A man who reportedly refused to let Delaware police onto his property to end an illegal fireworks show changed his mind last week after a vehicle caught fire.

A man who reportedly refused to let Delaware police onto his property to end an illegal fireworks show changed his mind last week after a vehicle caught fire.

Officers responded about 11 p.m. July 2 to a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of East Winter Street.

Police Capt. Adam Moore said officers viewed fireworks being launched from the property as they approached. He said a resident indicated he would not end the fireworks show or let officers in through a barbed-wire fence at the site.

Moore said shortly after officers arrived, smoke began to pour out of a vehicle on the property and firefighters were called to the scene. After the man let firefighters onto the property, officers moved in to arrest him, Moore said.

The man -- a 56-year-old Delaware resident -- faces charges of: illegal possession, sale or use of fireworks, a first-degree misdemeanor; obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor; criminal trespassing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, according to court records.

In other recent Delaware police reports:

* Officers received a report of a known suspect driving a stolen vehicle about 6:15 p.m. June 22 near the intersection of U.S. Route 23 and Pinecrest Drive.

The suspect fled from police in the car before abandoning it in the 2900 block of U.S. Route 23 and eluding authorities on foot, according to police reports. Delaware police arrested a suspect in the case -- Robert R. Mayes II, 35, of Galena -- on June 24, according to Delaware County Sheriff's Office records.

Mayes faces one count of fleeing after the commission of a felony and one count of receiving stolen property, both fourth-degree felonies, according to Delaware Municipal Court records.

* Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress about 1 a.m. June 28 in the first block of Webb Street. Multiple suspects reportedly broke into a residence through the front door.

Police arrested David L. Knight Jr., 18, of Bruce Road; Steven M. Perry, 41, of Ostrander; and Steven M. Perry Jr., 19, of Ostrander, following the incident, according to police reports. All three men face charges of burglary, a second-degree felony, according to court records.

* A man reported thefts took place between 6 p.m. June 17 and 7:30 a.m. June 20 at two construction sites in the 600 and 700 blocks of Ferguson Avenue. Someone stole an air conditioner and a condenser, together valued at $1,100, from houses under construction on the street, according to police reports.

* A man reported thefts occurred between 3 p.m. June 21 and 3:30 p.m. June 22 at construction sites in the 100 block of Old Colony Lane. Someone reportedly stole $300 worth of copper wire and a microwave valued at $250 from residences on the street, according to police reports.

* A woman reported a burglary occurred between 9:30 a.m. June 16 and 9:30 p.m. June 18 in the 100 block of Deerfield Place. Someone reportedly entered a residence through the front door and stole jewelry valued at $3,519, according to police reports.

Investigators recovered some of the property June 20 at a city business, reports said.

* A man reported a burglary took place between 8 and 11 a.m. June 20 in the 100 block of North Washington Street. Someone reportedly broke into an apartment and stole two televisions, together worth $1,100, and a laptop computer valued at $200.

* A woman reported a burglary occurred between midnight June 15 and 9:30 a.m. June 20 in the 100 block of South Franklin Street. Someone entered the apartment and stole a television valued at $599, according to police reports.

* A woman reported a burglary occurred between 8 p.m. July 4 and 1:30 a.m. July 5 in the 100 block of North Liberty Street. Someone reportedly entered a residence through a rear door and stole prescription medication valued at $300.

* A man reported a burglary took place between 7 p.m. June 29 and 9:15 a.m. June 30 in the 200 block of North Liberty Street. Someone entered a garage and stole speakers valued at $150 and tools worth $75, reports said.

* Officers recovered a stolen purse about 9:30 a.m. from a business in the 1100 block of Columbus Pike. Officers returned the purse to its owner, who then reported about 100 prescription pills were missing.

* Officers responded to Grady Memorial Hospital about 1:30 a.m. June 24 after a woman reported she was raped on Ohio Wesleyan University's campus between 11:30 p.m. June 23 and 1:30 a.m. June 24. The case is under investigation, according to police reports.

* Investigators took a report of rape involving a juvenile victim that reportedly occurred between Jan. 1, 2013, and May 27 at a residence on the city's west side. The case has been sent to the Delaware County Prosecutor's Office for review, police reports said.