Grandview Heights police are investigating a series of thefts that took place over the course of two days earlier this month.
On Sept. 12, officers investigated several thefts that occurred on Inglis and Virginia avenues.
A resident of the 1200 block of Inglis told police a phone charger, computer software, a book bag, a combination lock, a sweatshirt and change were stolen from his car between midnight and 7 a.m. Sept. 12.
A resident of the 1300 block of Inglis reported a package that had been delivered Sept. 11 was stolen. The post office confirmed the package had been delivered at 2:56 p.m. Sept. 11.
A resident of the 1100 block of Virginia told police both her car and her husband's car were ransacked between 5 p.m. Sept. 11 and 8 a.m. Sept. 12. Nothing was taken from the woman's car, but change was stolen from her husband's vehicle, reports said.
About 3:01 a.m. Sept. 12, an officer was on patrol when he spotted a suspicious man in a car parked in the alley west of Virginia Avenue, north of Parkway Drive. The officer identified the man as being a suspect in some of the recent thefts that have occurred in Grandview, reports said.
The officer attempted to make contact with the suspect, who fled the scene, according to reports.
Officers checked the area for potential break-ins and discovered an open garage window in the 1100 block of Virginia.
The homeowner was contacted and confirmed a drill set, chain saw and lawn-care equipment had been stolen.
An officer also discovered a car parked by a garage at another home in the 1100 block of Virginia had been entered. The homeowner was notified and said several items, including two bicycles, a pair of sunglasses, a socket set and a drill, were stolen from the car and garage.
Two additional thefts were reported Sept. 10.
Police took two reports of thefts from vehicles parked in the 1200 block of Northwest Boulevard.
One resident said a laptop computer, a radar detector and a calculator were taken from his car.
Another resident reported a wallet and money were taken overnight from a rental car parked at his home.
In other recent Grandview police reports:
* Officers recovered two stolen vehicles while on patrol earlier this month.
An officer on patrol about 12:16 a.m. Sept. 7 on West First Avenue near Virginia Avenue observed an unoccupied parked car with a broken window. A check of the vehicle's registration revealed it had been reported stolen out of Columbus.
Just before 5 a.m. Sept. 3, an officer found a car parked in the 1100 block of Virginia Avenue with its window broken and its steering column peeled. That car also was found to have been stolen out of Columbus.
* Two people reported their wallets were stolen Sept. 7 from a business in the 800 block of Goodale Boulevard.
In both thefts, locks were cut from lockers to gain access to the wallets, reports said.
* A resident of the 1200 block of Inglis Avenue told police Sept. 5 a bicycle had been stolen from his garage the previous week.
About noon Sept. 4, he found an unfamiliar bicycle in the garage, reports said.
* Officers responded about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 2 to a report of a breaking and entering in progress at a home in the 800 block of McClain Road.
The suspect had left the area before officers arrived, according to reports.
The suspect, a 24-year-old Findlay man, was found a short time later in the alley east of Palmer Road, north of Burr Avenue. Officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol on the man's breath, reports said, and he had sustained a cut on his right arm from allegedly breaking a window at the McClain Road home.
Grandview medics treated the cut at the scene. Police arrested the man and charged him with misdemeanor counts of criminal damaging and disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Franklin County jail, where officials refused him entry due to his injury. The suspect then was taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for treatment.
He was issued a summons through Franklin County Municipal Court to appear on the charges.
* A resident of the 1900 block of Cardigan Avenue reported Sept. 14 she had received multiple calls from someone who sounded like a family friend requesting money to pay his bond. The caller asked that she send gift cards in the amount of $5,000 to a specified address.
The woman said before she mailed the cards, she gave the caller the numbers and security codes printed on them.
She said she became suspicious when she was unable to contact the family friend.
* A resident of the 1200 block of Hope Avenue told police she wrote a personal check for $9,220 on Sept. 8. Between Sept. 8 and 12, she said, someone altered the check to show the amount of $8,000 and attempted to deposit it into a different account.
* A representative of a company told police a trailer and equipment were stolen between Sept. 8 and 11 from a job site in the 800 block of Pullman Way.