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Olentangy/Powell: Man receives bad check in exchange for furniture

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who paid a Powell resident with a fraudulent check for furniture purchased on Craigslist.

Reports said the resident of the first block of Ravine Ridge Drive South sold the man furniture for $2,350 on Aug. 29. When the check was cashed Sept. 3, the bank determined the funds were unavailable.

Deputies are using the check and the Craigslist interactions to investigate, reports said.

In other recent sheriff's reports:

* A trailer was reported stolen between 10 p.m. Aug. 25 and 3:44 p.m. Aug. 31 from behind a business office in the 8000 block of Green Meadows Drive in Lewis Center. Reports said the trailer, valued at $5,000, was unlocked.

* Vandals broke out the front glass door and window of a business in the 9000 block of Brewster Lane in Powell. The vandalism, which occurred after business hours, was reported at 6:16 a.m. Sept. 3. Reports said no one entered the building; damage was estimated at $500.

Another business was targeted after hours Sept. 5. At 9:50 p.m., deputies responded to a business in the 100 block of Hornbeam Lane in Lewis Center when its burglar alarm went off. Reports said when deputies arrived, they saw the large glass window in the front of the building had been broken. Reports said $190 was stolen from a cash register.

* The back passenger window of a vehicle was broken out while it was parked at a business in the 6400 block of Columbus Pike. Reports said nothing was missing from the vehicle, which was vandalized between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1.

* Four construction levels were reported stolen from the bed of a truck parked in the 7000 block of Sommerfield Drive in Lewis Center. The levels, valued at $733, were taken between Aug. 30 and Sept. 3, reports said.

* Deputies were dispatched at 2:42 p.m. Sept. 1 to the 10000 block of Riverside Drive in Powell to assist a Columbus Watershed ranger, who reportedly spotted people jumping off cliffs into the Scioto River. Reports said a 16-year-old was charged with criminal trespassing.