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Delaware: Buyer's request arouses resident's suspicions

A Berkshire Township man turned over a check to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office last month after reporting a possible Craigslist scam.
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Westerville: Man dead in apparent overdose

A 29-year-old Westerville man was found dead in his home Feb. 15 from a suspected heroin overdose, Westerville police reported.
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Upper Arlington: Storm door's glass broken with block of ice

Upper Arlington police last week responded to a complaint at a North Mallway Drive business where the culprit took advantage of the winter weather to commit the crime.
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Dublin: Packages reported stolen after delivery

Dublin Division of Police officers are investigating the theft of packages from outside several Dublin homes.
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Grove City: Resident says sister stole her engagement ring

A resident suspects her sister stole her diamond engagement ring, Grove City police reported.
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Hilliard: Reptiles reported stolen from fairgrounds exhibit

Three exotic animals were reported stolen at 12:50 p.m. Feb. 14 from the Franklin County Fairgrounds in the 5000 block of Northwest Parkway.
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Powell: Two arrested in January armed-robbery attempt

Powell police arrested two suspects last week in connection with an attempted armed robbery at a city home in late January.
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Pickerington: Dog bites Pickerington officer on his calf

Recent Pickerington Division of Police reports range from an officer bitten by a dog running at large to numerous thefts from residences, vehicles and businesses
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Gahanna: Neighbor allegedly threatens woman

Gahanna police recently responded to a woman who said she was threatened by her neighbor.
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Worthington: Bitter cold didn't stop catalytic-converter thieves

Single-digit and even subzero temperatures didn't stop thieves from crawling under cars overnight to steal catalytic converters.
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Reynoldsburg: Teen charged with receiving stolen property

A random check of a license plate number at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 led to charges of receiving stolen property against a 16-year-old girl.
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New Albany: Teen trio arrested for theft of roundabout sign

The New Albany Police Department has theft charges pending against three teenage boys who attempted to steal a yield sign valued at $150 from the Main and Market streets roundabout.
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Northland: Thieves steal $4,500 worth of copper pipes from home

A Tamarack Boulevard residence was reportedly burglarized and vandalized Feb. 21 at 1:39 p.m. The owner, a Woodspath Lane man, said the break-in took place between 9 p.m. Feb. 16 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Damage to drywall and two doors was estimated at $700 and $4,500 worth of copper pipes had been removed.
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Whitehall: Man threatens to 'shoot up' car

Whitehall police arrested an 18-year-old man for assault and aggravated menacing at 12:15 a.m. Feb. 13 in the first block of Collingwood Avenue.
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Northwest: Stolen identification used to file tax returns

A 54-year-old Sethwick Road man, contacted Columbus police Feb. 18 at 8:45 p.m. after discovering five days earlier that someone had filed income tax returns in his name with both the state of Ohio and the Internal Revenue Service.
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German Village: Residents report two cars stolen in Village

Two cars were reported stolen recently in the German Village area.
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Bexley: Thief steals razor from E. Main store

An employee of a business in the 2500 block of East Main Street reported that on Feb. 10, a man stole an electric razor valued at $40. The suspect is described as black, 40 to 50 years old with balding, salt-and-pepper hair. He was wearing a black puffy coat with white trim, black jeans and black shoes. He was last seen getting into a small, dark-colored vehicle and fleeing eastbound in the alley behind the store.
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Clintonville: Car stolen from Indianola

A Dublin couple reported at 10:50 p.m. Feb. 20 that their car had been stolen from the 3000 block of Indianola Avenue.
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Marysville: Police seek man who stole dough from Domino's

Marysville police are asking for the public's help identifying a man they say robbed Domino's Pizza, 840 Delaware Ave., at 2:24 a.m. Feb 14.
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Pataskala: False reports kept officers busy early on Valentine's Day

The Pataskala Division of Police was out in full force in the early morning hours of Valentine's Day to investigate reports of a burglary and a shooting scene, both of which turned out to be false alarms.
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Johnstown: Citations issued for pot, paraphernalia possession

A pair of incidents involving marijuana top this week's police reports.
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Delaware: Hospital staffer pepper-sprays assault suspect

Delaware police arrested a Knox County man after Grady Memorial Hospital staff members had to subdue him during an altercation earlier this month.
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Worthington: Man says solicitation attempt failed; investigation pending

Worthington police are investigating a possible case of attempted robbery after a Delaware man reported he had tried unsuccessfully to pay for sex in the early morning of Feb. 13.
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Upper Arlington: Man pepper-sprayed, charged with multiple offenses

An Upper Arlington police officer last week discharged pepper spray on a man who allegedly attempted to kick out police cruiser windows following a traffic stop.
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Hilliard: School incidents reported on three consecutive days

Hilliard officers made three arrests and responded to two other incidents last week at Davidson High School, 5100 Davidson Road: