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Hilliard: Former Buckeye indicted on child-endangering charges

A Franklin County grand jury on Jan. 15 indicted Kenneth L. Hayes Jr., 22, on one count of felonious assault, one count of child endangering and one count of child endangering.
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Grove City: Man, 27, charged with robbing bar Jan. 13

Grove City police arrested a man suspected of holding up a local bar shortly after the robbery Jan. 13.
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Grandview: Pair in stolen car suspected in Yard-area thefts

Grandview Heights police arrested two people Jan. 18 after the car they were driving was found to have been stolen out of Grove City.
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Gahanna: BMV registrar says woman might have been held against her will

An Agler Road BMV deputy registrar reported that a customer might have been held against her will by a man.
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Dublin: Builders report appliances are stolen from job sites

Appliances were reported stolen recently from two houses being built in Dublin.
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Worthington: Man leaves Kroger with $1,300 worth of treats, detergent

Worthington police are on the lookout for a man who walked out of the Kroger at 60 E. Wilson Bridge Road on Jan. 11 with an estimated $1,300 worth of candy, beef jerky and laundry detergent.
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Westerville: Death of infant attributed to medical problem

Westerville police suspect no foul play after a nine-week-old boy was pronounced dead at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital Jan. 14.
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Upper Arlington: Police charge man, return juvenile girl to group home

A 14-year-old girl who had been reported missing out of a Clinton Township group home was returned there Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, after Upper Arlington police said she was picked up at a local business by a city resident who allegedly threatened her physically and took her to his home.
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Reynoldsburg: Man charged for trying to sell Tylenol as cocaine

Reynoldsburg police charged a man for possession of a "counterfeit controlled substance" after he tried to sell someone crushed Tylenol, claiming it was crack cocaine.
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Pickerington: Officers investigate multiple reports of thefts

The Pickerington Division of Police received multiple reports of thefts earlier this month.
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Whitehall: Police track down three who fled store with stolen formula

Whitehall police arrested a 29-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman for robbery and a 32-year-old woman for complicity to robbery at 6:50 a.m. Jan. 12 at Kroger, 3675 E. Broad St.
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Northwest: Hydrocodone pills stolen from woman's apartment

A 65-year-old Melody Lane woman called police Jan. 18 at 5:37 p.m. to say a man she lets into her apartment even though she is afraid of him stole prescription drugs from her Jan. 12.
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Northland: Woman reports being punched, hit with computer

An Arborwood Drive woman said she and her boyfriend got into an argument in a car parked outside her apartment at noon Dec. 18 and he first struck her hand with a laptop computer and then punched her in the back of the head.
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New Albany: Thieves smash window of car in country-club lot

The New Albany Police Department is investigating the theft of $400, a cellphone and credit cards between 7:30 and 8:20 a.m. Jan. 10 from a vehicle parked in the New Albany Country Club parking lot, 1 Club Lane.
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German Village: Oldsmobile Aurora reported stolen

The Columbus Division of Police received a report that an Oldsmobile Aurora, model year unknown, was stolen about 12:50 p.m. Jan. 10 while it was parked in the 400 block of East Kossuth Street.
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Clintonville: Thief surreptitiously snatches $3,000 in gift cards

A Northridge Road resident said he purchased $3,000 worth of gift cards at Giant Eagle, 2801 N. High St., at 2:42 p.m. Jan. 18, but realized moments later that the clerk never gave him the cards. He told police they were gone when he went back into the store.
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Bexley: Woman tries to pay with counterfeit bill at business

Bexley police said the owner of a business in the 2600 block of East Main Street reported a woman attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill for a purchase Jan. 10.
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Marysville: Winter weather blamed in local traffic accidents

The Union County Sheriff's Office responded to a string of weather-related accidents in a two-day period.
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Pataskala: Airsoft-wielding teen issued warning

Pataskala police officers encountered a "scary scenario" in the early morning hours of Jan. 8 when a teenage boy was spotted carrying an airsoft gun while walking on railroad tracks near High Street, south of Front Street.
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Johnstown: Burglary reported on East Coshocton

Johnstown police are investigating a burglary of a residence on the first block of East Coshocton Street that was reported on the morning of Jan. 12.
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Delaware: Burglars steal TVs in pair of Delaware break-ins

Delaware police are looking for televisions stolen during two separate burglaries that occurred in the city earlier this month.
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Car break-ins keeping Westerville police busy

Three different employees of a nursing home in the 100 block of North State Street reported their cars were broken into sometime during the evening of Jan. 4, Westerville police reports said.
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Grove City: Officer dragged by vehicle during attempted arrest

A Grove City police officer was dragged by the vehicle of a suspected shoplifter last week as he tried to make an arrest.
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TWHS student arrested after fight

A Thomas Worthington High School student was arrested Jan. 7 after a fight with another student.
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Powell/Lewis Center: Man handcuffed, robbed of $25,000 watch, guns

Police are investigating an incident in which a man was restrained and robbed of $32,000 worth of property earlier this month at his Powell home.