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Westerville: Man reportedly exposed himself at local park

Westerville police were dispatched to Huber Village Park, 362 Huber Village Blvd., on a report that a man was exposing himself the evening of May 22.

The man, described as being in his late teens or early 20s, 5-foot-10 or 5-foot-11 and about 190 pounds with dark hair, was seen standing in the weeds in the northeast corner of the park with his genitalia out, according to police reports.

Officers searched the wooded area south and east of the American Baptist Church, but were unable to locate the man. They contacted a nearby resident, who told them she had seen a man matching that description frequently during the previous week, noting that he always walked very slowly.

The man who notified police said the suspect was not making any gestures and that it was possible he was urinating and ran when he saw someone, reports said.

There are no identified suspects in the case.

In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:

• After leaving a garage door open overnight, homeowners in the 1000 block of Arcadia Boulevard reported the theft of about $925 worth of items from their garage May 21. Items stolen included $250 in liquor and more than $600 in tools.

Neighbors did not see or hear anything, and police have no suspects.

• On the night of May 20, someone broke out one of the garage door panels of Monro Muffler Brake and Service, 798 S. State St., and gained entry to the shop.

Nothing was stolen, but the owner found drawers ajar when he arrived in the morning.

A similar incident occurred Jan. 8, when a suspect gained entry the same way and stole $100 from the cash register.

This time, there was no money in the register. There is no alarm or camera system at the business.

Police have no suspects.