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Delaware: Police need help to find man who robbed UDF

Delaware police

Delaware police are searching for a suspect in an early-morning robbery that occurred last week at a downtown Delaware convenience store.

Police responded to a report of a robbery in progress about 2:50 a.m. March 4 at United Dairy Farmers, 123 W. William St.

An employee reported a man in his 40s or 50s entered the store, implied he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Delaware police.

Police described the suspect as a black man of average build who was wearing a winter hat, a blue winter jacket with a horizontal white stripe, and a red hooded sweatshirt.

The employee and a customer were unharmed in the incident, police said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Delaware Police Department at 740-203-1111.

In other recent police reports:

* A man reported a theft of drugs that occurred between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at a business in the 1200 block of Columbus Pike. He said $395 worth of Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid addiction, was stolen from the premises.

* Officers were dispatched shortly after midnight March 5 to respond to a possible drug overdose in the 700 block of Belleview Court, according to police reports. A man was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and later arrested, police said.

The man could face felony drug-abuse charges, according to police reports.

* A business reported a theft by deception occurred between 5 and 6:30 p.m. March 5 in the 100 block of Miners Court. The business owner said a former employee stole $1,500 worth of product from the business.

* A man living in the 500 block of Congress Court reported his identity had been stolen between Feb. 20 and March 1. An unknown suspect used his name to file a tax return, according to police reports.

* A woman reported theft from a vehicle that occurred between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the 200 block of South Liberty Street. An unknown suspect stole a purse valued at $25 that contained credit cards and prescription medication, reports said.

* A man reported a theft that took place between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the first block of Elizabeth Street on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus. The man said an unknown suspect entered a university building and stole a laptop computer valued at $1,300.

* A woman reported a theft from a vehicle occurred between 12:30 and 10 a.m. in the first block of Colfret Court. She said a vehicle was broken into and a purse was stolen.

* A woman reported a case of pandering obscenity that occurred between Nov. 13 and March 5 and involved a juvenile victim. The case is open pending further investigation, reports said.


Sheriff's reports

* Delaware County Sheriff's deputies arrested two Michigan men who were reportedly scamming area businesses last week.

The men reportedly picked up a man from a Columbus homeless shelter, gave him $20 to open cellphone accounts at area stores, then sold the phones.

Two suspects -- Jason R. Drennon, 38, of Westland, Mich., and Richard J. Snyder II, 27, of Highland, Mich. -- were arrested about 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at a business in the 8600 block of Columbus Pike in Lewis Center, according to sheriff's reports. Both were charged with theft and engaging in a pattern of corrupt behavior, reports said.

* A contractor reported a theft occurred between 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at a house under construction in the 1400 block of Kearney Way in Liberty Township.

The man said three ladders valued at $1,200 and five rolls of housing wrap valued at $1,000 were taken from the work site.