A 57-year-old Columbus man who allegedly broke a restaurant window with a rock was apprehended by the business' employees and later arrested by Dublin police on charges of breaking and entering, criminal damaging and possession of criminal tools.
According to the Dublin Police Department incident report, employees at the business in the 6300 block of Sawmill Road alerted Dublin police to the damage at 2:36 a.m. Sept. 9.
They said they had closed the restaurant at 10 p.m. and remained onsite for a board game night.
At 2:30 p.m., they heard a crash and saw a rock on the floor underneath one of the windows.
They told police they chased an older man they saw on the other side of the window, who dropped a screwdriver and hid behind a sport utility vehicle before saying, "I give up." The employees took the man back to the restaurant and called the police.
The man told police he didn't know why he broke the window and said he was drunk and had fallen asleep.
A portable breath test for alcohol showed he hadn't consumed any alcohol.
The business owner estimated the cost to replace the window is $500.
Reports said the man's criminal history includes 29 charges for breaking and entering that resulted in 15 convictions.
In other recent Dublin police incident reports:
* A man told police Sept. 13 someone damaged his vehicle in the 5600 block of Blazer Parkway.
* Dublin police were called Sept. 13 on a report of forgery in the 6100 block of Shamrock Court in which forged business checks were cashed.
* A fraudulent check was passed in the 200 block of West Bridge Street. The incident was reported Sept. 13.
* A juvenile was charged with a curfew offense at 1:37 a.m. Sept. 13 after police investigated a report of a suspicious person in Ballantrae Park.
* Theft was reported at 4:40 p.m. Sept. 12 at a business in the 6500 block of Dublin Center Drive. Tools worth $551.70 were reported stolen.
* Police at 10:33 a.m. Sept. 12 responded to a report of the theft of $14,483.02 from an office in the 5600 block of Avery Road.
* An employee of a business in the 6500 block of Sawmill Road told police at 1:14 p.m. Sept. 11 two males stole $789.93 in merchandise.
According to the police report, the employee said the men were part of a theft ring that has been targeting multiple locations of the business.
* A vehicle was vandalized Sept. 11 in the 200 block of West Bridge Street.
* Someone tried to cash counterfeit company checks at a business in the 2400 block of Morse Road Sept. 11.
* A 44-year-old man was issued a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs Sept. 11 in the 6600 block of Dublin Road.
* A fraudulent financial account was reported Sept. 11 in the 6200 block of Memorial Drive.
* A juvenile curfew offense occurred at 2:02 a.m. Sept. 10 in the 3800 block of Hard Road. The charges stemmed from a traffic violation.
* A 25-year-old man was cited for marijuana drug abuse Sept. 9 on Interstate 270 East.
* Dublin police at 10:29 a.m. Sept. 9 responded to a report of a theft in the 5500 block of Tuttle Crossing Boulevard in which $2,000 in jewelry was stolen.
* Dublin police and the Delaware County Tactical Unit at 6:58 a.m. Sept. 9 executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3900 block of Greensview Drive in Powell.
The search produced $2,192 in U.S. currency, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and two grams of marijuana. The case is still under investigation.
* A 44-year-old man was issued a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs Sept. 8 in the 6200 block of Frantz Road.