The owner of a company in the 3400 block of Grove City Road reported June 28 that 1,200 pounds of scrap copper had been stolen.
He told police a former employee, whom he had fired June 27, might have stolen the copper from three barrels from the company's shop.
A police officer checked online and discovered the former employee had made several sales of scrap copper between June 13 and 28. Police contacted the person who said he sold the scrap from his own business, according to reports.
No charges have been filed.
The missing copper is valued at $2,400, reports stated.
* A resident in the 3100 block of Catan Loop reported a diamond necklace and a pair of sunglasses were stolen from her car that was parked in her garage. The woman said the theft occurred between 2 p.m. June 26 and 10 a.m. June 28. She said her garage door was left open for an undetermined amount of time during that period, according to reports.
The total loss was $1,219, reports stated.
* An employee of a business in the 4100 block of Demorest Road reported June 29 that a $994 check was stolen from a mailbox in front of the company's building.
The Grove City business discovered the check had been taken after a company reported it had not received payment for services provided and payment was now past due. The missing check had been written and was intended to be mailed to the company to pay for the services. The check was taken between 3 p.m. June 8 and 3 p.m. June 9, according to reports.
The representative of the Grove City business told police he had discovered the Franklin County Banking Center had received an endorsed check from his company in the amount of $994 that a Columbus woman had cashed at an unknown bank, reports stated.
A photograph copy of the check revealed the bank logo and the payee listed on the check were incorrect and the authorized signature had been forged, the man told police.
No charges have been filed, according to reports.
* Officers responded June 28 to a report of a theft from a hotel under construction in the 1700 block of Buckeye Place.
The construction foreman said a miter saw, valued at $600, had been stolen.
A window was pried open to gain entry to the building, reports stated.
The incident was the fourth time in June that a theft had occurred at the site. Televisions were stolen in the previous incidents, according to reports.