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Gahanna: Department responds to series of home burglaries

Gahanna police recently received several reports regarding home burglaries.

Cash was reported stolen from a residence in the 390 block of Lincolnshire Road at 5:21 p.m. May 21. The resident told police someone broke into his home sometime after 5:30 a.m., and $150 was stolen from a dresser drawer in the master bedroom. The resident said the rear door of his home had been forced open, and the back-door window previously had been broken so a wooden board had been nailed to the door to replace the window. Once inside the home, computer desk drawers, closets and drawers were rummaged through, according to police reports.

Two days later, a Spring Park Place resident reported at 5:58 p.m. May 23 that someone had broken a basement window and ransacked his home.

Silverware also was reported stolen from a Harrison Pond Drive residence at 7:17 a.m. May 23.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* A Mill Street business reported five guys went into the store and split up at 7:13 p.m. May 25. The individuals tore out wires for the store alarm and pulled off the front door alarm so that it couldn't set. The alarm was fixed but the caller was still afraid someone would try to break into the store, according to police reports.

* A 12-year-old girl was offered a ride by an unknown male who was driving a purple van on Avonwick Place about 4 p.m. May 22. The girl said the driver offered to take her for ice cream, according to police reports.

* An employee at a restaurant in the 100 block of North Hamilton Road reported that someone stole $720 out of her purse while she was working on May 26.

* Water meters and back-flow valves were reported stolen from four different locations in the Harrison Pond Drive area at 11:16 a.m. May 22.

* An unidentified female allegedly was cutting trees at Trapp Park at 10:19 a.m. May 27. The woman had a trash can and bucket, according to police reports.

* A resident reported finding a gigantic beehive in the 330 block of Wittenberg Street at 8:49 p.m. May 22.

* A Harrison Pond Drive resident reported a baby raccoon in the middle of the road without the mother at 6:23 p.m. May 22. She was concerned the raccoon would get hit and requested that an officer get the animal out of the roadway.

* An Avonwick Place resident allegedly threatened a neighbor with physical violence because of trespassing at 6:43 p.m. May 22. Police were advised that the neighborhood dispute concerns barking dogs.

* An injured coyote was reported to police at 4:39 p.m. May 21 close to construction at Claycraft and Morrison roads.

* Police received a report of someone leaving a dog inside a vehicle with the windows up in a parking lot at 300 South Hamilton Road at 4:13 p.m. May 21.

* A duck and her ducklings were moved to Creekside about 5:52 p.m. May 20 after a resident reported them being stuck in a sewer at Lincolnshire Road and Bonnington Way.

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