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Pizza shop worker leaves on delivery, never returns

An employee left her pizza shop job unannounced and took off with company money, Grove City police reported.

Around 10 p.m. Nov. 23, the 20-year-old Hilliard woman left her business, a restaurant in the 2200 block of Stringtown Road, to make a pizza delivery, taking more than $160 of the business's money with her. But she never returned to her shift after making the delivery.

The manager on duty tried to reach her, but her phone was turned off, he told police. Then the manager contacted Grove City police to find out if the employee had been involved in a traffic accident.

After additional attempts to contact her through her emergency contacts and other phone numbers also failed, police were called. Police charged the woman with theft and issued a summons for her to appear in Grove City Mayor's Court.

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

* Between 2 and 4 a.m. Nov. 24, someone stole a handgun valued at $300 from a residence in the 2700 block of Charles Drive. The gun had been kept under a bed and was not secured. During the time of the theft, a former Columbus neighbor of the resident, who only knew him as "Dana," had been present.

* On Nov. 22, a resident of the 6400 block of Portage Path Court discovered someone had fraudulently made a purchase with his bank card information at a business in North Carolina.

* While the owners were at church between 5 and 5:55 p.m. Nov. 23, in the 3730 block of Broadway, someone broke into their car and stole a computer tablet, cellphone and a bag containing a swimsuit and towel. The total loss was more than $570 and damage to the vehicle was estimated at $250.

* Between 11 a.m. Nov. 24 and 5:30 a.m. Nov. 25, someone stole an extension cord and 10 pieces of metal from behind a business in the 4400 block of Broadway.

* Someone broke into a truck parked in the 4100 block of Parkway Centre Drive between 7 p.m. Nov. 25 and 6:30 a.m. Nov. 26, and stole $3,500 worth of tools. Damage to the vehicle is estimated to be $200.

* Between 9:15 and 9:40 p.m. Nov. 26, someone stole a car battery out of a vehicle parked in the 2800 block of Harrisburg State Lane. The owner had just purchased the battery and left it in the unlocked vehicle on the front passenger's seat.

* Three car batteries were stolen from a truck parked in the 3900 block of Jackpot Road between Nov. 21 and 25. The estimated value of the batteries was $300.

* A resident reported her purse was stolen while she was trying on shoes at 1:35 p.m. Nov. 26, in a business in the 2400 block of Stringtown Road. The purse contained $30 in cash, a checkbook and driver's license.

* After dining at a restaurant in the 2900 block of London Groveport Road at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 25, a resident reported she accidentally left her wallet behind. But when she called the business to retrieve it, no one could locate it. The wallet contained the owner's debit card and other documents.

* After a resident of the 3300 block of Marshburn Drive broke up her 22-year-old son's party and dumped all the alcohol he and his friends had been consuming without permission, he became angry and struck her car with a bottle, causing $500 worth of damage to the rear tail light. She told police she wanted to file criminal damaging charges against her son for the incident, but he had left the scene prior to police arrival.

* Police arrested and charged a 31-year-old resident of the 4300 block of Joseph Street for disorderly conduct after responding to reports of an unconscious, intoxicated man at 10:38 p.m. Nov. 24. While being treated by Jackson Township paramedics in the kitchen, the man became angry and started yelling at the paramedics. The man was determined to be highly intoxicated and unable to care for himself, and when he refused to go to the hospital with the medics, police arrested him.

* On Nov. 23, a resident of the 2300 block of Chateau Street reported her gym made an unauthorized withdrawal of $70 from her bank account. She told police she had signed a contract with the gym in September guaranteeing membership through October 2015 at a cost of $220 and that she had not given permission to withdraw the $70, nor provided the gym with any of banking or credit card information except for the original check. She also said the gym had refused to refund the money.

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