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Bag, electronics taken from library

A patron of the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., reported the theft of a book bag Feb. 9. The bag contained a tablet computer, valued at $500; a cellphone, valued at $60; and school supplies, according to reports.

Other recent Grandview police reports include:

* A resident of Summit Chase condominiums, 1000 Urlin Ave., called police Feb. 9 to report a burglary in progress. The man told officers he had three friends in his apartment drinking and helping him move when he heard a fourth person in the apartment. The resident told police he never saw the fourth person in the apartment. He and his friends left the apartment, but he said he never saw the fourth person leave. Officers checked the apartment and found no one else there. The resident said nothing was missing from the apartment. The door man who was on duty told police that only the resident and his three friends left the building prior to officers' arrival.

* A Jackson man was arrested and charged with drug abuse Feb. 6 after officers stopped his car in the 1000 block of Grandview Avenue for a brake-light violation. The officer noticed the man's eyes were bloodshot. The man admitted to having smoked half a marijuana cigarette within the past hour, according to reports. He also said the remainder of the cigarette was in the car. Officers searched his car and found the cigarette and a metal spoon containing suspected heroin residue, reports said. The man was issued a summons for the marijuana and released.

* A man reported Feb. 6 that a cellphone, valued at $750, and $60 in cash were stolen from his locker at a business in the 800 block of Goodale Boulevard.