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Worthington: Numerous reports were theft-related

Thieves made off with credit cards and a laptop computer in two smash-and-grab incidents overnight March 25.

In the 100 block of Howard Avenue, a tote bag containing credit cards and other items was stolen.

In the 2000 block of Samada Avenue, a computer and savings bonds were stolen. Total loss in that case was $3,600.

Another vehicle was broken into the following night in the 300 block of Longfellow Avenue.

A business in the 6300 block of Proprietors Road had a Giant Eagle charge account opened in its name by an unknown person. Between June 2013 and March 24, 2014, the card was used to make purchases valuing $11,959.

A Collins Drive resident reported that someone used his identification information to file a false tax return with the IRS.

The athletics director at Thomas Worthington High School reported equipment valued at $1,260 stolen from the weight room at the school between Feb. 27 and March 27.

A resident of a nursing home in the 6800 block of North High Street reported items worth $579 stolen from her room between March 21 and 26.

Batteries were stolen from four company moving vans at a business in the 400 block of Schrock Road overnight March 29. One battery was stolen from a second business in the same block on the same might.

In other police incident reports:

• Police were called to the 200 block of Bristol Woods Court on a report of a heroin overdose at 4 p.m. March 30. A 24-year-old man was taken to Riverside Hospital by Worthington medics.

• A wallet was stolen from an unlocked locker at the Worthington Community Center between 3 and 4:30 p.m. March 15. Gahanna police later apprehended a suspect with the man's stolen operator's license in his possession.