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Grandview: Palmer Road resident's trash fire spreads to alley

No charges were filed against an intoxicated Grandview man whose trash fire burned out of control early this week.

Grandview Heights police officers were dispatched about 1:30 a.m. April 7 to the man's home in the 900 block of Palmer Road.

The man told them he was burning trash in a fire pit when the fire got out of control and ignited another pile of trash along the alley at the rear of the house, police reports said.

The fire was contained and extinguished. Grandview firefighters also responded and cleared the scene after finding no code violations.

In other recent Grandview police reports:

* Despite reporting an assault, a man decided not to press charges after an April 4 incident in the 900 block of Williams Avenue.

The man told police he had an argument with another man, whom he named, and that the man assaulted him. The second man left the scene before the officer arrived. The victim refused medical attention and did not have any visible injuries, according to reports. The officer attempted to contact the other man by telephone, but was not successful, reports said.

* A man reported the rear window of his vehicle was broken out between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 30 while it was parked at his workplace in the 1600 block of Dublin Road. The man reported nothing appeared to be missing. Total damage was estimated at $1,039.

* A bicycle thief apparently gave while taking last week. A resident of the 800 block of Woodhill Drive told police that between 9 p.m. March 31 and 7 a.m. April 1, her daughter's bike, valued at $200, was taken from their backyard. A different bike was left in its place.