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New Albany: Parent reports stranger's attempt to lure child to car

New Albany police are investigating a reported incident in which a man tried to entice a 10-year-old boy into his vehicle on Sept. 15 in the 4000 block of Hearthstone Park Drive.

A parent reported the incident at 6:28 p.m. Sept. 15.

The child, who was on his bicycle, said a man driving dark-colored, four-door vehicle, asked if he would like some candy. The child said no and rode away, the police report said.

The child said he watched the vehicle sit for a few minutes before turning onto Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road toward Johnstown Road, the report said.

The man was described as in his mid 20s with orange or reddish hair and wearing glasses and a long-sleeved shirt with stripes. A woman with short blonde hair also was in the vehicle, the report said.

In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:

* Police arrested a 19-year-old man for license suspension, drug abuse and drug paraphernalia at 3:20 p.m. Sept. 11 on Beech Road at Smith's Mill Road.

* Police are investigating an aggravated menacing claim by a person who works on Market Square.

The person reported receiving threatening phone calls between 9:32 and 10:15 a.m. Sept. 9. The person making the calls threatened to "eliminate" the victim in one of the calls, according to the police report.

* Police forwarded information to the Franklin County Public Health agency following a dog bite reported at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 14 in the 7000 block of Aspinwall South.

A neighbor's dog bit a 58-year-old woman while she was sitting on the neighbor's porch.

The injury was listed in the police report as "a dog bite to the right arm."