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Powell/Lewis Center: 'Meter reader' suspect in recent Carriage Road home burglary

Sheriff's reports

A Liberty Township man reported a phony utility worker is a likely culprit in the recent burglary of his home.

The man said he returned to his residence in the 2600 block of Carriage Road about 10:45 a.m. Aug. 21 and found an unknown man on his property, according to Delaware County Sheriff's reports. The unknown man claimed to be a meter reader, reports said.

The unknown man left, and the homeowner discovered his basement door had been broken into and his home had been ransacked, according to sheriff's reports.

Jewelry valued at $1,000 was reported missing from the home, reports said.

In other recent reports:

• Olentangy Local School District officials reported a breaking and entering that occurred between 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and 6 a.m. Aug. 18 at two sheds at Scioto Ridge Elementary School, 8715 Big Bear Ave. The district had removed valuables from the sheds after a previous break-in and nothing was reported missing.

• Deputies responded about 2:15 a.m. Aug. 22 to a report of a man exposing himself at a business in the 8600 block of Columbus Pike. Deputies located and arrested Kirk M. Urban, 39, of Wartrace, Tenn., according to sheriff's reports.

Urban faces charges of public indecency, a fifth-degree felony, and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, a first-degree misdemeanor, reports said.

• A woman living in the 8600 block of Albury Court reported her identity was stolen between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 18. An unknown suspect used her identity to file taxes, according to sheriff's reports.


• A Powell man reported an unknown suspect stole golf clubs and other items from his car between 7:30 a.m. Aug. 25 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 26 in the first block of Sycamore Ridge. The clubs are valued at $1,000, according to police reports.

• An unknown suspect broke into a woman's car and stole a purse valued at $100 between 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. Aug. 28 in the 500 block of Bennett Parkway, according to police reports.