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Johnstown: Many residents report suspicious activity

Several Johnstown residents recently reported suspicious activities at their homes, including broken windows and damaged doors.

A window was reported broken at a residence in the 200 block of Briarwood Drive, according to a vandalism complaint received at midnight Aug. 25.

Additional police patrols were requested Aug. 25 by a Kasson Street resident after she had heard scratching and knocking on her window.

The front door of a residence in the 300 block of Buena Vista Drive appeared as though someone tried to get into the home, according to a complaint received at 9:08 p.m. Aug. 24.

In other Johnstown police incident reports:

* A credit card was reported stolen at 9:59 p.m. Aug. 27 from a residence in the 200 block of Briarwood Drive.

* A cellphone was reported stolen at 7:32 p.m. Aug. 25 from a business in the 800 block of West Coshocton Street.

* A bicycle was reported stolen at 2:36 p.m. Aug. 25 from a residence in the first block of West Maple Street.

* The smell of rubber or burning plastic was reported to police at 1:37 p.m. Aug. 27 in the first block of Meadow Lane. Police didn't find anything burning.

* Kids reportedly were playing in the new foundation that just had been poured next to Pizza Burg, 90 S. Main St., according to a complaint filed at 8:24 p.m. Aug. 26.

* Cars were unable to exit Kroger because of the ODOT construction, according to a traffic report taken at 6:37 p.m. Aug. 26.

* A brindle pit bull was running loose at Oregon Elementary School, according to an animal complaint received at 5:32 p.m. Aug. 26.

* A 65- to 70-year-old man was darting in and out of traffic on a scooter at Main and Pratt streets, according to a traffic complaint received at 2:22 p.m. Aug. 25.

* A Briarwood Drive resident reported at 4:25 p.m. Aug. 24 that she has received harassing phone calls from a man she knows. She said she's being stalked again.

* Tenants were yelling and arguing from apartments in the 100 block of South Williams Street, according to a disturbance call received at 1:11 a.m. Aug. 24.

* Seven to 10 people were running up and down stairs and congregating outside in the first block of Pratt Street, according to a disturbance call received at 10:04 p.m. Aug. 23.

* Two men in a white van were soliciting without a permit on Meadow Lane and on Edwards Road, according to several complaints received Aug. 23. The men told an Edwards Road resident to "go F himself." Police advised the men to pack up and not solicit until they have a permit.

* A resident in the first block of West Maple Street reported that a 7-year-old girl has been hungry and on her porch for three nights. She reported the incidents to police at 5:32 p.m. Aug. 21.