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Worthington: Man says ex-girlfriend attacked him, ex-wife

A Worthington man called police in the early morning of Jan. 24, saying he was attacked by his ex-girlfriend at his residence on the 400 block of East North Street.
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Hilliard: GPS trackers used to find alleged appliance thieves

Hilliard police officers arrested and charged two men after tracking them with GPS devices attached to appliances the duo allegedly stole from a Hilliard apartment complex under construction.
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Grove City: Shoplifting getaway attempt leads to robbery charges

Two suspected shoplifters were charged with robbery last week after they reportedly struck store security officers with their car as they attempted to flee from a Grove City store, Grove City police reported.
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Dublin: More appliances stolen from construction sites

Appliances were reported stolen from two construction sites Jan. 16 and 19.
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Pickerington: Thefts from businesses and vehicles reported

The Pickerington Division of Police recently received numerous reports of thefts.
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Powell/Lewis Center: Theft suspect threatens officer with hypodermic needle

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Columbus man earlier this month after he allegedly threatened to stab a loss-prevention officer with a hypodermic needle at a Lewis Center business.
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Reynoldsburg: Restaurant visit includes a side of mace spray

Reynoldsburg police arrested a woman for disorderly conduct after an incident at a local restaurant where a security guard sprayed mace in her face.
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Gahanna: Man reportedly attacks bartender at Alumni Club

Gahanna police responded to an incident at a local business, where a customer allegedly attacked an employee.
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Upper Arlington: Man wearing ski mask seen in Tremont backyard

Upper Arlington police responded to the 2700 block of Tremont Road after a resident reported he saw a man wearing dark clothing and a ski mask standing in his backyard at 11:15 p.m. Jan. 25.
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Westerville: Woman reports phony Facebook page; ex is suspected

A 24-year-old Gahanna woman called Westerville police Jan. 24 to report someone had created a Facebook page using her name and photos.
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Northwest side: Clarinet reported stolen from apartment

A 35-year-old Elbert Drive man called Columbus police Jan. 25 at 2:52 p.m. to say his apartment had been broken into between 6:30 and 8 p.m. Jan. 25.
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Whitehall: Police track down three who fled store with stolen formula

Whitehall police arrested a 29-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman for robbery and a 32-year-old woman for complicity to robbery at 6:50 a.m. Jan. 12 at Kroger, 3675 E. Broad St.
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Northland: Man, 23, shot in hand at Karl Road after-hours club Jan. 25

A 23-year-old man was shot in the hand at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at an after-hours club near the intersection of East Dublin-Granville and Karl roads, Columbus police reported.
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New Albany: Orthodontics cash reportedly funneled to fraudulent insurance account

The New Albany Police Department is investigating the fourth-degree felony theft of nearly $12,000 believed taken between Nov. 9 and Jan. 15 from Maple Orthodontics, 260 Market St.
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Columbus police: Victims robbed; treated at Grant for injuries

Two robberies were reported Jan. 16 in the German Village area.
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Clintonville: Car ride costs passenger $4,800 after driver leaves with purse

A Canal Winchester woman told Columbus police the people who gave her a ride to Graceland Boulevard at 10:19 a.m. Jan. 23 drove off with her purse containing $4,800 in cash.
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Bexley: Businesses report issues with gift cards, counterfeit bills

Bexley police said an employee of a business in the 2400 block of East Main Street reported that on Jan. 16, another employee stole a blank gift card and then activated it in the amount of $10. The employee then used the gift card to purchase merchandise from the business.
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Marysville: Trespassers trigger fire alarm at high school Jan. 21

Marysville police said no charges will be filed in a case of trespassing that set off a fire alarm at Marysville High School, 800 Amrine Mill Road.
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Pataskala: Thieves raid sheds for tools and machinery

The Pataskala Division of Police is investigating several thefts of tools and various small machinery, most of which were taken from sheds in the past two weeks.
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Delaware: Police get involved after tattoo doesn't pass muster

A Worthington mother and her teenage daughter declined to press charges after the daughter was tattooed earlier this month at a Delaware residence.
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Johnstown: South Kasson home burglarized

Johnstown residents reported to police that their house on the 100 block of South Kasson Street had been burglarized sometime Jan. 19.
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Hilliard: Former Buckeye indicted on child-endangering charges

A Franklin County grand jury on Jan. 15 indicted Kenneth L. Hayes Jr., 22, on one count of felonious assault, one count of child endangering and one count of child endangering.
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Grove City: Man, 27, charged with robbing bar Jan. 13

Grove City police arrested a man suspected of holding up a local bar shortly after the robbery Jan. 13.
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Grandview: Pair in stolen car suspected in Yard-area thefts

Grandview Heights police arrested two people Jan. 18 after the car they were driving was found to have been stolen out of Grove City.
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Gahanna: BMV registrar says woman might have been held against her will

An Agler Road BMV deputy registrar reported that a customer might have been held against her will by a man.