Grove City police responded to two reports of suspicious behavior that led to arrests on felony drug charges.

Grove City police responded to two reports of suspicious behavior that led to arrests on felony drug charges.

Officers were dispatched just after 9:30 p.m. June 27 to a business in the 5800 block of Stringtown Road where a man was reportedly selling ammunition, gas cards and watches from his car in the parking lot.

When officers arrived, the man drove away, turning onto Marlane Drive before heading east on Stringtown Road. The car did not have its headlights or taillights on and the vehicle made an improper lane change, nearly colliding with another car, reports stated.

An officer stopped the car and noticed the driver, identified as Michael Riggle, 40, of Ambrose Bend in Reynoldsburg, appeared to be nervous. The man agreed to allow the officer to search his car and the officer found a small case that contained a glass pipe with burnt crack cocaine residue, according to reports. A syringe containing a brown-tinted liquid that Riggle admitted was heroin was also found, as was other pieces of drug paraphernalia, reports stated.

While the traffic stop was ongoing, another officer responded to a business in the 3900 block of Jackpot Road, where a man reported a tool bag containing several boxes of ammunition and a drill were stolen from a trailer attached to his vehicle.

The officer watched a surveillance video and observed a woman hand Riggle some bolt cutters which he used to cut the locks on the trailer.

Riggle later admitted to police he sold a box of ammunition to a tow truck driver in the parking lot and the woman sold the drill to an unknown person, according to reports.

The theft victim was able to identify his stolen ammunition.

Police said they arrested Riggle and charged him with felony counts of possession of heroin and theft and misdemeanor counts of possession of criminal tools and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The female passenger, later identified as Leann M. Guess, 36, of Logan was charged with a felony count of theft for her role in the incident.

Officers were dispatched about 10 a.m. June 24 on a report that a man had been sitting all morning in a car parked in the 3400 block of Willowood Place.

The caller reported that people kept getting into the car and leaving after a few minutes.

Police made contact with the man, identified as Aaron V. Boyd, 40, of Willowood Place. A bottle of tequila was spotted on the floor of the car and Boyd was arrested. When an officer searched Boyd, they found a bag containing flakes of crack cocaine in his pants pocket, according to reports. A small bag containing marijuana was also found in the car's center console, reports stated.

Boyd was charged with a felony count of possession of cocaine and misdemeanor counts of open container in a vehicle and possession of marijuana.

In other recent Grove City police reports:

* Two Columbus men were arrested June 24 on felony charges of robbery after attempting to steal bottles of laundry detergent from a store in the 3000 block of Broadway.

The store manager told police he observed the two men each take four, one-gallon bottles of detergent and attempt to leave without paying for them.

The manager said he met the men at the front door and collided with one of them. The manager and the other man scuffled as a third man got out of a car parked by the door and lifted his shirt seeming to indicate he had a gun, reports stated.

The manager said he released the second man and the two men in the store got into the car, which sped off. The manager and another store employee noted the license plate number, which police used to trace the car to a residence where they arrested the suspects.

The two men, Scott W. Austin, 29, and Charles G. Francis, 32, both of Kingsford Drive, were each charged with a felony count of robbery. Further investigation indicated their car was the suspect vehicle in another theft of laundry detergent that occurred June 17 at a Dublin outlet of the same store.

* A Grove City man reported his computer tablet, valued at $700, was stolen from his place of work in the 1700 block of Buckeye Place.

* A Grove City contractor told police his saw, valued at $400, was stolen June 23 from an open garage at a residence where he was working in the 1900 block of Stargrass Avenue. The man said other large tools belonging to him were chained for safekeeping and were not stolen.

* An Orient woman reported her purse was stolen about 8 p.m. June 23 while she was loading groceries into her car at a store in the 5900 block of Hoover Road. The woman said a witness told her he saw a man in a small red pickup truck pull up beside her cart and grab her purse. The purse contained a wallet and a cellphone, valued at $500. The woman told police she contacted her bank while still in the parking lot and learned one credit card in her wallet had already been used to make a $200 purchase at a Columbus gas station.