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Pataskala: Recent theft reports involve firearms, tools

The Pataskala Division of Police is investigating several recent thefts, two of which involved firearms.

A handgun valued at $500 was reported stolen between 6 a.m. Aug. 18 and 2:45 p.m. Aug. 22 from a home in the 400 block of Main Street.

Two shotguns and a handgun valued at $100 were reported stolen between 5:05 and 5:18 p.m. Aug. 22 from a home in the 100 block of Broadway Street.

Police also are investigating the theft of several tools and small machines.

A toolbox, tools, an air compressor and miscellaneous coins were reported stolen between 4 p.m. Aug. 19 and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 20 from a residence in the 100 block of Stonegate Drive.

A power washer, a generator and power saws valued at $4,720 were reported stolen between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22 from a garage in the 12000 block of Broad Street.

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

* Police cited a 24-year-old man for assault following an altercation between two employees at 11:50 p.m. Aug. 21 at a business in the first block of Broad Street.

The other employee was injured, according to the police report.

* Police cited a 45-year-old woman for possession of drugs following a traffic stop at 11:36 p.m. Aug. 22 on Broad Street at Etna Parkway.

The woman was found with a small amount of marijuana and a pipe, according to the police report.

* Police cited a 20-year-old man for possession of drugs following a traffic stop at 12:30 a.m. Aug. 23 on Main Street at Pataskala Ridge Drive.

The man was found with marijuana, according to the police report.

* Police arrested a 49-year-old man for possession of drugs and obstructing official business following a traffic stop at 12:23 a.m. Aug. 24 on Summit Road at Village Gate Boulevard.

* Police are investigating the reported theft of several computer games and a television valued at $1,560 between midnight Aug. 18 and 9 a.m. Aug. 23 from a home in the 1200 block of Foor Boulevard.

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