Grandview Heights police are investigating several reports of checks being stolen from residents' mailboxes.

Grandview Heights police are investigating several reports of checks being stolen from residents' mailboxes.

Reports were received each day between Aug. 8 and 13:

* A resident of the 1200 block of Oakland Avenue reported Aug. 13 she had placed two checks in her mailbox Aug. 4. She said a bank in Whitehall notified her Aug. 5 that someone had attempted to cash one of the checks. The other check was cashed the same day at a bank in the Easton area, reports said.

* A manager at a Columbus bank contacted Grandview police Aug. 12 to report a man had attempted to cash a check with a Grandview address that appeared to have been altered. Columbus police detained the suspect until Grandview police could arrive at the bank. The victim, who lives in the 1300 block of Wyandotte Road, was notified and confirmed she had placed the checks in the mail and that the check had been altered, according to reports. The suspect was arrested on charges through Columbus police.

* A resident of the 1300 block of Murrell Avenue told police Aug. 11 a check she had placed in her mailbox had been stolen and used to make a fraudulent transaction on her account. The payee's name and amount on the check had been changed, reports said.

* On Aug. 10, a resident of the 1100 block of Broadview Avenue reported two personal checks were stolen from his mailbox. One of the checks had been altered and forged in an unsuccessful attempt to cash it at a bank in Columbus, according to reports.

* After her dog began barking about 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9, a resident of the 1200 block of West Second Avenue caught a glimpse of someone jumping off her front porch, reports said. At first she thought the person might be a friend of one of her children, but she later went out on the porch to investigate and discovered a bill containing a check she had placed in her mailbox had been taken, according to reports. She later called her bank, which reported no one had attempted to cash the check.

* A resident of the 1300 block of West First Avenue told police Aug. 8 her bank notified her someone had attempted to cash a check she wrote. She said she had placed the check in her mailbox before she left for work.

In other recent Grandview police reports:

* A resident of the 800 block of Northwest Boulevard reported someone broke into her apartment and stole an e-reader and laptop computer. The burglary occurred between 4:45 and 6:15 p.m. Aug. 14.

* A resident of the 800 block of Oxley Road reported Aug. 8 an air-conditioning unit was stolen from her home. She said she placed the unit in her home July 15 and noticed it was missing July 18. Workers were in her house laying flooring during those days, she said.

* Officers responded about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 11 to a report of a male breaking into vending machines at C. Ray Buck Sports Park, 1280 W. Goodale Blvd. An officer arrived and spotted a male standing by one of the machines, reports said. The suspect began to run north toward Woodhill Drive and could not be found, according to reports. Officers reported damage to vending machines at the park and at the municipal pool.