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Grandview: Ulterior motive in break-in: Save dangling dog

A break-in that took place Aug. 6 at an apartment building in the 800 block of Burr Avenue reportedly was committed not to steal anything but to rescue a dog.

Grandview Heights police received a call about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 that a dog was hanging out of a window of a third-floor apartment at the building. When an officer arrived, he found a person had safe custody of the dog on the ground floor.

A second person had forced entry into the apartment to rescue the dog. The first person also entered the apartment to help in the rescue. The person who had forced open the apartment door had left the scene by the time police arrived.

The owners of the dog were contacted. A resident took custody of the dog and left for the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center, reports said. A second resident looked over the apartment and confirmed that nothing had been taken before declining to pursue criminal charges. Police took photographs of the damage to the apartment, reports said.

In other recent Grandview police reports;

* A generator was reported stolen Aug. 11 from a parking garage in the 800 block of Yard Street. The generator was chained to a large tool box but the chain was cut, reports said. The theft occurred between 4 p.m. Aug. 8 and 7 p.m. Aug. 11.

* The manager of a store in the 1300 block of Grandview Avenue reported a theft Aug. 4. The manager said a woman entered the store about 3:30 p.m. and began trying on clothes in the changing room. The woman purchased $225 worth of clothes but exited the store with her large purse appearing to be full, reports said. The manager said the purse was empty when the woman entered the store. Three hangers were found behind the dressing-room mirror that had not previously been there, reports said.

A Holland, Ohio, woman later was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of petty theft. Several pieces of clothing were recovered, according to reports.

* An officer was dispatched Aug. 7 to a home in the 1300 block of Haines Avenue on a breaking and entering report. A neighbor told police he noticed the overhead garage door had been left open. A lawn mower and plastic gas can were stolen between Aug. 3 and 7.

* A resident of the 900 block of Woodhill Drive reported Aug. 5 about a dozen prescription pills were stolen from her car the previous night. Two other cars on Woodhill also reportedly were entered overnight, but the owners reported nothing was taken.

* A resident of the 1100 block of Virginia Avenue reported Aug. 5 that someone put a hole in the rear left tire of his car and poured a liquid on top of the vehicle. The liquid was brownish in color and smelled of fecal matter, reports said.