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Grove City: Wire valued at $1,800 stolen from hospital site

Thieves made off with wire spools from Mount Carmel Health System's construction site last week, the Grove City Division of Police reported.

Sometime between May 24 and 28, someone broke into the Mount Carmel construction site in the 5300 block of Hoover Road and stole six spools of wire, valued in total at $1,800.

The site is the location of Mount Carmel's planned 36,775-square-foot emergency care center and 68,215-square-foot medical office building.

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

* Responding to a report of a suspicious individual in a vehicle outside a business in the 4300 block of Broadway at 3:52 a.m. May 31, officers found a 40-year-old Grove City man passed out in the front seat with the vehicle's hazard lights on and the driver's door open.

Police woke the man, and he was described as having blood-shot eyes and slurred speech. The man told police he had run out of gas on his way to his girlfriend's house and was waiting for a service truck. He told police he had a handgun in the vehicle's lockbox, but during a patdown, officers found a .40-caliber Glock handgun under his shirt and a bottle of prescription pills in his pocket. The man was arrested and charged with OVI, improper handling of a weapon and drug possession.

* Shortly after 6 p.m. May 29, officers responded to the 4100 block of Buckeye Parkway after a witness reported seeing children left unattended in a vehicle for 15 minutes. Officers found a 9-year-old and two 2-year-olds in a running vehicle with the doors unlocked. The 9-year-old used a cellphone to contact his mother, and when she, a 33-year-old Wheelersburg woman, returned to the scene, officers issued her a citation for endangering children.

* Police arrested a 40-year-old resident of the 4300 block of Maplegrove Drive for domestic violence and aggravated menacing following an incident in which his ex-wife told officers he threatened her and made her feel afraid during an argument. The man denied threatening the woman.

* Someone broke into a vehicle parked in the 3900 block of Jackpot Road between 10 p.m. May 30 and 5:58 a.m. May 31, causing $500 worth of damage to a window. A laptop computer, chargers, wallet and credit cards were stolen. The value of the missing items was $580.

* Between 10 p.m. May 27 and noon May 28, a spare-wheel cover valued at $1,500 was stolen off the back of a vehicle parked in the 5500 block of Blue Star Drive.

* Between 3 p.m. May 26 and noon May 27, the window of a vehicle parked in the 2500 block of Vernal Drive was broken by an object. Nothing was reported missing.

* Between midnight and 11 a.m. May 27, someone broke out the rear driver-side window of a vehicle in the 4300 block of Kelnor Drive, causing $150 worth of damage. Nothing was reported stolen.

* A cellphone valued at $100 was reported stolen between 5:45 and 6:05 p.m. May 31, from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 4000 block of Marlane Drive. During their investigation, police acquired two sets of fingerprints of a possible suspect.

* Graffiti with gang-related words was found sprayed on Richard Avenue Elementary School, 3646 Richard Ave., between 5 p.m. May 29 and 7:30 a.m. May 30. The cost of the damage was not listed.

* During a traffic stop for failure to signal a turn at 5:06 p.m. May 29, in the 2200 block of Southwest Boulevard, officers found a passenger, a 21-year-old Circleville man, in possession of marijuana and a pipe. The man was issued a Mayor's Court summons for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and released at the scene.

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