A Worthington man returned home just after midnight Aug. 28 to find his house ransacked after a woman stole his car while he went into a nearby store.

A Worthington man returned home just after midnight Aug. 28 to find his house ransacked after a woman stole his car while he went into a nearby store.

According to a report from Worthington police, the man reportedly knew the 25-year-old woman and was going with her to the store around 11 p.m. Aug. 27. When he left her in the vehicle, she stole the car and left him at the store.

When he arrived at his residence in the 200 block of Pingree Drive more than an hour later, he found many of his possessions stolen. Two large televisions, two shotguns, a rifle, a revolver, multiple other handguns, multiple pellet guns, a camera and a safe were missing, reports stated.

Due to the number of items stolen, police believe the woman had accomplices. No arrests have been made.

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

* For the second time in as many weeks, someone tried to break into a business in a business park in the 6900 block of Worthington-Galena Road around 9 p.m. Aug. 30.

An occupant in a business park heard a banging on the business' rear door, and found two individuals trying to break in. He opened the door and the suspects fled, but not before he noted the license plate on their van.

The van matched the description of a vehicle in a similar case Aug. 22, when someone broke into a vacant space and cut through the drywall and into a neighboring business.

Police have not identified the owner of the vehicle and have yet to identify a suspect. The case has been transferred to the Worthington Detective Bureau.

* A 14-year-old Worthington boy was arrested after stealing the car of his mother's boyfriend on the night of Aug. 26.

Officers eventually found the boy and the vehicle near Schrock and Proprietors roads in the early hours of Aug. 27. When they approached the vehicle, a passenger ran away. Police followed him along nearby railroad tracks, but could not find him. The 14-year-old declined to provide an identity.

He was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, operating without a license and violating curfew.

* A woman reported being physically assaulted by her ex-husband at an office in the 900 block of Proprietors Road on the afternoon of Aug. 26. The woman had visible injuries when police arrived.

Officers arrested her 32-year-old ex-husband, who lives in Canal Winchester. He was charged with assault and domestic violence. The woman was referred to the Franklin County Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit.

* A Worthington woman told police Aug. 24 she has been receiving "disturbing and threatening" anonymous letters in the mail at her residence in the first block of Howard Avenue.

The woman said she suspects an acquaintance is responsible for the letters, which threaten her and her family. The threats have happened before, but had stopped for a period of time.

No charges have been filed, police said.