Grove City police said several items were stolen June 2 from a trailer belonging to a Grove City man.
The owner of a self-storage business in the 5800 block of Haughn Road told police someone entered his lot by cutting a fence in several places. The business owner said he left at midnight and discovered the break-in when he returned at 4:45 a.m.
The man who owned the trailer said three gaming systems, a virtual-reality headset, a sound bar, an external hard drive and miscellaneous video games were stolen, with the loss totaling $9,200, according to reports.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* An officer responded June 1 to a report of a student at Park Street Intermediate School, 3205 Park St., having a counterfeit $100 bill.
The principal told police a concerned parent turned in the bill, which her child had brought home from school. The parent said her child told her another student had handed out eight counterfeit bills to various students.
The principal said he spoke with the student who had passed out the bills. The student initially said his cousin had given the bills to him, but later admitted he had purchased them online, reports stated.
The principal told police he was trying to recover the other bills from students.
* A resident in the 2400 block of Eagles Nest Way reported June 2 she lost $2,000 in an apparent scam.
The woman said she received a call June 1 from a man identifying himself as an employee with a technology company. The man told her he could upgrade her computer to a new program for a $199 fee. After the woman accepted the offer, he told her to get $200 in iTunes gift cards and use a specified code number to scan the cards and pay for the upgrade.
The victim said she bought eight iTunes gift cards, each valued at $25, and then went home and scanned the cards to her computer.
The man then told her it would cost an additional $1,800 to complete the upgrade, and that she should get additional iTunes gift cards in amounts of $50 and $100, reports stated.
The woman told police she went to another store, bought more cards and scanned them. She said the man told her he would send her a $2,000 check to reimburse her.
While a Grove City officer was taking the report, the man telephoned the woman again. The officer answered the phone but the man refused to give the officer any information and became belligerent, according to reports. The officer told the man to have no further contact with the victim and let him know that charges could be filed against him. The man then hung up on the officer.
No charges have been filed in the case.
* A resident in the 4000 block of Knapp Drive told police June 3 a woman who sent him a Facebook message tried to extort money from him.
The man said the woman identified herself and said she was a 24-year-old cashier in Lancaster.
He said the woman began asking him personal questions about his life and asked to video-chat with him.
The man said that during their video chat, he took off all his clothes at the woman's request, reports stated. He said that after the video chat was over, he received a message from the woman containing a video recording of him from their chat. The woman threatened to put the video on YouTube and forward it to his friends and family unless he sent $5,000 to what she said was a foundation in West Africa.
The victim told the woman he did not have that much money, so she lowered her demand to $4,000. When he said he could not pay that amount, she demanded he send $1,000 to the foundation.
At that point, the man broke off contact with the woman.
The man told police he saved screenshots of all his interactions with the woman and all of her profile information, according to reports.
* An Austin, Texas, man told police his car was broken into June 4 while he and his wife were at a business in the 4200 block of Marlane Drive.
He said they were on their way home to Texas and stopped in Grove City for dinner at 5 p.m. When they returned to the car at 6:20 p.m., they found a passenger side window was broken and that a laptop computer, two tablets, two hard drives, a flash drive and $1,500 in cash had been stolen. Total loss was $4,295, reports stated.