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Worthington: Juveniles graffiti Colonial Hills school

Worthington police reported unidentified juveniles entered Colonial Hills Elementary School, 5800 Greenwich St., between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. June 11 and wrote vulgar graffiti on a dry-erase board. A Popsicle was reported stolen from the teacher's lounge at the school, according to a report.

In other Worthington police incident reports:

• A restaurant in the 7200 block of North High Street reported a caller impersonating a police officer attempted to solicit credit-card numbers from the restaurant. The caller claimed to be a police officer investigating credit-card fraud, police reported June 11. (See related story, this page.)

• Police arrested a 23-year-old man for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and OVI at 2:55 a.m. June 15 on state Route 315 north, at state Route 161.

Police stopped the driver for a traffic violation, and he was determined to be intoxicated.

After arresting him for OVI, police discovered the man had two baggies of marijuana and instruments used for smoking marijuana.

• A burglary occurred between 10 a.m. June 13 and 8 a.m. June 14 at a residence in the 400 block of Highgate Avenue. Entry was gained through a ground-floor window of the garage, police said.

The burglars reportedly ransacked the home and stole a flat-screen television.

• A burglary was reported at 2:10 a.m. June 13 in the 100 block of East Stafford Avenue.

A woman told police another female entered her residence and took a 32-inch television.

• Police arrested a 36-year-old man for OVI at 12:05 a.m. June 14 at U.S. Route 23 and Interstate 270.

• A property appraiser subcontracted by the city of Worthington allegedly was attacked by a dog while working at 11 a.m. June 11 in the 600 block of Seabury Drive. The man received 10 stitches in the back of his calf from the bite, police said. The dog was not immediately found.

• Police are investigating an incident in which an attorney representing a woman at a retirement community in the 6800 block of North High Street allegedly took the woman to a bank, where, from March through June 9, she withdrew about $10,000 in cash, police said.