Burglars ransacked a house and took thousands of dollars worth of possessions in a daytime burglary last week, Grove City police reported.

Burglars ransacked a house and took thousands of dollars worth of possessions in a daytime burglary last week, Grove City police reported.

Between 8:40 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. April 13, someone broke into a residence in the 700 block of Caffrey Cour t, causing $200 worth of damage to a rear glass sliding door and $100 in damage to a fence.

Stolen were nearly $4,000 worth of items, including a number of televisions, video game systems and other electronic equipment. All the cabinets and drawers in the residence were rifled through.

Police searched the neighborhood and spoke with a witness who told officers he saw an early 2000 light gray Chevrolet Suburban with dark tinted windows backed up to the garage of the residence about 12:30 p.m. with someone loading items into it. He did not recognize the vehicle as belonging to anyone in the neighborhood, reports stated.

In other recent incident reports from the Grove City Police Division:

• On April 12, a Richard Avenue resident discovered someone stole $200 in cash she kept in a cookie jar in her kitchen. She told police she suspected her 14-year-old son of the theft because he came into possession a portable video game system and two games she did not purchase for him. He told her he got them from a friend, but she took the items to a nearby video game store, where the owner provided her with documentation that her son purchased the items for $90 in cash on April 10.

The resident told police when she confronted her son with this information, he admitted to taking the money, spending the rest of it on takeout food and giving some of it to friends.

Theft charges were filed against the son, reports stated.

• Between 8 p.m. April 13 and 6 a.m. April 14, someone stole a car belonging to a resident of the 3300 block of Richard Avenue. The car was locked, but a spare key was kept in the glove box.

• Someone stole a GPS unit, a digital camera and two DVDs from a vehicle belonging to a resident of the 3400 block of Richard Avenue between 9 p.m. April 14 and 8 a.m. April 15. The owner found the driver's door unlocked when she discovered the theft but wasn't sure if the vehicle had been locked the night before.

• A resident of the 2700 block of Walden Bluff Court reported someone used her personal information to file a 2014 federal tax return. She discovered the identity fraud when she electronically filed her return on March 22 and it was rejected.

• Between 10:40 and 11:11 a.m. April 16, someone broke into a Columbus woman's vehicle while it was parked in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road. In addition to causing $200 worth of damage to a window, the suspect stole a stereo valued at $500 and a $5 bill.

• In addition to causing $200 worth of damage to a window, someone stole $340 worth of soccer equipment from a Grove City woman's vehicle while it was parked in the 2000 block of Stringtown Road between 2:20 and 4:30 p.m. April 15. Another vehicle, parked in the same location at the same time also was broken into, resulting in $200 worth of the damage to a window and the theft of $300 worth of textbooks and a $50 book bag belonging to a Grove City resident.

• Police arrested and charged a 31-year-old Columbus man with shoplifting and possessing drug abuse instruments after he was caught trying to run out of a store in the 1500 block of Stringtown Road with a pair of shoes valued at $145 shortly before noon April 15. The suspect told police he stole the shoes because he's addicted to heroin. Officers found a syringe in the driver's side door pocket of his vehicle.

• Employees of a business in the 2800 block of London Groveport Road reported seeing someone break into a vehicle at 4:48 p.m. April 15. A laptop computer and three credit cards were stolen from the Grove City man's workbag, left on the front seat.

• More than $300 worth of items, including a GPS unit and miscellaneous makeup, was stolen between 10 p.m. April 14 and 8 a.m. April 15, from two unlocked vehicles belonging to a resident of the 3900 block of Tamara Drive.

• A resident of the 2800 block of Parlin Drive left her vehicle unlocked between 8:30 p.m. April 15 and 5:45 a.m. April 16. When she returned to the vehicle, $115 worth of items, including a suitcase, makeup and children's clothes, had been stolen from the rear seat.

• A purse containing the Columbus owner's wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle between 8 and 10 p.m. April 14 in the 2900 block of Annabelle Court.

• No charges were filed, but a student at Jackson Middle School, 2271 Holton Road, reportedly assaulted a teacher's aide, shoving her into a desk at 2:20 p.m. April 15.