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Johnstown: Pushy Dish solicitor prompts complaint

Johnstown police recently responded to a complaint about a pushy satellite dish solicitor in the village.

A complaint was filed with police at 3:45 p.m. May 13, regarding a man in the area of Kyber Run who was trying to sell Dish Network. The man, who was dressed in a black shirt and cargo pants, was being verbally aggressive with residents, according to reports.

In other Johnstown police incident reports:

* A disturbance was reported at the Ashberry Apartments on Oregon Street at 8:15 p.m. May 13. A resident said she was having problems with her ex-boyfriend calling her and yelling at her when he's at the apartment complex.

* A motorist was westbound on U.S. Route 62 with 10 people in a truck bed. One was holding a baby seat with a baby in it, according to a complaint filed at 11:54 a.m. May 13.

* Juveniles were reported in an abandoned apartment in the 100 block of North Oregon Street at 5:14 p.m. May 12.

* Glass was broken and the door found open at the Wine & Liquor Depot, 96 E. Coshocton St., at 2:43 a.m. May 11.

* A woman called police at 2:17 May 10 and she thought she saw an individual waving what looked like a .40-caliber gun among a group of individuals in the parking lot at Auto Zone, 772 W Coshocton St. Police said the item was a welding tool, not a gun.

* Underage drinking was reported in a church parking lot in the 100 block of South Main Street at 1:01 a.m. May 9. The driver of a black SUV that had a loud muffler was reported racing another driver in the lot, according to reports. All vehicles were gone before police arrived.

* Teenagers were reported jumping into the roadway at Main and Jersey streets, according to a report received at 9:16 p.m. May 8.

* The Licking County Sheriff's Office called to report the operator of a tractor-trailer driving recklessly with animals in the trailer on U.S. Route 62 at 9:04 a.m. May 7. No reckless driving was witnessed by police, according to reports.