Gahanna police received reports about youths misusing golf carts provided as a service to residents by the city when various projects are underway.

Juveniles were playing bumper cars with golf carts in front of Foxwood Drive, according to a report received at 1:11 a.m. June 23. A second Foxwood Drive resident reported she needed a golf cart in the morning but a boy had taken one from in front of her house and left it stuck in the mud. She yelled at him and he ran south on Foxwood, reports said.

Police also went out to Highbury Crescent in response to an incident in which the children involved were released to their parents, reports said.

People were misusing the golf carts on Deerwood Avenue, according to a complaint received at 11 p.m. June 23. Adults later appeared on the scene. Police later noted the golf carts were present and accounted for in the construction area, reports said.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* Motorists allegedly were speeding on Tresham Road, according to a complaint received at 5:17 p.m. June 23.

* Four children younger than 10 were in strong rapids in the creek along Granville Street, and the reporting party was concerned the adult watching them wasn't doing a good job of that, according to a complaint received at 11:47 a.m. June 27.

* Lawn equipment was reported stolen from a Riva Ridge Boulevard residence, according to a report received at 11:37 a.m. June 26.

* The windshield of a vehicle was broken on Denwood Drive South, according to a report received at 9:54 a.m. June 26.

* A man in a pickup truck was illegally dumping material at McCorkle Park, 200 McCutcheon Road, according to a report received at 11:59 a.m. June 25. When a park employee confronted him, he allegedly threatened him, reports said.

* Several pieces of equipment were report stolen from a work site on Agler Road, according to a report received at 10:07 a.m. June 25.

* A Riva Ridge resident reported his mailbox was hit overnight and it appeared as though someone had tried to break into the garage, according to a report received at 12:58 p.m. June 23.

* A Columbus resident alleged that an Agler Road business broke her radiator while trying to install a battery, according to a report received at 9:14 p.m. June 22. She wanted a record for when she called the corporate office, reports said.

* A Daventry Lane resident reported someone directed a squirt gun at his small children from a vehicle, according to a complaint received at 12:35 p.m. June 22. He wanted police to keep an eye out for the vehicle, stating he hadn't seen the vehicle in the area before, reports said.

* Several mailboxes were reported damaged on Perris Court, according to a report received at 8:02 a.m. June 22.

* Columbus police advised city workers of a large pothole just south of the Hamilton Road exit off Interstated 270 that resulted in flat tires on multiple vehicles, according to a complaint received at 8:13 p.m. June 21. The pothole was in a lane near the Tech Center bridge, reports said. The Ohio Department of Transportation was advised, according to reports.