A man told police at 3:54 p.m. March 2 at the Reynoldsburg Police Department, 7240 E. Main St., that a girl he met online scammed him out of thousands of dollars.
He said the girl sent him checks to deposit in his bank account, then sent money to others by various means. The man said he was notified by his bank that the checks were fraudulent and he owes the bank $3,300.
In other Reynoldsburg police reports:
* Reynoldsburg police responded to reports on Feb. 28 that a man brandished a knife after he stole merchandise from a local business.
Witnesses told police the man "presented a knife" at 3:25 p.m. as he left the store in the 6900 block of East Main Street. Officers searched the area and found the man, a 48-year-old Reynoldsburg resident, across the street from the store. He was charged with theft. The merchandise was returned to the store, according to the police report.
* Officers responded to a 911 call at 2:22 p.m. Feb. 26 from a caller who said he witnessed one man point a gun at another man in the parking lot of a business in the 6300 block of East Main Street. The reporting officer said neither a victim nor a suspect was ever located.
* A man reported his 10-year-old son was bitten by a neighbor's German shepherd at about 4:39 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 1300 block of Fletcher Drive. No charges were filed, since the dog was secured in a fenced yard, police said.
* An employee at a store in the 2300 block of Taylor Road reported seeing an unidentified black man steal an tablet computer valued at $399 at about 6:17 p.m. Feb. 25.
* Officers responded to a possible heroin overdose at 2:20 p.m. Feb. 26 at a residence in the 6700 block of Bordeaux Court. The 56-year-old victim was transported to Mount Carmel East by the Truro Township Fire Department.
* A woman told police a man snatched her purse when she was loading groceries into her car at about 9:26 p.m. March 1 in the parking lot of a business in the 2300 block of Taylor Road.