Employees at a Reynoldsburg store "went to the mat" last week to detain a would-be thief.
Reynoldsburg police officers responded to a report of a fight/assault in progress on Oct. 9 at a business in the 2400 block of Taylor Park Road. Witnesses said a customer was "wrestling" with employees.
The employees told police the man had attempted to remove security devices from two computer hard drives, then concealed the hard drives in his hooded sweatshirt and walked out. Police said the value of the stolen items was about $200.
Offers transported the man to the Reynoldsburg Police Department and charged him with theft.
In other police reports:
* Officers were dispatched to Civic Park on Daugherty Drive Oct. 14 about a fire in the men's restroom. The reporting officer said he found burned papers and also saw that someone had set the trash can on fire. He said the trash bag was burned and there was damage to a towel holder next to the trash can.
* A man reported someone the rear driver's side window of his 2006 Hyundai was smashed at around 6 p.m. Oct. 11 while it was parked at a business in the 2300 block of Taylor Road, police said. The man said a bag containing a black Toshiba laptop computer worth $999, five jump drives worth $50 and two laptop clickers worth $78 were missing from the car.
* Police arrested a 19-year-old man on concealed weapon and underage possession charges at 5:03 p.m. Oct. 10 in the 7300 block of East Livingston Avenue. The reporting officer said he received calls that a man in a camouflage jacket was walking down the street carrying a rifle. The officer said he caught up with the man and made him put the rifle down, then noticed a liquor bottle in his upper left jacket pocket. The officer also reported finding two knives and two BB pistols in the man's coat and waistband.