Worthington Division of Police officers discovered what they believed to be heroin and drug-abuse paraphernalia at 9 a.m. July 11 in a wooded area of Worthington. Police were investigating a report that people had been living in the woods to the west of a cemetery on the 5500 block of Milton Avenue.
All they found were syringes filled with suspected heroin in an "abandoned camp."
No arrests have been made as of July 30.
In other recent Worthington police incident reports:
* A business owner reported finding pry marks on the back door of a restaurant on the 7200 block of High Street the morning of July 13. No entry was made.
* From July 9 to 13, seven reports were filed regarding stolen or altered checks sent through the mail.
On July 9, Worthington police officers assisted agents from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with arrests connected to the significant number of mail thefts reported since mid-2017.
The daily report summary said Worthington officers "assisted the postal service in arresting multiple subjects for mail theft."
Sgt. Jim Moran said the case was being handled by postal inspectors and he could not reveal any information on the person or persons arrested.
However, he did say Worthington police officers took a 15-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl from Dayton into custody during the arrests.
In an email, U.S. Postal Inspection Service spokeswoman Kathryn Woliung said her department was "unable to provide any specific information" about the case or any arrests because of "an ongoing federal investigation."
Reports of mail thefts have continued into 2018 despite 13 people being indicted on mail-theft and bank-fraud charges in October 2017.