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Johnstown: Residents set off fireworks

Johnstown police recently responded to complaints about residents setting off fireworks in local neighborhoods.

A caller complained to police at 7:58 p.m. July 5, a Westview Court resident was letting fireworks get out of control because one landed on the complainant’s vehicle.

Police advised a family on Westview to not light any more fireworks, according to reports.

A complaint was received at 12:30 a.m. July 5 about fireworks being launched in the Rolling Meadows subdivision.

Reports said officers patrolled the Rolling Meadows neighborhood and did not see any fireworks, according to reports.

A resident in the 200 block of Upham Drive was setting off fireworks, according to a complaint received at 9:38 p.m. July 4.

Reports said the resident was advised by police to stop for the night.

A Green Court resident was setting off fireworks, according to a complaint received at 9:26 p.m. July 3.

Multiple residents were advised not to set off fireworks, according to reports.

In other recent Johnstown police reports:

• The window of a Jeep was ripped open and items including a global positioning system were stolen from the vehicle on East Jersey Street, according to a theft report received at 6:38 p.m. July 8.

• Juveniles were reported ringing doorbells and knocking on doors and then running away in the 100 block of Tyler Place, according to a report received at 12:30 a.m. July 7. Another resident advised police that this has been going on for about two weeks, and residents were requesting extra patrol in the area, reports said.

• A sink hole was reported at East Coshocton and Yardner streets at 9:54 p.m. July 2. The village service department was notified, according to reports.

• An unidentified person called police at 6:52 p.m. July 2 to complain four motorists racing around the parking lot at Johnstown High School, 401 South Oregon Street. All parties had left by the time police arrived, according to reports. • Cash was reported stolen from a vehicle in the first block of Saratoga Drive at 5:17 p.m. July 1. The vehicle’s owner said $183 was stolen, reports said.

• A vehicle was reported damaged in the 100 block of Parkdale Drive at 7:13 a.m. July 1.

• A resident in the 100 block of Briarwood Drive said a man was yelling at him and calling him names at 10:29 p.m. June 30.

• The drivers of three vehicles were reported doing “doughnuts” with their vehicles at 7:52 p.m. June 30 in Belt Park on Jersey Street, according to a disturbance report. The same caller then reported there were eight people who had gotten out of their vehicles and were running around, refusing to leave the park.

• A woman said a driver cut her off in the parking lot at Johnstown-Monroe High School, 401 S. Oregon St., at 7:57 p.m. June 29. The woman told police after they parked, she said something to man about his driving and he got angry and dropped his pants in front of her two children.

• Two males with metal detectors were reported digging holes near a tree by the gazebo in the village square at 5:02 p.m. June 27. The men were advised they must get permission from the village prior to digging, according to reports.

• The brother of a tenant at Manor Apartments on Briarwood Drive was reported dumping trash in the tenant only dumpster. The reporting party told police she asked her brother to take the trash elsewhere but he refused, according to a littering report received at 5:31 p.m. June 25.

• A resident in the 400 block of Park Lane reported people keep knocking on her windows and doors at all hours of the night.
The complaint was received at 9:17 a.m. June 25.