Reynoldsburg police said a burglar apparently snuck into a woman's house while she was outside raking leaves and stole her purse and cellphone.
The woman told police the theft occurred between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at her residence in the 1100 block of Addison Drive. She said she got a call from her bank regarding a fraudulent $200 charge on her credit card, which was used at a gas station in Columbus.
The woman looked for her purse to check the card and could not find the purse or her cellphone inside the house. She then noticed the rear patio door to her house was unlocked and a wooden rod had been removed from the track.
She told police someone must have entered her home through the open garage door while she was outside, according to the police report.
In other Reynoldsburg police reports:
* Officers were dispatched at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 4 on a report that a woman was passed out behind a business in the 6700 block of East Main Street. The reporting officer said the woman was breathing, but unconscious, lying against a rear employee entrance.
Truro Township medics transported her to Mount Carmel East Hospital. The 27-year-old Reynoldsburg resident was later charged with disorderly conduct/public intoxication.
* A man told police a juvenile who was about 14 or 15 years old tried to pick his pocket just before 12:46 p.m. Dec. 3 outside a business in the 6300 block of East Main Street. Police were unable to locate the juvenile.
* A resident in the 8000 block of Harvest Moon Drive reported a case of identity theft at 5:22 p.m. Dec. 3. He told police he received a Verizon wireless bill that stated four phone lines and four cellphones had been opened in his name. He said he does not have any Verizon wireless accounts.
* Officers were dispatched to a business in the 1900 block of Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Road at 2:14 p.m. Dec. 7 where two people allegedly attempted to cash bad checks. A 31-year-old Columbus woman and a 24-year-old Chesapeake, Ohio man were both charged with forgery.
* A 39-year-old Blacklick man was charged with OVI after a traffic crash at 3:43 a.m. Dec. 6 at the corner of Taylor Road and Sunlight Drive.