Johnstown Independent

Police beat

Icy, snowy roads send numerous vehicles into ditches

Johnstown police recently responded to several incidents involving motorists who landed in ditches because of inclement weather.

One caller said a car was in the ditch near Green Hill Cemetery at 7:45 a.m. Feb. 9.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office received such a high volume of calls that dispatchers requested Johnstown's assistance.

Two vehicles were reported in the ditch at 12:58 p.m. Feb. 9 on state Route 37. One car was near Buckeye Concrete and the other near Mifflin Cemetery, according to reports. No injuries were reported.

In other Johnstown police incident reports:

* Police spoke to a motorist about driving more safely after the driver almost caused an accident when pulling in front of a plow at Commerce Boulevard and East Coshocton Street at 10:34 a.m. Feb. 5.

* A motorist was assisted after a small child was left in a locked vehicle at the Kroger Fuel Center, 800 W. Coshocton St., at 9:39 a.m. Feb. 10. The vehicle was unlocked by Monroe Township Fire Department personnel.

* Police escorted an animal-control agent to a residence in the first block of North Williams Street at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10. A dog had been left home alone and was tearing up the apartment, according to reports.

* Johnstown police were called to assist another unit on a structure fire at the Johnstown Recreation Center, 185 W. Maple, at 6:20 p.m. Feb. 6.

* Twenty to 30 people were fighting and trying to flee Henson's Pub on South Main Street, according to a report filed by an anonymous caller at 1:02 a.m. Feb. 8.

* A resident in an apartment in the first block of North Williams Street was instructed to turn the music volume down after a complaint by a neighbor at 4:43 a.m. Feb. 8. The caller said the noise had been going all night, keeping residents awake in the complex.

* An unidentified person pumped gas and left without paying at Circle K, 8 N. Main St., at 10:20 a.m. Feb. 8.

* A mail scam was reported by a resident in the 100 block of South Main Street at 1:34 p.m. Feb. 8.

* Juveniles in a black sports utility vehicle were reported driving through yards and all over the roadway on Concord Road, heading toward Johnstown, according to a report filed with police at 7:37 p.m. Feb. 8.

* A resident in the first block of North Main Street filed a complaint at 11:42 a.m. Feb. 9 that someone keeps putting religious paraphernalia in his yard and on the fence.