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Olentangy/Powell: Stolen van, tools recovered

Powell Police

A work van stolen last week in Powell was recovered in Columbus, Powell police reports said.

Employees at a business in the 200 block of South Liberty Street reported an automobile theft occurred between 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 7:30 a.m. Feb. 10.

The vehicle contained an estimated $1,102 worth of tools, including a hammer drill and an impact driver, according to police reports. The van later was recovered by Columbus police and towed to the city's impound lot, Powell police reports said.

There was no sign of forced entry on the vehicle, but the van's steering column had been peeled, according to police reports.

In other recent Powell police reports:

* A business in the 100 block of East Olentangy Street reported theft and misuse of a credit card that occurred between Dec. 9 and Feb. 11. The loss from the theft was undisclosed.


Sheriff's reports

* A man reported breaking and entering, theft and vandalism that occurred before 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at a home under construction in the 1000 block of Cattail Cove in Liberty Township. Electrical wiring valued at $5,000 was taken from the residence, according to Delaware County Sheriff's Office reports.

* Sheriff's deputies responded to Huntington Bank, 3481 O'Connell St. in Powell, about 3:15 p.m. Feb. 11 to take a theft report. A Columbus business owner said her business lost $3,372.64 after forged checks were cashed.

* A woman reported her credit card had been used without her consent between 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Feb. 11 at a business in the 100 block of Meadow Park Avenue in Lewis Center. She reported losing $45 in the theft.