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Gahanna: Some vehicles entered, items stolen

Wednesday May 1, 2013 12:57 PM

A few vehicles were broken into, according to recent reports from the Gahanna Division of Police.

Electric tools were reported stolen from a van sometime between 11 p.m. April 22 and 7 a.m. April 23 in the 500 block of Deerwood Avenue.

The passenger window of a vehicle on Abbington Place was busted and speakers and amps stolen from a vehicle between 1:30 a.m. April 21 and 3 p.m. April 22.

At 5:58 a.m. April 22 a Prince of Wales resident said she heard her neighbor's car alarm during the night. Glass was broken and tools stolen, according to reports.

At 6:55 a.m. the same morning, a Barwood Drive resident reported his work van was broken into and tools stolen.

At 9:52 p.m. April 21, police received a call about two vehicles being broken into in the 170 block of South Hamilton Road. Items in the vehicles were shuffled around and some change was stolen.

In other Gahanna Division of Police incidents:

* A license plate was reported stolen from a trailer at 8:27 a.m. April 16 in the 870 block of Taylor Station Road.

* Police received a complaint at 10:13 a.m. April 16 about an unattended black duffel bag sitting on a bench facing the playground at Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave. The bag contained soccer equipment, according to police.

* A Winfall Drive resident said her neighbor's dog has attacked her dog four times, most recently at noon April 16.

* Kids were skinny-dipping by the bike path at the VFW Post 4719, 124 Parkland Drive, according to a complaint filed with police at 3:31 p.m. April 16.

* A Publishers Clearing House employee was advised to stop soliciting until he has a permit. A resident had called police at 5:57 p.m. April 16. The solicitor was in the 1400 block of Harrison Pond Drive.

A day later at 6:47 p.m. April 17, suspicious persons were reported on Haybrooke Drive. Police said a couple were selling magazines for USA, and they thought they were still in Columbus.

* Lockdown was lifted at Middle School West and Chapelfield Elementary School after a bald woman in a pink jacket and blue jeans attempted suicide by trying to get cars to hit her at 11:57 a.m. April 17.

* Two Kames Way residents reported vandalism to their mailboxes at 7:13 a.m. April 20. One of the mailboxes was pulled off its post, and another one was lying in the yard of a residence.

* A train whistle blew for 15 to 20 minutes while a tour bus drove around an apartment complex in the 700 block of Penny Lane at 2:30 p.m. April 20. A resident complained that many pedestrians were in the area with yellow bags in connection with heaventraincolumbus.org. Police said Shepherd Church of the Nazarene had permission to be there.

* Tools, a tank of gas, a heater and other items were reported stolen from a garage in the 400 block of Waring Way on April 22. The resident said he accidentally left the garage door open.

* A large cat-like wild animal was seen crossing a creek behind a residence on Kames Way Drive, according to police reports. It was last seen going into yards on Sleeping Meadow about 10:19 a.m. April 23.

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