Gahanna police responded to a report of aggressive campaigning at Center Point Church, 620 McCutcheon Road, according to a report received at 5:19 p.m. Nov. 6.
Multiple parties were soliciting for a campaign "aggressively" and chasing people through the parking lot to hand out fliers, the report stated.
Police spoke with the polling supervisor and were told everything was fine. Two women with literature were at proper locations near the venue, past posted flags, according to the report.
In another incident, a group of people were soliciting for a political party in the 700 block of Vista Drive, and were asked to leave but refused to do so at 4:17 p.m. Nov. 4. The reporting party was advised that political canvassing is protected speech, and police can touch base with them but enforcement action is limited. Some residents were upset the involved parties had their information from voter rolls, reports said. That information is public record across the United States, according to the Franklin County Board of Elections.
In other Gahanna police incident reports:
* An entire vehicle was scratched at a business in the 1000 block of North Hamilton Road, according to a report received at 3:05 a.m. Nov. 7.
* A Riva Ridge Court resident reported falling for a scam, according to a report received at 8:49 a.m. Nov. 6. The annoyance call came from New York state, reports said. The resident stated she would contact the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Police showed her how to block future calls from that number, reports said.
* A vehicle was egged on Diven Lane, according to a report received at 12:33 p.m. Nov. 4.
* The back window of a vehicle was broken on Hartney Drive, according to a report received at 9:36 a.m. Nov. 4. It happened sometime between 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 9:35 a.m. Nov. 4, reports said.
* A Serran Drive resident advised police a dog was chasing cyclists and pedestrians, according to a complaint received at 3:47 p.m. Nov. 3. The owners of the dog had just returned home, and were attempting to catch it after the animal broke a fence and slipped out, reports said. The owner said she would have the fence repaired with screws instead of nails, so the dog can't break through. The owner was warned she would be cited if the dog gets loose again, reports said.
* A Bertram Drive resident complained at 2:32 p.m. Nov. 3 that a dog from a Caswell Drive residence continues to relieve itself on his lawn. Information will be relayed to the owner of the dog, reports said.
* A Theori Avenue resident reported receiving a suspicious package from UPS, according to a complaint received at 4:53 p.m. Nov. 2. The package said, "Graeter's Ice Cream" and appeared to be a small cooler, reports said. The package said to open it immediately because of frozen perishables inside.
* A pig was walking around Thistle Avenue near the wooded area, according to a complaint received at 2:51 p.m. Nov. 2. Some children were chasing it, reports said.
* A Tall Oaks Drive resident reported issues with a neighbor, including inappropriate gestures, according to a report received at 12:11 p.m. Nov. 1. The reporting party stated a fence was to be installed and was advised to contact police if the conduct doesn't stop after the fence is in place or if it escalates.
* Cash was stolen from a drawer at a business in the 1300 block of North Hamilton Road, according to a report received at 7:12 p.m. Oct. 31. The theft happened between 4 and 7:12 p.m. Oct. 31, reports said.
* A Castle Pine Drive resident reported a television was stolen sometime within the past week, according to a report received at 5:02 p.m. Oct. 31. There were no signs of forced entry, reports said.