Tri-Village News

Police beat

Burglar cuts hole in wall to access local business

A laptop computer and a metal cash box containing $150 were reported stolen March 5 from a business in the 1300 block of Grandview Avenue.

An employee discovered the business had been broken into overnight when she arrived for work in the morning. Someone entered the building by removing a piece of drywall and creating a hole in the inside wall of the store, reports said.

In other recent Grandview Heights police reports:

* Officers arrested a Columbus man March 8 on a felony warrant after stopping his car on Grandview Avenue at Douglas Street for having a loud muffler.

David K. Porter, 43, of North Fourth Street also was found to be driving under a license suspension. He was taken to the Franklin County jail, reports said.

* A resident of the 1100 block of Edgehill Road reported March 8 her wallet had been stolen. In less than three hours that evening, three transactions were made using the woman's debit card, according to reports.

* A Grandview man filed a report of a possible identify theft March 7. The man said he had been contacted by the Internal Revenue Service regarding fraudulent activity involving his Social Security number and a false filing of his 2013 tax return. He said the IRS is investigating the matter and requested a police report in case of further fraudulent activity.