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Licking County: Boy caught driving in park

The Pataskala Division of Police cited a 17-year-old boy for criminal damaging that occurred at 7:30 a.m. April 10 in Thomas J. Evans Foundation Park, 10255 Macintosh Road SW.

The boy was caught driving through a grassy area of the park, the police report said.

A similar incident occurred at 8:55 p.m. April 1 and involved two 17-year-olds riding four-wheeled vehicles on a path in Pataskala Municipal Park, at the intersection of Mill Street, Township Road and Creek Road.

"We expect as the weather warms that park-related incidents will be on the rise," said police Capt. Michael Boals.

In other recent incident reports from the Pataskala police:

* Police are investigating the theft of an $800 bracelet and $400 in cash between noon and 4 p.m. April 12 from a home in the 200 block of Township Road.