This theft is no laughing matter: Reynoldsburg police are looking for a thief with a yen for rare comic books.
A Spider-Man comic book valued at $900 was stolen between noon and 4 p.m. July 3 from a business in the 1900 block of Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Road, according to police reports.
The reporting officer said a manager reported the The Amazing Spider-Man comic book was stolen from behind the cash register. He said that area had been left unattended for around 30 minutes during that day.
The officer said the store does not have a security camera and no witnesses were available, so there are no leads at this time.
In other Reynoldsburg police reports:
• Someone stole $140 between 5 p.m. July 3 and 9 a.m. July 5 from a business in the 6300 block of East Main Street. A manager told police he found the cash register open and the money missing. He also found pry marks on the cash register drawer.
The reporting officer said a plastic window on a rear garage door was knocked out and lying on the ground. He said the window opening was about two feet by three feet and it was about four feet off the ground. All other doors and windows were secure, according to the police report.
• Someone pried open a door and got away with $150 from a cash drawer at 12:34 a.m. July 4 at a business in the 200 block of Lancaster Avenue, police reported. An employee said she came in at 8:13 a.m. that morning and noticed an alarm still going off that originated at 12:34 a.m.
She told the reporting officer she also noticed the front door was damaged.
The reporting officer said the front door had been pried open and so had an inside door. Nothing else in the building was taken or tampered with, according to the police report.
• A man said a security camera recorded video of a vandal denting his mailbox with a baseball bat at 1:38 a.m. July 6 in the 8000 block of Slate Ridge Boulevard. The man told the reporting officer the footage showed a light-colored SUV or van pull up to his mailbox, then a white man wearing a T-shirt and shorts got out of the passenger side of the vehicle holding a baseball bat. He hit the mailbox three times with the bat, then got back inside the vehicle, which left the scene.
• Police cited a man for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at 1:40 a.m. July 7 at Pine Quarry Park, 8000 Kingsley Drive.
The reporting officer said he approached the parking lot of the park while he was on patrol and could smell the odor of marijuana coming from a parked SUV. He said the man surrendered a wrapped, unlit cigarillo that contained marijuana.
The officer also found a red "diamond grinder" use to grind marijuana under the driver's seat of the vehicle.