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Police investigating reported thefts from unoccupied houses

New Albany police are investigating two thefts from homes that were reported in late September.

A $2,000 furnace that was installed in a home in the 9000 block of Pamplin Way was reportedly taken between 5 p.m. Sept. 27 and 11 a.m. Sept. 30.

The police report said the gas line was not connected at that point in the home, which is under construction.

The home was left unlocked because the garage doors had not been installed, the report said.

The other reported theft occurred in the 8000 block of Griswold Drive at an unoccupied home.

A garbage disposal and a chandelier, with a total value of $400, were taken between noon Aug. 20 and 2 p.m. Sept. 25.

There was no sign of forced entry, the report said.

In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:

* Police arrested a 34-year-old man for OVI, speeding, failure to drive in marked lanes, backing unsafely and possession of marijuana paraphernalia at 11:56 p.m. Oct. 3 on Harlem Road at Albany Station.

* Police arrested a 17-year-old boy for no license and obstructing official business at 3:44 p.m. Sept. 30 in the 200 block of East Main Street.