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Powell: Man's gun impounded after reports of shots fired

Powell police

Powell police received calls June 30 from Home Road residents who said they had heard gunshots about 4:50 p.m. that day.

Less than a minute after the calls came in, an officer reported seeing a man carrying a rifle into a house in the 3000 block of Home Road. According to reports, the officer could find no definitive evidence that the shots were fired by the man, but police were able to arrest him on an outstanding warrant for violating probation. Following his arrest, the rifle was impounded, reports said.

Police also responded June 26 to a report of a broken window in a city park restroom. According to reports, rocks were used to break a window in the men's restroom on city property in the 200 block of Adventure Park Drive.


Sheriff's reports

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office reviewed surveillance tapes June 14 to determine who poured hot coffee onto a car parked outside a business in the 6000 block of Pullman Drive in Lewis Center.

Reports said the victim's former employee was questioned as a suspect, but because surveillance tapes from a nearby business were not clear, no one was charged.

In other recent county sheriff's reports:

* The rear door of a residence in the 5000 block of Liberty Road was forced open June 14 and $1,325 worth of items were stolen, including a 50-inch television and a guitar, reports said. The homeowner said the burglary occurred between 6:50 a.m. and 2:28 p.m. that day.

* A Westerville resident said her purse was stolen June 20 while she was at Alum Creek Beach. According to reports, deputies searched for a suspect, but had no luck in recovering the purse, valued at $20.

* Thieves stole a wallet June 10 from an unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the 1000 block of Torrington Drive in Powell, reports said. The wallet contained a credit card and a driver's license, according to reports.

* A radio faceplate valued at $75 was reported stolen June 15 from a vehicle was parked in a lot in the 4000 block of West Powell Road.

* In the 8000 block of Payson Drive in Lewis Center, the rear driver's-side window of a vehicle was broken out between 10 p.m. June 15 and 8 a.m. June 16. According to reports, nothing was taken from inside the vehicle.