Westerville police said more than $15,000 worth of jewelry was reported stolen from a house on the first block of Haddam Place West in an apparent burglary.

Westerville police said more than $15,000 worth of jewelry was reported stolen from a house on the first block of Haddam Place West in an apparent burglary.

The owners, who had been on vacation since January, were scheduled to return in June. A family member had been asked to check on the residence in the meantime, and reported finding the owners' room "ransacked" on the afternoon of April 18.

Several items were missing, including the contents of a jewelry box the owners said contained about $15,000 in jewelry, including a large diamond ring and a vintage charm bracelet.

Police officers found the frame around the back door splintered and according to reports, the house was likely broken into with a crowbar or large screwdriver.

Because of the owners' time away, police are unsure when the break-in occurred, but a neighbor said he saw a suspicious vehicle in the area April 5.

Police are still investigating.

In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:

• A Westerville resident reported a vehicle had been vandalized in the 100 block of South Keethler Drive during the night of April 16.

An unknown object was used to break the car's window, but nothing was stolen.

• An employee at Mount Carmel St. Ann's, 500 S. Cleveland Ave., reported more than $200 was stolen from her purse that was in a locker inside the hospital sometime April 13.

The woman said she forgot to secure the locker, and police are investigating to see who entered the room during an eight-hour period of time.

• A student reported finding a "small amount" of marijuana at Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Ave., the afternoon of April 13.