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Grandview: Thieves remove copper downspouts from church

An employee of Trinity United Methodist Church, 1581 Cambridge Blvd., reported March 28 three copper downspouts of various lengths were taken from the exterior of the building.

According to police reports, several other downspouts were damaged in apparent attempts to remove them.

Grandview Heights police contacted several local scrap yards but found no recent transactions that matched the items taken from the church.

In other recent Grandview Heights police reports:

* Officers were dispatched March 24 to the 1000 block of Urlin Avenue after a women reported an unknown man had entered her apartment. The woman said she heard her front door open and found an older man with gray hair sitting on a chair in her kitchen. She told police she asked him what he was doing there, and the man replied he belonged there. She asked him to leave and escorted him outside.

Police later found the man, who is a Columbus resident, on Grandview Avenue and arrested him on misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct intoxication. He was taken to the Franklin County jail.

* A Grandview resident reported a fraudulent $108 online purchase from the Vermont Country Store was made March 10 with her credit card. The woman, who lives in the 1300 block of Wyandotte Avenue, said there may have been other unauthorized transactions and she has canceled her card. The report was filed March 28.

* An employee of a business in the 1200 block of Grandview Avenue reported his vehicle was scratched March 26 while he was at work.

* An officer was dispatched March 26 to a house in the 1300 block of Burr Avenue on a report of a stolen bicycle. The bike was last seen March 21.

* A city employee reported he found the capstones on the wall that surrounds a new building in the 1000 block of Hilo Lane were damaged. He said he believes the damage was caused by a skateboarder.