An 80-year-old Dublin woman was the victim of theft after letting a woman posing as a nursing aide into her home.

An 80-year-old Dublin woman was the victim of theft after letting a woman posing as a nursing aide into her home.

Dublin police were called to the woman's residence at 3:02 p.m. May 14.

The woman told officers a woman knocked at her door at 12:30 p.m. and told her she was stopping at several area residences to make sure residents there could walk.

Because nurses, aides and social workers often stop by to check on elderly residents, the woman told officers she didn't think the request was abnormal.

The woman described the thief as a light skinned black female, 35 to 40 years old, 5-8 to 5-10 tall, and weighing 125 to 140 pounds.

Once inside, the thief asked the victim to walk back and forth across her living room, the woman told police.

She was only inside the house for a few minutes, but shortly after the woman left, the elderly woman realized her purse was missing. The purse included a credit card, driver's license, $240 in cash and several personal documents.

The woman told police she believed the woman was alone and that she could not provide a vehicle description.

Police asked other residents in the 6200 block of Delta Loop if they saw the woman.

One resident said a female matching the officer's description also stopped by her residence, but left after realizing a nursing aide was already onsite.

Another resident said a female matching the officer's description also asked her to walk back and forth in her living room, but that no items were missing from her residence.

In other recent Dublin Division of Police incident reports:

* A trailer was reported stolen at 1:31 p.m. May 17 by a resident of the 5400 block of Cartwright Lane East

The man told police the trailer was missing from a lot at the southeast corner of his neighborhood.

He estimated that the products in the trailer were valued at $2,491.88.

* A vehicle that had been reported stolen was recovered at 5:08 a.m. May 14 when officers who were westbound on U.S. Route 33 west of Avery-Muirfield Road observed a white Subaru Forester in the grass off of the right side of the roadway.

Officers learned the Delaware Police Department had received a report the vehicle had been stolen.

The vehicle was impounded.

* A manager of a hotel in the 500 block of Metro Place North told police at 1:55 p.m. May 14 a couple left without paying for their stay and caused damage to their room. After learning the couple were wanted on warrants filed by Columbus Division of Police Department, an officer took them into custody. Reports said both were transported to the Franklin County Jail.

* A man who parked his car in a business lot in the 3800 block of Hard Road reported at 3:53 p.m. May 13 his vehicle had been broken into.

He told police he arrived for work at 9 a.m. and discovered his vehicle's passenger side window had been broken when her returned to the vehicle at at 5 p.m.

Items totaling $346 in value were missing, including clothing and other personal effects.

A surveillance video from the business showed a green mini-van drive up to the man's vehicle. Someone got out of the van and broke into the victim's vehicle.

* Fraudulent activity was reported at 1:52 p.m. May 18 when a Dublin man told police he received email alerts from his bank requesting verification of two attempted credit card charges for totaling $1,011.43 at a Lewis Center grocery store.

* Fraudulent activity was also reported at 1:14 p.m. May 17 when the U.S. Postal Service delivered an envelope containing a check made out to an individual in the amount of $2,325 to Dublin Police Department's Records Division.

After contacting the Minnesota company listed on the check, records clerks learned the company had many fraudulent checks sent to places across Ohio. The check and envelope were impounded.

* Fraudulent financial activity was reported at 12:47 p.m. May 17 by a woman living in the 4100 block of Bright Road.

The woman told police she went to an area business at 8:45 p.m. May 16 and her transaction was denied to due to insufficient funds in her checking account.

She also learned the password to her online account had been changed.

After contacting her bank the woman learned of additional account transactions resulting in $1,500 being withdrawn from her account at her bank's location in Miami, Fla., and a $1,000 loan was taken from an ATM inside a grocery store in Miramar, Fla.

* A Columbus woman reported to Dublin police at 10:36 a.m. May 15 that a jewelry store in the first block of East Bridge Street owed her money for the sale of a white gold band valued at $5,425.

* A 36-year-old Howell, Mich. man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct following an incident at a hotel in the 5500 block of Tuttle Crossing Boulevard at 1:48 a.m. May 17.

Officers were called to the hotel on a report of a hotel guest who appeared to be intoxicated shouting obscenities in the elevator and then punching the elevator with his fists.

The report says the man was barely able to walk and smelled of alcohol.

His speech was slurred, and he became agitated when officers attempted to talk to him. He was taken to the Franklin County Jail.

* A 33-year-old Columbus woman was arrested for domestic violence and assault after an altercation was reported at 11:42 p.m. May 14 at a residence in the 400 block of Metro Place South.

The woman's son told police an argument between his mother and her husband had turned physical.

After speaking to everyone involved police determined the woman was the primary physical aggressor.