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Columbus woman arrested on drug charge during traffic stop

Grove City Police arrested a 24-year-old Columbus woman for possession of drug paraphernalia at 12:35 a.m. Nov. 6, following a traffic stop near Harrisburg Station Lane and Heritage Glen Drive.

She was the vehicle's owner but was a passengerat the time, police reports said. Two active warrants had been issued for her for speeding violations, according to police.

The driver, a 24-year-old Columbus man, was cited for driving with a suspended license. During a search of the vehicle, officers found a metal crack pipe with burn marks on it.

In other police news:

* Responding to reports of a someone possibly tampering with vehicles around 12:35 a.m. Nov. 7 in the 3300 block of Parkbrook Drive, officers found a 39-year-old Columbus man who had taken the tire off a vehicle parked in the driveway. The man said a friend had a flat tire on I-270 and had told him he could go to Parkbrook Drive to get a tire off a vehicle there. The owner of the vehicle told police no one had permission to take the tire. The suspect said he might have had the wrong house, but he had broken off the wheel lock and was wearing gloves, police said.

* Officers were called to a vacant residence for a fire reported between 3:30 and 5:20 p.m. Nov. 9, in the 3300 block of Ventura Boulevard. Jackson Township firefighters contained the blaze, which was determined to be accidental. According to reports, police had used the building earlier in the day for training exercises, and it is believed a smoke grenade set off near the front porch started the fire.

* Shortly before midnight Nov. 9, near the intersection of Broadway and Parlin Drive, a 53-year-old Grove City woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance when she was found to be in possession of crack cocaine during a traffic stop.

* A Grove City juvenile was arrested and released to his parents after it was reported at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 9, that a group of boys had approached a vehicle in the 3300 block of Grovepark Drive and slashed a tire, causing $110 worth of damage, and then went inside a residence. When confronted by police, the juvenile admitted the act, calling it a "mistake" but could not explain why he did it.

* Between 8 a.m. and 10:10 p.m. Nov. 5, a burglary was reported at a home in the 3100 block of Pine Manor Boulevard. A laptop computer, modem and other miscellaneous items valued at $8,550 were reported stolen. There were no signs of forced entry.

* A burglary was reported between 7 p.m. Nov. 5 and 7:10 a.m. Nov. 6, at a residence in the 4200 block of Kathryn Place. A flat-screen television and video game console, with a a combined value of $516 , were reported stolen. The screen to the front door was found partly off and the door unlocked.

* At 10 p.m. Nov. 10, a resident of the 3300 block of Castleton Street reported hearing "thumps" against his home and finding bottles and cans outside on the ground. A plastic fence on the property was damaged, and a bottle had been used to scuff his vehicle, causing $120 worth of damage.

* An iPod, cellphone and tire gauge were reported stolen between 7 p.m. Nov. 5 and 10 a.m. Nov. 6, from a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Deer Path Court. The items were valued at $540. There were no signs of forced entry.

* Personal office supplies were stolen from a vehicle between 6:45 p.m. and 6:57 p.m. Nov. 6 in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road. Police said $200 worth of damage was reported to the vehicle.

* At 12:48 p.m. Nov. 8, at a business in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road, a white male about 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighing 140 pounds, tried to strike an employee while trying to steal merchandise. He left without the items in a maroon vehicle driven by another white male.

* Around $600 worth of merchandise was reported stolen around 6:20 p.m. Nov. 10, from a business in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road.

* Between 6:20 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. Nov. 6, a vehicle parked in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road was broken into, resulting in $200 worth of damage and the theft of a wallet, keys, checkbook and other items for a loss of $235.

* Another vehicle was broken into between 5:45 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. Nov. 7, while parked in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road. Around $900 worth of damage was reported. Another $100 worth of items, including a backpack, credit cards and laptop computer, were stolen.

* Several items with a total value of $2,250 were stolen between 5-7 p.m. Nov. 6 from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road. The missing items included a laptop computer and a game camera.

* A computer, electrical charger and checkbook were reported stolen between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. from a vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Stringtown Road. The items were valued at $1,101. There were no signs of forced entry.

* A 42-year-old Grove City man was charged with domestic violence and assault around 6:15 p.m. Nov. 5, after he allegedly elbowed a woman in the eye, breaking her glasses, while the two were driving near the intersection of Hoover Road and Deerfield Drive.

* Around 7:45 a.m. Nov. 8, a 27-year-old Grove City man was charged with domestic violence and assault after he allegedly pushed and punched someone in the head in the 3400 block of Kingston Avenue.