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New Albany: Officers searching for suspect in daytime break-in

The New Albany Police Department is investigating an alleged break-in reported May 27 in the 7000 block of Waterston Drive.

A resident reported hearing the doorbell ring at 2:30 p.m. and did not answer the door.

The resident also reported seeing a black Jeep in front of the home and a man looking in the front door.

The man was described as a 40-year-old white man, about 6 feet tall and weighing 250 pounds. He was bald and "clean cut" with no tattoos, according to the police report.

A few minutes later, the resident heard the patio door open and saw the man enter the home and begin rummaging through a bag in the kitchen.

The resident left and went to a neighbor's house.

Nothing was reported stolen.

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

* Police are investigating damage to a vehicle that occurred between 7:20 and 11 a.m. May 2 in the New Albany High School parking lot, 7600 Fodor Road.

The owner reported a taillight on the car was broken.

* Police are investigating several pills found May 9 in the first block of Granville Street.

* Police are investigating the theft of jewelry taken May 8 from a store in the 200 block of Market Street.

* Police are investigating a report of menacing May 14 at a business in the 7000 block of West Campus Road.

An employee who was upset over having his vehicle towed started throwing things in another employee's office, according to the police report.

The upset employee broke several items before taking his own personal belongings and leaving, the police report said.

* Police are investigating graffiti found June 4 on the walking path on Johnstown Road that runs under Fenway Road.

* Police are investigating a break-in that occurred at 10:45 p.m. June 4 at a business in the 9000 block of Johnstown Road.

Surveillance video showed two people removing a cash box from the business, according to the police report.

The report said the suspects were in a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle.

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