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Worthington: Thieves target cables, wires

Cables and wires valued at more than $7,000 were stolen from two utility companies between May 2 and May 13.

The first theft occurred between May 2 and 6, when thieves broke into AEP, 480 Schrock Road. The thieves entered by cutting a fence into the secured yard, where they stole wire valued at $750.

On two occasions between May 2 and 13, thieves entered Sprint, 6595 Proprietors Road. Again, they cut a fence into the compound to enter.

Cable wires from generators were stolen both times. The loss was valued at more than $6,419.

In other Worthington police incidents:

* On May 6, two people attempted to cash forged checks at a bank in the 7100 block of North High Street. The bank cashed the first one at 12:34 p.m. When a woman tried to cash a similar one at 1:49 p.m., police were called. A 22-year-old woman was arrested and taken to the Franklin County Jail.

* An electric bicycle was stolen from an detached garage in the 100 block of West South Street between April 31 and May 10. It was valued at $994.

* Police were called to the ADD Center, 350 E. Wilson Bridge Road, on a report of one client assaulting another at 5:15 p.m. May 1.