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Olentangy/Powell: High school's facilities bear brunt of vandalism

Sheriff's reports

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office is investigating multiple cases of theft and criminal damaging that occurred in May and June at Olentangy High School.

Deputies responded to a report of a breaking and entering and theft shortly after 3 p.m. June 25 at the school, 675 Lewis Center Road in Lewis Center.

An unknown suspect broke into a concession stand, caused $200 worth of damage to a vending machine and stole $146 worth of food and drinks between 7 a.m. June 6 and 2:45 p.m. June 25, according to sheriff's reports.

School officials also reported an unknown suspect had entered the football stadium's announcers booth between 9 p.m. June 23 and 6 p.m. June 24. The person threw six chairs and a laptop computer from the booth to the ground, causing $780 in damage, in a possibly related incident, reports said.

Five custom chairs valued at $440 also were taken from the announcers booth in late May, reports said.

In other recent sheriff's reports:

* A Berlin Township woman said she was conned out of more than $400 recently by two men claiming to be door-to-door meat salesmen, according to sheriff's reports.

Sheriff's deputies responded shortly before 11 a.m. June 20 to the 2700 block of Berlin Station Road on a report of a theft, according to sheriff's reports. When they arrived, a woman told them she had agreed to buy one package of meat from two salesmen for $20 on June 11, reports said.

The woman said that after she agreed to the purchase, she discovered her credit card had been billed $455. The case remains under investigation, reports said.

* A carpenter reported an unknown suspect stole tools from a house under construction in the 5700 block of Ludington Drive in Lewis Center between 3:30 p.m. June 24 and 7:30 a.m. June 25. The tools are valued at $1,871, according to sheriff's reports.

* A business in the 7800 block of Graphics Way in Lewis Center reported it was the victim of forgery sometime before June 18. An unknown suspect produced and cashed two counterfeit checks appearing to be from the business, costing the company $4,502, according to sheriff's reports.

* A woman reported her vehicle was broken into between 4:30 and 5:15 p.m. June 16 in the 4100 block of Lewis Center Road in Orange Township. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle, according to sheriff's reports.

* A woman living in the 8100 block of Tillinghast Drive in Concord Township reported she was the victim of identity theft between June 4 and 16. An unknown suspect attempted to file taxes using the victim's personal information, according to sheriff's reports.

* Someone in New Jersey used a Liberty Township woman's identity to set up a cable TV account, according to sheriff's reports. The victim, who lives in the 1700 block of Carriage Road, reported the identity theft took place between July 2012 and June 18, 2014.

* A man living in the 8000 block of Crescent Drive in Lewis Center reported someone attempted to steal his identity between noon June 15 and 9:45 p.m. June 16. The man said his credit-card company contacted him and alerted him someone had attempted to use his credit-card information.

* A Westerville woman reported someone made charges to her debit card between 9 p.m. June 21 and 1 a.m. June 22 after she lost it at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Road. An unknown suspect used the card to withdrawal $160 in cash, according to sheriff's reports.

* A man living in the 4400 block of Tavistock Circle reported about 5:15 p.m. June 23 that his identity had been stolen earlier in the year. An unknown suspect had used the man's personal information to file taxes, according to sheriff's reports.

 

Powell police

* An unknown suspect vandalized a business between midnight and 12:15 p.m. June 22 in the 100 block of West Olentangy Street, Powell police reported. Someone used rocks to break windows and a door, causing $1,500 in damage, according to reports.

* A woman reported her son's bicycle was stolen between 1 and 3:45 p.m. June 23 in the 200 block of Adventure Park Drive.

* An unknown suspect stole a satchel containing medical tools between 8 p.m. June 23 and 5:30 a.m. June 24 from an unlocked car in the first block of Chenango Drive, according to police reports. The missing items are valued at $180, reports said.

* Police responded shortly before 1 p.m. June 24 to a report of two contractors fighting at a work site in the 10500 block of Sawmill Parkway. A Georgia man was arrested after the altercation and charged with assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a minor misdemeanor, according to police reports.

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