Five Samsung tablets valued at $600 were reported stolen at 11:43 a.m. Oct. 18 from a business in the 9000 block of Smith's Mill Road.
The items later were returned and the business did not press charges, according to New Albany police Sgt. Kris Daniels.
The suspect's employment was terminated.
In other New Albany police incident reports:
* A 17-year-old Columbus man was cited for criminal mischief at 9:13 p.m. Oct. 19 after tearing down the street sign at Aspinwall North and Olmstead Road.
* A wallet containing $250 in cash and credit cards was reported stolen at 8:19 p.m. Oct. 19 in the 9200 block of Smith's Mill Road North, and the incident is under investigation.
* Vandalism involving spray paint to an old barn was reported at 4:57 p.m. Oct. 19 in the 5500 block of East Dublin-Granville Road. Damages were estimated about $100.
A North Face jacket valued at $300 was reported stolen at 9:11 a.m. Oct. 19 from the 8800 block of Smith's Mill Road.
* A 19-year-old Newark man was cited for drug abuse and controlled-substance possession at 7 a.m. Oct. 18 at state Route 161 and Johnstown Road after a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in a noninjury crash was found to have marijuana.
* A 35-year-old Columbus man was cited with drug abuse and controlled-substance possession or use after a vehicle stop at 11:51 p.m. Oct. 17 at state Route 161 and Johnstown Road in which police found narcotics. The man had a warrant from Franklin County and another warrant from Whitehall, Daniels said.
* New Albany police were dispatched at 5:28 p.m. Oct. 17 to the 5200 block of Forest Drive for damage to a vehicle's passenger-side door after someone had tried to break into the vehicle.
* Juvenile trespassing was reported at 1:04 p.m. Oct. 17 at New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Road.
* Forgery of two checks was reported at 12:07 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 2400 block of Beech Road Northwest.