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Police beat Officers investigating complaints about criminal damaging

The New Albany Police Department is investigating three criminal damaging complaints from late May and early June.

A resident reported the back window on a vehicle parked on Keswick Commons was broken between 4 p.m. June 4 and 8:09 a.m. June 5.

Another vehicle, parked in the 5000 block of Johnstown Road at an unoccupied home, was damaged between 8 a.m. May 31 and 12:04 p.m. June 8.

The police report did not list the specific damage to the vehicle but said the investigating officer also entered a residence on the property and found damage from weather and animals.

In addition, three directional signs owned by a local organization were reported damaged between 10:30 p.m. June 14 and 7 a.m. June 15.

The damaged signs were at Swickard Woods Boulevard and Fodor Road and on Dublin-Granville Road, the police report said.

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

* A dishwasher, stove, microwave and refrigerator valued at $4,500 were taken between 5 p.m. June 6 and 3 p.m. June 9 from a vacant rental property in the 4000 block of Johnstown Road.

* A computer, watch and photo album valued at $1,230 were taken prior to 1:55 p.m. June 11 from a home in the 7000 block of Britts Bend.

The incident was reported by a pet sitter, who went to the home June 11 and found a rear glass door was damaged.

The police report said the investigating officer found several bedrooms had been searched.

* A business in the 8000 block of Walton Parkway reported the theft of $7,732 in tools between 12:22 and 12:38 p.m. June 12 from an underground parking garage.

* Police are investigating two recent cases of identity theft.

A resident in the 3000 block of Farley Court on June 6 reported personal information was used May 24 to purchase $326 worth of goods from Berlin.

The police report said the resident's daughter was robbed in Peru a year a half ago and account numbers were taken.

A person working in the 7000 block of West Campus Road reported $20,000 of fraudulent charges from other states and Ukraine on a bank card. The incident occurred between 8 a.m. May 28 and 8 a.m. June 8, the police report said.