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Worthington: Vandals, thieves hit cars, houses, businesses, library

Vandals went on a spree through the streets of Worthington Estates overnight July 23.

Pink and white spray paint was used on vehicles and houses in 17 locations, according to police reports.

Two houses elsewhere in Worthington were burglarized between July 30 and Aug. 4.

On July 30, thieves broke in through an open kitchen window in the first block of Highland Avenue. A game system was stolen.

In other Worthington Division of Police incident reports:

•Between Aug. 2 and 4, entry and exit were made through a garage in the 100 block of Halligan Avenue. A jewelry box and jewelry valued at more than $5,000 were stolen.

•An air-conditioning unit was discovered missing July 22 from a business in the 6800 block of Huntley Road. It probably was stolen during an earlier rash of air-conditioner thefts in the area, police said.

•Someone stole library books from the Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., between July 9 and 22. The thief then sold the books to Half-Price Books at Graceland.

Bookstore personnel returned the books at no cost.

•A bicycle was stolen from Kilbourne Middle School, 50 E. Granville Road, between 8 and 9 p.m. July 23.

•A man was caught as he attempted to flee on a bicycle after allegedly breaking into a fenced area of a business in the 6300 block of Huntley Road about noon July 26.

Police responded to the site after being notified by an alarm company. The 40-year-old suspect was carrying bolt cutters and black gloves.

Another suspect fled on a bicycle after he stole $215 worth of cigarettes from CVS, 918 High St., at 7:45 p.m. July 29.

•An unidentified man stole 18-20 DVDs from Kroger at Worthington Place at 7:20 a.m. July 31.

•Police were notified by an alarm company of a possible break-in at a business in the 6800 block of Huntley Road at 9:50 p.m. July 31. They found an open window and a metal grate from the window on the ground but no suspects. No loss was reported.