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Grove City: Firearms missing after residential burglary

Several firearms were stolen during a burglary in the 2600 block of Bryan Circle, according to Grove City police.

After being away from 1 to 3:40 p.m. Aug. 21, a woman returned home and noticed the rear window in the family room was open and the back door was unlocked. Investigating further, she found the door to a gun cabinet in her son's bedroom had been removed and was lying on the bed. The door had been unscrewed from the cabinet frame.

Six guns, including shotguns and a revolver, were stolen from the cabinet, reports stated. Another shotgun was reported missing from underneath a bed in the master bedroom.

In other recent incident reports from Grove City police:

• Police arrested and charged a 35-year-old Grove City man for domestic violence and assault following an incident at 5:05 p.m. Aug. 19 at a business in the 4000 block of Parkmead Drive. According to reports, the man approached his 18-year-old stepson, who was working at the front counter, and punched him in the face three times after staring at him for several seconds. He then reportedly pulled his stepson out of the chair he was sitting in.

The stepson then wrapped his arms around the suspect's leg, taking him to the floor, where the suspect elbowed him in the back several times, reports stated. Several customers separated the two, and the suspect left the area in a truck.

Officers located the suspect at his home in the 3500 block of Ziner Court, where he told them he knew why they were there and stated he hit his stepson. The officers then arrested him. The stepson had visible injuries to his face, reports stated.

• A hit-and-run was reported at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20 near Hoover Road and Orders Road. A Grove City woman told police she saw a silver vehicle traveling north on Hoover from Holton Road in a reckless manner, attempting to pass her in the center turn lane. The woman said she straddled the lane line to prevent the suspect vehicle from passing. The suspect vehicle then reportedly drove into oncoming lanes to pass before both vehicles braked to avoid a collision.

The male driver of the suspect vehicle reportedly exited the car and began yelling at the woman. His female passenger opened her door into the Grove City woman's car, causing $500 worth of damage to the left front fender. The Grove City woman said they had agreed to pull over to exchange information, but the suspects drove off.

• After responding to an automobile accident reported at 3:43 p.m. Aug. 21 near the intersection of Hoover Road and Southwest Boulevard, police cited a 22-year-old Columbus man for driving with a suspended license. The man told police he was driving south on Hoover and failed to see the line of cars that had stopped for the traffic light. His vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle, which struck a third.

Police said the man did not have insurance or a valid license; he was under five non-compliance suspensions, one OVI suspension, one 12-point suspension and a failure to reinstate under a license forfeiture.

• On Aug. 9, someone attempted to use the personal information of a resident of the 4200 block of Bohnburg Avenue to open a credit card account at a Stringtown Road business. The resident discovered the attempted identity fraud when she received a letter from the business telling her the request had been denied.

• Officers responded at 12:47 a.m. Aug. 22 to an alarm at a business in the 2200 block of Stringtown Road and found the back door wide open. Wet footprints were found on the floor inside the building, along with evidence that someone had pried open the door. Nobody was found inside the business, and the owner reported nothing was missing at the time of the report.

• Someone broke into three houses under construction in the 1400 block of Fairway Drive and stole a total of $700 in electrical wire between 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18 and 6:45 a.m. Aug. 19. The houses had been left unsecured.

• Someone threw multiple eggs at a vehicle belonging a resident of the 5000 block of Demorest Drive while it was parked in the driveway between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21. A number of vehicles in the neighborhood were also reported to have been egged.

• Someone egged a vehicle in the 5600 block of Meadow Grove Drive between 9 p.m. Aug. 20 and 8 a.m. Aug. 21. It was unclear at the time whether the paint had been damaged. The resident advised police this was the fourth time in the last year that a vehicle at her house had been egged.

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