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Dublin: Man arrested after causing disturbance at hotel

A Columbus man was arrested by Dublin police at the Embassy Suites hotel, 5100 of Upper Metro Place at 9:46 p.m. June 20 for criminal damaging and obstruction.
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Gahanna: Robber strikes Stygler Road bank

Gahanna police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a bank on South Stygler Road.
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Grove City: Old neighbor borrows mower, tries to steal it, breaks it

A resident loaned her lawn mower to a former neighbor and ended up calling police after the man tried to steal the mower, broke it, then threatened her with bodily harm, Grove City police reported.
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Grandview: Donated diapers stolen from daycare center

Someone is apparently using a Grandview Heights daycare center as an unauthorized diaper service.
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Hilliard: Charges pending against boy transporting loaded rifle in car

Charges are pending against a 16-year-old boy whom Hilliard police said had a loaded AR-15-style rifle in his car at 1:30 a.m. June 17.
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Reynoldsburg: Two teens assaulted outside junior high school

Two teenage boys reportedly were assaulted about 8:15 p.m. June 22 outside Baldwin Road Junior High School, 2300 Baldwin Place.
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Upper Arlington: Thieves take advantage of unlocked vehicles, garage

Upper Arlington police last week received a series of reports regarding overnight thefts from vehicles and a garage.
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Westerville: Electronics stolen in burglary

A business in the 600 block of Park Meadow Road reportedly was burglarized the night of June 23.
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Worthington: Man takes cash, loses it gambling

An employee of a business in the 7100 block of High Street allegedly stole more than $2,000 from the business before gambling it away.
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Olentangy/Powell: Playground toys stolen from school

An unknown suspect stole playground toys after breaking into a building on Oak Creek Elementary School's campus, 1256 Westwood Drive, earlier this month in Orange Township.
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Northland: Thief tries to cash check left in stolen briefcase

A Coghill Drive resident told police at 10:42 a.m. June 25 his briefcase had been stolen from his vehicle, although he didn't know where or when the theft occurred.
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Northwest Side: $3,500 set of golf clubs stolen from car on Baudin Street

Golf clubs valued at $3,500 were stolen from a 2006 Audi parked on Baudin Street, the owner told Columbus police officers at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, June 28.
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Whitehall: Parking lot robbery leads to arrest of 2 suspects

Whitehall police reported a robbery outside the Whitehall Carry Out, 4227 E. Main St., at 5:20 p.m. June 19.
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New Albany: Fraudulent loans attributed to ID theft

The New Albany Police Department is investigating three cases of identity theft, two of which involved personal information used to obtain loans:
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German Village: $50,000 worth of jewelry, other items stolen in burglary

A thief made off with more than $50,000 worth of items from a residence in the 300 block of East Sycamore Street.
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Clintonville: Armed robber takes bank's cash

The Cooper State Bank Branch at 5090 N. High St. was the scene of an armed robbery at 6:52 p.m. June 26.
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Bexley: Thieves steal property left in vehicles

Two Louisville, Ky., residents reported that between June 13 and June 14, someone forced entry into a locked 2006 black Jeep Liberty while it was parked on the street in the 2800 block of Powell Avenue.
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Marysville: Autopsy, toxicology reports pending in woman's death

The Union County Sheriff's Office is still waiting for full details from an autopsy conducted last week on the body of a woman found in a burning minivan shortly before midnight June 19.
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Pataskala: Theft reports include cameras, crossbows, bows, compressor

The Pataskala Division of Police is investigating two recent theft reports.
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Johnstown: Fender-bender leads to multiple charges

A man who backed his vehicle into another vehicle was charged with counts of disorderly conduct, aggravated menacing, assault, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, obstructing official business and resisting arrest at 10:57 p.m. June 23 after an incident in the first block of South Main Street, according to Johnstown Police Department reports.
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Delaware: Masked, armed boy charged after neighborhood stroll

A Delaware boy faces a minor misdemeanor charge after reportedly carrying a knife while walking around a neighborhood on the city's east side earlier this month.
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Grove City: Fired salesman charged with stealing new car

A fired employee was arrested last week on charges of stealing a car from a local dealership, Grove City police reported.
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Westerville: Lone gunman holds up Schrock Road business

The Westerville Golf Center, 450 W. Schrock Road, was robbed at gunpoint on the evening of June 16, Westerville police reported.
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Worthington: Man connected to bike theft faces multiple charges

Worthington police last week charged a 34-year-old Columbus man with stealing a bicycle and providing false information to police.
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Hilliard: Pot-growing operation found in house near middle school

Hilliard police arrested a 27-year-old man following an investigation into a report of a marijuana-growing operation at a residence fewer than 1,000 feet from a school building.