Grandview Heights police recovered two stolen vehicles last week, though one of them was worse for wear.
While on patrol Feb. 22 in the 700 block of Timberman Road, an officer observed a unoccupied parked car with expired license plates, reports said. The officer checked the license-plate number and found the car had been reported stolen out of Columbus.
The car's front end was heavily damaged and it appeared the driver's-side airbag had been deployed and stuffed back into the steering wheel, according to reports.
Columbus police were notified of the recovery and Grandview police impounded the vehicle.
The branch manager of a car-rental business in the 1000 block of Goodale Boulevard reported Feb. 21 a customer had not returned a car that was due back Feb. 2. The manager said several calls and messages had been left for the renter.
A short time later, Grandview police were advised by a company that its in-vehicle communication and navigation system indicated the car was parked on Reeb Avenue in Columbus. An officer responded and located the car, which was towed from the scene, reports said.
In other recent Grandview police reports:
* A resident of the 800 block of Pullman Way reported Feb. 21 his bank notified him of $502 in fraudulent charges on his credit-card account. The man told police he also discovered other fraudulent charges totaling $664 on his account.
* A resident of the 1000 block of Westwood Avenue reported Feb. 20 a theft by a contractor. The contractor allegedly did not complete the work she had hired him to do and has not returned the money she paid him.
* A construction worker reported Feb. 9 a saw was stolen from a work site in the 1000 block of Goodale Boulevard.
* The owner of a business in the 1000 block of Dublin Road reported Feb. 7 a former employee had made unauthorized purchases using the company account.