Pickerington police reported July 10 arresting two suspects in thefts from area grocery stores.

Pickerington police reported July 10 arresting two suspects in thefts from area grocery stores.

Reports said a 29-year-old Pickerington woman was charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest.

A 29-year-old Columbus man was also arrested and charged with theft.

Officers were called to a grocery store in the 1000 block of Hill Road North at 9:53 a.m. July 10 on a report that there was a male attempting to steal DVDs.

Reports said the man realized he was being watched and left the DVDs in the store.

While officers were at the store, police radio room dispatchers received a call from another grocery store in the area reporting someone had stolen items from that store and an earlier.

Reports said officials from the second store that reported a theft were able to provide a license plate number to the vehicle involved.

While checking information about the license plate, officers realized the car belonged to the man they had been speaking with at the Hill Road store.

When officers approached the man's car they saw approximately 100 DVDs in the back seat and an energy drink that was reported stolen from the second store.

Reports said as officers were looking in the car, the woman approached them and told them they were not allowed to look into her vehicle and she then entered the vehicle, removed the energy drink and several of the DVDs and walked away.

She was located in the parking lot and placed under arrest.

Reports said the man was arrested for the thefts and all items were seized as evidence and both suspects were taken to the station for processing.

The woman, according to reports, was extremely uncooperative while her arrest paperwork was being completed.

Reports said the man and woman were later released with mandatory court dates in Fairfield County Municipal Court.

In other recent Pickerington police reports:

* A representative of a builder told police at 12:13 p.m. July 11 approximately $1,000 worth wiring had been stolen out of the basement of a new residence in the 500 block of Herrogate Square.

* A 31-year-old Lancaster woman was arrested at 4:43 p.m. July 11 in the 1600 block of Crosscreeks Boulevard and charged with receiving stolen property after a random check of the license plate on her vehicle showed the license plate had been reported stolen in Columbus.

Reports said the vehicle was impounded and the plates confiscated.

Reports said while the woman was at the police station, she started to complain of stomach pains and said she was nine months pregnant.

She was transported to Diley Ridge Medical Center by Violet Township Fire Department medics.

Felony charges for receiving stolen property are pending, according to reports.

* A 20-year-old Galion woman was arrested and charged with theft at 6:18 p.m. July 12 in the 100 block of Postage Drive after she was stopped by loss prevention personnel at a business for leaving the store without paying for $27 of merchandise.

The woman was later released with a mandatory court date in Fairfield County Municipal Court.

* A 35-year-old Whitehall woman was arrested and charged with theft at 10:44 p.m. July 12 in the 100 block of Hill Road after she was stopped by employees for leaving a store without paying for $67 of merchandise.

Reports said the woman was later released with a mandatory court date in Fairfield County Municipal Court.Sunday, July 14th

* A Baltimore woman told police at 9:52 p.m. July 14 someone had someone had broken a window in her car and stolen her iPhone.

She stated the alarm was sounding on her vehicle that had been parked in the 1700 block of Hill Road and she discovered the damage when she walked over to see what was going on.

Reports said there were no witnesses to the theft.

* An employee of Vision Masonry of Pataskala reported at 3:53 p.m. July 16 construction equipment had been stolen from a job site in the 1700 block of Hill Road North.

The value of the equipment is estimated at $5,400, and there are no suspects, according to reports.