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Delaware County: Burglars smash glass, steal restaurant's cash register

The cash register was stolen at a local restaurant last week after burglars smashed the front door to gain access during early morning hours, Powell police reported.

Officers responded to the restaurant in the 3000 block of West Olentangy Road after the building's alarm system was set off at 4:49 a.m. Sept. 3. Police arrived to discover a rock had been thrown through a front door window, allowing the burglars to unlock the door and enter the building.

The cash register, which contained $300, as well as a bag of clothes worth $25 and a watch valued at $50 were stolen, Powell police reports said.

Sheriff's reports

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies were called Aug. 22 to the Walmart Supercenter in Lewis Center, 8659 Columbus Pike, on a report that a young child was walking around unsupervised in the parking lot.

Reports said deputies located the 2-year-old child at 6:01 p.m. and a few minutes later located the child's mother.

While questioning the mother, Dominique N. Ewell, 25, of Worthington, deputies discovered that she and the two others she was in a vehicle with were in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Ewell was charged with endangering children, possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia, and obstructing official business.

Steven A. Winters, 22, of Columbus was charged with possessing drugs and paraphernalia, and obstructing official business.

Mario D. Nabors, 25, of Columbus received the same charges as Winters, but was also charged with criminal mischief.

Reports said all three were arrested and transported to the Delaware County jail and care for the child was arranged.

In other local incident reports from the Sheriff's Office:

* The front door of a residence in the 4000 block of Emerald Lakes Boulevard was forced open in a burglary Aug. 21. The victim told deputies that between 8:15 a.m. and 9:29 p.m., someone entered the residence and stole a ring valued at $300 and a pair of underwear.

* Flip-flops, shoes and a book bag containing a credit card were reported stolen Aug. 24 from Zoombezi Bay, 5350 W. Powell Road. Reports said the items were taken from one of the locker areas between 5:22 and 6:52 p.m.

* A Lewis Center resident noticed on Aug. 26 that the registration tag on her vehicle's license plate had been removed. Reports said the last time the resident of the 2000 block of Alum Creek Village Drive saw the tag on the license plate was Aug. 12.