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Licking County: Officers investigate more theft reports

The Pataskala Division of Police is investigating a series of recently reported thefts.

A laptop computer and case, valued at $1,300, were taken between 2:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. June 19 from a vehicle parked in the first block of Arbor Lane.

The vehicle's passenger-side window and driver's side door handle were damaged in the incident, according to reports.

Police also are investigating two thefts on two different days from a residence in the 200 block of Key Boulevard.

Residents reported a $300 bicycle was taken between 6 a.m. June 9 and 6:11 p.m. June 23 and a scooter valued at $100 was taken between 3 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. June 24.

In addition, an oven, refrigerator and cooktop, valued at $4,091, were taken between midnight April 28, 2012, and 3 p.m. Oct. 30, 2012, from a house and barn in the 5000 block of Columbia Road.

The alleged theft was not reported until 2:30 p.m. June 24.

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

* Police arrested two 18-year-old men and a 19-year-old man for drug abuse at 11:25 p.m. June 21 on Silo Street.

They were found with a grinder containing a green leafy substance, an empty pill bottle and rolling papers, according to reports.

* Police arrested a 41-year-old man for OVI and no license following a traffic stop at 2:40 a.m. June 23 on Broad Street at Corylus Drive.

The man was stopped for driving without headlights.

* Police arrested two 20-year-old men and a 21-year-old man for drug abuse at 10:36 p.m. June 22 at Thomas J. Evans Foundation Park on McIntosh Road.

The men were found with a pipe, pill bottle and clear plastic bags with marijuana particles in them, according to reports.

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