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Driver flees damaged car, caught after foot chase

Bexley police said they observed a car with no headlights traveling eastbound on East Main Street on Nov. 13. It appeared the vehicle had been involved in a crash and the front air bags were deployed.

Police attempted to make a traffic stop at College Avenue and East Main Street but the driver refused to stop, police reports said. The vehicle finally stopped in the 2300 block of East Main Street and the driver fled on foot. With assistance from an off-duty Columbus police officer, the Bexley officer apprehended the suspect after a foot chase.

The suspect was charged with obstructing official business, driving while under the influence, failure to comply with an order; and no operator's license, police reports said.

In other recent Bexley Police Department incident reports:

* On Nov. 13, a representative of a business in the 2200 block of East Livingston Avenue told police that a group of female juveniles entered the store and began to place merchandise into their clothing. One girl yelled at the door to other juveniles saying "free stuff." The attendants then locked the doors to prevent a large group from entering the store.

A male then kicked in the door causing the glass to shatter. The females inside the store were thrown out by the attendants, although one of the females used pepper spray on an attendant. The group then fled the area.

* A resident of the 100 block of North Stanwood Road reported that sometime between Nov. 11 and 14 someone entered a shed on the property and removed several items.

* A resident of the 800 block of Chelsea Avenue told police that on Nov. 14 someone threw two of her refuse containers over a fence and into her back yard.

* A youth told police that his bike was stolen from a bike rack at the Bexley Cassingham school complex on Nov. 14.

* A resident in the 2600 block of East Broad Street told police that between Nov. 11 and 12 someone used a black substance to draw on the door of his residence.