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Hilliard: Media gear reported stolen

Hilliard police are investigating the theft of microphones, recorders and media equipment worth a total of $60,000 from a vehicle belonging to a media outlet.

The theft occurred between 11:15 a.m. and noon April 22 in the parking lot of Starliner Diner, 5240 Cemetery Road.

A window was broken to gain access to the equipment, police said. The equipment, which included microphone boom poles, wireless microphones, shotgun microphones and sound recorders, would be easily identifiable if discovered, police said.

Another vehicle in the parking lot also was forcibly entered with a few items stolen, police said.

Anyone with knowledge of the theft is asked to call the Hilliard police at 614-876-2429.

In other recent incident reports from the Hilliard Division of Police:

* Two officers responded April 25 to a report of a man slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle at the Certified gas station, 4546 Cemetery Road.

The responding officers administered CPR to the man until Norwich Township medics arrived to transport him to an area hospital, police said.

The man died at a hospital the following day, police said.

In other news from the Hilliard Division of Police:

* Hilliard police are enforcing a reduced speed limit on Cosgray Road, just north of Baldwin Drive to Homestead Park.

The speed limit has been lowered to 35 mph from 55 mph, police said, made possible after Hilliard annexed Homestead Park and a portion of Cosgray Road from Norwich Township.