A rash of burglaries in Westerville in mid-May left multiple people missing thousands of dollars worth of property.

In one case, a woman reported more than $8,000 of jewelry stolen from her residence in the 700 block of Rebecca Avenue, according to reports. The woman was reportedly in the hospital and only noticed on May 16 that the jewelry was missing.

She reported diamond rings and diamond earrings were among the missing pieces, and said a roofing crew had been in and out of the home recently.

In the first block of Park Street, a resident reported someone had climbed into a residence through a window between May 9 and 10.

In that case, multiple electronic items were stolen, including two video-game consoles.

Another woman said someone stole more than $2,000 in jewelry from her residence in the 100 block of Ticonderoga Drive East while she was visiting her son in the hospital on the afternoon of May 7.

The woman said a lock on a door was broken, which meant the residence was open, according to reports.

In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:

* A 45-year-old Columbus woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after bringing a substance, suspected to be crack cocaine, to Mount Carmel St. Ann's, 500 S. Cleveland Ave., reports said.

The woman checked herself into the hospital on the afternoon of May 8 because she claimed her friend sold her a spider egg instead of crack cocaine and she had inhaled baby spiders.

She admitted to an officer she had brought some of the substance with her, and asked them to test it to be certain it was not a spider egg.

* Two spaces in an under-construction hotel were vandalized between May 6 and 7.

According to reports, workers on the scene in the 400 block of Altair Parkway found the rooms badly damaged, with tools taken from the site being used to vandalize doors, electronics and other items.