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Reynoldsburg: Wrong place, wrong time for loud car stereo

A Reynoldsburg officer who was beating the heat by sitting at a picnic table and eating ice cream said he heard loud music coming from a black SUV and ended up citing the driver.

The officer said he was at a business in the 6500 block of East Main Street at 9:10 p.m. Aug. 24 when he heard loud music coming from the SUV, which was traveling east on East Main Street. He said the "bass of the music stayed constant for approximately 10 minutes and could be heard in the immediate area."

The officer said he toured the area and identified the vehicle as a 2004 Ford Expedition, parked farther down in front of another business in the 6500 block.

He then cited the driver, pointing out that city code prohibits music that can be heard more than 20 feet from the sound source.

"I advised (the driver) that the bass from his music could be heard close to a thousand feet," the officer wrote in the report.

In other police reports:

* A 15-year-old boy was charged with public indecency and disorderly conduct after officers caught him at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 25 in the act of urinating on the brick sidewalk at the nature center at Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E. Livingston Ave. The reporting officer said the boy was walking with four other juveniles, urinating from side to side on the path as the officer walked behind him. When asked why he didn't go to the park bathroom, the boy told the officer, "When I have to go, I have to go," according to the police report.

* A man told police he answered an ad on Craigslist for a motorcycle for sale and brought $1,500 at noon Aug. 26 to meet with the seller of the motorcycle at a business in the 2700 block of Brice Road. The man told the reporting officer that the seller took the money, then said they could ride to where he had the title.

When they stopped for gas at a business at Brice and East Main Street, the seller asked if he could get on the bike one last time, according to the report.

The seller got on the bike and sped away west bound down East Main Street with the money, the man said. The man told police the seller was black, 6 feet tall and weighed 190 pounds.

* A man reported someone broke into his home at 4:20 a.m. Aug. 27 in the 2100 block of Commons Road North and stole a television, a video-game controller with games, a tablet computer, a laptop computer, textbooks and tennis shoes. He told police that when he woke up at that hour, he could see the rear patio door was open.

* A woman told police she thinks a group of juveniles broke out the back window of her 2002 blue Jeep Grand Cherokee at around 7:45 p.m. Aug. 29 in the pond area at Blacklick Metro Woods Park, 6975 E. Livingston Ave.

She said when she and her husband parked the car, they saw three young males and two females, all 13 to 16 years old, sitting around the parking lot listening to music. When they began to walk to the pond, they heard glass breaking and turned to see the teens running away.

* Police warned a man at 6:50 p.m. Aug. 24 at his residence in the 1100 block of Carrousel Drive East that he must remove a pit bull from within the city limits or he would be cited. The reporting officer said he responded to an animal complaint and saw a medium-sized brown/black pit bull run out of the backyard and toward his cruiser. He said a man came out of the house and called the dog back, then said he and his wife were watching the dog for his son.

The officer said he saw several other dogs in the backyard but were told they were American bulldogs, not pit bulls.

The officer requested paperwork on the bulldogs from a veterinarian clinic to certify the animals were not pit bulls.

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