Johnstown Independent

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Herd of cattle gets loose, clogs Jersey Street

Johnstown police recently were contacted about dozens of cattle on the loose along Jersey Street, outside the village.

Livestock was reported in the roadway at Jersey Street, according to a report received at 1:49 p.m. Nov. 3. About four dozen cows were reported in the roadway at the water plant by Belt Park. The Licking County Sheriff's Office also was called, according to reports.

In other Johnstown police incident reports:

* Johnstown police were called to assist the Licking County Sheriff's Office in the woods behind Liberty Mini Storage, 8369 Johnstown-Utica Road (U.S. Route 62), where an individual was assaulted by "being run over in a tent," according to reports. Other individuals had guns from hunting and were threatening to shoot the individual, reports said. The incident occurred about 4:57 a.m. Nov. 8.

* A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle after an unidentified person broke the car's window at Searfoss Elementary School, 85 W. Douglas St. The petty theft was reported at 10:43 a.m. Nov. 4.

* Damage was reported at a home in the 300 block of Hillview Drive at 7:50 a.m. Nov. 1. The resident also reported items stolen.

* Prescription drugs were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Briarwood Drive at 1:44 p.m. Oct. 31.

* A riding mower was reported stolen from the yard of a residence in the first block of Lewis Drive at 1:36 p.m. Oct. 31.

* A radio was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of East Jersey Street, according to a theft report received at 4:25 p.m. Nov. 6. The theft occurred sometime last month.

* A yard was "turfed" in the 100 block of Woodgate Drive, according to a criminal-damaging report received at 8:09 a.m. Nov. 7.

* Two very intoxicated people were reported at Dollar General, 425 E. Coshocton St., at 6:47 p.m. Nov. 6. They weren't causing any problems, but the woman ran into a yellow barrier when they pulled into the store's parking lot.

* A man wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans was going door to door without a permit, according to a resident in the 300 block of Hillview Drive. The man was found at South Oregon Street and West College Avenue about 1:53 p.m. Nov. 6. Police told him he needed a permit.