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Marysville: Case referred to county after children left alone

The Union County Department of Job & Family Services is reviewing an incident in which three children younger than 10 were left home alone.
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Pataskala: Elementary student caught with pot in school bathroom

A student at Pataskala Elementary School, 395 S. High St., was caught attempting to burn marijuana at 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at the school, according to the Pataskala Division of Police.
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Johnstown: Young girl reports being bitten by dog

A young girl was bit above the knee by a brindle boxer and pit bull mix dog as she was walking home from school at 3:10 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 400 block of Hillview Drive.
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Delaware: Thief forces entry to home, steals a dozen coin sets

A Delaware man's coin collection is missing after a burglary in late October or early November at a house west of Ohio Wesleyan University's campus.
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Hilliard: Theft from vehicle nets wallet, more than $1,000

A loss of $1,125 was reported to Hilliard police when a vehicle was broken into at the beginning of last month.
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Grove City: A dozen vehicles vandalized with spray paint

Grove City police responded Nov. 4 to a rash of reports of vehicles being vandalized with spray paint.
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Gahanna: GLHS students caught distributing 'Satan shirts'

School resource officers at Gahanna Lincoln High School directed several students to the office because they were distributing "Satan shirts" at 11:21 a.m. Nov. 3.
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Clintonville: Man implies he has gun during Nov. 6 robbery

The Savor Growl store at 2991 Indianola Ave. was the scene of a potential armed robbery at 12:15 a.m. Nov. 6.
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Olentangy: Fight, report of threat resolved without charges

A fight between students at Olentangy High School and a possible threat did not lead to any charges late last month.
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Grandview: Thieves swipe tires from several parked vehicles

Grandview Heights police received several reports Nov. 2 of tires stolen from vehicles.
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Dublin: Woman says she might have seen a naked man

A Dublin woman told Dublin Police she might have seen a man, naked from the waist down in the 4300 block of Bright Road between 10:30 and 10:40 a.m. Nov. 1.
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Upper Arlington: Drugs stolen from local pharmacy during break-in

Narcotics were stolen during a break-in at a local pharmacy last week.
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New Albany: Officers: Man stole DVDs, had drug paraphernalia

A 26-year-old New Albany man was arrested after Westerville police officers said they discovered him in possession of a controlled substance after he shoplifted from a local business.
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Worthington: Jewelry, cash taken in burglary of residence

Worthington residents of the 100 block of Sanbridge Circle returned home the evening of Nov. 2 to find their residence had been burglarized.
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Whitehall: Man 'acting strange' fires pellet gun near officer

Whitehall police arrested a 24-year-old man for disorderly conduct and inducing panic, both misdemeanor offenses, after he reportedly fired an air-compressed pistol in the parking lot of Walmart, 3657 E. Main St., on Nov. 3.
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Northwest Side: Passenger reportedly steals man's rental car

A 32-year-old man said a woman he did not know who was a passenger in his rented car stole the vehicle at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, while he went into a bank branch on Sawmill Road.
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Northland: Scammers bilk residents out of money, ID info

Columbus police took reports about Internet and telephone scams last week that cost two people thousands of dollars and put a third person's identifying information at risk.
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German Village: Sweaters, boots stolen on Sixth St.

Packages containing $200 worth of women's sweaters and $316 worth of boots were stolen between noon and 1:52 p.m. Oct. 28 from a residence in the 500 block of South Sixth Street. according to Columbus Division of Police reports.
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New Albany: Department to buy new reporting system

The New Albany Police Department will purchase a new computer dispatching and record-keeping system.
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Bexley: Thief armed with gun steals cash, jewelry from business

Bexley police said a employee of the Buckeye Gold Co., 2505 E. Main St., reported that at 10:05 a.m. Oct. 27, an unknown man entered the business and produced a handgun.
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Delaware: ATV stolen from Fair Avenue resident's shed

Delaware police are on the lookout for an all-terrain vehicle stolen from a shed on the city's east side late last month.
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Marysville: Vandal breaks window at high school ticket booth

Marysville police have closed a school vandalism case for a lack of evidence.
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Pataskala: Rash of thefts reported in past three weeks

The Pataskala Division of Police received several calls in the past few weeks about thefts -- two of them involving stolen firearms -- throughout the city:
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Johnstown: Woman charged with domestic violence

A woman was charged with misdemeanor counts of domestic violence at 10:22 p.m. Oct. 29 in the 200 block of West Coshocton Street.
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Grandview: Four cars, home, garage entered overnight Oct. 27

Grandview Heights police responded Oct. 27 to reports of four break-ins that occurred overnight on Broadview and Fairview avenues.