Ohio Wesleyan University officials requested the Delaware Police Department's help last week after a suspect busted out of an OWU boot.
The university's Department of Public Safety called the police department to report an act of criminal damaging that occurred between 9:15 p.m. Feb. 21 and noon Feb. 22 in the first block of South Sandusky Street.
OWU safety workers had placed a boot, or wheel clamp, on a man's car, police said. When they returned to check on the car, it was gone and the boot was damaged, according to police reports.
Delaware police have opened an investigation into the incident, reports said.
In other recent Delaware police reports:
* Two Delaware residents reported drug trafficking that occurred between 9:45 and 11 p.m. Feb. 22 in the first block of Wootring Street. The case remains open and is under investigation, according to police reports.
* A woman reported theft of drugs that took place between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at a business in the 1100 block of Columbus Pike. An unknown suspect stole four hydrocodone pills, reports said.
* A man reported a theft that occurred between 10 p.m. and midnight Feb. 21 at a business in the 200 block of South Sandusky Street. The man said an unknown suspect took his wallet, valued at $20, and a credit card.
* A man reported someone broke into his house between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Feb. 21 in the 1400 block of Missouri Avenue. The case is inactive pending further information, according to police reports.
A man living in the 7600 block of Overland Trail in Orange Township reported identity theft that occurred between Feb. 15 and 19. The man said someone filed taxes using his name and a W-2 form from a past employer, according to Delaware County Sheriff's reports.