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Powell/Lewis Center: Juvenile could be charged after false 911 call

Sheriff's reports

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office said a recent false call to 911 could lead to a charge of inducing panic.

Deputies responded shortly after 12:15 a.m. May 9 to the 8100 block of Appleridge Drive in Lewis Center after a caller told dispatchers a burglary and assault were in progress at a residence, according to sheriff's reports.

After deputies arrived on scene, they discovered that no one at the residence had made the call and no emergency was occurring, reports said.

The phone number traced to the initial call belongs to a Franklin County resident who denied making the call, reports said.

A juvenile male is a suspect in the case, but no charges have been filed, according to reports.

In other recent county sheriff's reports:

• An Orange Township resident reported someone he hired to work at his house stole a box of coins and cash.

The victim said a box and its contents, worth $500, were taken from his home between 8 a.m. May 2 and 7 p.m. May 4 in the 8500 block of Olde Worthington Road. A suspect has been identified, but charges have not been filed, reports said.

• A man living in the 1500 block of Brittingham Lane in Liberty Township reported his identity was stolen between March 1, 2013, and May 10, 2014. The man said his personal information had been used to open multiple credit-card accounts.


• A woman reported more than $10,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from her residence in the 300 block of Vinwood Lane between March 15 and May 10. The woman told Powell police an unknown suspect took three rings and a watch.

• A man living in the 200 block of Vinwood Lane told police he was the victim of identity theft.

An unknown suspect made a fraudulent charge to the man's credit card between midnight May 8 and midnight May 9, according to police reports.

• An unknown suspect reportedly burglarized a construction site in the 10500 block of Sawmill Parkway between 6 p.m. May 13 and 6:30 a.m. May 14. More than $4,200 of copper tubing and other construction materials were taken, according to police reports.