A Grove City officer on patrol at 11:16 a.m. Dec. 21 located a stolen car parked in the 1700 block of Stringtown Road.
The car had been stolen at 5:30 a.m. that day out of Columbus, according to reports. The car was found unoccupied, locked and without the keys inside. The owner was contacted.
At 2:14 p.m., Grove City dispatchers received a call regarding a woman chasing another person through the parking lot where the car had been recovered. The woman reportedly was screaming at the other person about "stealing my car," police said.
A witness reported the woman was the vehicle owner. He said he was waiting with her for a locksmith when what appeared to be a female with dreadlocks approached the car, reports stated.
The victim told police she observed the person approaching her car and opening it with a key fob. She said she confronted the person, who threw the keys at her and attempted to hit her before running toward a nearby COTA bus stop. The victim said she used an electroshock weapon to defend herself, reports stated.
The suspect had not yet boarded a bus by the time officers arrived. The suspect, who had been wearing a wig, was identified as a 23-year-old Columbus man.
Officers discovered he had several active warrants for his arrest on misdemeanor traffic offenses. They arrested him and charged him with a felony count of receiving stolen property before taking him to the Franklin County jail, according to reports.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* The foreman at a construction site in the 1300 block of Stringtown Road reported Dec. 22 supplies and tools were stolen from the building under construction. The estimated value of an initial list of stolen items was set at $15,000, reports stated. The foreman said he would make a more complete list of what was missing from the site.
* A resident in the 5700 block of Hoover Road reported Dec. 27 that his mother's car, valued at $12,000, was stolen overnight from his driveway.
* Officers were dispatched at 4:47 a.m. Dec. 23 to a business in the 2700 block of London Groveport Road after a burglar alarm sounded. When they arrived, officers discovered the glass of a front door was broken. No one was found in the store. The key holder arrived and determined that jewelry valued at $5,000 was missing, reports stated.
* A resident in the 4900 block of Demorest Drive reported Dec. 27 that two snowboards and snowboard bindings were stolen overnight from his car. Total loss was $1,600, according to reports. The driver's-side window was broken to gain entry.