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Worthington: Burglar gets away with goods on East Stafford

A woman who broke into a residence escaped with some of the homeowner's belongings even while the homeowner was yelling at her.

The theft occurred at 2:10 a.m. June 13 at a home in the 100 block of East Stafford Avenue.

The thief broke in through a front window. As she attempted to leave, the resident saw her and yelled. She continued to leave through the front door, carrying the homeowner's television.

The woman is described as possibly a younger bi-racial female with a skinny build, about 5 feet, 5 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches and weighing 100-115 pounds, according to police Chief James Mosic. She appeared to have dark hair pulled back into a bun.

In other Worthington police incident reports:

• Two toddlers were found wandering alone at Indianola Park at 4:30 p.m. June 19.

A resident took them to their home in Columbus and then called Worthington police.

Officers spoke to the parents and observed behavior and living quarters that could warrant follow-up visits by Franklin County Children Services, according to the police report.

• Police stopped a 19-year-old man who was observed attempting to enter a vehicle in the 200 block of Loveman Avenue at 12:48 a.m. June 17. He was taken to jail.

• Tools valued at $1,490 were stolen from unlocked trucks in the 400 block of East Wilson Bridge Road overnight June 18.

• Scrap items placed outside during a renovation were reported stolen in the 300 block of East Granville Road at 10:20 a.m. June 20.

• A home in the 400 block of Highgate Avenue was burglarized while the residents were away overnight June 13.

• At 4:30 p.m. June 11, someone entered Colonial Hills Elementary School while it was open only to staff. The burglar drew obscene pictures in several locations, wrote obscene notes and stole popsicles from the lounge.