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Grandview: Man wanted for credit card theft apprehended in Columbus

Columbus police apprehended a man Sept. 3 who was wanted by the Grandview Division of Police.

Ernie L. Shields, 70, of Huron Avenue in Columbus, was taken into custody by Columbus police at Broad Street and Central Avenue.

Grandview officers were called to take custody of Shields, who was charged with a felony count of theft of credit cards in connection with the theft of a wallet Aug. 24 from the Grandview Heights Public Library.

Police identified Shields as the suspected thief using surveillance video.

He was taken to the Franklin County jail.

In other recent Grandview Heights police reports:

* Police responded Sept. 2 to two reports of vandalism involving the use of white paint. A woman visiting Pierce Field on Hilo Lane with her children reported finding graffiti that had been sprayed on the underside of a slide and trash can at the park. A resident in the 900 block of Copeland Road reported graffiti was spray painted on a fence near her garage.

* A man reported some industrial stainless steel was stolen from him while he was running an errand. The man said he left the material unattended in the 900 block of Burrell Avenue for the hour it took him to run the errand.

* A man reported Sept. 6 that a co-worker he allowed to use his car at the beginning of August has not returned the vehicle. He said he had been in contact with the co-worker, but couldn't convince him to return the car. Police left a message with the suspect and listed the vehicle as being stolen.