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Powell/Lewis Center: Student's threat against Hyatts Middle School under investigation

Sheriff's reports

Hyatts Middle School officials contacted the Delaware County Sheriff's Office last week in regards to a threatening post on a social-media site.

A student posted that "people will pay for there (sic) actions at Hyatts Middle School, prepare for unforeseen consequences" between Feb. 15 and 18 on the photo-sharing site Instagram, according to sheriff's reports. Deputies contacted the student, who reportedly said he knew the post would cause concern, which he found funny.

The student had not been charged with a crime as of Feb. 25, but information has been sent to the Delaware County Prosecutor's Office for review, according to sheriff's reports.

In other recent sheriff's reports:

• A Liberty Township resident reported a possible identity theft involving one of her business' customers that occurred about 10:15 a.m. Feb. 14. She said she believed someone pretended to be a user of her online business in order to request funds from a user's account.

• A man living in the 7600 block of Overlook Trail in Orange Township reported identity theft that occurred between Feb. 15 and 19. The man said he was attempting to file his taxes when he found out someone already had filed taxes in his name using a W-2 form from an old employer.

• A man reported someone stole cash from his car between 6:15 and 7 p.m. Feb. 20 while the car was parked in the 7500 block of Hill Gail Court in Lewis Center. He said someone removed $350 from his driver's-side visor.


• The owner of a business in the first block of Depot Street reported theft, the passing of bad checks and identity theft that occurred between Feb. 17 and 19. The victim told Powell police the business lost an estimated $11,300 after fraudulent checks were passed.

• A man reported a radio was stolen from his car shortly before 4:45 p.m. Feb. 23 while the car was parked in the 4000 block of West Powell Road. The radio is valued at $220, according to police reports.