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Grove City: Family's jewelry missing after daughter's friends visit

Grove City police reported the daughter of residents of the 5700 block of Cypress Hollow Court had friends over between 9 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10 a.m. Aug. 4, when the daughter found one of them, a 20-year-old Grove City man, in her parents' bedroom with a flashlight.

He told her he was looking for someone, but she told him that person had gone to sleep. After he left the room, the daughter noticed a dresser drawer slightly ajar, police reports said.

The next day, the mother reported $3,100 worth of jewelry missing from her jewelry box. Presently, no charges have been filed and no arrests made.

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

* Someone stole $725 from the top of a kitchen microwave during a burglary between noon and 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at a residence in the 3500 block of Oliver Avenue.

* Between July 21 and 23, someone entered an unlocked garage in the 2300 block of Stargrass Avenue and stole about $430 worth of tools. The resident reported the incident Aug. 6.

* In a breaking and entering between 6 p.m. Aug. 3 and 7:02 p.m. Aug. 5, someone made off with a $500 safe containing $4 in cash and miscellaneous paperwork, from a business in the 6100 block of Enterprise Parkway.

* Between 3 p.m. Aug. 3 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 4, someone broke into a business in the 3300 block of McDowell Road and stole $3,000 in bank bags from a file cabinet. Police had responded at 12:17 a.m. to an alarm at the building but found it secure. Later, a worker found small pry marks above the security latch on the back door.

* Someone broke into a business in the 4100 block of Buckeye Parkway between 8:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 11:28 a.m. Aug. 4 and stole $97 in cash from an office drawer. The door sustained $75 worth of damage.

* Another business in the 4100 block of Buckeye Parkway took a hit between 3 p.m. Aug. 3 and noon Aug. 4. Someone broke in through the back, causing $275 worth of damage. However, police responded to a building at the business at 11:04 p.m. Aug. 3, and nothing appeared to be stolen.

* Police found no signs of forced entry, but between 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6 and 8:30 a.m. Aug. 7, someone broke into a new, unfinished building in the 5700 block of Daisy Trail Drive and stole $1,000 worth of copper wire.

* After stopping a vehicle near the intersection of White Road and Buckeye Parkway for speeding and citing the driver, officers found two 16-year-old male passengers and smelled alcohol. Police issued an underage consumption citation to one of the juveniles and released him at the scene to his mother, but the other, a Grove City resident, became belligerent when officers cited him and tried to release him to his grandmother.

The suspect tried to elbow an officer, and he violently slamming a car door open and shut. reports said. As police arrested him, he reportedly kicked another officer in the knee, leaving a bruise. In all, he was charged for a felony assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, underage consumption of alcohol and later criminal damaging when he damaged the inside of a police cruiser.

* Responding to reports of a possible disturbance between 10:30 and 10:55 p.m. Aug. 7, police arrested a 48-year-old resident of the 4300 block of Robin Street for reportedly head-butting his girlfriend's 17-year-old son during an argument. The pair ended up in a fist fight in the kitchen that was broken by the victim's mother. Jackson Township Fire Division paramedics treated both suspect and victim for injuries to the face.

* A 31-year-old resident of the 2800 block of Parlin Drive reportedly struck her 11-year-old daughter with a belt and broke the window of a residence on Parlin Place South at 11:39 p.m. Aug. 3. Police arrested and charged her with domestic violence, assault, criminal damaging and menacing after talking with witnesses who described seeing her hit her child and then bang on a number of doors and windows in the area. Police sent a referral to Franklin County Children Services.

* Between 9 p.m. Aug. 8 and 7 a.m. July 9, someone stole a purse from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 4200 block of Eleanor Avenue.