Gahanna police recently responded to reports of a man dancing in the middle of Morse Road and harassing customers at a local business on Nov. 25.
A man wearing a red hat, dark green jacket and jeans was reported as suspicious in a Stoneridge Drive parking lot at 4:56 p.m., reports stated. He was acting suspicious in the lot and dancing in the middle of Morse Road, according to the reporting party. Columbus police also were advised, but police couldn't locate a man matching the description, according to reports.
A man with the same description was reported at a Stoneridge business at 6:37 p.m. that day. He allegedly harassed customers and staff inside the store, then left on foot, reports said.
The man was then reported eating at a North Hamilton Road business at 8:43 p.m. Nov. 25, reports said. Customers said he was talking to himself. Police reported they found him at another Hamilton restaurant and checked to see if a nearby shelter could take him. He was dropped off at Easton Town Center after asking for a ride there, reports said.
In other Gahanna police incident reports:
* Suspicious activity in back fields off Rocky Fork Drive South was reported at 6:16 p.m. Nov. 29. A church had set up Christmas furnishings and the caller was concerned they might be vandalized, reports said. Police checked the area on foot and found church members working to set up a live nativity, reports said.
* A Diven Lane resident said a neighbor put rotten pumpkins in her trash can while it was on the street, according to a complaint received at 9:12 p.m. Nov. 27.
* Meat, valued at $90, was reported stolen from a Stoneridge Drive business, according to a report received at 1:07 p.m. Nov. 27.
* Two students from Middle School South, 349 Shady Spring Drive, were suspended for 10 days and released to their parents after they were found in possession of marijuana, according to a report received at 12:22 p.m. Nov. 27. The school principal notified police. Less than one gram was impounded, reports said.
* An inflatable turkey decoration was reported stolen from a Lincolnshire Road residence, according to a report received at 11:37 a.m. Nov. 26. It appears someone cut a string holding the decoration between 5 and 8 a.m., reports said.
* Four teenage males wearing hooded sweatshirts were throwing rocks at houses and ringing doorbells in the area of Caswell Drive and Caroway Boulevard, according to a report received at 9:57 p.m. Nov. 25.
* Medication and electronics were reported missing from a vehicle on Baywood Place, according to a report received at 5:18 p.m. Nov. 25.
* A Creekway Court resident heard a single loud boom, according to a complaint received at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 23. She said it came from the rear of the property. A second Creekway Court resident also reported hearing a sound like a loud explosion, coming from the woods, reports said. Police didn't see or hear anything.
* A Baywood Place resident said an unidentified caller threatened harm if he didn't pay him various sums of money, according to a report received at 4:55 p.m. Nov. 22. He had questions about annoying scam calls, reports said.
* A Muskingum Drive resident visited police headquarters, 460 Rocky Fork Blvd., at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 to report a Craigslist scam in which money was lost.