A couple of thieves got away with scraps after breaking into a Delaware business late last month.
Officers took a report of breaking and entering shortly before 6:45 p.m. Jan. 25 at a business in the 1800 block of Columbus Pike. An employee told officers burglars forced entry into the business between 6 and 6:15 a.m. that day and stole 47 scrapped automobile batteries, together valued at $235.
Investigators have recovered digital surveillance video from the business and have determined at least two people took part in the burglary.
In other recent Delaware police reports:
* A juvenile witness reported she heard two other children "make a vague, general threat of harm toward additional, unnamed juveniles" between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m. Jan. 24 at Dempsey Middle School, 599 Pennsylvania Ave. Officers are investigating the incident but have not identified the children who made the possible threat, according to police reports.
* A man reported a theft of drugs occurred between 8 a.m. Jan. 19 and 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at a residence in the first block of Equestrian Way. Someone stole an undisclosed number of stimulant pills from the residence, reports said.
* Officers responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle about 5 p.m. Jan. 27 in the 200 block of West Fountain Avenue. Officers arrested a 26-year-old Delaware man on a charge of falsification, a first-degree misdemeanor, after investigators determined he made a false report, police said.
* Police responded to a report of an assault between 1 and 1:15 a.m. Jan. 25 at an apartment in the 1400 block of Forest Brooke Way. Officers determined a man who lives at the apartment assaulted another man who lives there and made threats, according to police reports.
Officers arrested a 42-year-old Delaware man on charges of assault and aggravated menacing, both first-degree misdemeanors; and domestic violence, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, reports said.
* Officers received a report that a rape involving a juvenile victim occurred between 10 p.m. Jan. 25 and 1 a.m. Jan. 26 at a city residence. Officers later arrested a juvenile suspect on a charge of rape, a first-degree felony, according to police reports.