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Worthington: Resident was left dead-fish package

A resident of the 400 block of Lambourne Avenue awoke on April 27 to find someone had left him two raw fish heads wrapped in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The man said he believes the incident references someone wanting to do him harm. The receipt of a dead fish has been associated with mob-style threats, as in the movie, The Godfather.

In other Worthington Division of Police incidents:

* A routine traffic violation resulted in the driver being arrested for driving a stolen vehicle at 8:54 p.m. April 23.

Police stopped the vehicle in the 600 block of High Street. A check of the license plates indicated the vehicle was stolen.

The driver said he purchased the vehicle from a person who advertised it on Craig's List.

* Another stolen vehicle was recovered April 24 after employees of a business in the 6900 block of Worthington-Galena Road reported a vehicle with the windows down and the key in the ignition had been on the lot for a week.

The vehicle was reported stolen in Columbus and was turned over to the Columbus Police Department.

* Between April 20 and 22, someone attempted to break into a business in the 400 block of Schrock Road. A window was cracked and wood around the door frame damaged.

* On April 25, police were called to Thomas Worthington High School on a report of a student under the extreme influence of drugs. A search turned up three Xanax pills and marijuana paraphernalia on the student.

* Overnight on April 26, someone broke into a company vehicle in the 6200 block of Proprietors Road. Miscellaneous items were stolen.

* Someone broke into a vehicle parked at a funeral home in the 500 block of High Street on April 24 at 4:10 p.m. A briefcase and purse were stolen.