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Grove City: Two arrested after attempt to pass bad prescription at local pharmacy

Wednesday June 12, 2013 9:17 AM

Grove City police charged two men for felony heroin possession after one reportedly used a fake prescription to buy drugs from a local pharmacy.

At 7:38 a.m. June 7, pharmacy employees at Kroger, 5965 Hoover Road called police to report a man trying to pass a fake prescription.

Officers responded and stopped the man in the parking lot as he walked away from the pickup window after completing the transaction, police reported. Police also stopped a car trying to leaving the parking lot after the first suspect identified it.

Joshua R. Webb, 29, of Brandywine Drive in Westerville, was arrested for deception to obtain a dangerous drug and police also found he had active warrants for his arrest on illegal drug documents, speeding and other charges. In his wallet, officers found suboxone strips with heroin residue on them. Police also seized as evidence $517 in cash from his wallet.

The driver of the vehicle, Joshua Michael Findon, 33, of Arnold Avenue in Columbus, also was arrested for heroin possession when a pill bottle with his name on it was found in the vehicle's glovebox containing a bag of the substance, police reported.

Inside the vehicle, police also found marijuana, a bottle of pills and a scale and pipe with heroin residue on them. Webb was charged with the possession of the marijuana.

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

* Jordan L. Wolfe, 20, of Steele Avenue in Columbus, for arrested for aggravated burglary, after reportedly climbing through a window into the home of his ex-girlfriend's in the 3900 block of Glenna Avenue at 8:50 a.m. June 6. He broke in after she refused to let him in, reports said.

Officers arrived on scene as Wolfe was leaving through a side door. He fled in a car but was stopped on Broadway and arrested. He previously been issued a trespassing warning.

* At 11:32 p.m. June 3, a man broke into a business in the 2700 block of London Groveport Road and stole $212 from the store register and around $40,000 worth of merchandise, including iPhones and other electronic devices. The suspect, based on video surveillance footage, was a white male wearing black gloves, a grey hoodie and a bandanna over his face.

* There were no signs of forced entry, but between June 6 and 8, a burglary occurred at a residence in the 4200 block of Viola Avenue. About* Breaking and entering and vandalism was reported between 4 p.m. June 5 and 7:45 a.m. June 6, at three buildings at Murfin Fields, 4570 Haughn Road. About $700 worth of appliances were stolen, including a refrigerator, microwave, vacuum cleaner and lawn mower.

Witnesses reported seeing a white man in a yellow truck walk to the rear of the property with a white bucket and take a white box from the residence at 10 a.m. June 8. The owner said the description of the man and his vehicle matches that of a man who had previously stayed at the property.

* Employees of the Grove City Public Library, 3359 Park St., reported a man exposed himself to an employee at 12:45 p.m. June 5. The man left without doing anything after being confronted by another employee, and a trespass letter, good for 30 days was sent to his address. No charges were filed.

* Breaking and entering and vandalism was reported between 4 p.m. June 5 and 7:45 a.m. June 6, at three buildings at Murfin Fields, 4570 Haughn Road.

In one concession building, several fire extinguishers had been set off inside and paint had been thrown over the walls and floor. In another concession building, a large metal pipe had been used to break a window, and several soft drinks were stolen or spilled over the area. Additionally, a piece of landscape timber had been rammed through the same window. No entry was achieved in the the third building, a maintenance storage building, but the building itself was similarly damaged by a pipe.

Shoe imprints were found left on concrete in mud leading westbound toward Haughn Road.

The damage is estimated at $1,500.

* Between 9:10 and 9:15 a.m. June 5, a purse, iPod, video game system and cellphone were stolen from a woman's car parked in the 3800 block of Hoover Road. She told police there was a yellow truck parked with a white, bearded man and white woman in it parked next her when she left the vehicle, but the truck was gone when she came back.

* The owner of a business in the 3900 block of Hoover Road reported someone had been using the company's checking account on June 5, to cash counterfeit checks. Nearly $4,000 was reported lost.

* Shortly before 3 p.m. June 4, a man broke into a vehicle parked in the 2800 block of Harrisburg Station Lane, causing $700 worth of damage, and stole the in-car DVD system valued at $199. Witnesses described the man as white, possibly in his early 20s with a red shirt, black shorts and black hair.

* Two purses were stolen, along with $40, between 4 and 5:30 p.m. June 8, from a vehicle parked in the 1300 block of Great Hunter Court. The vehicle is believed to have been unlocked.

* Between 2 and 5 p.m. June 8, a wallet belonging to an employee was stolen from her purse in an unlocked locker at a business in the 4100 block of Buckeye Parkway. The debit card was subsequently used at a business on Stringtown Road and has since been canceled.

* A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 4200 block of Buckeye Parkway between 1:30 and 3 p.m. June 1.

* After accidentally leaving her wallet on a break room table between 2:15 and 4:15 p.m. June 8, an employee of a business in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road received a text message from her bank asking about a $105 purchase pending at a grocery store on her bank card. That charge was canceled, but two other charges totalling nearly $69 had already been made at another area business.

* Someone pried open a door of a vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Stringtown Road shortly before 7 a.m. June 6, causing $400 worth of damage to the vehicle, and then stole a computer tablet valued at $829 and four checkbooks.

* Two air-conditioning units valued at $9,600 each were stolen between 8 p.m. June 5 and 6:30 a.m. June 6, from a warehouse in the 3400 block of Southwest Boulevard.

* Between 10 a.m. June 5 and 10 a.m. June 6, a gas-powered weed trimmer was stolen from a trailer in the 3700 block of Grove City Road. The device was valued at $359.

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