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Grandview: Driver doubles speed limit, crashes into fence

A Grandview motorist was arrested last week after she crashed while driving at twice the speed limit on Goodale Boulevard.

The woman was arrested March 22 after crashing her car into a fence on West Goodale Boulevard between Palmer Road and Kramer Avenue, Grandview Heights police reports said.

An officer using radar determined the woman was traveling at 71 mph in the 35 mph zone. The woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the fence.

She was given a field sobriety test and then arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence and driving with a willful disregard for safety. She was taken to the Franklin County jail.

In other recent Grandview police reports:

* Police officers are investigating three separate reports from last week of attempted theft using the victims' personal information or credit-card numbers.

A resident of the 1500 block of Arlington Avenue reported her credit-card number was used without her authorization March 15 and 16 to make purchases totaling $575. Another attempt at making a purchase March 19 was denied after the woman's bank contacted her about the other fraudulent purchases, police reported. The account has been closed.

The general counsel for a business in the 800 block of West Goodale Boulevard reported March 21 that unknown parties had attempted to use the business name to purchase items from other companies. In one incident, a credit application was filled out using the victim's information and bank account number. The business has not suffered any loss, police reported. The counsel said his client's bank was contacted and informed of the situation.

In the third incident, an unknown individual filed a loan application with a car dealership March 18 using the information belonging to a resident in the 1200 block of West First Avenue. The dealership terminated the loan application after it contacted the victim to confirm the information and discovered the Grandview woman had not initiated the application. The woman has contacted her bank and has not suffered any financial loss, police report.

* During a search of a Grandview man's vehicle after a March 22 traffic stop, officers discovered a small amount of cocaine and marijuana. Jonathan D. Reeves, 26, of Ashland Avenue, was arrested on a felony charge of possession of drugs. His vehicle was stopped on Goodale Boulevard at Palmer Road for not having a front license plate. Reeves was taken to the Franklin County jail.

* Officers were dispatched on a report of breaking and entering at a business in the 1100 block of Goodale Boulevard. A total of $500 in cash was stolen in the break-in, which occurred between 6:30 and 7 a.m. March 23.

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