Gahanna police responded to a report of beeping noises in the woods behind the Christopher Wren Apartments, 1390 Christopher Wren Drive, according to a complaint received at 11:13 p.m. Feb. 12.
The sound resembled a fire alarm that had been running for about 45 minutes, reports stated.
Police found the alarm in the woods behind a nearby business, according to reports. It seemed as though someone was unable to turn it off, and the solution was to throw it into the woods. Police turned it off and left it near the business office front door.
In other Gahanna police incident reports:
* A Columbus man was going door to door, saying someone broke into his house and he was looking for work, according to a report received at 1:55 p.m. Feb. 14. A Bonnington Way resident reported the man was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and appeared to be between 50 and 60 years old. Police located the man and advised him to stop, reports said.
* A delivery person urinated in a resident's yard on Maybank Court, according to a complaint received at 5:40 a.m. Feb. 12. A message was left with the employee's director, reports said.
* A storm sewer was clogged and flooding Heil Drive, according to complaint received at 1:18 p.m. Feb. 11.
* A woman was reported for stealing liquor from a business on South Hamilton Road, according to a report received at 7:44 p.m. Feb. 10.
* Four people left a South Hamilton Road business without paying for groceries worth $250, according to a report received at 5:11 p.m. Feb. 10. The incident occurred during the preceding two to five minutes, reports said.
* An Amesbury Drive resident reported a raccoon was behind his house, going southbound toward Penny Lane. He thought the raccoon could have rabies, because it was out during daylight hours, according to the report. He filed the report at 5:56 p.m. Feb. 9. Police advised the animal looked OK, reports said.