Gahanna police recently received requests for assistance involving raccoons.
Seven raccoons had the driver of a food truck stuck in his vehicle in the first block of Mill Street, according to a complaint received at 5:23 a.m. May 13. The driver attempted to throw things at them, and they hadn't moved. He was requesting police assistance, reports said.
In a separate incident, four baby raccoons were located near the pond at Gahanna Woods, 1501 Taylor Station Road, according to a report received at 2:13 p.m. May 11. Everyone was picking up the babies at the first parking spot near the pond.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources was checking to see if any of their officers were willing to come get them, reports said.
In other recent Gahanna police incident reports:
* A caller from a business on Morrison Road reported an employee was being threatened by another group of employees and wanted to file a report before it escalated, according to a report received at 6:14 p.m. May 10. There was a verbal argument in the warehouse about work ethic between employees, reports said. There was nothing physical but one of the employee asked for police.
This was a "he said, he said" and most of the incident occurred the preceding week, reports said. Police spoke to a human-resources employee who said the situation was being handled in-house. All parties knew if there's another incident, they would be fired, according to reports.
* A suspicious person was reported near the baseball fields at the Hunters Ridge Apartments near Meadow Green Circle, according to a report received at 12:56 p.m. May 10. It might be a homeless man, reports said.
* A dump truck was losing its load and large rocks were flying off and damaging cars, according to a complaint received at 10:51 a.m. May 9. The incident occurred on Interstate 270 southbound in the 300 block of South Hamilton Road, according to reports.
* A juvenile at Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Avenue, destroyed one of the planted trees while parents watched, according to a report received at 8:12 p.m. May 8. The boy was hanging on the branch when he claimed he heard it crack and let go, reports said. He denied tearing the branch nearly off the tree, according to reports.
* An ATM was open but didn't appear to be damaged at a bank in the 100 block of North Hamilton Road, according to a report received at 6:43 p.m. May 8. The door at the bottom of the ATM was slightly ajar but secure. A police unit noted it was in the same shape the previous day, according to reports.
* A man was removed from a business in the 100 block of North Hamilton Road after he verbally attacked employees inside the store, according to a report received at 1:24 p.m. May 8.
* A marijuana smell was coming from an apartment on Arbors Circle, according to a report received at 1:02 p.m. May 8. The reporting party didn't know which apartment the odor was coming from, reports said.
* A 911 hangup call was received from a Ronson Avenue residence at 10:53 a.m. May 8. An elderly man asked for a number for the FBI, reports said.
* Two motorists were in an argument at the intersection of Morse and North Hamilton roads, according to a report received at 6:36 a.m. May 8. No vehicle description was provided, reports said.