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Worthington: Drug-sniffing dog detects possible hit on vehicle

Four juveniles and young adults were arrested on drug-related charges after police were tipped off to a drug transaction in progress July 18.

The incident occurred at 12:19 p.m. in the 5500 block of Emerson Avenue.

Police detained the four people and called in a drug-sniffing dog from the Hilliard police department.

The dog detected a possible hit on the suspects' vehicle.

After finding drugs in the vehicle, police arrested the four occupants, whose ages ranged from 17 to 21.

In other Worthington police incident reports:

• Police used a Taser on a suspect whom they were attempting to take into custody in the 7200 block of North High Street at 10:30 a.m. July 19.

According to the police report, police were arresting the 40-year-old man for "several observed violations." The report did not clarify the violations, and calls to the department for more information weren't returned before ThisWeek's press deadline.

When the man stated he was not under arrest and attempted to pull away, officers deployed a Taser.

The man was treated on the scene by Worthington medics and was taken to the Franklin County Jail.

• Between 4:30 and 5:10 p.m. July 17, someone entered property at a residence in the 5900 block of Linworth Road and took a refrigerator and a vacuum cleaner.

The theft was captured on video.

• Health care workers are suspected of stealing from an elderly resident in the 200 block of Sinsbury Drive between June 29 and July 14.

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