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Worthngton: Thieves target flowers, phones, flags

Wednesday July 17, 2013 9:33 AM

Flowers, phones, and flags were the targets of thieves in Worthington between July 8 and 13.

Overnight July 8, someone stole $2,295 worth of plants, shrubs and flowers from the temporary nursery that was set up in the 5700 block of North High Street. The business since has closed.

At 2:39 a.m. July 11, thieves smashed the front window of a cellphone store in the 7100 block of North High Street. Stolen were cellphones valued at a total of $2,349.

Overnight July 12, someone cut an American flag from a pole in a front yard in the 200 block of East South Street. A neighbor in the 500 block of Pincherry found the flag on his roof the next morning, recognized it as belonging to his neighbor, and returned it.

Thieves also entered a home in the 5800 block of Olentangy Boulevard between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 12. Entry was made through an unlocked back door.

Multiple televisions, guns and jewelry were stolen.

In other Worthington Division of Police incidents:

* The theft of air-conditioning units from businesses in the city's industrial area also continued from the previous week. Units were stolen from a business in the 6200 block of Proprietors Road overnight July 8, and a unit was stolen from a business in the 6500 block July 8 or 9.

* A laptop and wallet were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 900 block of High Street between 9 and 10:45 p.m. July 4.

* A missing 3-year-old girl was reported in the 1100 block of Eastfield on July 12 at 1 p.m. She was found at a nearby park by her caregiver before police arrived.

* A motorcycle was reported on the Olentangy bike path south of Whitney at 4:43 p.m. July 14. Police stopped the cyclist, who was carrying a pipe, a baggie of marijuana and a bottle of rum. Charges were filed, and he was released.