Johnstown Independent

Police beat

Icy, snowy roads send numerous vehicles into ditches

Monday February 17, 2014 9:29 AM

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.