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Powell/Lewis Center: Burglar escapes with cash, leaves blood behind

Sheriff's reports

When Delaware County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the site of a burglary at a Lewis Center business early this month, the suspect was gone, but blood evidence was recovered from the scene.

Deputies responded to a burglary alarm about 1:30 a.m. June 3 in the 6400 block of Pullman Drive, according to sheriff's reports. Upon arrival, they discovered an unknown suspect had forced the front door open, reports said.

During their initial investigation, deputies discovered a cash register valued at $1,000 and $200 in cash were missing from the scene, according to reports. They also found bloody glass shards and a gauze pad containing blood, reports said.

The office's investigation into the incident is ongoing.

In other recent sheriff's reports:

• An unknown suspect burglarized a condominium in the 4300 block of Emerald Lakes Boulevard in Liberty Township between 7:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 6, according to sheriff's reports. Someone kicked in the front door and stole numerous items, including a Blu-ray player, a television and a video-game console, reports said.

The total value of the items taken is about $7,600, according to sheriff's reports.

• A burglary was reported between 11:30 a.m. June 7 and 4:30 a.m. June 8 in the 4300 block of Emerald Lakes Boulevard in Liberty Township. Force was not used, but deputies reported an unknown suspect entered the condominium through the front door, reports said.

Nothing was listed as missing from the property, according to sheriff's reports.

• Deputies responded to a report of felony theft from a vehicle between 3:15 and 3:45 p.m. June 6 in the first block of Meadow Park Avenue in Lewis Center. An unknown suspect stole a laptop computer and a tablet computer, together valued at nearly $2,500, according to sheriff's reports.

• A man living in the 8700 block of Oak Village Boulevard in Lewis Center reported someone used his identity between April 18 and June 2 to file a fraudulent tax return. The Ohio Department of Taxation alerted the man to potential fraud after receiving a suspicious tax return with his Social Security number and advised him to file a police report, according to sheriff's reports.

• A woman living in the 4900 block of Rosalind Lane in Liberty Township reported she was the victim of identity fraud between May 5 and June 4. An unknown suspect withdrew money from her credit-card account, according to sheriff's reports.


• An unknown suspect stole dinner plates and a purse from a car between 2 and 3 p.m. June 8 in the 3400 block of Sawmill Drive, according to Powell police reports. The items are valued at $20, reports said.

• A man living in the 400 block of Cardinal Hill Lane reported he was the victim of identity fraud June 2. The man said an unknown suspect fraudulently used his Social Security number.