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Licking County: Officers respond to more incidents involving juveniles

For the second consecutive week, the Pataskala Division of Police dealt with several incidents involving juveniles, including a damaged vehicle and loitering in local parks after hours.

Officers investigated a report of a damaged camper that was parked on Rona Boulevard on May 11.

They arrested a 10-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy for criminal damaging. The incident occurred between 7 and 8:09 p.m., reports said.

Juveniles also were found loitering in the Thomas J. Evans Foundation Park on May 10 and 15.

Police Capt. Michael Boals said the park closes at dark.

Police found four juveniles in the park between 10:33 and 11:51 p.m. May 10.

A 16-year-old girl, two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy were found with glass pipes and green leafy material.

No one was charged in the incident.

Police also arrested a 17-year-old girl for possession of drugs at 12:30 a.m. May 15 in the park.

In other recent incident reports from the Pataskala Division of Police:

* A 20-year-old man, found with a green substance wrapped in individual bags, a cellphone and $28, was arrested for trafficking in drugs at 9:03 p.m. May 9 in the 100 block of Coronado Drive.

* A 33-year-old man involved in a traffic stop was arrested for being under the influence, possession of drugs, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon and drug paraphernalia at 3 a.m. May 12 in the 400 block of West Broad Street.

* A 26-year-old man, found with burnt spoon s, plastic wrappers, syringes and cut soda cans, was arrested for possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia, at 10:28 p.m. May 13 in 100 block of Coronado Drive.

* Police investigated two reports of criminal damaging in the 13000 block of Graham Road, reported at 11:21 a.m. and 8:16 p.m. May 11. Two residents reported damage to their homes.

* Police investigated a report of tires being slashed and covered with ketchup, mustard and fish guts at 9:45 a.m. May 15 in the 100 block of Pat Haven Drive.

* Police arrested a 48-year-old man for violating a protection order or consent agreement at 12:20 a.m. May 12 in the 6000 block of Summit Road.

* Police investigated the escape of a dangerous animal, reported at 3:30 p.m. May 12 on Coors Boulevard.

The report said the dangerous animal was a dog. No one was injured in the incident.

Boals said the dog must have already been deemed dangerous from a previous incident.