A cat and snakes take the stage in police reports

A cat and snakes take the stage in police reports

by Craig Lovelace

Selected Circleville Police reports for January 18-21, 2021. Please note that the department redacts the addresses of where calls originated and/or police respond.

January 18

7:06 a.m. – Someone got inside of a business in the 300 block of Town Street over the weekend and stole four cell phones as well as ransacking the building.

10:49 a.m. – No report was taken, but a male told police that someone shot his cat with a dart.

12:46 p.m. – Apparently some juveniles are getting into and vandalizing the commons area of a South Court Street apartment complex. A police call slip indicates the kids don’t live in the complex and have been burning holes in couches in the commons area and also found a key to the trophy case. Caller suspects somebody is leaving the doors open for the juveniles, who do not live in the building.

7:48 p.m. – A male called police complaining that OhioHealth Berger Hospital did not show him the facility’s policy on video recording in the lobby. It was the third call of the day involving the male and hospital. Hospital security called police at 6:38 p.m. saying it was against policy and violated HIPPA. Security warned the male “several times” but he would not comply. Security called an hour later saying the male was medically cleared but refusing to leave. The male eventually left.

January 19

11:53 a.m. – A Dearborn Avenue home was broken into and ransacked with several items possibly missing. A report was taken.

12:37 p.m. – The city put out an alert through the police that a potential phone scam is making its rounds with someone calling people from a number that appears local and stating they are with the Social Security [Administration.] The caller then warns the person that he or she is facing fraud charges and a warrant will be issued

7:04 p.m. – A woman got an unexpected surprise from a Lancaster Pike grocery store when she bit into the bananas she had bought there. The woman called police and told them that when she went to take a bite out of a banana while in the parking lot, she bit into what she believed to be a baby snake. The caller said she was concerned about getting sick. Police declined to file a report over what they termed a civil matter. (How would it get into the banana? Speaking of bananas, who remembers the Banana Splits?)

9:06 p.m. – Police cleared an East Main Street bank upon a caller reporting that he observed a male with a gun between the doors of the bank. The suspect, he said, appears to be looking inside the bank while holding a gun in his hands as well as wearing a mask. Turns out, the male was a cleaning lady who was holding a cell phone. (Stick ‘em up, germs.)

January 20

1:57 a.m. – When much of the city is asleep at this time, a Hutson Street male requested help from police because another male – it’s almost 2 a.m. – was messaging that he wanted to fight him. Why you might ask? Because the messaging male went to the residence to check whether his mail was getting delivered there.

11:40 a.m. – A female came to police headquarters on East Franklin Street to report that another female constantly stands outside her apartment door cussing her out, while also letting her dog defecate in the complainant’s yard and then laughing at her. She told police the female is now threatening to “beat her head in.” A report was taken.

11:51 a.m. – An anonymous caller to the dispatch center reported that a man wearing flannel pajamas was inside of a Maplewood Avenue car lot going through the vehicles. The pajama-clad man was an employee.

2:46 p.m. – (Note to the baby snake item up higher.) Police took a theft report from a male who rented a 50-foot snake on Jan. 9 to an East Mound Street female that she hadn’t returned. The male claims the female has not returned multiple attempts to reach her.

6:42 p.m. – A Highland Avenue female reported to police that a homeless woman she allowed to stay at her residence allegedly stole her expensive Maine Coon cat. She told police the female left the residence and was dressed in all camouflage. Police were unable to locate her but did take a report. The cat’s owner called emergency-911 34 minutes later and said the woman was down at Pumpkin Show Park on North Court Street. Three minutes later, the person accused of taking the cat called 911 as well. She told police a couple she was staying with were at the park harassing her. (Certainly not a cat’s meow event.)

8:00 p.m. – On Barnes Avenue, a male requested of police that they help remove a female who was at the residence. It seems they each had been drinking through the day and the female, according to him, drank

more than he did, and he needs an officer to make her leave because he has to get some sleep before work or make her calm down. The situation was resolved.

January 21

9:10 a.m. – An extra patrol was requested for Forest Cemetery because someone other than the caretaker has been cutting down trees. A report was taken.

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