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Break-ins, thefts reported at businesses

Wednesday January 8, 2014 10:06 AM

Pickerington police received two reports of break-ins and thefts from businesses Dec. 23.

The first incident was reported at 6:06 a.m. in the 600 block of Windmiller Drive.

A business owner told police when he arrived for the day he discovered his main desktop computer was missing and the side door to the business had been pried open.

There are no suspects, according to reports.

The second incident was reported at 7:12 a.m. in the 500 block of Hill Road.

An employee of a business told police when she arrived at work she discovered the front door glass had been shattered.

She said several interior doors had been forced open, but the only thing believed to be missing was an envelope containing $35.

There are no suspects according to reports.

In other recent Pickerington police reports:

• A man living in the 1600 block of Turnberry Drive reported at 7:37 a.m. Dec. 22 someone had broken his car window and stolen a backpack.

• Several residents in the 200 block of Nightengale Court reported at 8:49 a.m. Dec. 22 their car windows had been broken and items stolen, including tools, stereos and change.

• A 32-year-old Canal Winchester woman was arrested for theft at 3:32 p.m. Dec. 23 in the 100 block of Postage Drive.

Reports said the woman had attempted to leave a store without paying for $66.60 of merchandise.

She was given a mandatory court date in Fairfield County Municipal Court and later released ion her own recognizance.

• A 23-year-old Columbus man was arrested and charged with theft, two counts of misdemeanor drug abuse and a felony charge of drug abuse after he was seen leaving a business at 9:45 p.m. Dec. 23 in the 100 block of Postage Drive without paying for several items.

The store's loss prevention personnel provided police with a description of the vehicle the suspect left in and officers were able to stop it.

Reports said marijuana and prescription pills were located in the vehicle when it was searched.

The man was taken to the police station and later transported to the Fairfield county jail, according to reports.

• Officers responded at 5:38 a.m. Dec. 24 to a report of a break in at a business in the first block of Columbus Street.

An employee told police when she arrived for work she noticed the cash register was open and a cash box was on the counter. There are no suspects.

• A resident of the 400 block of Wren Court reported at 10:02 a.m. Dec. 24 his vehicle had been entered overnight and a small pistol had been taken from his glove box.

• While on patrol at 8:41 p.m. Dec. 24 in the 1200 block of Hill Road North officers noticed the back door to a business had been pried open. There are no suspects.

• A man and a woman ate dinner at a restaurant and walked out without paying for their $42.58 bill at 3:37 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 1700 block of Hill Road North.

• A 22-year-old Reynoldsburg woman was issued a "no trespass" order for a business in the 100 block of Postage Drive and a summons to appear in Pickerington Mayor's Court after she passed all points of sale with unpaid merchandise at 6:41 p.m. Dec. 26.

• A resident of West Columbus Street told police at 12:51 a.m. dec. 27 jewelry was missing from her residence.

• A resident of Parkview Drive reported at 3:57 p.m. Dec. 27 two subwoofers were stolen from his truck.

• An employee of a business in the 100 block of Clint Drive told police at 7:59 a.m. Dec. 27 when she arrived for work she noticed the drawers in the office were open and a cash box was missing.

• Officers responded at 8:11 a.m. Dec. 27 on reports of car break-ins in the 300 block of Florence Drive.

Reports said officers found two vehicles had been entered and miscellaneous items stolen.

• Officers were also called at 9 a.m. Dec. 27 to the 900 block of Gray Drive on a report of car break-ins

Two vehicles had been entered and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

• An employee of a business in the first block of Hill Road South reported at 7:48 p.m. Dec. 27 a man left the store with unpaid merchandise.

• A woman told police she left her cell phone in a stall of a bathroom at a business in the 1700 block of Hill Road and when she went to retrieve it at 9:26 p.m. Dec. 27 it was gone.

• A Pickerington resident reported at 3:12 p.m. Dec. 31 a portable sign placed at Hill Road South and Town Square Drive was stolen.

Reports said the sign will cost $200 to replace.

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