Grove City police responded Oct. 15 to a report of a car stolen from Breck Community Park, 3005 Demorest Road. Over the next four days, officers also took three reports of thefts from vehicles at the park.
The first report was made at 10:36 a.m. Oct. 15. A Columbus woman told police her car had been stolen within the previous 10 minutes. She said she and another person had come to the park to jog. The woman said she left the car unlocked with the keys still in it, according to reports, also left her purse, containing a cellphone and other merchandise, in the car. Her friend left his cellphone in the vehicle.
An officer was driving the pair to another location when they spotted the stolen car parked on the driveway apron of a residence in the 3400 block of Demorest, reports stated. The car was unoccupied and no one was around the vehicle.
An officer canvassed the area, but no one reported seeing anyone with the car.
The victims checked the car for their belongings and found the only items missing were two credit cards from the woman's purse, according to reports.
Later that day, a London woman reported her purse was stolen between 3:30 and 4 p.m. from her SUV while she was at the park. She said she returned to her car and discovered a credit card belonging to her employer, an identification card and her driver's license were missing from her purse. Her cellphone was in the car but was not taken.
The victim said she believes she left her car unlocked, reports stated.
She said she had been notified that charges had been made on the credit card and her Social Security number had been used to change the PIN on an account.
A Grove City woman reported someone punched out the driver's- side lock to her car between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 to gain entry while she was at the park. She said her purse, which contained $85 in cash, was stolen, according to reports.
She said her debit card was used nine times at unknown locations for $1 charges each time.
Another Grove City resident reported four credit cards and her driver's license were stolen Oct. 18 from her purse that she had left in her car while she was visiting the park with her dog.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* A resident in the 4100 block of Cypress Avenue reported Oct. 15 that her vehicle has been missing since she gave the keys to an acquaintance at 10 p.m. Oct. 12 so she could charge her phone in the car.
The woman had not returned after a half-hour, so the victim said she went outside to check and found both the car and her friend were gone. She said she initially thought the acquaintance may have gone to the store, but the woman never returned the car.
The victim told police she tried to call the woman several times, but none of her calls were answered, according to reports.
No charges have been filed in the case.
* Police are investigating a Grove City woman's report that a man may have taken her car without her permission.
The woman said that Oct. 13, the man stopped by her residence in the 3600 block of Gateway Lakes Drive. She said she believes he took the spare key to her car and stole her car. She said she saw her vehicle being driven by unknown people on two occasions between Oct. 13 and 15 in Columbus.
* An officer on patrol Oct. 18 discovered a stolen car in a hotel parking lot in the 4000 block of Jackpot Road. The officer's license-plate reader indicated the car had been reported stolen out of Missouri. A check of the license plate confirmed the car had been reported stolen by a car-rental business, reports stated. Officers checked the hotel and other nearby inns but did not find anyone registered under the name of the man who had rented the car.
* Police charged a Grove City man with a felony count of aggravated burglary following an Oct. 18 incident at a residence in the 3800 block of Berkeley Place.
A couple informed police were upstairs sleeping at 11:54 p.m. Oct. 18 when they heard a knock on the front door. A man said he headed downstairs to check on the noise when the door suddenly flew open after being kicked in by another man, who handed him a traffic cone, mumbled a few words, then left.
The victim said he called after the man, who returned and the two began fighting. The victim said he went back into his house and as the front door was being closed, the suspect punched out the screen, entered the house and again assaulted him. Officers observed injuries to the victim's head, according to reports.
While one officer was taking the victim's report, another officer located the suspect at his home. That man told police the victim invited him to the house and when he arrived, the victim began hitting him and the two started fighting.
Police said they arrested the suspect and took him to the Franklin County jail.
* A resident in the 3200 block of Townhouse Drive reported a ring, valued at $1,000, was stolen between July 21 and Aug. 21 from her house. She said an acquaintance, who had lived with her prior to Aug. 21, told her he had one of her rings, but did not specify which one, according to reports. No charges have been filed in the case.
* A resident in the 2900 block of Addison Drive reported three tablet computers, a television and $500 in cash were stolen Oct. 17 from his home. He said the burglary occurred between 8 a.m. and 1:25 p.m. Total loss was $2,500.
* Officers responded at 10:25 p.m. Oct. 14 to Central Crossing High School, 4500 Big Run South Road, on a report of breaking and entering.
The school resource officer told police a parent reported an unidentified male teen was at a bonfire bragging to others that he had broken into the concession stand at the football field and stolen items.
An officer found the front roll-up window on the east concession stand had been pried open. A school booster club member confirmed that candy, chips and T-shirts, valued together at $150, had been stolen, reports stated.
Police also found that garbage cans had been strewn throughout the football field area. The west concession stand sustained damage to security lights, battering marks on the metal roll-up window and entry door, reports stated.
All of the damage appeared to have been caused by a concrete block that was found on the ground next to the entry door, according to reports. It did not appear that entry was gained into the west concession stand.