Gahanna police recently responded to reports about pets being left outdoors in freezing temperatures.
A dog on Ronson Way was barking, and it had been outside for 15 minutes, according to a complaint received at 3:11 p.m. Jan. 1. The caller said it was too cold for it to be outdoors for that long, reports said. There was no sign the dog was in distress or danger, and the dog was let back inside, according to reports.
Three dogs were outside without shelter for 30 minutes at a North Stygler Road residence, according to a complaint received at 3:55 p.m. Jan. 1. The animals were found to be OK and back indoors, reports said.
A St. Johns Place resident advised a nearby dog was constantly outdoors and there was concern for the animal's safety, according to a complaint received at 12:02 p.m. Dec. 28. The dog's owners were made aware of the concern, according to reports.
In other Gahanna police incident reports:
* A vehicle was stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Penny Lane, according to a report received at 7:40 a.m. Jan. 2. The gray Toyota has a white mark on the right side of a bumper. The information was passed on to the Columbus Division of Police, reports said.
* A fight was reported in the 300 block of Regents Road at 9:10 p.m. Dec. 31. About 10 people were fighting in front of residences, according to a neighbor. No weapons were involved, reports stated. Police secured the scene.
* A Bugle Court resident reported about five different cars had been doing doughnuts on his court, according to a complaint received at 11:47 a.m. Dec. 31. Police observed three sets of tire tracks in the snow but no children or vehicles were observed in the court, reports said.
* An employee of a Cherry Bottom Road business said a counterfeit $100 bill was received, according to a report filed at 5:38 p.m. Dec. 29. The employee said he didn't realize it was fake until taking it to the bank, where it was confiscated, reports said.
* A red truck with its lights on and the engine not running was reported as suspicious in a Stoneridge Drive parking lot at 1:28 p.m. Dec. 29.
* Police said a woman was reported for texting while driving on North Stygler and Morse roads and almost causing several accidents, according to a complaint received at 10:07 p.m. Dec. 27. Two younger girls were in the vehicle, reports said. The reporting party eventually stopped following the car. The Columbus Division of Police relayed the information to units in the area, reports said.
* A man dressed as a woman, wearing a patterned knitted hat, took food items and put them in a purse at an Agler Road business, according to a report received at 2:11 p.m. Dec. 26. Video at the business was to be checked to determine the value of the items, according to reports.
* Three tires were slashed on a vehicle parked in front of apartments on Hollybrier Drive, according to a report received at 10:52 a.m. Dec. 24.
* A power outage was reported at North Hamilton Road and Granville Street, according to a complaint received at 12:48 a.m. Dec. 23. AEP advised police the outage affected 1,200 customers. Gahanna City Hall and the police department were affected and switched to generators for power, reports said. The service department used a generator to operate the traffic signal at Granville and Hamilton.
* Firecrackers or gunshots were heard in the area of the Mifflin Township Cemetery, 218 Agler Road, according to a report received at 6:43 p.m. Dec. 22. Another caller advised police he heard five to six gunshots from Highbury Cresent Road at the same time. Police were informed a large number of fireworks were being launched. Police checked the area but didn't find anything, according to reports.