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Grandview: Officer draws gun to counter pistol-wielding resident

A Grandview Heights police officer making a well-being check May 19 drew his firearm for fear of his safety, reports said.

The officer had gone to a Mulford Road man's home after a friend expressed concern about the man's well-being due to a medical condition and family issues, according to police reports.

The man answered the door holding a handgun and began to raise the weapon at the officer, according to reports. When the officers drew his gun, the man went back into his house, fell to the ground and placed his gun to his head, reports said. He then complied with the officer's order to drop his gun.

The man was taken into custody without further incident and taken to the Ohio State University Medical Center for a medical and psychological evaluation.

The incident is under investigation and criminal charges are pending, according to reports.

Other recent Grandview Heights police reports include:

* Officers were dispatched May 15 to a report of a burglary alarm at a business in the 1800 block of West Fifth Avenue. They found a rear door that apparently had been forced open. The building was searched but no one was found. A representative of the business arrived and noticed a cash drawer containing $1,000 was missing, reports said.

A resident of the 1500 block of the same street reported the roof rack, valued at $550, was stolen from his car between 10 p.m. May 14 and 8:15 a.m. May 15.

* UPS made several unexpected deliveries to a residence in the 1400 block of Mulford Road, reports said. The resident reported he received several packages he did not order from Shop NBC. The boxes had the man's name and address on both the shipping and billing information and were purchased using his credit card information, according to reports. The man said he canceled his credit card and made arrangements with Shop NBC to return the items.

* A resident of the 900 block of McClain Road reported thefts from two cars occurred overnight May 19. A GPS unit, valued at $80, and an unknown amount of change were stolen from one vehicle; change was stolen from the other. One of the vehicles had been entered a few days previously, but since nothing was taken, the resident told police he had not reported that incident.

* A GPS unit valued at $150 and $3 in coins were reported stolen from a car parked in the 1300 block of Haines Avenue. The victim reported discovering the theft around 8 a.m. May 17.

* A resident of the 1200 block of Eastview Avenue reported a bench, valued at $80, was stolen May 12 or 13 from the side of his house.

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