Gahanna police recently responded to a resident's call about an unidentified person claiming to be a relative in need of money.
A Larry Lane resident said someone called, claiming to be her daughter and asking for money, according to a complaint received at 2:11 p.m. July 27. The caller said she had been arrested and needed money for bond, reports said.
No money was exchanged, according to the report. The woman called her daughter, who said she was fine, but the resident was scared for her daughter's safety and reported the incident. The resident was told it was a scam and to call the department's non-emergency number if she had further concerns.
In other Gahanna police incident reports:
* A vehicle on Brookhill Drive was covered in eggs, according to a vandalism report received at 1:45 a.m. July 27.
* A radio was reported stolen from a vehicle on Vista Drive within the preceding 48 hours, according to a report received at 5:50 p.m. July 26.
* A stereo and vehicle taillights were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Vista Drive, according to a report received at 1:47 p.m. July 26. The theft occurred between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. that day, reports said.
* A truck was broken into overnight and personal keys were left in the truck on Landover Place, according to a report received at 8:28 a.m. July 26. Nothing was stolen and the keys were impounded, reports said.
* A vehicle on Howland Drive was wrapped in plastic wrap, according to a complaint received at 1:34 a.m. July 26.
* A vehicle on Amesbury Drive was scratched, according to a report received at 3:11 p.m. July 24.
* An unidentified person was stealing backpacks and books from the donation bin at the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St., according to a report received at 1:28 p.m. July 24. The items were stolen at 11:30 a.m. that day, reports said.
* Multiple vehicles were broken into overnight on Vista Drive, according to a report received at noon July 24.
* A Muskingum Drive resident wanted police to be aware of problems with juveniles and golf carts in construction areas, according to a report received at 6:39 p.m. July 23. The resident asked for extra police patrol during construction, reports said.
* Several teenagers were using golf carts in a construction zone at Caroway Boulevard and digging ruts in the base pavement, according to a complaint received at 4:16 p.m. July 23. One golf cart was missing its key and could not be moved, reports said. It was still in the construction area at Caroway. A second cart was moved and parked on a sidewalk, according to reports.
* A garage door opener and bank card were reported stolen from a vehicle on Jordana Drive, according to a report received at 4:57 p.m. July 23. The theft occurred between 9 and 10 p.m. July 22, reports said.
* A West Johnstown Road resident reported a vehicle was rummaged through between 7 and 9 p.m. July 22. The garage door was opened as well, according to a report received at 10:26 a.m. July 23.
* A Debra Lane resident reported a woman entered his truck and rummaged through the console, according to a report received at 7:14 p.m. July 22. The resident spoke with the woman, who she said she thought the vehicle was for sale, reports said. She left in a black sedan, reports stated.
* A bank card was stolen from a truck at a business on West Johnstown Road about five hours earlier, according to a report received at 9:12 p.m. July 21.
* A vehicle was rummaged through on Reece Ridge Drive, according to a report received at 9:17 a.m. July 21. The vehicle was in the garage, and the incident occurred within the preceding 20 to 90 minutes, reports said. The resident called police after she received an alert on a bank card that someone attempted to use, reports said.
* A purse was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Rimbey Avenue, according to a report received at 6:36 a.m. July 21.
* Baseball equipment was reported stolen and a vehicle was rummaged through on Trapp Drive, according to a report received at 8:13 p.m. July 20.