Johnstown police recently responded to a drug deal allegedly taking place in the town square.

Johnstown police recently responded to a drug deal allegedly taking place in the town square.

An anonymous tip was received at 8:23 p.m. Aug. 19 about an alleged drug transaction between a 30-year-old man and woman and two 50-year-old men in the town square at the corner of Main and Coshocton streets.

The couple handed a 12-pack of Mountain Dew and 12-pack of Pepsi with baggies in them to the men, who looked homeless, reports said.

Police approached the group and asked if anyone had anything illegal on their persons.

A man wearing a black shirt said he had marijuana and handed the officer a small baggy with a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana inside.

The evidence was seized.

Once police concluded searches and asked if anything was going on as far as dealings of drugs, all members of the group said no.

A minor misdemeanor for possession of marijuana was issued to the man who had the marijuana, reports said.

In other Johnstown police incident reports:

* A Briarwood Drive resident reported receiving harassing phone calls from multiple females at 1:12 a.m. Aug. 18.

* Police were advised there's a pot plant on the front porch of a residence in the first block of North Williams Street, according to a report received at 11:13 a.m. Aug. 13. The plant wasn't a marijuana plant, according to reports.

* An unidentified person moved a camera upward and then took a drain/grate from a business in the first block of South Main Street, according to a theft report received at 4:50 p.m. Aug. 15.

* A Crestview Drive resident complained that his deceased neighbor's tree has fallen in his yard and caused damage, according to a complaint received at 12:39 p.m. Aug. 16.

* Johnstown police recently responded to an incident involving a man allegedly using counterfeit bills at a local business.

A man in a white minivan attempted to use counterfeit $1 bills at a business in the first block of North Main Street, according to a report received at 8:16 a.m. Aug. 8.

Police spoke with the manger, who said a man tried to prepay for gasoline using 10 $1 bills. When the clerk said she thought the bills were fake and wouldn't accept them, the man acted as if he didn't know what she was talking about, she said. He took the money back and left, according to reports.

Police asked dispatch to contact surrounding gas station to make them aware of possible counterfeit bills.

* Medication was stolen from an apartment on Woodgate Court, according to a theft report received at 11:36 a.m. Aug. 8.

* Police received a call at 5:47 p.m. Aug. 8 about a vehicle being stuck inside a car wash on West Coshocton Street. The vehicle sustained damage, the report said. A message was left with the owner of the business, according to the report.

* A television and other items were stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Village Drive, according to a report received at 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Neighbors were questioned about suspicious activity, according to the report.

* A possible road-rage incident was reported in the post office parking lot on West Coshocton Street about 8 p.m. Aug. 3. All parties were gone when police arrived, the report said.

* An employee said a fight had occurred in the parking lot at a business in the first block of North Main Street, according to a report received at 1:54 a.m. Aug. 4.