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Powell/Lewis Center: Thousands worth of tools stolen

Sheriff's reports

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies received several reports of tool thefts from residential construction sites at the end of 2013.

A man who was building a home in the 6100 block of Farmstead Lane in Liberty Township reported the structure was entered between midnight Dec. 31 and 8 a.m. Jan. 2. Tools valued at $2,216 were missing from the site, according to sheriff's reports.

A contractor and a homeowner reported the theft of tools valued at $2,227 that occurred between 12:45 and 2 p.m. Dec. 31 at a work site in the 2000 block of East Powell Road in Lewis Center.

A man reported someone had taken tools from a home he was working on between 3:15 p.m. Dec. 29 and 10 a.m. Dec. 30 in the 1500 block of Little Bear Loop in Lewis Center. The tools are valued at $601, according to sheriff's reports.

In other recent sheriff's reports:

• A man living in the 5100 block of Fairlane Drive in Liberty Township reported Dec. 31 that his identity had been stolen between Dec. 6 and 12. A woman in California used his credit card to make $3,928 in purchases, according to sheriff's reports.


• A man reported a theft from a vehicle that occurred between 5 p.m. Jan. 14 and noon Jan. 16 in the 300 block of Whetstone Drive.

The man told Powell police two pairs of sunglasses, a flashlight and a power converter, together valued at $450, were taken from his unlocked car.

• A man reported theft from a vehicle that took place between 11 p.m. Jan. 15 and 8 a.m. Jan. 16 in the 100 block of Church Court. The man said a GPS unit with an estimated value of $50 was taken from his vehicle.

• A woman living in the first block of Timberknoll Loop reported an incident of identity fraud occurred between 1 and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21.