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Reynoldsburg: Woman charged with OVI after crashing into cruiser

Reynoldsburg police arrested a woman Dec. 3 for driving under the influence, but not before she crashed into a cruiser, causing more than $15,000 in damages and injuring officer Michael Loyszczyk.
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Pickerington: Thefts at local businesses keeping police occupied

The Pickerington Division of Police received multiple recent reports of thefts from local businesses.
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Olentangy/Powell: Woman, juvenile take glasses from optometrist

Two unknown suspects allegedly stole two pairs of eyeglasses after making phony appointments with a Liberty Township optometrist.
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Gahanna: South Hamilton Tan Pro robbed; suspect said he had a gun

A robbery was reported at Tan Pro USA, 358 S. Hamilton Road, at 7:08 p.m. Dec. 6.
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Grove City: Former roommate suspected in attempted break-in

Grove City police officers responded when a resident reported a former roommate breaking into her residence in the early morning hours last week.
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Hilliard: Burglars strip appliances from apartments

Hilliard police reported a series of burglaries at the Lifestyle Communities complex, where finished but not yet leased apartments were forcibly entered and appliances were stolen.
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Upper Arlington: Man charged with stealing clothes from department store

A Columbus man was charged with felony theft after allegedly attempting to steal shirts, coats, shoes and underwear from a department store.
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Westerville: Woman reports sexual assault

A 23-year-old Lewis Center woman called police and reported she was raped by a Westerville man at his home on the night of Dec. 12, Westerville police reported.
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Worthington: Tradesmen International employee charged with grand theft

A 47-year-old employee at Tradesmen International, 6155 Huntley Road, Suite G, was charged with grand theft Dec. 10 for falsifying timecards. The false timecards between March and July resulted in a loss of $12,000 to the business.
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Dublin: Thief steals wallet while man unloads groceries

Dublin police are investigating an incident in which a resident said a man entered his garage and stole his wallet while the resident was unloading groceries.
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Bexley: Thieves spoil holidays by nabbing packages

Bexley police took several reports of thieves picking up packages that didn't belong to them within the past two weeks.
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Clintonville: Door damaged in burglary; room ransacked

A Clinton Heights Avenue residence was broken into between 2 and 10:32 p.m. Dec. 12, a resident told Columbus police.
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German Village: Two laptops stolen from residence on Forest

Between 8 a.m. Dec. 5 and 10 p.m. Dec. 7, someone broke into a residence in the 300 block of Forest Street.
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New Albany: Vehicle stolen from driveway, others burglarized

The New Albany Police Department is investigating the theft of a Honda sport-utility vehicle, which was taken between 6:30 and 7:40 p.m. Dec. 5 from a driveway in the 5000 block of Snider Loop Road.
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Northland: Medics called to accident find homicide instead

Columbus Division of Fire medics and police officers who thought they were responding to an injury accident in the 1500 block of East Dublin-Granville Road at 5:16 a.m. Dec. 9 instead found themselves investigating a homicide.
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Delaware: Three people charged after entering vacant home

Delaware police arrested three people on burglary charges earlier this month after they allegedly entered a vacant home east of the city's downtown.
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Northwest Side: Man assaults woman, damages belongings

A Millbench Court woman told Columbus police officers a man had assaulted her in her apartment between 10 p.m. Dec. 13 and 2 a.m. Dec. 14, according to police reports
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Pataskala: Recent thefts involved items inside two vehicles

The Pataskala Division of Police is investigating several thefts, two of which were from vehicles:
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Marysville: County officials report alleged abuse to police

An employee of Union County Department of Job and Family Services reported an alleged case of child abuse to Marysville police at 10:47 a.m. Dec. 4.
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Worthington: Arrests made for heroin possession

Worthington police made two arrests in two days for possession of heroin in public places.
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Westerville: Man spotted breaking into vehicles at Sports Complex

A pair of vehicles were broken into in quick succession at the Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave., on the morning of Dec. 5, Westerville police reported.
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Upper Arlington: Doors on three school buses, new van glued shut

An official at a local school last week reported glue was used to vandalize four buses over Thanksgiving break.
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Grandview: Thief snatches hundreds of saw blades

Grandview Heights police officers were dispatched about 12:30 p.m. Nov. 26 to a business in the 900 block of West Goodale Boulevard, where a theft allegedly had just occurred.
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Gahanna: Resident asks officers for advice about holiday scams

Gahanna police recently responded to a resident who sought advice about holiday scams.
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Reynoldsburg: Credit cards, money stolen from shopper's purse

A woman told Reynoldsburg police she was shopping at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at a business in the 2400 block of Taylor Park Drive when a "well-dressed black woman in her mid-30s" approached her in the cat food aisle, according to the police report.