Olentangy Valley News

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Powell/Olentangy area: Paint it black: Graffitists ruin bike-path sign

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office responded at 10:40 p.m. July 12 to the 6000 block of Bale-Kenyon Road when witnesses spotted two people spray-painting a bike-trail sign.

Reports said the sign, which marks the bike path that starts at Rivers Edge Drive, was covered with black spray paint.

Near the entrance of the trail, deputies approached a parked car and reported seeing a can of black spray paint that was left in plain view in the front passenger seat.

Although a witness named suspects and gave their current location, deputies made no contact with them, according to reports.

In other recent sheriff's reports:

* On July 1, property worth $1,500 was stolen from an attached garage in the 10000 block of Abington Place in Powell, reports said.

Items stolen include an air compressor, a nail gun, a brad nailer and a circular saw.

* A woman reported the passenger window of her car was broken and her purse was taken July 9 while she was at a business in the 8000 block of Owenfield Drive in Powell.

Along with the purse, a digital camera and $30 worth of makeup were reported stolen.

* A cellphone valued at $500 was reported stolen July 11 from Zoombezi Bay, 10101 Riverside Drive. The victim left the phone unattended while swimming between 3:30 and 7 p.m., reports said.

* On July 11, thieves made off with a pistol, holster and other items from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 4000 block of Powell Road.

According to reports, the owner told deputies he accidentally left the vehicle unlocked. Reported stolen were a .380-caliber pistol with a laser sight and its accessories, valued at $635, as well as a laptop computer, a radar detector and $50 in cash.