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Grandview: Man exposes himself; police issue warning

Grandview Heights police are investigating three recent reports of a man exposing himself to women who were walking in residential areas.

The most recent incident occurred about 2:46 a.m. July 7. A woman was walking home in the area of Northwest Boulevard and Hilo Lane when she noticed a shadow behind her. She turned to see a nude man running at her. Reports said the man was able to lift her skirt before fleeing.

On June 20, a man dressed in dark clothing exposed himself to two women who were walking on West Third Avenue at Cambridge Boulevard. The incident occurred between 10:30 and 11 p.m., reports said.

About 2:15 a.m. June 2, a woman observed a nude man running from a property on Northwest Boulevard between Burrell and Williams avenues.

In two of the incidents, including the July 7 report, the man is described as being white, in his mid 20s to 30s, possibly with sandy blonde hair.

In a news release, police recommend residents walk in groups and keep a cellphone with them at all times.

Any suspicious activity should be reported to the police department at 614-488-7901.

In other recent Grandview Heights police reports:

* Emily A. Hickman, 28, of Thomas Road was arrested July 5 on a felony charge of possession of drugs after her car was stopped on Copeland Road at Burr Avenue for having only one operating brake light. A Hilliard K-9 unit was called to the scene after Hickman refused to allow police to search her vehicle, according to police reports.

Four grams of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine were confiscated and Hickman was arrested and placed in the back of a police cruiser. Officers later found drug paraphernalia in the back seat of the car, reports said. Hickman was taken to the Franklin County jail and was issued a ticket for the brake-light violation, according to reports.

* An employee of a business in the 1200 block of Grandview Avenue reported he discovered a digital receiver and wireless network base station, as well as an undisclosed amount of money, missing when he opened the business July 2.

* A resident of the 1000 block of Mulford Road reported someone used her credit card numbers in May to make purchases totaling $1,195 in Canada.

* A resident of the 900 block of Oxley Road reported $168 was stolen from her purse July 5 while it was sitting on her kitchen counter.