Grove City police reported they recovered a stolen vehicle May 21 after an officer was alerted by his license plate reader.

Grove City police reported they recovered a stolen vehicle May 21 after an officer was alerted by his license plate reader.

The officer was parked about 6:15 p.m. on the Interstate 270 eastbound ramp from U.S. Route 62 when the vehicle's license plate reader indicated a vehicle traveling east on I-270 and turning south onto Interstate 71 might have been stolen. The officer followed the vehicle as it turned onto Stringtown Road.

When the vehicle pulled into a parking lot on Marlene Drive, the officer turned on his lights, then his siren to attempt a traffic stop, according to reports. By this time, a Grove City police dispatcher had confirmed the car was reported stolen out of Columbus.

The driver sped out of the lot and headed east on Stringtown, then turned north into a shopping center on Buckeye Parkway, reports stated. The vehicle stopped and another officer observed a male and female exit from the passenger side. The driver also exited the car and started running through a parking lot in the 1700 block of Stringtown, according to reports. Another driver stopped his car in the roadway, helping to block the suspect and allowing the second officer to apprehend him.

Reports state police arrested Daniel Davison, 38, of Orchard Way in Powell on a felony count of receiving stolen property and failure to obey the order of a police officer. He was taken to the Franklin County jail.

The female passenger, a 22-year-old Columbus resident, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia after officers found her in possession of a syringe-like object, according to reports. The male passenger was not charged.

In other recent Grove City police reports:

* A resident in the 4800 block of Adwell Loop reported May 25 a purse, wallet, make-up bag and $40 in cash were stolen overnight from her car. Total loss was $705, according to reports.

Officers also responded May 25 to a residence in the 4900 block of Backworth Drive where a woman reported her work laptop computer, valued at $1,000, had been stolen overnight from her unlocked car.

Later that afternoon, a resident in the 4900 block of Shallowford Loop told police that when she left for work that morning, she discovered a gold necklace and crucifix had been stolen from her car. A neighbor told police he had video from a surveillance camera on his property that showed a man entering the woman's car at 3:35 a.m.

Police are investigating whether the same person was responsible for the other two thefts.

* Officers arrested a Hilliard man May 26 after an employee at a business in the 2600 block of London Groveport Road became suspicious of a check he was trying to cash and called police. The man was still in the business when officers arrived about 2:15 p.m.

An employee told police the man had opened a new checking account, then said he had a $567.19 check he wanted to cash. He asked that $7.19 be deposited in his new account and the rest be given to him in cash.

The employee told police she suspected the check was a fake and contacted security, which notified her a hold had been put on the checking account for fraudulent activity.

Cory Wilkinson, 25, of Ridgewood Drive, was charged with felony counts of forgery and possession of criminal tools, according to reports. He was taken to the Franklin County jail.

* Two cleaning employees arrived about 3:30 p.m May 26 at a house in the 3900 block of Black Pine Drive and discovered it had been burglarized.

The women told police they entered through the front door and found the rear sliding glass door and screen door were open. They saw two men in the back yard, one holding a leaf blower, according to reports.

The women contacted police officers, who arrived and searched the house, but found no one inside. A safe was found at the bottom of the stairs and a hole was found in a nearby wall, apparently caused by the safe being thrown down the stairs, reports stated.

The owner of the house, an Orient woman, was notified and she confirmed a video game system, video games, gas-powered trimmer and leaf blower were missing from the house. Total loss was $1,500, reports stated.

* A Grove City woman told police she believes a male and female may have worked together May 25 to steal her wallet at a store in the 4100 block of Buckeye Parkway. The woman said she was shopping about 2:20 p.m. when the woman came up to her and started a conversation.

The victim said she discovered her wallet was missing when she went to check out. She initially thought she may have left her wallet at home, but found that was not the case.

She told police she believes the woman was distracting her while a man lifted her wallet. A $25 charge was made on a credit card from the wallet shortly after the victim noticed it was missing, reports stated.