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Johnstown: Jostling juveniles prompt call to cops

Johnstown police recently responded to several calls about misbehaving juveniles, ranging from alleged fights to disrupting traffic along West Coshocton Street.

Five to six juveniles allegedly were yelling at each other in a front yard in the 200 block of Sunset Drive at 4:46 p.m. May 20. A caller said neighbors tried to calm the youths down, but they appeared to be fighting and the parents weren't home.

Several boys were seen running out and stopping traffic on West Coshocton Street according to a report received at 2:56 p.m. May 16.

Five boys, about 12 to 13 years old, were pretending to throw rocks at passing vehicles at 5:33 p.m. May 15 on West Coshocton Street, according to a reports. Two of the boys had bikes. Police spoke with the juveniles, according to reports.

In other Johnstown police incident reports:

* A fight among three males was reported at 7:28 p.m. May 20 in the 100 block of Meadow Lane. A caller said a neighbor's 2-year-old daughter was on her front porch, and later a male neighbor was standing there and refused to leave. A fight ensured among three guys, and one was transported to the station for a courtesy ride.

* A pit bull was reported running without a leash at the Ashbury Apartments, at North Williams and Maple streets, at 1:44 p.m. May 19. The middle school was about to be dismissed. The dog's owner said it's friendly and was on an electronic leash.

* Some funds were reported stolen from the Johnstown High School athletic boosters, according to a petty-theft report received at 11:46 a.m. May 15. The theft occurred outside the village's jurisdiction.

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