said he saw three kids messing with mailboxes and setting off firecrackers. The mailboxes were knocked off posts at Central Station, Tyler Place, Concord Court and Concord Crossing.

Two windows were reported broken at Adams Middle School, 80 W. Maple St., according to a report received at 6:24 a.m. July 10.

A window also was vandalized at a home in the first block of Meadow Lane, according to a report received at 9:32 p.m. July 10.

In other recent incident reports to the Johnstown Police Department:

* A resident in the first block of East Pratt Street reported a burglary at her home at 8:32 p.m. July 16, when she found unknown people at her residence. One person jumped out the second story window and all were running. One female was caught, reports said.

* A resident in the 200 block of Oregon Street said she heard noises in her house and a door opening at 12:01 a.m. July 11. She told police she thought someone was inside. Police found the home secured.

* A driver in a gold Ford Taurus was reported speeding and running a stop sign at Williams and Maple at 8:02 p.m. July 10. Three males got of the vehicle at the Johnstown Recreation Center and walked to the playground, according to reports.

* Gasoline was reported stolen from a service station in the 200 block of Coshocton Street between 9:40 and 9:45 p.m. July 11.

* A disturbance call was received from a resident in the first block of West Maple Street at 1:10 a.m. July 10. The caller said people were being noisy and were possibly drunk in the apartment below. Police advised residents to quiet down.

* An Ohio Department of Transportation construction truck hit a canopy at a service station and damaged it in the 200 block of Coshocton Street, according to a report received at 10:56 a.m. July 15.

* Four juveniles who were playing in the street at Phalen and Main at midnight July 15 were told by police to go home.

* A Glenn Cliff Place resident reported July 16 that his teenage daughter is receiving unwanted text messages from a 24-year-old man.

* The driver of a gold mini-van was all over the road, speeding up and slowing down at almost every driveway along Edwards Road, according to a report received at 6:22 p.m. July 16. Police said the driver was a senior citizen.

* A suspicious person was reported at 2:50 a.m. July 17 at the rear of the library and day care. A Stone Hedge Row resident said the man took off when his dogs barked.

* Johnstown police recently received several calls about found property. A bag with clothing and a Airsoft gun were found in the parking lot at Lincoln High School at 8:47 p.m. July 15. A small amount of cash was found on the sidewalk in front of the pub on Main Street at midnight July 15. A truck license plate also was recovered at 7:34 p.m. July 13 on South Main Street.