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Worthington: Assaults reported at pool

A patron and a lifeguard reported being assaulted by an unknown male at the Worthington Pool, 400 W. Granville Road, at 5:20 p.m. Aug. 23.
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Westerville: Police get conflicting stories after soccer scrum

Westerville police were called to the Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave., Aug. 17 after a soccer player and a fan -- both adults -- accused each other of assault on the field.
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Upper Arlington: Man struck by vehicle, police search for driver

Upper Arlington police are searching for an unidentified female who allegedly struck a man with her vehicle following a confrontation on the city's west side.
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Grandview: Burglars infiltrate three Marble Cliff houses

Grandview Heights police are investigating three burglaries that took place early Aug. 23 at homes on Arlington Avenue and Roxbury Road in Marble Cliff.
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Gahanna: Woman accused of running escort service out of hotel

Gahanna police recently responded to a report of woman allegedly soliciting out of a local hotel room.
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Reynoldsburg: Juveniles spotted on roof of elementary school

A bright, teal-colored shirt helped an officer identify a girl who had been among a group of juveniles on the roof of a local elementary school.
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Hilliard: Hotel allegedly held up

A robbery was reported at Homewood Suites, 3841 Park Mill Run Drive, at 12:45 a.m. Aug. 17.
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Grove City: Firearms missing after residential burglary

Several firearms were stolen during a burglary in the 2600 block of Bryan Circle, according to Grove City police.
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Dublin: Teens nabbed for underage drinking

Two teen-agers were cited for underage drinking at a residence in the 8600 block of Hawick Court between 1:30 and 2:23 a.m. Aug. 10.
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Whitehall: Police chase, nab man after reported theft attempt

Whitehall police arrested a 48-year-old Columbus man for robbery after he allegedly attempted to steal merchandise and run from police Aug. 16 at Walmart, 3657 E. Main St.
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Northwest Side: Burglars take $21,250 from Bethel Road business

Cash totaling $21,252.52 was reported stolen after a business in the 1100 block of Bethel Road was broken into between 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 7:50 a.m. Aug. 18.
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Northland: Cameras among $13,000 worth of items stolen

A $9,000 video camera was among $13,000 worth of items reported stolen in a burglary on Tamarack Boulevard North at 2 a.m. Aug. 20.
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New Albany: Drugs or alcohol turn up during four traffic stops

The New Albany Police Department investigated four cases involving drugs and alcohol found during traffic stops from Aug. 16 to 24:
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German Village: Two bikes stolen from area

A thief made off with a $350 bicycle Aug. 15 from a house in the 300 block of East Whittier Street.
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Clintonville: Man returns to apartment, finds burglar inside

Two watches, together worth $1,600, along with $20 worth of golf balls were stolen in a burglary in the 3700 block of North High Street that was reported at 4:10 p.m. Aug. 19 after one of the residents reportedly found the suspect in his apartment. The victim told Columbus police he had observed the suspect walk into the apartment building, but it was not until he walked into his residence that he discovered the man was intent on breaking and entering. The nearby apartment of a woman also was burglarized, reports said; damage to each of the doors was estimated at $200.
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Bexley: Laptop lifted from man's vehicle

Bexley police said a resident in the 2400 block of Bexley Park Road reported someone stole a silver laptop computer valued at $700 from the trunk of his vehicle, parked in his back driveway on Aug. 15.
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Marysville: Thefts reported at three residences in four days

Marysville police were called to investigate three incidents in which items were stolen from local homes in a four-day period.
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Pataskala: Man arrested after fleeing traffic stop

The Pataskala Division of Police arrested and charged a 32-year-old man for driving under suspension, falsification and obstructing justice at 2:48 p.m. Aug. 14 on Coronado Drive after he allegedly ran from an officer who stopped his vehicle for a potential traffic violation.
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Johnstown: Game system, movie collection stolen from apartment

Johnstown police recently responded to the theft of a game system and other items from local apartments
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Delaware: Hungry burglar steals meat, cheese, candy, jam

A burglar got away with a smorgasbord after breaking into a home in Berkshire Township earlier this month.
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Westerville: Truck batteries worth $2,000 stolen from business

Vehicle batteries worth $2,000 were stolen from trucks at a business in the 200 block of Old County Line Road overnight Aug. 15-16, Westerville police reported.
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Worthington: Woman caught stealing goods from gas station

A woman who allegedly stole items from a local gas station was caught and charged with theft by Worthington police Aug. 11.
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Upper Arlington: Concern about sick cat ends 'road rage' scuffle

A confrontation over driving might have escalated further last week, if not for one person's concern for his sick cat.
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Flasher returns, but social media reports false

Grandview Heights police received another report of indecent exposure last week, but also clarified that some information spreading on social media is incorrect.
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Gahanna: Kid reportedly plinking neighborhood squirrels with BB gun

Gahanna police recently responded to a complaint about a juvenile who allegedly was shooting squirrels with a BB gun in a local neighborhood.