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Grove City: Theft from cars reported on Stringtown Road

Three vehicles, two parked in the 1500 block of Stringtown Road and the third in the 1600 block, were broken into between 6:30 and 8 p.m. March 30, Grove City police reported.

Of the two vehicles in the 1500 block, one sustained $400 worth of damage to a window, and an iPad tablet valued at $500 was stolen. Attempts to enter the second vehicle were unsuccessful, but $200 worth of damage was reported to a door lock.

A window was broken out to gain entry to the third vehicle, causing $300 worth of damage. A computer tablet valued at $500 was stolen.

In other recent incident reports from the Grove City Division of Police:

* At 7 a.m. March 26, a resident of the 3300 block of Parlin Place thought he heard the sound of something falling his kitchen. He came downstairs and found a man in all black clothing standing in the living room, who fled upon seeing the resident. Nothing was reported missing, but there was damage to a door frame.

* Between 5:30 p.m. March 23 and 3 p.m. March 24, a woman accidentally left her debit card at a restaurant in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road. She recovered the card, but when she tried to use it later, it was declined. She was notified by her bank that it had halted numerous fraudulent charges, ranging from $65 to more than $1,000.

* Police responded to a burglary alarm at 10:58 a.m. March 30, at Monterey Elementary School, 2584 Dennis Lane, and found a cellphone in the area. Officers used the phone to locate a 13-year-old Grove City boy, who admitted to entering the school and taking two walkie talkies. The boy was taken into custody at his home, charged, interviewed at the police station and released to his father.

* A resident of the state of Delaware reported someone sold his brown, 7-year-old thoroughbred horse without his permission at noon March 20, at Beulah Park, 3811 Southwest Boulevard. The horse was reported to still be at the Beulah, and park officials were contacted by police to ensure it wasn't removed while the ownership dispute is being investigated.

* Someone attempted to break into a vehicle at 8 p.m. March 30, in the 1500 block of Stringtown Road. Although an estimated $200 worth of damage was reported to the vehicle, nothing was reported missing, and it is believed no entry was achieved.

* A computer tablet valued at $600 and a computer bag valued at $30 were reported stolen at 6 a.m. March 29, from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2100 block of Stringtown Road.

* Between 7 p.m. March 24 and 6 p.m. March 25, a GPS unit valued at $100 was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 2800 block of Annabelle Court.

* Between 8:30 a.m. 8:55 p.m. March 28, someone pried off the lock of a vehicle parked in the 3900 block of Jackpot Road, causing $200 worth of damage. Tools worth $390 were stolen.

* On March 22, a resident of the 2400 block of Ziner Court South reported someone had used her checking account to fraudulently withdraw more than $1,000.

* Between March 22 and 24, someone vandalized a building in the 3600 block of Hoover Road by throwing a rock through the glass pane of the front door, resulting in $350 worth of damage.

* During the night of March 30-31, someone vandalized a vehicle parked in the 3400 block of Willowood Place, resulting in $750 worth of damage to a door handle and scratches to the finish.

* Someone used shoe polish to write profanities on the window of a residence sometime in the early morning of March 30, in the 2300 block of Salem Avenue.

* While walking her golden retriever between 2:36 and 2:40 p.m. March 28 in the 600 block of Scioto Meadows Boulevard, a resident reported her dog was attacked and bitten by an American bulldog, sustaining a puncture wound. The bulldog was running around unattended without a leash. The bulldog belongs to a neighbor on the block, who was issued two citations to appear in Mayor's Court -- for the animal being allowed to run at large and for the bite.