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Grove City: Woman's day at work ends with theft discovery

Someone broke into a house while the owner was away at work June 11, according to Grove City police.

At 7 a.m. that day, a resident in the 3800 block of Queen Anne Place left for work. When she returned at 7 p.m., she noticed her front door was broken in and called the police. She did not go into the house but could see her television was missing.

Responding officers reported they found pry marks on the back door and saw it had been kicked in. In addition to the television, a laptop computer and miscellaneous jewelry had been stolen. The total loss exceeds $5,500, reports stated.

A neighbor told police she saw a light green car parked in front of the residence about 2:30 p.m. and that it may have been a Lincoln Town Car or a Crown Victoria. She told police she did not recognize it as belonging to anyone in the neighborhood.

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

• Between 9 and 9:15 p.m. June 11, someone entered a residence in the 3500 block of Southwest Court and stole a video game system valued at $100 from the living room entertainment center. During that time, the resident had left a rear sliding door open while she went to pick up a pizza. There was no sign of forced entry.

• An employee at a business in the 2800 block of Harrisburg Station Lane reported her sister, a 28-year-old Grandview Heights woman, stole a company check between June 11 and 12. The woman wrote it out to her boyfriend, a 29-year-old Grandview Heights man, and cashed it for $9,841. Both the sister and her boyfriend were employees of the same business but have not worked there for more than a year. The employee told police that her father, the owner of the business, has called her sister. Reportedly, the sister initially denied stealing the check but then told him she needed it to make a down payment on a house. The employee said her sister has a drug problem and abuses heroin.

• A resident of the 4300 block of Stoner Drive reported her cleaning lady stole her prescription medication between 4:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. June 11. The pills were missing, but the bottles were left behind. The resident said she was half-asleep about 4 p.m. when she felt her cleaning lady rubbing her arm and heard her say everything was going to be OK. She told police she had recently hired the cleaning lady, who is reported to be a 60-year-old Grove City woman.

• At 1 p.m. June 12, a loss prevention at Home Depot, 1680 Stringtown Road, saw a man place nearly $400 worth of drills and driver sets into in a cart and then push the cart to the doors at the west end of the store, where he left without paying. The loss prevention officer approached the suspect and identified himself, and the suspect responded by pushing the cart into the associate and then pushing the associate with his hand. The associate grabbed the suspect's arm, and during the struggle, the suspect lost his shirt and sunglasses before he fled, leaving the merchandise behind. The suspect left in a silver Ford Explorer, heading east onto Stringtown Road.

• Someone cut the side door lock of a trailer belonging to an Oklahoma man while it was parked in the 1900 block of Stringtown Road between 11 p.m. June 11 and 10 a.m. June 12. Items stolen from the trailer include a laptop computer, video games and and tools. The total loss amounted to $7,100.

• Between May 12 and May 30, someone used the personal information belonging to a resident of the 1400 block of Fairway Drive to file his 2013 taxes. The resident discovered the fraud when he received a letter from Indiana offices of the IRS on May 12, and another letter from Louisiana offices of the IRS on May 30.

• Someone used the name of a resident of the 4000 block of Colonial Place to open a Columbia Gas account. The resident discovered the action June 12, when he received a phone call from Columbia Gas informing him he was delinquent for more than $200 on the account, which was opened Feb. 7. The account carried an address in the 2300 block of Deerfield Drive, where the resident lived about two and a half years ago.

• Two trailers belonging to Georgia company -- a hydraulic dump trailer valued at $8,000 and an enclosed trailer with generator and tools valued at $14,000 -- were reported stolen between 8:15 p.m. June 11 and 6 a.m. June 12 from the 3200 block of Urbancrest Industrial Drive.

• A generator valued at $1,500 and $250 worth of extension cords were stolen from the open bed of a truck between midnight and 6 a.m. June 12, while it was parked in the 3900 block of Jackpot Road.

• Between 6 p.m. June 10 and 6:30 a.m. June 11, someone stole $400 worth of steel box frames and a $200 air dryer from the rear of a business in the 6100 block of Seeds Road.

• Sometime between 6 p.m. June 8 and 8 a.m. June 9, someone cut part of a chain-link fence on a property in the 3200 block of Southwest Boulevard. The suspect then trespassed and spray-painted graffiti on one of the railroad cars on the lot. Damage is estimated to be worth $550.

• At 11:36 p.m. June 12, officers responded to reports of a male damaging the storefront window of a business in the 3000 block of Southwest Boulevard. There, police spoke with the reporting individual who said she saw a white male in his late teens riding a black skateboard fall off the skateboard in front of the business. The skateboard went flying into the air and struck the glass door of the business, breaking it and causing $400 worth of damage. The male grabbed his skateboard and fled on foot, heading east.

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