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Man exchanges truck for $14,750 bad check

An Inglis Avenue resident reported Feb. 22 that he sold a truck to a Youngstown man for $14,750 on Feb. 14. He told Grandview Heights police the check used to pay for the truck was rejected at the bank because the account could not be located. The vehicle was listed as a stolen vehicle, reports said.

* An officer Feb. 22 stopped a vehicle traveling west on West Goodale Boulevard for having a defective muffler. The driver, a Grove City man, admitted to driving without a valid license, according to reports. Officers also discovered the man was under a child support suspension and that an active warrant had been issued for him through the Columbus Police Department for OVI. After the warrant was confirmed, the man was arrested at the scene.

A search of the man revealed he was in possession of Suboxone, an opioid. He was taken to the Franklin County jail on the warrant and on additional charges of having a defective exhaust and possession of drugs, reports said.

* A resident of the 1100 block of Parkway Drive reported Feb. 21 that sometime in the past 10 to 15 years, four guns were taken from his attic. He said he went up to his attic the previous week and noticed the guns were missing. He was able to provide the serial number for only one of the weapons, reports said. Three of the four guns were purchased by the man years ago and his father gave him the fourth , a shotgun, when he was a child, he said. The total value of the firearms is $1,600.

* An officer observed an unattended vehicle with a broken rear window and front-end damage Feb. 19 in a parking lot in the 900 block of Dublin Road. A check of the registration revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen Feb. 16 from the 700 block of Riverview Drive in Columbus. Columbus police were notified. The area was searched for any suspect with no results, reports said.

* Officers were dispatched about 8:50 p.m. Feb. 17 to Grandview Avenue at West Goodale Boulevard on a report of a disturbance involving a taxi driver and his fare. Witnesses reported the occupants of the taxi exited the vehicle at the corner of Goodale and Grandview and the customer smashed out the front driver's-side window. The customer, a Hilliard man, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damaging.