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Worthington: Duo accused of pointing BB gun at driver

An 18-year-old man and a juvenile allegedly pointed a BB gun at a motorist on Huntley Road at Schrock Road at 4:41 p.m. July 27.

The driver said she followed the vehicle after a gun was pointed at her. She noted the license-plate number of the suspect's vehicle and saw it turn onto Ambleside Drive from Schrock.

Officers went to the home and spoke with the suspects. The 18-year-old showed police where the BB gun was hidden. He said they had the gun in the vehicle but did not point it at the woman.

In other Worthington police incident reports:

* A resident of the 100 block of Glen Circle reported a box containing $1,500 was stolen while no one was home. There were no signs of forced entry.

* A 16-foot flatbed trailer bearing New York plates was stolen from a business in the 7000 block of Huntley Road between July 18 and 21.

* Three people allegedly cashed counterfeit checks at a bank in the 6800 block of North High Street on July 21 and 22. Loss was $4,965.

A fourth person who attempted to cash a forged check was arrested at the same bank at 3:05 p.m. July 22. The 32-year-old man was taken to the Franklin County Jail.

* Officers responded to the Aspen residential treatment center, 406 E. Wilson Bridge Road, on a report of an assault resulting from a traffic accident at 11:15 a.m. July 24.

Upon arrival, officers restrained the aggressor and determined there was no crash.

The aggressor had walked away from the center and was fighting with staff, according to police.

A medic was called because the person allegedly was attempting to injure himself in the back of the cruiser. He was sedated and taken to Riverside Hospital, according to the police report.

The staff members refused to press charges for assault because they believe his actions were caused by his mental illness, according to the report.

* Overnight on July 24, someone entered the art room in the basement at Thomas Worthington High School and used paint and markers to put graffiti on the walls.

* A Buick Lucerne valued at $9,000 was stolen from the lot at Jack Maxton Chevrolet, 700 E. Granville Road, on July 20 or 21. The keys remained at the dealership.