May 18

May 18

A Columbus resident told police his laptop computer, valued at $554, was stolen while he was at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. The man said he set the laptop on a shelf and it was taken while he was distracted by a cell phone call.

A Columbus man was arrested for shoplifting $82.20 worth of merchandise from a department store in the 100 block of Huber Village Boulevard.

May 19

An employee of a store in the 600 block of Schrock Road told police a man and a woman stole about $30 worth of cleaning products by concealing them in a duffel bag and in the man's coat.

May 20

An Otterbein College student told police his backpack was stolen from the west hallway of the McFadden Science building while he was in the chemistry lab between 1:50 and 2:05 p.m. The value of the items inside the pack was $400, police reports said.

A Lima, Ohio, resident reported his car was broken into between 3 and 3:45 p.m. while it was parked in the 600 block of South State Street. Items valued at $1,350 were stolen from the vehicle, including a laptop computer, a cell phone and a GPS unit, he said.

May 21

An employee of a North Sunbury Road business reported that a landscaping trailer worth $3,500 was stolen between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. from where it was parked in the 1200 block of County Line Road.

An employee of a store in the 600 block of Schrock Road told police a man stole about $6 worth of cleaning products by concealing the bottles in his coat.

May 22

A resident of the 1000 block of Wedgewood Terrace told police the right front window of her vehicle was smashed between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle, she said.

A resident of the first block of College Place said the rear window of his car was smashed between 10 p.m. May 22 and 12:50 p.m. May 23. He said nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle.

May 23

Westerville police arrested a Gahanna woman for theft and possession of criminal tools after she was caught shoplifting at a business in the 100 block of Polaris Parkway. According to police reports, a store employee said he saw the woman place merchandise valued at about $224 into cloth shopping bags and leave the store without paying for it.