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Grove City: Russian firearms among items stolen in burglary

World War II-era Russian firearms were stolen in a local burglary last week, Grove City police reported.

Between 7:45 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. May 14, a residence in the 6500 block of Seeds Road was entered by breaking a rear window. More than $6,000 worth of firearms, ammunition and equipment were stolen, police reports said, including a 1944 Russian M44 rifle with bayonet and a 1954 Russian SKS carbine. Also stolen were prescription medication and $320 worth of knives.

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

* While the owner was away between 6:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 14, someone pried open a rear kitchen window of a residence in the 4600 block of Hirth Hill Road and stole a jewelry box containing around $45,000 worth of rings and pendants from the master bedroom.

Silver flatware worth $2,500 also was taken from a hutch in the foyer, but little else in the residence was disturbed, not even electronic items or credit cards.

* Police responded at 10:47 p.m. May 14 to the area of Sonora and Larosa drives on reports of several gunshots being fired. When they arrived, officers heard yelling coming from a residence in the 2500 block of Sonora and were told by a neighbor that was where the shots had occurred. Five people inside the residence were asked to come outside and searched for weapons while officers conducted a protective sweep of the residence. Two residents, a 48-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man, were located inside a bedroom at the rear of the property. One bullet casing and two unspent bullets were found in the grass just northwest of the front porch.

The female resident told police she had fired three or four shots because the other people were outside on the patio drinking and arguing and she wanted them to stop. She said she had hidden the gun in a laundry basket where it was later recovered.

Police arrested the female resident for illegally discharging weapons. The male resident, who is dating the female resident, also was arrested and charged with obstructing official business. Police said he was intoxicated and kept interfering with their arrest of the woman.

* On May 16, a Hilliard resident went to the police station after she received a notice from the Grove City Mayor's Court that her driver's license had been suspended due to an outstanding warrant for trespassing at a Grove City gas station. The resident told police she has never received any trespassing charge and that her sister, a Grove City resident of the 3000 block of Broadway, in the past gave police her personal information when she was caught shoplifting in Columbus.

Appearances for the trespassing charge were made by someone using the resident's information in February, March and April with the resident's signature for the sentencing entry in April apparently starting with the first letter of the sister's name and then written over.

Police are looking at security video of Mayor's Court to to verify who made the court appearances while the resident was given a release to have her license reinstated. Charges against the sister are pending until security video can be obtained. The resident said she thought her sister only used information to mislead police in criminal cases, but she had not checked her credit to see if she was the victim of identity theft.

* Domestic violence, aggravated menacing and criminal damaging charges were filed against a 34-year-old Orient man after an incident at 6:35 p.m. May 13 at the Meijer gas station, 2859 London Groveport Road. Police said he confronted his ex-girlfriend, an employee of the gas station, who had moved out three weeks prior. He reportedly threatened her and said he would be watching for her when she got off work. He spit at her, threw his chewing tobacco on her and broke a sink fixture in the gas station before driving away. Warrants were filed for his arrest.

* At 1:50 p.m. May 15, a resident of the 4200 block of Kathryn Place reported damage to her van while it was parked in front of her address. She told police she heard what she thought were shots fired in the parking lot and later saw a juvenile neighbor chasing a black cat and shooting at it with a BB gun. The resident said she thought one of the BBs hit her van window and broke it, causing $300 worth of damage.

Police spoke to the suspect who said he had shot the BB gun and hit the vehicle window. The suspect's mother was contacted over the phone, and she said she would like to pay for the damage, and the resident agreed.

* Between April 12 and May 14, someone stole $1,600 worth of jewelry from a bedroom dresser at a residence in the 5400 block of Spring Hill Road. The resident told police he suspects someone he knows who has access to his residence.

* Someone vandalized the side storm door of a residence in the 3300 block of Burr Oak Drive between 2 p.m. May 14 and 9:10 a.m. May 15, causing $50 worth of damage by breaking the latch. The homeowner said he was home during this time but did not see anything suspicious.

* Between 11:30 p.m. May 12 and 6:30 a.m. May 13, someone broke into a vehicle belonging to a resident of the 2100 block of Presley Drive, causing $300 worth of damage to a window. A duffel bag containing $500 worth of clothing, a battery powered spotlight valued at $75 and miscellaneous paperwork were stolen.

* A debit card, $10 worth of music CDs, a pair of men's athletic shoes valued at $100 and $530 in cash were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in front of the owner's residence in the 3600 block of Carlotta Street between 10 a.m. and noon May 16.

* The glass covering an advertisement board at Breck Community Park, 3005 Demorest Road, was vandalized May 13. The cost of the damage is unknown.

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