Bexley News

Police beat

Arson suspected in fire that destroyed shed

* Bexley police and the Columbus Division of Fire were notified about a fire at the rear of a residence in the 2700 block of Dale Avenue at 5:48 p.m. Oct. 6.

Upon arrival, it was learned that a detached shed was on fire. The fire was extinguished but the shed was a total loss. Statements made by those at scene indicated the fire was an arson, reports said. The incident remains under investigation.

* A residence in the 2400 block of East Livingston Avenue was broken into between Sept. 20 and 27 and copper water pipes were stolen, reports said.

* On Oct. 5, a traffic stop at Euclaire Avenue and Main Street resulted in the arrest of a suspect for an outstanding warrant. She also had items that were reported stolen, police said.

* Bexley police received a 911 hang-up call from a residence in the 2200 block of Charles Street at around 5 a.m. Oct. 6. The dispatcher followed up with a call back and a male voice stated "wrong number" and hung up. Police arrived on scene with knowledge that a man staying there had an active warrant. Officers found the male inside and arrested him, reports said.

* On Oct. 5, a resident of the 700 block of South Remington Road reported a check had been stolen from her mail, then signed and cashed.

* The owner-manager of a business on North Cassady Road reported a man entered the store Oct. 6 and proceeded to remove items from the shelves and coolers. He reportedly placed the items into his coat and left without paying for them. He was confronted and returned one item. The store owner declined to press charges.

* A Euclaire Avenue woman told police she began receiving notices a few months ago from wireless phone companies of past due accounts. She started checking and discovered someone, without her permission, used her personal information to open accounts with Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.