Grove City Record

Grove City police reports

* Three vehicles were broken into during the nights of Sept. 26 and 27, while parked in the 3400 block of Gateway Lakes Drive. A number of items were stolen, including speakers, a CD player and checkbook. During that same time, a CD player was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in that same block and, in the 3700 block, a crossbow, bolts and scope valued at $850 were stolen from a vehicle. Another vehicle parked in the 1400 block was also vandalized.

* Officers responded to reports of a domestic dispute at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 24, in which a 30-year-old male resident of the 3800 block of Broadwayallegedly attempted to start a fire during an argument. He left before police arrived. A warrant has been issued.

* At 11:30 p.m. Sept. 24, a 27-year-old Columbus man was charged with assault, burglary and resisting arrest after a series of incidents involving Grove City and Columbus police that began at a business in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road, where he allegedly assaulted an employee. He was subsequently pulled over while driving on state Route 104 near Frank Road in Columbus, but according to police, he ignored the officer's request to exit the vehicle and drove off. The subsequent chase ended near an apartment building in the 2700 block of Gross Point Drive. The man fled on foot and was arrested after breaking into an apartment later found out to be his mother's. According to reports, he told police he was out on parole, knew he would go back to jail and wanted to tell his mother he loved her. She told police he did not have permission to enter her residence, and she wanted to press charges.

* A 31-year-old Kentucky man was arrested for allegedly stealing $959 worth of Legos from a business in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road.

* City property was sprayed with black paint between Sept. 21 and 24 at the Big Splash at Evans Park, 2831 Southwest Blvd. The estimated cost of the damage is $450.

* Black paint was also sprayed between Sept. 21 and 24 at the stadium at Brookpark Middle School, 2803 Southwest Blvd. The damage is estimated to be $100.

* A breaking-and-entering was reported between Sept. 24 and 27 at an unoccupied residence in the 2500 block of Southwest Boulevard. Several tools were reported stolen.

* There were no signs of forced entry, but between 3 a.m. and 12:07 p.m. on Sept. 25, a residence in the 2600 block of Southwest Boulevard was entered and $1,700 worth of items were stolen, including a video game system and television.

* On Sept. 28, a woman reported her daughter had been assaulted by a male student Sept. 21 at Central Crossing High School, 4500 Big Run Road S. According to police reports, the girl was attacked with a baseball bat, and the male student threatened to kill her if she told anyone. The daughter, who initially told her mother she fell down the stairs, was eventually taken to the hospital where it was determined she had a concussion.

* Copper piping valued at $1,400 was reported stolen between Sept. 22 and 26 from a building in the 4200 block of Viola Avenue.

* At 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26, $500 worth of damage was reported at a business in the 4000 block of Front Street when someone broke a window and smashed a decorative plate. Witnesses reported seeing a white man get into a vehicle driven by another white man.

* Between Sept. 21 and 24, a skid steer and a set of forks for it were reported stolen from the 4100 block of Buckeye Parkway. The estimated loss is $33,000.

* Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 25, a resident in the 2200 block of Sundew Avenue reported the theft of more than $2,300 worth of items, including a ring, sunglasses, video game console and laptop computer. According to poilce, two suspects have lived with the victim since July, and the resident found a number of pawn shop receipts.