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Reynoldsburg: Burglars steal $18,000 worth of eyeglasses frames

Burglars got away with about $18,000 worth of eyeglasses frames from One Vision Optical Center.

The owner of One Vision, 6321 E. Livingston Ave., told police he discovered at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 that 200 pairs of frames and his computer had been stolen.

The reporting officer said the office is located in a building with other businesses, so the culprit had to enter through a building access door and then the door of the business. The officer said the back door of the building was unlocked, although the owner said the building door is usually locked.

The frame of the door leading to the business door had no pry marks on it, but the officer wrote in the report that he noticed a gap between the frame and the door knob.

"It is possible the suspect was able to put a tool between the frame and knob and push the latch over to open the door without leaving a pry mark," the officer wrote in the report.

In other Reynoldsburg police reports:

• Officers were dispatched to investigate a vehicle that crashed into a house Feb. 22 in the 8200 block of Kingsley Drive. A witness told police the two occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and were last seen heading south on Crestview Street.

The witness said the two men ran into the backyard of a residence in the 1300 block of Crestview. Officers found a wallet in the car containing an identification card. The reporting officer said he was able to get in touch with the owner of the Crestview house, where he found the two men.

One man admitted to being a passenger in the car and said he and the driver "got into a debate about whose car was faster." He said the driver traveled at more than 100 mph down Crestview, then lost control and crashed into the Kingsley Drive house.

The driver was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, fleeing the scene of an accident and reckless operation.

• A former student was arrested for trespassing at 8:55 a.m. Feb. 26 at Reynoldsburg High School, 6699 E. Livingston Ave. The school resource officer reported that the building manager said two male trespassers were inside the school, but one had fled the building.

An administrator said she had noticed both boys had hats on in the school and that their pants were sagging. She confronted them and discovered they were not enrolled students. She said they would not listen to her when she asked them to stop walking down the hallway.

Officers caught up with the boys and told the one who had fled the building -- who said he attended a school in Columbus -- not to come back to the school or he would be criminally charged.

The other boy, a former student who was suspended in October with a recommendation for expulsion, had been banned from school grounds. He was charged with trespassing, resisting arrest and obstructing official business.

• A man filed a fraud report at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Reynoldsburg Division of Police, 7240 E. Main St. He told officers he recently tried to file his 2013 tax return but it was rejected by the IRS. He said the IRS told him his tax return had already been filed, by a woman who claimed to have children.

She used his Social Security number to file the return and received a $4,000 refund, according to the IRS.

The man told police he has never been married and has no children. He said the IRS asked him to file a police report so it could begin an investigation.

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