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Worthington: Vandals strike Colonial Hills again

Wednesday August 21, 2013 12:26 PM

Vandals again have damaged Colonial Hills Elementary School.

On Aug. 13, the principal reported that the climbing wall on the north playground had been set on fire sometime between Aug. 9 and 13.

An accelerant apparently was used to set the fire, and pieces of a glass bottle were found on the scene.

This follows an Aug. 11 incident during which police caught a 20-year-old man smashing windows and throwing rocks at a light fixture at the school, which is at 5800 Greenwich St.

Vandals also hit the Walnut Grove Cemetery between Aug. 9 and 16. They knocked over three grave markers. Loss was estimated at $600.

In other Worthington Division of Police incident reports:

* At 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13, a man reported being assaulted by a fellow employee at a business in the 700 block of Lakeview Plaza Boulevard.

* Police stopped a 17-year-old boy riding his bicycle on West North Street at Oxford Avenue at 11:50 p.m. Aug. 14. The report said he was stopped for bicycle violations.

He reportedly gave police false information, ran from officers and threw down suspected marijuana. He was located at home and released to his mother.

* A former employee is accused of stealing gas cards from company vans in the 300 block of East Wilson Bridge Road between July 31 and Aug. 15. They were used at various gas stations to charge $700 worth of gas.

* The window of a vehicle in the 5800 block of Olentangy Boulevard was smashed and a purse containing $500 worth of gift cards stolen Aug. 17 or 18. The purse was found in a nearby wooded area.

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