A local refuse worker recently assisted Johnstown police in returning a lost wallet to a resident.

A local refuse worker recently assisted Johnstown police in returning a lost wallet to a resident.

A Rumpke employee found a wallet near the 12000 block of Worthington Road in Pataskala, according to a Johnstown Police Department report received at 1:53 p.m. Dec. 8.

The wallet was returned to the resident, who said she had lost it at a business in the area where it was found.

In other recent incident reports from the Johnstown Police Department:

* A wallet was reported stolen in the first block of North Williams Street at 3 p.m. Dec. 7.

The theft occurred between 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and 8 a.m. Dec. 7.

* A Meadow Lane resident reported a case of identity theft at 11:17 a.m. Dec. 8.

* An open door was reported at a Douglas Street building at 4:57 p.m. Dec. 8.

Children were running in and out of the building to the bicycle-path trailhead at Douglas, reports said.

* The village service department requested police assistance on North Main Street at 2:53 p.m. Dec. 7 because of a cement spill from Croton Road.

* Four males were reported as suspicious persons at a business in the 400 block of East Coshocton Street at 11:58 a.m. Dec. 7.

A store employee said the men, who were in a maroon van, seemed suspicious. They were gone before police arrived, reports said. Store employees said they bought detergent and left.

* A child reportedly was soliciting for the March of Dimes at a Norfolk Court condo, according to a complaint received at 6:43 p.m. Dec. 6.

Police patrolled the area in an attempt to locate the solicitor.

* A Heath resident reported her wallet was stolen from her purse while in the gym at Johnstown-Monroe High School, 401 S. Oregon St.

The theft report was received at 11:55 a.m. Dec. 6.

* A Crestview Drive resident alleged a neighbor cut down his tree, according to a report received at 8:43 a.m. Dec. 6.