A man led Grandview Heights police on a high-speed chase June 9 before crashing his vehicle, reports said.
The man was observed just before 4 a.m. as he walked to his car parked in the 1800 block of West Fifth Avenue. As he drove from the lot, the driver squealed his tires, swerved several times and ran a red light at West Fifth Avenue and Dublin Road, according to reports.
When officers activated their overhead lights and sirens, the driver accelerated in what officers called an obvious attempt to elude police. He continued to drive recklessly before running off the road and crashing into a gate at an apartment complex on Runaway Bay Drive, reports said.
The driver, a 24-year-old Columbus man, was arrested and charged on several misdemeanor counts, including operating a vehicle while under the influence, driving under suspension, driving in marked lanes, running a red light, possession of drugs and fleeing and eluding.
In other recent Grandview police reports:
* A resident of the 1800 block of West Third Avenue reported several items, including cellphones, televisions and electronic equipment, were stolen June 9 from his home. The resident said he neglected to lock the door after friends left about 1 a.m. June 9. When he woke up about 6:30 a.m., he discovered the items -- together worth $3,600 -- were missing.
* A resident of the 1200 block of Hope Avenue reported June 10 that his car appeared to have been kicked, causing several scratches, and the door lock also was damaged. The man had called police at 4 a.m. June 10 to report someone was kicking his front door. He discovered the damage to the car just before 11 a.m. and called police a second time, reports said.
While an officer was taking the Hope Avenue man's second report, a resident who lives in the 1200 block of Murrell Avenue approached the officer to report his car had been damaged. He told police he had heard a loud bang about 4 a.m.
* A boy came to the police department June 13 with his mother to report his bicycle, valued at $500, had been stolen from the municipal pool, 1350 Goodale Blvd. The boy said he had left his bicycle unlocked at 3 p.m. June 12 at the pool. When he returned at 8 p.m. to retrieve it, he found the bike and his helmet were gone.
* A resident of the 1200 block of Norton Avenue reported June 1 that a bicycle valued at $120 was stolen overnight from her back patio.
* A resident of the 1100 block of Oakland Avenue told police several prescription medications, together valued at $410, were stolen June 4 from his car. The theft occurred between 1 and 6 p.m.
* A resident of the 800 block of Thomas Road reported June 7 that a satellite radio valued at $150 was stolen overnight from her car.
She said another vehicle at her house was entered and its contents rummaged through, but nothing was taken.
* A man reported his wallet was stolen June 6 from a break room at a business in the 1600 block of Dublin Road. A credit card from the wallet was used to purchase an item from a vending machine and to make purchases at a gas station in Columbus, reports said. Total loss was $116.