RUSSELL TOWNSHIP, Ohio
Traffic hazard: Chillicothe Road
Police were called out to assist a large snapping turtle crossing the road at 3:35 p.m. May 17 in front of the fire station. An officer escorted it from the road.
Animal at large: Hook Hollow Road
Two officers and several residents helped to catch a mini pony at 5:35 p.m. May 18 that was loose in a resident’s front yard. The pony was turned over to its Chagrin Mills Road owner.
Suspicious: Kinsman Road
A man walking in a park at 9:08 p.m. May 18 noticed that the front door to a building was standing open. He did not want to push it closed and cause an alarm to sound; instead, he called police to check on it.
Officers arrived and found other exterior doors unlocked. After checking the building and finding it OK, the building manager was contacted. It was determined that the front door needed to be repaired.
Suspicious person: Chillicothe Road
Officers checked on an underage youth walking along the road at 10:35 p.m. May 18. He said he had had a dispute with his grandparents, who had asked him to leave. It was determined that the incident occurred in Newbury Township. The young man was turned over to a Geauga County deputy.
Animal at large: Fox Hollow Road
A woman called police at 6:48 a.m. May 19 to report that a neighbor’s dog was barking at her front door. She said it had been out all night running around the neighborhood, and she wanted it removed from her yard.
An officer called the dog owner, who said he was not home but would have one of his children bring the animal inside the home. The owner was warned that if he continues to allow the dog to roam, he will be cited.
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