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Worthington: Cyclist accused of car break-ins

A man riding a bicycle at 5 a.m. was arrested and is thought to be responsible for car break-ins in Worthington.

Police stopped the man, who was riding without a light in the 5700 block of North High Street on Aug. 27, fled during a warrant check but was found in a nearby wooded area. He was arrested on three outstanding warrants for burglaries in Franklin County and was taken to the Franklin County Jail.

Police believe he was responsible for theft from a vehicle in the 300 block of Tucker Drive earlier that night. A purse and its contents were reported stolen.

In other Worthington Division of Police incident reports:

* At 2 a.m. Aug. 27, police stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of West Granville Road. The driver was driving under suspension, and the vehicle was found to be stolen.

* A house in the 400 block of Riley Avenue was broken into between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. Entry was made through a patio door. Items were reported stolen.

* At 9:20 p.m. Aug. 24, police were called to a restaurant at the Shops at Worthington Place after a man allegedly pushed another man with whom he had a longstanding feud.

* At 9:30 a.m. Aug. 27, a known person reportedly made lewd comments to others at a bus stop in the 800 block of High Street.