Grove City police officers responded June 17 to a business in the 2200 block of Stringtown Road on a report of suspects attempting to sell stolen golf clubs.
When the officers arrived, an employee said an Upper Arlington woman had called the store earlier in the day to report several sets of youth golf clubs had been stolen from her residence. She notified the store in case someone attempted to sell the clubs, reports stated.
The employee told police a male and female had come into the store with what appeared to be two sets of the stolen golf clubs.
An officer made contact with the male suspect, later identified as Jeffrey A. Mills, 34, with no listed address, and noticed he appeared to be evasive and nervous, according to reports. The man initially gave police conflicting personal information. Once they had confirmed his identification, officers discovered two active felony warrants had been issued for his arrest. According to the police report, Mills told officers he had sold drugs to someone and had received the golf clubs as payment.
Police contacted the Upper Arlington woman and she confirmed the golf clubs were among those stolen from her residence.
She also told police a neighbor's sport-utility vehicle had been stolen during the same time period as her golf clubs.
An officer observed a vehicle matching the description parked at the store and a check of the license plates revealed they had been stolen from another vehicle. A check of the vehicle's identification number revealed it had been reported as stolen to Upper Arlington police, reports stated.
Mills told police he was not in possession of the stolen vehicle and had been dropped off at the store by another person, but he could not provide any details about who had dropped him off. An officer viewed a surveillance video that showed Mills with what appeared to be the keys to the stolen vehicle in his hands. The keys were found on the floor in the rear of the store, reports stated.
Police said Mills was arrested and charged with a felony count of receiving stolen property, misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen property and falsification and on the two felony warrants. He was taken to the Franklin County jail.
The female suspect was found to have two active warrants for her arrest, according to reports. She was arrested and during a search of her purse, police found a credit card they believed to be stolen. The issuing bank was notified and confirmed the card was stolen. The woman told police she had bought the purse from someone and placed her items in it, not realizing the stolen credit card was also inside. The 19-year-old woman, a Columbus resident, was charged with a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* A juvenile told police a Grove City man robbed him of a necklace June 19 while he was riding his bicycle in the area of Elm and Midland streets.
The boy said he and a friend were riding their bicycles at 2:35 p.m. when the suspect, later identified as Tyler A. Heischman, 23, of Park Street, nearly struck him with his car. The boy said the man stopped his car, got out and approached him. He said the man called him vulgar names, shoved him and ripped his necklace, valued at $50, from his neck, according to reports. He said the man then drove his car away and parked it on Park Street.
Police located the man and his car near his residence. After the victim identified Heischman as the man who robbed him, he was arrested and charged with a felony count of robbery and taken to the Franklin County jail.
* An employee of a store in the 2100 block of Stringtown Road reported a man displayed a gun and robbed the store of $206 in cash.
The employee said the man came into the store at 5:30 p.m. June 22 and walked around the store, waiting for other customers and another employee to leave. He then walked up to the counter and told the employee to be quiet and that this was a robbery. He told her to give him all of the money out of her cash register and showed he had a gun tucked into his waistband, reports stated. After the employee gave him the money, the robber demanded she get money from the store's other registers. She told him she could not access those registers and he walked out of the store, taking a shopping basket with him, reports stated.
One witness said he saw the man walk around the south side of the building. Another witness said he saw the suspect get into a gold car that was occupied by one or two other people and leave the area, according to reports.
* A resident in the 3100 block of Townhouse Drive reported June 16 a water pump and radio detection utility transmitter kit were stolen overnight from his work truck parked at his residence. Total loss was $5,300, reports stated.
* A landscape worker told police a hedge trimmer, several hand tools and a gas can were stolen from his work truck June 20 while he was working on the grounds of a business in the 4000 block of Jackpot Road. Total loss was $1,050, according to reports.
* A resident in the 4600 block of Hirth Hill Road East reported June 18 a patio table and chairs were stolen overnight from her house. Total loss was $1,025, reports stated.
* A man reported all of the windows on his car were broken, resulting in $1,000 in damages. The vandalism occurred between 2:30 and 7:10 a.m. June 16 while the car was parked in the 3000 block of Broadway.
* A resident in the 2100 block of Birch Bark Trail told police June 20 eggs were thrown overnight at two vehicles parked at his house. The cars were also scratched. Total damage was $1,000, according to reports.
* A hostess at a business in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road told police her cellphone, valued at $700, was stolen June 15. The woman said she left her cellphone on a shelf at the hostess station and discovered it was missing when she was preparing to go home.
* A resident in the 1000 block of Pinnacle Club Drive told police June 16 that three plastic planters and five boxwood plants were stolen overnight from his patio. Total loss was $600.