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Johnstown: Woman buys gas after boyfriend left without paying

The manager of a business in the first block of North Main Street told Johnstown police a person pumped gas and then drive off without paying at 6:40 a.m. May 13.
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Delaware: Alleged arson causes 'significant damage' to home

Delaware police earlier this month investigated two cases of arson involving juvenile suspects within a week and made one arrest.
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Bexley: Suspects use side door, window to access two houses

On May 15, Bexley police were summoned to a residence in the first block of North Remington Road on the report of a burglary in progress.
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Worthington: Hallucinating man damages school's restroom

A 22-year-old Worthington man was taken by Worthington police for psychiatric evaluation after causing damage inside Thomas Worthington High School, 300 W. Dublin Granville Road, May 12.
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Reynoldsburg: Teens suspected of breaking into a dozen vehicles

Three teenage boys, ages 16, 17 and 18, were charged with theft and possession of criminal tools May 9 and are suspected of breaking into at least 12 vehicles.
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Out-of-towner robbed after hitching ride from motel

A Gallia County man reported to Delaware County Sheriff's deputies that he was robbed May 6 in Berkshire Township after accepting a ride with a group of men.
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Hilliard: Recent reports include multiple drug-related arrests

Drug-related arrests and incidents accounted for a significant portion of Hilliard police officers' reports over the past several days:
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Grove City: Incident escalates as man points gun at fellow motorist

An incident of road rage escalated when a man threatened another with a gun, Grove City police reported.
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Grandview: Burglars hit Dublin Road businesses last week

Grandview Heights police officers responded to reports of break-ins last week at two businesses in the 1000 block of Dublin Road.
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Gahanna: Turtles cause traffic issues; police move them from road

Gahanna police recently responded to two separate incidents involving turtles impeding traffic on city streets.
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Dublin: 10 teen-agers arrested for underage drinking

Ten juveniles were arrested or cited for underage drinking at a residence in the 8600 block of Gairloch Court around midnight May 10.
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Whitehall: Woman nabs $200, dog food from dollar store

Whitehall police reported a robbery at Family Dollar, 3864 E. Broad St., at 6 p.m. May 10.
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Northwest Side: Debit card and prescription medicine stolen from residence

A 44-year-old Garylane Drive woman told Columbus Division of Police officers she refused entry to a person who came to her home at 3 a.m. May 17, but the individual got into the residence anyway because she had forgotten to lock the front door.
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Northland: Two men held up at gunpoint

Two men reported being robbed at gunpoint of their wallets, $10 in cash and two $100 cellphones at 7:28 p.m. May 14 in the 4500 block of Northtowne Boulevard.
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New Albany: Nude image found on school laptop

The New Albany Police Department is investigating a pornographic photo found April 28 on a laptop computer owned by the New Albany-Plain Local School District.
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German Village: Bike stolen on Kossuth

A $250 bicycle was stolen between 10 p.m. May 9 and 6:30 p.m. May 10 in the 200 block of East Kossuth Street.
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Clintonville: Student says her assault at school was recorded

A student at Columbus North International High School, 100 E. Arcadia Ave., told Columbus police she was assaulted in the hallway of the building at 7 a.m. May 11 by another student whose father recorded the attack.
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Bexley: Man with gun surprises woman, takes car

A resident in the 800 block of Park Drive reported a man took her keys and purse and drove off with her vehicle May 10.
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Marysville: Teenage girl says she was raped by houseguest

A 16-year-old girl reported she was raped by a man in his early 20s who was staying in the basement of her residence, according to a report from Marysville police.
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Pataskala: Four teenagers arrested the first week of May

Incidents involving teenagers at or near local school buildings resulted in Pataskala Division of Police officers making four arrests the first week of May.
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Johnstown: Man arrested for violating protective order

A 45-year-old Hilliard man was arrested May 10 after breaking into the residence of a Johnstown woman who had a protection order against him.
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Delaware: Scam involving fake deputy cycles around again

Delaware police said a man claiming to be a Delaware County Sheriff's deputy targeted at least three city residents in a scam earlier this month.
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Gahanna: Drag racing reported near city's golf course

Gahanna police recently responded to several reported incidents involving drag racing along Olde Ridenour Road.
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Dublin: Thefts of tires and wheels are reported

Two reports of tire and wheel thefts were reported to Dublin police recently.
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Grove City: Hobby Lobby employee reportedly stole thousands

Grove City police believe a local employee cost a national company thousands of dollars through giving unauthorized discounts to friends and relatives.