Reynoldsburg News

Reynoldsburg police reports

* Reynoldsburg police arrested a man at 11:18 p.m. Sept. 25 for smashing windows at a home in the 6400 block of Penick Road. A witness told police she saw a man in a hooded sweatshirt breaking windows at the home. Officers searched the area and caught up with the man on Stouder Road. The report said police noticed "a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath." The man was charged with criminal damaging and criminal trespassing.

* Police arrested a man for theft Sept. 25 after he allegedly carried a 42-inch Vizio television valued at $498 out of a business in the 2700 block of Taylor Road Extension. An employee was able to obtain a license plate number for his vehicle, which enabled police to arrest him at his home. According to the report, the man told police he stole the television because he owed someone $500 and the person had threatened him if he did not pay the money back so he gave that person the television.

* Police reported thieves struck at two different businesses Sept. 25 in the 6400 block of East Main Street. The front glass door of one business was smashed to gain entry, then office drawers were opened and a laptop computer was stolen. The second business also had a smashed glass door, but only a circuit tester was missing.

* A woman reported her 2008 silver Chrysler Sebring convertible was stolen at 1 p.m. on Sept. 30 from where it was parked at a business in the 6800 block of Greenleaf Drive. She told police she locked the car, but still has both sets of keys. Police said there was no broken glass in the area where the car had been parked.

* Police reported that witnesses chased a shoplifter until officers had him in custody at about 1:50 p.m. Sept. 24 from a business in the 2900 block of Taylor Station Extension. The witnesses told police they saw a man with reddish hair run out of the business with two packs of socks and a box of Adidas sport sandals. They chased him to his car, then followed him in their vehicle down East Livingston Avenue, giving updated locations to police. Officers finally caught up with the man on Woodcrest Drive when he stopped in a parking lot. Police charged the man with theft and transported him to the Fairfield County jail.