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Johnstown: Kids seen throwing rocks at cars

Johnstown police recently responded to reports of juveniles who allegedly were climbing buildings and throwing rocks at vehicles along Main Street.

Five juveniles allegedly were trying to climb the roof at Main Street Cafe, 16 S. Main St., and surrounding buildings, according to a report received at 5:27 p.m. July 21.

The business owner told officers two of the youths fled but were still in the area.

Children were seen picking up rocks and throwing them in the area of parked cars in the town square, according to a report received at 5:56 p.m. July 16. Some of the cars were hit by the rocks, according to the report. One youth was wearing glasses, a black shirt and a gray hat. The other was wearing plaid shorts and a black shirt with pink writing.

In other incident reports:

* A resident in the 400 block of Lewis Court told police she had been up all night because her neighbor's dogs were outside barking. The animal complaint was received at 5:56 a.m. July 21.

* A resident in the 400 block of Park Lane said a child in a go-cart peeling out and going fast, according to a report received at 8 p.m. July 22. The caller expressed concerns for the child's safety.

* A resident in the 400 block of Cole Drive reported that her 14-year-old daughter received harassing messages on Facebook at 10:35 p.m. July 21.

* A resident in the 400 block of West Coshocton Street said her air-conditioning unit had been pulled out of a window and her house was broken into at 8:53 p.m. July 20. She said her back door had been opened, and she knew she had locked it.

* A Times Terrace resident told police her belongings had been moved around in her apartment, according to a report received at 11:54 a.m. July 20.

* The sound of gunshots was reported in the area of Kasson and Pratt streets at 11:47 p.m. July 19. The sound could have been discharged firecrackers, according to reports.

* Someone rang a doorbell in the 300 block of Buena Vista and left, according to a disturbance report received at 9:52 p.m. July 18. Police checked the area but didn't find anyone.