Westerville police said a 47-year-old Kenton woman was arrested for theft after taking $342.21 worth of items from a store at 4:30 p.m. March 4 on East Schrock Road.
An employee of the store saw the woman concealing several items in her purse, according to reports. The woman stated she intended to sell the items to get money to buy inventory for her husband's lawn care-repair business.
She was issued a summons to appear in Westerville mayor's court and was charged with one count of theft and one count of possession of criminal tools, reports stated.
In other recent Westerville Division of Police Incident reports
* A Westerville resident reported his parents' residence in the 400 block of Landings Loop West had been entered by an unknown suspect at 7 p.m. March 9. The resident said he left to get dinner while his parents were out of town, according to the report. Upon his return, he found the rear door to the home was wide open. He said nothing appeared to be missing and he believed he had scared away the suspect when he returned home. No further action has been taken by police.
* An unidentified male stole a pair of headphones valued at $199 at 9 a.m. March 9 from a business in the 100 block of Polaris Parkway. An employee of the store stated the headphones were in the back of the department after having been returned March 8. He said the department had no staff present when the suspect removed the headphones from the packaging. Police are searching for the suspect, who was identified as a black male, between 16 and 20 years old and weighing 180 to 200 pounds, according to the report.
He was seen with a young girl who was about 8 to 10 years old; they left the store in a red Pontiac sedan, reports said.