Grandview Heights police are continuing their investigation into recent burglaries that may result in additional charges against four suspects.
Charges of burglary were filed July 6 against Charles Price, 22; Sam Seagle, 18; Jessie Bumgardner, 19; and Brandon Bumgardner, 16, all of Columbus. The burglary charges are second-degree felonies.
Price also was charged with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony.
Police responded July 3 to reports that burglaries had occurred at homes in the 1400 block of Haines Avenue and the 1200 block of Mulford Road.
Officers were dispatched at 4:29 a.m. to the Mulford Road home on a report of a burglary in progress.
The residents told police they did not see the person or persons who had broken into their homes. Several electronic items were stolen.
While investigating the incident on Mulford Road, officers observed two vehicles that appeared to be following each other.
Officers were able to note the license plates on both cars, and a check of the plates showed both vehicles were registered to residents of the Haines Avenue home.
When they checked the Haines Avenue residence, police found a front window and the front door both were open.
Officers checked with the residents who determined that someone had stolen computer hardware and software, a purse, car keys and their two vehicles between 2:30 and 6 a.m. Total estimated loss was $27,200.
Another burglary occurred July 5.
While on patrol just after 5 a.m., officers located the suspects in the 1300 block of Haines Avenue and detained them as persons of interest in connection to the burglaries.
During their investigation, police determined a nearby home on Haines Avenue also had been burglarized.
The residents were contacted and reported a car, musical instruments, a television, a video-game console and an engagement ring had been stolen from their home. Total loss was $29,701.
The stolen car from that incident, as well as the two vehicles stolen in the July 3 burglary, have been recovered.
Police believe the burglaries are related.
An investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending, police said.
Because of the ongoing investigation, Grandview police are not providing additional details on the burglaries.
Two other incidents involving attempted burglaries were also reported July 5.
A Haines Avenue resident reported she found the screen had been cut on the front window of her house but nothing had been tampered with and nothing was missing. The damage to the window occurred sometime after midnight and was discovered by the resident at 10 a.m.
A Hope Avenue resident called police at 6 a.m. to report someone had attempted to gain entry to her home.
She said patio furniture had been moved but nothing was taken.
Officers logged the Haines Avenue report as a criminal-damaging incident and the Hope Avenue report as criminal mischief and are not investigating them further.