Johnstown Independent

Police beat

Wrong-way drivers, parkers draw officers' attention

Monday December 2, 2013 9:38 AM

Johnstown police recently responded to motorists driving and parking in wrong directions within the village limits.

A motorist was given a verbal warning for driving the wrong way on a one-way street on South Main at College at 7:26 p.m. Nov. 23.

Police requested vehicles be moved in the 200 block of Central Station, after a Central Station resident reported several parked cars facing the wrong way on the street at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 23.

In other recent Johnstown police incident reports:

* A William Street resident argued with a maintenance man about possessions, according to a disturbance report received at 9:27 a.m. Nov. 26.

* Parties were separated after a family fight in the first block of Westview Drive at 8:12 p.m. Nov. 23.

* An Oregon Street resident reported her daughter was being harassed by an ex-boyfriend at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 21.

* A pocket knife with the name "Jacob" inscribed on it was found at Lakeview and Crestview, according to a report taken at 11:03 a.m. Nov. 24.

* The owner of a business in the 600 block of West Coshocton Street, reported illegal dumping at the business at 6:10 p.m. Nov. 23.

* A pickup truck was damaged in the 300 block of West Coshocton Street, according to a vandalism report received at 8:58 a.m. Nov. 23.

* A gray, digital box was found in the night deposit box at PNC Bank, 39 South Main Street, at 8:48 a.m. Nov. 22.

* A deer was removed from West Jersey Street near the water plant, after a road hazard report was filed at 7:59 a.m. Nov. 21.

* A police officer was asked to talk to a juvenile about shoplifting at a business in the , 800 block of West Coshocton Street, at 4:43 p.m. Nov. 24. The business will handle the incident internally and not file charges, according to reports.

A purse was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Briarwood Drive at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

* A man wearing a dark jacket was reported as a suspicious person on West Coshocton at 4:55 p.m. Nov. 20.

He was seen in the tree line behind a business, according to a resident of .

Reports said the man told officers he was just out for a walk.