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Bexley: Jewelry, cash reported stolen from Sherwood Avenue home

For the first time in more than a month, the Bexley Police Department posted online incident and accident reports last week.

The department changed its report format, which caused the delay in posting reports online, Police Chief Larry Rhinehart told Bexley City Council members at their May 28 meeting.

The first call of June came from the 2000 block of Sherwood Avenue. A homeowner told police that more than $1,900 worth of jewelry, cash and video game systems were stolen from her home between Oct. 15 and June 1.

According to the report, the victim said she waited to make the report because she thought she might have misplaced some of the jewelry in October. In February, she fired a baby sitter who she suspected of stealing $240 in cash and two Nintendo 3DS game systems. It wasn't until more gold and antique jewelry were discovered to be missing last week that she decided to file a report.

In other Bexley Police Department incident reports:

* A homeowner in the 2000 block of Allegheny Avenue also filed a delayed police report last week. She told police that $700 was stolen from a purse in her bedroom sometime between May 1 and June 5.

* On June 2 about 12:30 p.m., a mountain bike valued at $200 was reported stolen from the backyard of a residence in the 2000 block of Bellwood Avenue.