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Man's ill-advised grab of snack yields charges

A Columbus man was booked into the Franklin County jail on charges of drug possession and for outstanding warrants March 14 after he was caught stealing Cheez-Its at a business in the 2500 block of East Main Street.

A store employee confronted the man after seeing him put the cracker box under his coat. The man left the Cheez-Its, which retail for $2.37, on the counter and fled on foot. He was stopped in the 2000 block of Main Street by Bexley police. According to a report, police learned the man was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Columbus Division of Police and placed him under arrest. While doing a search of the man, officers found two crack pipes in his pockets.

In other Bexley police department reports:

* A visitor from Pennsylvania called police March 13 to report that the rear window of her vehicle, parked in the lot of a business in the 2000 block of East Main Street, had been broken out and $700 worth of items were stolen and damaged. According to the report, thieves took a book bag containing a digital camera, a Kindle and various electronics chargers.

* An aluminum fence gate was broken between midnight March 16 and 8:30 a.m. March 17 in the 100 block of Ashbourne Road. The homeowners told police nothing else was damaged and nothing was stolen.