Employees of the Delaware County Auditor's Office contacted Delaware County Sheriff's deputies recently after an encounter with an "irate" taxpayer.

Sheriff's reports

Employees of the Delaware County Auditor's Office contacted Delaware County Sheriff's deputies recently after an encounter with an "irate" taxpayer.

A deputy was dispatched shortly after 12:45 p.m. Feb. 26 to the office, 140 N. Sandusky St., to meet with employees of the auditor's office, according to sheriff's reports. The employees told the deputy that the man, who identified himself as a military veteran, was irate that he had to pay property taxes and ranted loudly at the staff.

The employees said Delaware County Auditor George Kaitsa attempted to intervene and calm the man down to no avail.

One employee reported it was not the first time the man had come into the office to complain.

The sheriff's office determined that while the man was "extremely loud and agitated," his conduct was not criminal, reports said.

In other recent sheriff's reports:

•A business in the first block of Middle Street in Galena reported a case of telecommunications harassment that occurred about 12:45 p.m. Feb. 25. An employee told deputies a customer living in Indiana contacted the agency by phone, made threats and used offensive language, according to sheriff's reports.

The employee wanted the deputy to take a report for documentation, reports said.

•A man and a women reported the theft of eight baskets occurred between Dec. 25 and Feb. 15 in the 7800 block of West Orange Avenue in Orange Township. The baskets are valued at $800, according to sheriff's reports.

•A developer reported a theft that occurred between 8 a.m. Feb. 26 and 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at a home under construction in the 6200 block of Tadpole Lane in Liberty Township. Someone stole a mini-fridge valued at $225 from the site, according to sheriff's reports.

•A woman living in the 200 block of Bunty Station Road in Liberty Township reported her identity was stolen between Feb. 23 and 26.

Delaware police

Delaware police arrested a man on multiple charges after he reportedly threatened a woman with a firearm between 5 and 7 a.m. Feb. 23 at an apartment in the 300 block of Chelsea Street.

The woman contacted police shortly before 8 a.m. and reported a male acquaintance "produced a handgun and threatened to harm her and himself" at her apartment, said police Capt. Adam Moore.

Moore said the woman told police she felt she was being held against her will at the apartment.

After arriving at the scene, police discovered a firearm, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Moore said.

Police then arrested Chase G. Tomak, 19, of Chelsea Street, according to police reports. Tomak faces charges of kidnapping, a second-degree felony; aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor; domestic violence, a fourth-degree misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a minor misdemeanor; and possession of a controlled substance, a minor misdemeanor, reports said.

•A business in the first block of Liberty Road reported a burglary occurred between 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 10 a.m. Feb. 25. An unknown suspect broke into the property through a side door and stole $1,150 in cash and coins, along with equipment valued at more than $800, according to police reports.

•A man reported someone entered his garage between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. Feb. 27 in the 100 block of Kitdare Drive and stole auto parts valued at $500.

•A man and a women reported someone broke into their home before 10:15 a.m. Feb. 25 in the 100 block of London Road. An unknown suspect forced entry to the house through a front window, according to police reports.

•Officers performed a traffic stop about 7:15 p.m. Feb. 27 near the intersection of East William and North Union streets that reportedly led to the discovery of a loaded gun and marijuana paraphernalia in a man's car. The man faces a charge of possession of marijuana paraphernalia, a minor misdemeanor, according to police reports.

A grand jury will decide whether the man will be indicted on a charge of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, reports said.

•A woman reported someone punctured a car tire between 4 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the 200 block of Whitewater Court.