Gahanna police recently helped a disabled resident who was afraid in the dark after an area power outage left no electricity in her home.

Gahanna police assisted a James Road resident with flashlights and flashlight batteries after a substation explosion caused a power outage at the home, according to a report received at 11:46 p.m. July 30.

The resident was very scared because of the power being out, and she asked that officers knock on the window of the downstairs bedroom window she was in. She wasn't able to go to the front door to unlock it, so she said she would have a flashlight on so officers knew which window to go to.

Police went to the store to assist the resident with flashlights, reports said.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* A man was warned for being in Woodside Green Park, 213 Camrose Court, after dark at 3:42 a.m. Aug. 2. He said he was living in his vehicle, reports said.

* A vehicle was keyed overnight on Vista Drive, according to a vandalism report received at 4:59 p.m. July 30.

* An Amesbury Drive resident said his neighbor put signs with harassing names on it, pointing toward his car. The complaint was received at 12:55 p.m. July 29.

* A Columbus man visited the Gahanna police headquarters lobby, 460 Rocky Fork Boulevard, because he was wearing handcuffs from the previous night, according to a report received at 9:11 a.m. July 29. He asked that someone unlock them. Keys were ineffective and bolt cutters were used to remove the cuffs, according to reports.

* A woman asked police for a health-care facility that could take care of someone badly wounded in a "future event," when she visited police headquarters, 460 Rocky Fork Boulevard, at 12:32 p.m. July 28.

She eventually said she had been threatened by someone and she needed a safe place to park, reports said. The woman had three cats in the car. While officers were attempting to get more information to assist her, she drove away, reports said.

* Vehicles were egged overnight on Challis Springs Drive, according to a report received at 12:01 p.m. July 28.