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Powell/Lewis Center: Juveniles with paintball gun questioned, taken to parents

Sheriff's reports

A report of suspicious activity led to no criminal charges last week after Delaware County Sheriff's deputies caught up with three juveniles who had a paintball gun.

Deputies were dispatched to the 1900 block of Primrose Avenue in Lewis Center about 1:45 p.m. March 16 after residents reported three juveniles were leaving a home's front porch with "some kind of tool."

Deputies, who found no signs of forced entry at the home, caught up with the juveniles at a nearby park, according to sheriff's reports. The juveniles, one of whom was carrying a paintball gun that was not fully assembled, said they were looking for a friend, reports said.

With no evidence that a crime had taken place, deputies took the juveniles home to their parents, reports said.

In other recent sheriff's reports:

• A business reported a case of breaking and entering and theft that occurred between midnight March 12 and 11:15 a.m. March 15 in the 8600 block of Columbus Pike in Lewis Center. An employee reported an unknown suspect broke into the business' storage unit and took $500 worth of merchandise.

• A woman living in the 7600 block of Bale-Kenyon Road in Lewis Center reported a case of theft by deception that occurred between noon and 4 p.m. March 17. She said an unknown suspect had scammed her out of $1,000 during a telephone call.


• A Powell man reported his storage locker in the first block of Industrial Park Place was burglarized between Nov. 12 and March 9. The victim told Powell police assorted tools and a custom-built computer were taken from the locker.

• A woman living in the first block of Valley Run Drive reported a case of identity theft that occurred between March 1 and 19. Her name was improperly used on an income tax filing, according to police reports.