String of vandalism incidents in Mount Gilead targeting vehicles


MG Police calls- April 7 - April 19

Staff report



April 7– Assist other unit

Mount Gilead Police assisted with the Morrow County Emergency Squad with a combative male patient who had overdosed on Marion Road.

April 9- Theft

A customer at the Duke Gas Station in Mount Gilead exchanged a broken cigarette machine for a new one despite managements instructions not to. He was contacted by a dispatched officer to return the working machine to the store or he would be charged. The subject complied with police request but was banned from the store.

April 9- Complaint

A West High Street resident reported that his son had purchased three phones on Facebook for $200. Upon trying to activate the products at Verizon, the caller’s son was notified one of the phones was stolen.

April 10- Driving under suspension

An officer on patrol cited a driver on West Marion Road for driving under suspension.

April 10- Animal complaint

Police were called to West High Street business after a person found a dog on the street. The dispatched officer was able to determine it was a missing dog and returned it to its owner.

April 10- Domestic complaint

A Walnut Street resident called to complain of a domestic dispute. The male subject was transported to the Morrow County Correctional Facility and charged on a probation violation.

April 11- Arrest on warrant

Mount Gilead Police arrested a subject on a misdemeanor warrant out of Richland County.

April 11- Theft

A West High Street resident notified police that the gasoline in her vehicle had been siphoned.

April 11- Neighbor complaint

Police were called to a South Rich Street residence after a resident called MGPD to report one of their neighbors had punched their house.

April 12- Assist other unit

An off-duty Cardington Police officer reported a reckless driver struck a guardrail and entered the Mount Gilead State Park. The driver passed field sobriety tests and was released to a third party after expressing he was experiencing medical issues.

April 15- Vandalism

An East Marion Street resident reported to police that his tires on his vehicle were slashed.

April 15- Vandalism

Police were called to an East Elm Street residence to investigate a car that had been keyed.

April 15- Vandalism

A North Cherry Street resident informed MGPD that her vehicle had been damaged.

April 15- Assist other unit

Police were called to assist the Morrow Count Sheriff’s Office with a suspected suicide.

April 15- Narcotics complaint

During a drug sweep at Mount Gilead High School police located narcotics in a student’s vehicle.

April 17- OVI

Police arrested a driver on West Marion Road for driving above the legal limit of .08 BAC.

April 17- Vandalism

A North Street resident contacted MGP to report his vehicle was damaged.

April 17- Vandalism

Mount Gilead Police investigated an incident at an East Cedar Street residence, where a vehicle had been keyed.

April 17- Burglary

Equipment was reportedly stolen at the West Marion Car Wash.

April 18- Theft

Family Dollar employees reported a shoplifting incident at the store.

April 18- Assault

An officer was dispatched to a Westview Drive residence to investigate an assault.

April 19- Assist other unit

Mount Gilead Police assisted Morrow Count Sheriffs with an arrest on a warrant out of Mount Gilead Mayor’s Court.

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MG Police calls- April 7 – April 19

Staff report