A mentally handicapped resident who lives in town reported April 28 that her sometime boyfriend had assaulted her. She could not recall the particulars other than he may have tried to write the numbers 666 on her, although there were no signs that he did.
Eric Flugan, West Chestnut Street, reported at 8 p.m. Thursday his 11-year-old son was chased home by a freshman from the local high school. Police spoke with the freshman's father, who said he would take care of it.
Greg Shive reported April 27 he was in the process of evicting tenants from his rental property on East Washington when they began tearing up the porch by ripping up some two-by-fours. The tenants told police they paid for them and wanted to take the lumber with them. The tenants were told they could not do that and advised the dispute was a civil matter.
A caller complained about youths swearing at the basketball court at 5:46 p.m. April 24. An officer spoke with the youths, who agreed to quit swearing.
Police were called to a medical emergency on North Beaver Street at 5:22 p.m. April 24 and remained until an ambulance arrived.
A security alarm went off at the home of Edward Etto, West Washington Street, at 4:24 p.m. April 24. No one was home but the house appeared to be secure.
Michelle Colter, East Lincoln Way, called at 6 p.m. April 23 because she wanted her brother removed from the premises, but both were gone by the time police arrived.
A caller reported at 7 p.m. April 23 that three people had tried to enter a church on East Lincoln Way. When they could not, they walked across the street and sat down on the bench in front of the Lepper Library. Police caught up with the trio at the Smith Oil gas station, and they were identified as Cary Barnes, William Beesler and Angel Lake. Barnes was taken into custody on two misdemeanor arrest warrants. Beesler and Lake said they were homeless and trying to stay at the church. They were told they would have to find another place.
Police responded to an open burning complaint in an empty field behind Mary's Pizza at 11:34 p.m. Saturday. The officers did not see or smell any fire.
Amy Martin reported a motorist was driving erratically coming into town from state Route 45 north at 10:41 p.m. Sunday. Police caught up with the motorist, Thomas Boosz of Salem, who went left of center twice and almost struck a curb lawn. Boosz was pulled over and told the officer he was having vehicle problems while on his way to work at the county mental health center. Boosz parked his car and was given a ride to work.
The security alarm went off at Morgan's Drug Store at 7 p.m. Sunday, and it turned out to have been accidentally activated by an employee.