An employee at a business in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road reported June 29 an unknown man stole 11 high-end baseball gloves, together valued at $2,750.
The employee said she had received information earlier that day from other stores that a man had stolen baseball gloves from them, reports stated. She checked her store's inventory of gloves throughout the day before she noticed the stolen gloves were missing.
She said a surveillance video showed a man entering the store at 5 p.m. and heading directly to the glove section. He is seen cutting the security devices off the gloves and putting them in a duffel bag before he leaves the store, according to reports.
Photos taken June 29 at stores in Hilliard, Chillicothe and on Polaris Parkway show what appears to be the same man committing similar thefts, reports stated.
The employee at the Grove City store told police she believes the man may have gotten into a white sedan before leaving the area.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* A resident in the 1000 block of Carnoustie Circle reported July 6 he had become the victim of a scam.
The man said that on July 5 he received a call from a man who identified himself as a sergeant with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. The man told the victim he had missed jury duty and there was a warrant out for his arrest. The next day, the suspect called him back and said he needed to pay $1,955 to cancel the warrant. The caller directed the victim to purchase gift cards in that amount and call him back to give him the account numbers from the cards, according to reports. The victim complied with the request.
After the victim gave him the numbers from the cards, the suspect transferred him to someone he said was his supervisor. The supervisor told the victim there was a second warrant filed against him and he needed to pay another $1,980 to cancel that warrant, reports stated.
The victim said he became suspicious and ended the call, then notified police.
There are no suspects in the case.
* A van driven by a man arrested for drunken driving by Grove City police was later discovered to have been stolen from a Mansfield resident.
An officer arrested the man, who is from Mansfield, at 1:34 a.m. July 4, reports stated. The van was left parked in the 3100 block of Lotz Drive. Police then learned the Richland County Sheriff's Office had listed the van as stolen.
Grove City police charged the 60-year-old suspect with operating a vehicle while under the influence, according to reports. The Richland County Sheriff's Office planned to file charges against the man for the theft of the van, but charges are not yet included in case records listed on the Richland County Clerk of Courts website.
* A resident in the 3800 block of Royal Glen Lane reported July 4 that $2,005 has been stolen from her bank account through unauthorized withdrawals between at least Jan. 1 and June 27 of this year.
The woman said she discovered the apparent thefts while going through her financial records to complete Medicaid paperwork. No charges have been filed in the case.
* A truck driver for a Dayton company told police two sets of tires and wheels were stolen from a company trailer parked at the loading dock of a business in the 3300 block of Southwest Boulevard.
The driver said the trailer was last seen with all of its tires and wheels attached at 11:30 a.m. June 27. The theft was discovered at 4 p.m. June 30. Total loss was $1,500, according to reports.
* A Columbus woman told police her purse, containing her cellphone and $200 in cash, was stolen from her car July 6 while it was parked at Windsor Park, 4330 Dudley Ave. A passenger-side front window was broken out to gain entry.
Total loss was $1,045, reports stated.
* A resident in the 3300 block of Independence Street told police his bicycle, valued at $800, was stolen between 8 a.m. and noon July 6 from in front of his house.
He said a friend later located tires and rims belonging to his bicycle in the area of Castleton Street and Scott Court, according to reports.