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Reynoldsburg: Intruder is found hiding under bed with puppy

An intruder who hid under a bed hoping to avoid detection apparently found comfort with man's best friend.

A Charney Court resident told police she came home April 15 to find a blue lawn chair pulled up to a kitchen window, which was broken. When she went into the house with her boyfriend to look for her puppy, she found an intruder under her bed with the dog.

At that point, she said, the couple ran downstairs to call police.

The boyfriend told officers he then saw the intruder look out the front door, but when he saw the boyfriend, he locked the door and ran back into the house. The boyfriend said the man was wearing a red hoodie and that he finally left the house by running out the back door and across the patio.

The reporting officer said he found a large rock in the kitchen sink that had been used to shatter the kitchen window. He said there was no other forced entry to the residence.

In other police activity:

* Warmer days in resulted in a Reynoldsburg resident finding uninvited children swimming in her pool.

The woman told police she arrived home in the 6400 block of Lexleigh Road at 6:52 p.m. April 14 to find three boys in her backyard swimming pool.

She said the children admitted to hopping over her backyard fence. One boy's pants became stuck on a fence board, causing it to break in half, leaving a small gap in the fence. The woman said she found the boys' bikes in her front yard and her front screen door open, then a fence post missing, leaving a hole in the fence line.

She said she wanted to file charges to make sure the damaged fence was replaced.

The reporting officer said the mother of the boy who broke the fence said he has Asperger's syndrome. Officers charged the boy with criminal mischief in Franklin County Juvenile Court.

* A zero-tolerance policy regarding fighting in Reynoldsburg City Schools led to two juveniles being suspended and charged with disorderly conduct. A school resource officer reported he saw two boys punch each other over a cafeteria lunch table at 11:40 a.m. April 12 at the Reynoldsburg High School Summit Road campus.

He said one of the boys came around the table, which prompted the other boy to strike him in the face, then both began throwing punches.

The boys wrote in their statements that they were talking about a movie when one of them got angry and started punching. Both boys were released to their parents but received 10-day suspensions from school and were charged with disorderly conduct.

* At the Reynoldsburg High School campus on East Livingston Avenue, a custodian told the school resource officer April 15 that an automated exterior defibrillator had been stolen out of the north hallway. The custodian said he checked with the athletic department to make sure the equipment hadn't been taken for a sporting event and found it had not.

He told police the CPR Max CR Plus defibrillator was black and yellow in color and was worth $2,400.

* A man reported $900 cash was stolen from his home in the 6200 block of Century City South between 4:15 p.m. April 13 and 9:30 a.m. April 14. He said he took $100 out of the pocket of a jacket hanging in his closet before leaving his residence, then found $900 missing from the jacket when he returned home. He said he was certain he had locked his deadbolt before he left, according to the report.

* A man reported his car was stolen from his driveway in the 1400 block of Rosehill Road between 9:30 p.m. April 16 and 7 a.m. April 17. He said he woke up to find a pile of window glass in his driveway. The reporting officer said it appears someone broke one of the windows to gain access to the car, a 1982 dark blue Olds Delta 88.

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