A Worthington business reportedly discovered it had leased stolen vehicles after a driver in one of them was stopped by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper.
The Worthington Division of Police received a call July 16 about a business on Huntley Road using stolen trucks.
Employees became aware of the situation when one of the trucks was stopped by the trooper. The vehicle was linked to the reported theft of multiple trucks in Florida.
The person suspected of stealing the vehicles had leased them to the Worthington business, said Worthington Sgt. Jim Moran.
Moran said the business has been "totally cooperative" with police.
He said the case is being investigated in Florida.
In other recent Worthington police incident reports:
* A resident called police to tell them that someone had stolen his marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The 56-year-old man reported a theft of an "undisclosed" amount of cash, along with marijuana and drug-use items from his residence on the 800 block of Morning Street.
Moran said the case "lacked sufficient solvability factors" and he told the man police would not be looking into the case.
"I don't assign investigators to look for stolen marijuana," Moran said.
* Two men cashed forged checks for hundreds of dollars at a Worthington bank.
The men cashed checks for about $880 and $987 in succession at 12:30 p.m. on July 17 at a bank on the 6800 block of North High Street.
By the time bank employees called police and officers arrived, the men were gone.
The same two men are suspected of cashing forged checks in Chillicothe, as well, Moran said.
* A car was reported stolen from a Worthington automotive dealership and later discovered destroyed.
The vehicle was reported stolen July 15 from the dealership on Huntley Road.
On the night of Aug. 2, Worthington police recovered the vehicle, but found that it had "extensive damage," including many missing parts.
* A temporary employee at a Worthington business admitted to stealing valuable equipment but was not charged after returning the items.
The company on Huntley Road reported the items missing the afternoon of July 16 and directed officers to the 29-year-old Reynoldsburg man they suspected stole the items, valued at well over $2,000.
When officers confronted the man, he returned one item and told them where to find the other.
The company declined to press charges.
* A resident on the 6500 block of Masefield Street reported returning home to find his back patio door "smashed in."
No items were reported stolen.