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Vehicles at businesses damaged in theft attempts

Bexley police responded to multiple break-ins at three local businesses in the first week of March.

The first two occurred March 1. According to police reports, one victim's vehicle was parked in the lot of a business in the 2400 block of East Main Street when someone broke the rear passenger-side window between 11:30 a.m. and noon and removed a cellphone charger and $40 from the console.

The same day, a car window was broken while the vehicle was parked in the lot of a business in the 2600 block of East Main Street. The broken rear-passenger window was reported to be worth $250, but no items were stolen.

In other recent Bexley Police Department reports:

* On March 3, police responded to a theft at a business in the 2200 block of East Main Street. The owner told police that during the night, a pry bar was used to open the front entrance and the cash register containing $300 was stolen from behind the bar.

* Theft also was reported March 2 in the 1000 block of Dawson Avenue. A GPS unit valued at $200 and $5 in cash was taken from an unlocked car parked in the victim's driveway.

* Police were called to the 800 block of South Cassingham Road at 11 p.m. March 2 to investigate a noise complaint. According to reports, the responding officers saw teenagers run away from the property and found beer cans littering the yard. When questioning two teenagers who live at the house, officers learned a party was being held while the parents were out of town. The report said police later were able to take one of the underage guests -- who initially ran from the home -- into custody and charge him with disorderly conduct and underage drinking.