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Worthington: Gun found in river along West Wilson Bridge

A resident walking on the Olentangy bikeway found a gun in the Olentangy River along West Wilson Bridge Road at 3:42 p.m. May 17.

Police recovered the Hi-Point .45-caliber handgun from the river and took it to police headquarters, where it was impound-ed. Officers attempted to render it safe, but because of its deteriorated condition, they were unsuccessful. It was stored in a box with a note indicating it could be loaded.

In other Worthington police incidents:

* Two motorists got into a physical altercation after their vehicles crashed at 3:59 p.m. May 17 on state Route 315 northbound at Wilson Bridge Road.

One of the motorists was injured in the fight and had to be taken to a nearby hospital. The investigation continues.

* Two unlocked vehicles were entered overnight May 14 in the 300 block of West South Street.

* A laptop computer was taken from a vehicle in the parking lot at Kroger during the afternoon on May 17.

* Keys were stolen from the Worthington Community Center, 345 E. Wilson Bridge Road, at 7:30 p.m. May 18. The keys were used to access a vehicle in the parking lot. A wallet containing $125 and a phone were stolen.

* Someone cut the wires to a satellite system in the first block of West Riverglen between May 17 and 19.

* A purse was stolen from a vehicle parked at McCord Park, 335 E. Wilson Bridge Road, at 7:45 p.m. May 17.

* A door was forced open to enter a residence in the 6000 block of Flora Villa on May 16 or 17. A gun and credit cards were stolen.

* A 14-year-old boy was attacked by two others while waiting for a bus at Thomas Worthington High School at 3:05 p.m. May 14. The boy had possible internal injuries, a swollen face and jaw and a bloody lip.