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Lewis Center/Powell: Store employee injured while keeping eye on thief

Sheriff's reports

A Lewis Center store's employee was injured while following a man who stole a remote-control toy late last month, according to Delaware County Sheriff's reports.

A sheriff's deputy was dispatched at about 5:40 p.m. Dec. 21 to a business in the first block of Meadow Park Avenue in Lewis Center after an employee reported a theft in progress.

The employee said an unknown suspect stole a toy truck valued at $120. The suspect then entered a vehicle and hit the employee while fleeing, police said.

The employee suffered "slight injuries," according to reports.

In other recent sheriff's reports:

• A woman reported her purse was stolen at about 6:15 p.m. Dec. 15 at a business in the 6400 block of Columbus Pike in Lewis Center. The value of the purse and its contents was estimated at $874.

• A man reported theft from a vehicle that took place between 3:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and 8 a.m. Dec. 20 in the 2000 block of Powell Road in Lewis Center. The man said drills and other tools, together worth $5,675, were stolen from the vehicle.

• A business owner reported a theft that occurred between 4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 7:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at a business in the 1100 block of Powell Road in Lewis Center. The man said an unknown suspect entered the business and stole $600 in cash and a file cabinet.

• A woman reported a burglary that took place between Dec. 8-14 in the 3300 block of Westbrook Place in Lewis Center. The victim estimated the stolen property, which included hydrocodone pills, an MP3 player and a drill, is worth $502.

• A woman living in the 3100 block of Ardmore Court in Liberty Township reported someone used her identity to open an account between Nov. 24 and Dec. 6.


Powell police officers responded to a home alarm at about 2:10 p.m. Jan. 8 in the 9000 block of Olentangy River Road, according to reports. Police found damage to the home's back door and determined an attempted breaking and entering had occurred, reports said.