Westerville police said a woman lost $4,000 as a result of a phone scam.
According to reports, the woman said an unknown caller, who told her he was a public defender representing her granddaughter, contacted her on the morning of March 21. The man told her the granddaughter needed bail money and convinced the victim to buy $4,000 in gift cards from an electronics store, reports stated.
Later, the woman contacted her granddaughter, who was not in custody.
In other recent reports from the Westerville Division of Police:
* An unidentified man allegedly pushed a cart containing five cases of beer out of a business in the first block of West Schrock Road on the night of March 21.
Police have no suspects or any information about the man, who was captured on the store's security cameras.
* Several Westerville residents reported vandalism in the form of eggs being thrown at vehicles and buildings between March 20 and 25.
Reports of "egging" came from Olde Mill Drive, Elcliff Drive, Laketree Court and Buckeye Street. Most reports said the incidents occurred overnight.