A Halloween decoration in a vehicle recently prompted phone calls to multiple law enforcement agencies.

A female called the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office in reference to a sports utility vehicle, owned by a Gahanna resident, in a restaurant drive-through in Canal Winchester.

A sign in the vehicle's back window read "Help," according to a report received at 2:20 p.m. Oct. 4. The sheriff's office called Canal Winchester authorities to check on the vehicle's owner. Gahanna police were advised the sign was a Halloween decoration that was taken down to avoid any more issues. Fairfield County also was advised of the findings, reports said.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* A student at Gahanna Middle School West, 350 N. Stygler Road, was allegedly found in possession of marijuana in a book bag, according to a report received at 11:10 a.m. Oct. 9. The student received a warning for possession and was suspended 10 days from school, reports said.

* An employee at a business in the 300 block of South Hamilton Road reported receiving a counterfeit $100 bill, according to a complaint received at 6:13 p.m. Oct. 7.

* An Arbors Circle resident reported hearing gunshots a few minutes before she called police at 12:45 a.m. Oct. 7. She said she heard shots about 10 p.m., but there were fireworks at that time. Another caller from the area also reported hearing loud popping noises that sounded like shots, reports said.

* A motorist allegedly was speeding at Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Road, and throwing bottles out of a window, according to a report received at 5:26 p.m. Oct. 6. The vehicle continued northbound on Interstate 270 from Hamilton Road and passed the exit for Interstate 670. The call was transferred to Columbus police, reports said.

* Two bicycles locked under a stairwell on Arbors Circle were reported stolen at 3:54 p.m. Oct. 5. The owner last saw them at 9:30 p.m. the previous day and noticed them missing at 7 a.m., reports said.

* A caller was concerned about a family panhandling for money at North Hamilton Road and Stoneridge Drive, according to a report received at 2:42 p.m. Oct. 5. The caller wanted police to give the family information for Gahanna Residents In Need, reports said.

* Two packs of cream cheese were reported stolen from a business on West Johnstown Road, according to a report received at 12:34 p.m. Oct. 5.

* A Hermitage Road resident reported a phone scam with the caller asking for thousands of dollars, according to a complaint received at 11:58 a.m. Oct. 5. The caller posed as a grandson who was in jail and needed money to get out, reports said.

* Two people attempted to steal baskets full of crab legs from a business on Stoneridge Drive, according to a report received at 10:52 a.m. Oct. 4. Video is available, according to reports.

* Two bags of vacuum-sealed marijuana were found in the parking lot of a business on Waterbury Court, according to a report received at 2:13 p.m. Oct. 3. The marijuana was found at 1 p.m., reports said.