2:02 p.m. Aug. 16, in the 200 block of Arbors Circle: Mifflin Township firefighters called police out to this kitchen fire after finding a handgun in the broiler pan of the oven that had been turned on. The resident said she had stored the gun there when she moved in and had forgotten that it was there. She turned on the oven, starting the fire when the handle of the gun began to melt. The gun was unloaded, police later discovered, but three loaded magazines inside the broiler pan exploded. No injuries and no arrests were reported.

2:02 p.m. Aug. 16, in the 200 block of Arbors Circle: Mifflin Township firefighters called police out to this kitchen fire after finding a handgun in the broiler pan of the oven that had been turned on. The resident said she had stored the gun there when she moved in and had forgotten that it was there. She turned on the oven, starting the fire when the handle of the gun began to melt. The gun was unloaded, police later discovered, but three loaded magazines inside the broiler pan exploded. No injuries and no arrests were reported.

8:01 a.m. Aug. 13, Highpoint Elementary School, 700 Venetian Way: Police reported they found items that could have been used to make an explosive device.

Between 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13, in the 800 block of Taylor Road: Workers reported an intruder broke into a building under construction and stole a car trailer and a lift.

8:45 a.m. Aug 11, in the 300 block of Westerdale Drive: A man reported a case of identity theft. A similar report was made Aug. 12 from the 400 block of Whitson Drive.

8:22 Aug. 12, in the 500 block of Hemston Court: A man reported a gas container had been stolen from his back porch in the early hours of Aug. 6.

Between 8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 6 a.m. Aug. 13, in the 600 block of Woodbay Drive: A woman reported a thief stole solar lights from her garden.

Theft from or vandalism to autos was reported from the 700 block of Taylor Station Road, the 400 block of Peale Court, the 1000 block of Ashmead, the 200 block of Bertram and the 1300 block of Cherry Way drives, the 500 block of Wickham Way and the 100 block of Fairwood and the 100 block of Spring Park places.

Aug. 14, in the 800 block of Taylor Station Road: Police charged Dustin C. VanMeter, 23, of 1250 Whitebirch Court, Reynoldsburg, with breaking and entering and theft in connection to an Aug. 8 incident.

2:37 a.m. Aug. 14, in the 3600 block of North Stygler Road: Police charged Dennis R. Dorsey Jr., 21 of 116 Arbors Circle with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (OVI) and failure to stop after an accident.

3:16 a.m. Aug. 14, in the 100 block of Carlin East Court: Police charged Bethany A. Vanoy, 24, of 4815 Gilhem Court with driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

4:04 a.m. Aug. 14, in the 200 block of Empire Drive: Police charged Ian Henning, 28, of 463 Baywood Place and Christopher A. Snyder, 42, of 1806 Red Robin Road, Columbus, with open container of alcohol in a public place.

7:25 a.m. Aug. 14, in the 3700 block of Agler Road: Police charged Cisco Newell, 33, of Frazeysburg with possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and illegal window tint.

3:45 p.m. Aug. 14, in the 200 block of Lincoln Circle: Police charged Andrew K. Lanski, 21, of 107-B Green Meadows Drive East and Joseph A. Rodman, 21, of 439 Lincolnshire Road with a count each of disorderly conduct.

5:58 p.m. Aug. 14, in the 300 block of Agler Road: Police charged Jason Deskins, 31, of 628 Juniper Lane with disorderly conduct and menacing.

11:59 p.m. Aug. 15, U.S. Route 62: Police charged Frank T. Bunton III, 30, of 6105 Pelican Pointe, Apt. 201, Columbus, with OVI and making a U-turn.

Aug. 16, Carlin Court East: Police charged Annette M. Masters, 43, of 273 Chapelfield Road with OVI and parking near mailboxes.

3:13 a.m. Aug. 16, in the 1300 block of Cherrybottom Road: Police charged Sharonetta Y. Hudson, 35, of 4985 Cherrybluff Court with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

11:31 p.m. Aug. 16, in the 400 block of Morrison Road: Police charged Abdoulaye Diallo, 46, of 2100 Martell Drive with OVI and disobeying traffic-control devices.

2:57 a.m. Aug. 17, in the 4700 block of North Hamilton Road: Police charged Sean M. Mustard, 29, of 855 Bluffway Drive, Columbus, with OVI and failure to control.

Aug. 12, in the 400 block of Peale Court: Police charged Kyle T. Knox, 34, of 4151 Silverrod Lane with violation of a protection order and criminal damaging.

7:21 p.m. Aug. 12, in the 500 block of Knights Avenue: Police charged Traci Sue Williams, 43, of 596 Knights Ave. with assault.

12:54 p.m. Aug. 11, police headquarters: Police charged Ronnie A. Cox, 37, of 3834 Hampton Woods Drive with public indecency -- within sight of a juvenile.

11:41 p.m. Aug. 11, in the 1400 block of Greencroft Road: Police charged Je'Von M. Hill, 18, of 5335 C Maple Canyon Ave. with possession of marijuana.

Aug. 10, in the 200 block of Moorfield Drive: Police charged Michael G. Woods, 27, of 2351 Smokehill Drive with burglary and receiving stolen property.

Aug. 13, in the 400 block of Brickstone Road, Blacklick: Police charged Michael Ness, 41, with violation of a protection order and resisting arrest.

Between 8 and 9 a.m. Aug. 13, in the 2100 block of Creekwood Estates Drive, Blacklick: A woman reported a vandal entered her house without force and put dog feces on a $500 chaise lounge.

4:26 p.m. Aug. 16, in the 700 block of Streamwater Drive, Blacklick: A woman reported a known person called her several times after being told to stop.