Grove City Record

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Resident files report of man impersonating a deputy

Wednesday December 19, 2012 1:56 PM

Grove City police are investigating reports of someone impersonating a peace officer or private police after an incident that occurred at 2 p.m. Dec. 10, in the 2300 block of Hooverside Lane.

According to reports, the suspect arrived at a residence to serve a residence an envelope from the Franklin County Child Support Agency, but the resident said he had no children and noticed that the envelope had the wrong middle initial. The suspect said he was a special deputy and told the resident to step outside, but he refused and later called the agency. Grove City police reports said the suspect is believed to be a retired deputy who did not have the right or special status to advise he was a special deputy.

In other recent Grove City Police Department incident reports:

* An aggravated robbery was reported at 10:20 p.m. Dec. 11, at a business in the 3000 block of Southwest Boulevard. A male suspect described as wearing all black, including gloves and a hoodie pulled up to cover his face, entered the business with arms raised like he was holding a handgun under a cloth. He demanded money from the employees and left with $380 after hitting one of the employees in the face.

* A burglary was reported sometime during the night of Dec. 12-13, at a residence in the 3600 block of Demorest Road. According to reports, a resident woke to find his laptop computer and car stolen.

* After being away from 10 a.m. to 4:41 p.m. Dec. 10, a resident of the 3600 block of Carlotta Street returned home to find it had been broken into through a basement window. Four televisions, three laptop computers and a jewelry box were reported stolen.

* A 19-year-old Columbus man was arrested for robbery at 1:38 p.m. Dec. 15, at a business in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road. Reportedly, he tried to steal some clothing, and when some employees tried to stop him, he bit one and elbowed another in the jaw. He tried to drive away but was stopped by a patrol car.

* Between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10, a wallet, cellphone and purse were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Stringtown Road.

* Another vehicle parked in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road was broken into between 6:38 and 8 p.m. Dec. 12. A laptop computer, camera and backpack were stolen.

* Nothing was reported missing, but it is believed that someone used a brick between 8:05 and 9:05 a.m. Dec. 11, to break a window of a vehicle parked in the 4600 block of Hoover Road, resulting in $200 worth of damage.

* A cellphone and audio cable were reported stolen between 12:35 and 3:45 a.m. Dec. 11 from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2700 block of Parlin Drive.

* Another theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported between 10 p.m. Dec. 11 and 5:25 a.m. Dec. 12, in the 3900 block of Larosa Drive. A camera, GPS unit and camouflage hunting bag, with combined value of $360, were stolen.

* A vehicle break-in was reported between 9:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 5:45 a.m. Dec. 11, in the 3900 block of Larosa Drive. A radio and CD player, valued at $350, were stolen.

* Between 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 5:30 a.m. Dec. 10, a vehicle parked in the 1900 block of Kendall Place is suspected of being vandalized after the owner found all four tires flattened and the vehicle unable to start. According to reports, the owner also received a text message from a suspect that read, "Good luck getting to work."

* Police responded to a burglary alarm at 11 a.m. Dec. 10, at a residence in the 4700 block of Edgarton Drive. Someone apparently tried to break in through a basement window, but no entry is believed to have been achieved.

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