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Grandview: Odor of mushrooms draws police to apartment

Grandview Heights police officers investigating a suspicious odor coming from inside an apartment building Feb. 14 ended up arresting a resident on a felony charge of possession of drugs.

A Northwest Boulevard man was arrested after police executed a search warrant for his apartment and found about 15 grams of suspected mushrooms, reports said.

When they arrived at the building in the 900 block of Northwest Boulevard, officers determined the odor was coming from the man's apartment. They reportedly made several attempts to contact him. Other residents in the building were evacuated until the source of the odor could be identified or the building was determined to be safe for their return, police said.

Police realized the man was in his apartment but was not answering his door, according to reports. The fire department was called to the scene and helped police gain entry to the apartment, and the man was removed, reports said.

Officers then obtained the search warrant for the man's apartment.

In other recent Grandview police reports:

* An unsuccessful effort to serve a traffic warrant out of mayor's court led Grandview officers to recover a stolen car and make an arrest Feb. 11.

The officers were returning to Grandview when they observed a possible stolen car parked outside of a bar in the 700 block of North High Street, reports said. While they were waiting for additional units to arrive, two men exited the suspicious vehicle and went into the bar, police said.

Officers made contact with the two men in the bar and one of them, Quincy Lee Chapman, 28, of West Long Street in Columbus, was found to have a felony warrant out of Cincinnati, where he was named as the suspect in the car theft. He and the other man were taken to police headquarters to be interviewed, according to reports.

Chapman was arrested and charged with a felony count of receiving stolen property and on the warrant and sent to the Franklin County jail. No charges were filed against the second man.

* An officer was dispatched Feb. 10 to C. Ray Buck Park, 1280 W. Goodale Blvd., on a report of the concession stand door being damaged. The door handle was found to have been damaged and partially removed. The lock box, which had been bolted to the door, was missing. Nothing appeared to have been taken from inside the concession stand, reports said.

* A woman reported Feb. 10 her jacket and keys were stolen from an unsecured locker while she was working out at a gym in the 800 block of West Goodale Boulevard.