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Delaware: Two children accidentally shot with pellet guns

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Delaware police officers were called last week to investigate the discharge of weapons that resulted in two injured children.

On Aug. 2, a child reportedly shot himself in the foot with a BB gun in the first block of Georgetowne Drive. Police stopped by the residence to investigate the pointing and discharging of a weapon and determined it was an accident, according to reports.

The next day, police were called to Grady Memorial Hospital after a child who had been shot with a pellet gun checked into the emergency room. Reports said police questioned the child and his family about the incident, which took place in the 200 block of North Union Street, and determined that the child's siblings caused the injuries accidentally while playing.

In other recent Delaware police reports:

* Four bicycles were reported stolen from open spaces last week.

On July 30, a child's bicycle worth $250 was taken from outside a building in the first block of South Sandusky Street, according to reports.

Between 9 and 9:53 a.m. the same day, a bicycle valued at $400 went missing from the bike rack in front of the Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St.

At about 9:15 a.m. that day, reports said a child's bike was stolen from outside a home in the 100 block of Ruby Red Lane.

Finally, a mountain bike was taken from outside an apartment complex in the first block of Wootring Street, reports said.

* Between 2:30 and 4 p.m. July 30, a 2-year-old German shepherd was reported stolen from the front yard of a home in the first block of Prospect Street. Reports said the dog was taken from its leash.

* A change purse that contained a debit card, driver's license, Social Security card and $300 cash was stolen Aug. 5 from an unlocked vehicle parked in the first block of South Liberty Street, reports said.

 

Sheriff's reports

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies spent the better half of Aug. 7 searching for a man and woman who allegedly robbed a home in the 3000 block of Bunty Station Road in Concord Township.

The homeowners arrived at their residence at about noon to find a vehicle parked in their driveway. The woman driving the vehicle asked them for directions to Columbus, reports said.

According to reports, while the homeowners were giving the directions, a man walked from the area near their front door and got into the vehicle, and the woman drove away immediately.

Once inside the home, the residents realized their front door had been damaged and jewelry was missing.

According to reports, deputies stopped the vehicle at about 2 p.m. near Gooding Boulevard in Lewis Center. The woman was arrested, but the male passenger fled from the vehicle.

Deputies immediately began searching for the man and asked residents to provide any information. At about 8 p.m., reports said two witnesses reported seeing the man running across U.S. Route 23, then riding a chld's pink bike. He was detained near an apartment complex in Lewis Center shortly after deputies received the tips, reports said.

Both suspects were booked in the Delaware County jail.

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