A Columbus man has been indicted in connection to thefts from vehicles in New Albany, according to local court documents.
A Franklin County grand jury indicted Bradley A. Green, 29, on Sept. 20 and Sept. 28 -- for charges originating from New Albany and Dublin, respectively -- in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division for multiple felony counts of receiving stolen property, according to the Franklin County Clerk of Courts website. He pled not guilty to the New Albany charge; no plea was recorded for the Dublin charge.
He also pled not guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor charge of theft Sept. 19 in Franklin County Municipal Court; that charge originated with the Columbus Division of Police.
Columbus officers arrested Green and charged him Sept. 11.
New Albany police had obtained arrest warrants for Green; they were for felony counts of receiving stolen property and identity fraud, said Sgt. Curtis Baker of the New Albany Police Department.
Green, along with a woman and another man, are believed to be involved with stealing items from locked and unlocked vehicles, targeting vehicles in which such items as electronics and purses are in plain view, Baker said.
During the latter part of August, six break-ins had occurred in such areas as parks, the New Albany Country Club, the Links subdivision and near Lambton Park, according to an Aug. 24 news release from New Albany.
In other New Albany police incident reports:
* A purse containing personal identification, $75 in cash and credit cards was reported stolen at 1:36 p.m. Sept. 23 from an unlocked vehicle in an attached garage on the 6800 block of Wardell Loop.
* A 22-year-old Columbus man was cited for drug abuse and controlled-substance possession or use after a traffic stop at 11:03 p.m. Sept. 21 at U.S. Route 62 and state Route 161.
* A 20-year-old Columbus woman was cited for drug abuse and controlled-substance possession or use and arrested for a misdemeanor warrant filed by Columbus police after a traffic stop at 3:13 p.m. Sept. 20 at state Route 161 and Kitzmiller Road.
* Disorderly conduct was reported at 5 a.m. Sept. 19 at a business on the 9000 block of Smith's Mill Road.
The incident involved a dispute between an employee and supervisor in which the employee became upset and bumped into the supervisor, Baker said.
Officers are investigating the incident and reviewing surveillance video, he said.
* A clerk at a business on the 9800 block of Johnstown Road at 3:33 a.m. Sept. 19 told police he found a marijuana pipe in the bathroom. Officers impounded the pipe for destruction.
* A 25-year-old Gahanna man was arrested for OVI after a traffic stop at 1:49 a.m. Sept. 18 at Beech and Worthington roads.
* Theft of tools valued at $320 was reported at 1:02 p.m. Sept. 17 in the 5000 block of Forest Drive.