A teacher at Reynoldsburg High School's Livingston Avenue campus reported finding the drama room door unlocked on Aug. 20. Costumes and other items appeared to have been tampered with but the teacher could not determine if anything was missing. Police reports said there was no sign of forced entry.
* A teacher at Reynoldsburg High School's Livingston Avenue campus reported finding the drama room door unlocked on Aug. 20. Costumes and other items appeared to have been tampered with but the teacher could not determine if anything was missing. Police reports said there was no sign of forced entry.
* A Whetsel Court resident reported Aug. 20 that a Dell laptop computer was stolen from her unlocked vehicle.
* Employees at a business in Taylor Square reported at 8 a.m. Aug. 20 that the center had been broken into. According to police reports, all the offices had been entered and most were ransacked, as was the front lobby area. Police said a crowbar-like device was used to pry out a cabinet that was bolted under the lobby desk. Four personal checks and $239.53 in cash were taken. The culprits used a sharp device to scratch or puncture at least five computer monitors and threw printers, FAX machines, a small refrigerator, papers, files and other office accessories onto the floor, police reports said. They also entered the food storage freezers and threw boxes of frozen food on the floor.
* Police received a report at approximately 8:50 p.m. Aug. 21 that the Dollar General store, 1310 Brice Road, was robbed at gunpoint by four black males, all with thin builds and all wearing hoodies. An employee told police he was outside washing windows when he saw the four running toward him from the south side of the building. They ordered him inside and told him to open the safe. He said he was unable to do so and pointed toward the location where the store manager could be found. He told police he was then ordered to crawl to the drink coolers east of the cash registers and told to empty his pockets, which he did.
* The loss prevention officer at Kroger, 6962 E. Main St., reported at approximately 5:35 p.m. Aug. 21 that a teenage boy had shoplifted a $5.99 bottle of wine.
* A dentist's office in the 7300 block of East Livingston Avenue was reported broken into at 7:15 a.m. Aug. 21. According to police reports, a large rock approximately a foot in diameter was thrown through a window next to the office door. It traveled through the vestibule and through a second glass panel next to an interior entry door. Cabinets and drawers were opened, but nothing appeared to be missing, police reports said.
* Police received a report at 2:43 a.m. Aug. 21 that two white males were seen taking items from vehicles in the 6500 block of Retton Road. A 16-year-old boy who police reports said was "obviously intoxicated" was arrested. Another male, no age given, who matched the description of the second person seen taking items, was found in a vacant duplex on Redwood Road. According to police reports, he was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Officers said he began to "scream, curse and make threats" and continued to do so while he was taken to the police department, where, police said, he tore off his T-shirt and refused to be processed. He was then placed in a cell, where he plugged the toilet with a roll of toilet paper and flushed repeatedly until the toilet overflowed. Police reports said he continued to struggle and resist until officers placed him in a restraint chair. He was eventually taken to the Franklin County jail.
* Officers responded to a store in the 2200 block of Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Road at 1:51 a.m. Aug. 21 after an alarm sounded. A double-pane window at the back of the store had been smashed. Police called the manager, who found that desk drawers at two work stations had been pulled out.
* A resident of the 1500 block of Burkey Court reported Aug. 22 that he had taken the tailgate, valued at $250, off his truck and propped it against a tree in his yard. It was stolen between 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
* A resident of the 1000 block of Briarcliff Road reported finding the doors unlocked, a window open and several items missing from her residence at around 7:10 p.m. Aug. 22. The stolen items include two televisions and a digital camera.
* A bicycle valued at approximately $100 was reported stolen from a residence in the 700 block of Whistlewood Drive shortly before 4 p.m. Aug. 22.
* Police are investigating a robbery at Five Guys Burgers and Fries in the 2078 state Route 256 at approximately 10:13 p.m. Aug. 22. Police reports said employees had left the back door open while they were taking out the trash. Surveillance video shows three black males entering the restaurant through the rear door at about 10:09 p.m.
* A resident of the 7500 block of Stone Trail Way reported at 2:25 p.m. Aug. 24 that the screen had been cut out of a rear window between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day. An Acer laptop computer valued at $320 and two rings valued at $75 and $70 were stolen.
* Columbus police and Reynoldsburg police responded to the 1600 block of Brice Road on a report Aug. 24 that a group of juveniles were seen breaking windows at the business. An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper who had been at a nearby gas station also responded after hearing about the incident on the police radio. The trooper said he saw three males, one black and two white, running around the back of the building when he pulled into the lot.
* Police conducting a traffic stop at approximately 10:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Rosehill Road and Gilette Drive cited the driver into Reynoldsburg Mayor's Court on charges of drug abuse after receiving his permission to search the vehicle. Officers reported finding a green, leafy substance on the floor mats and a plastic bag containing 12 individually wrapped packages of a green, leafy material in the glovebox.
* A man reported shortly after 8 p.m. Aug. 24 that the front passenger window was broken out of his car while it was parked behind a business in the 2400 block of Taylor Park Drive. A book bag valued at $80, three books valued at $90, a notebook valued at $5, and several pencils and pens valued at $5 were stolen from inside the vehicle.
* Four people reported they were sitting in a car at Eastgreen Apartments around 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 when they were approached by two men with guns who demanded their money and cell phones. A man sitting in the front passenger seat said he told them he didn't have any money or a cell phone and one of the suspects then hit him twice in the face with a handgun before running away.
* A resident of the 6500 block of Birchview Drive reported Aug. 25 that eggs had been thrown on his car and on the side of his house.