Dublin police are investigating whether three reports of checks stolen from churches are related to previously reported similar incidents, acccording to city public-information officer Melanie Amato.
The recent reports include two checks reported stolen from a church in the 5700 block of Dublinshire Drive. The first check, written for $620, was reported stolen at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15, and another check, written for $400, was reported stolen at 12:21 p.m. Nov. 20.
A third check written for $865 check was reported stolen at 9:25 a.m. Nov. 19 from a church in the 6300 block of Brand Road.
Two other Dublin churches reported stolen checks on Sept. 6 and Nov. 5, and police are investigating the possibility the churches could be victims of a theft ring the Worthington Police Department uncovered.
The ring is stealing envelopes from church mailboxes and cashing the checks at out-of-state locations, reports said.
In other recent Dublin police department incident reports:
* A $400 watch was reported stolen at 8:25 a.m. Nov. 19 from a business in the 3800 block of Hard Road.
* Damage to a pool cover -- totaling $5,000 -- was reported at 2:09 p.m. Nov. 16 at a residence in the 8400 block of Trails End Drive.
* Consumable goods valuing $4.48 were reported stolen at 5:55 p.m. Nov. 15 from a business in the 7500 block of Sawmill Road.
* Credit card fraud was reported at 9:19 a.m. Nov. 15 in the 4700 block of Galway Drive.
* Tools worth $2,300 were reported stolen at 8:27 a.m. Nov. 15 from vehicle at a construction site in the 6100 block of Frantz Road.