Two thefts recently were reported at New Albany school buildings:

Two thefts recently were reported at New Albany school buildings:

* A student said a smartphone was stolen from a backpack between 10:55 and 11:30 a.m. March 9 at New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Road. The student reported leaving the backpack in the school gymnasium to attend a an assembly a short distance away in the gym.

* Two prepaid credit cards and $7 in cash were reported stolen between 10:25 a.m. Feb. 24 and 11 a.m. March 10 from a wallet inside a middle-schooler's backpack. The items were believed to have been taken while the backpack was in a locker during the student's gym class at the high school, according to the police report.

In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:

* Three hundred feet of copper wire worth $500 was reported stolen from an electrical contractor's vehicle between 4 p.m. Feb. 26 and 6 a.m. March 7 at a construction site in the 9000 block of Johnstown Road.

The storage area of the truck was locked but the thieves allegedly gained access through the unlocked cab, according to the police report.

* A 31-year-old Columbus man was arrested for driving under OVI suspension and a warrant for failing to appear in court on that charge at 12:28 a.m. March 8 after a traffic stop on state Route 161. The man was stopped because his license plates were expired, according to the police report.

* A 20-year-old Newark man was arrested for a felony warrant of drug possession issued through the Licking County Sheriff's Office at 9:02 p.m. March 8 after a traffic stop at Route 161 and Johnstown Road. The traffic stop was initiated for speeding and the officer also suspected OVI.

* An employee's vehicle was reported stolen between 6 a.m. and noon March 2 from the parking lot of a business in the 8000 block of Innovation Campus Way. The vehicle was worth $10,000, according to the police report.

* A 30-year-old Johnstown woman was arrested for OVI and open container at 2:46 a.m. Feb. 27 after a traffic stop in the 6000 block of Central College Road.