Grove City police charged a local woman Aug. 22 with a felony count of theft after her roommate reported she had taken his car then crashed and abandoned it on Central Avenue.
Danielle A. Chabane, 41, of Crestwick Court, Grove City, was arrested after being found about a quarter mile away from 3600 block of Central Avenue, Urbancrest, where she had crashed the car, according to reports.
The victim told police he had fallen ill during the afternoon of Aug. 21 and asked the woman to go to the store to get some medicine for him. Since she did not have a driver's license and did not have permission to drive his car, he assumed she would walk to the store, according to reports.
After several hours had gone by and she had not returned, the victim said he discovered his car keys and his vehicle were missing. He said he contacted the woman, who told him she would be back with the car by midnight, reports stated. When she failed to return, he tried several times to call her, but was not able to reach her. A friend called the victim to report that what appeared to be his car had been crashed and abandoned. Officers drove to Central Avenue and found the car unattended, with the keys still in the ignition, report stated.
Several witnesses told police a woman wrecked the car, then fled on foot. Officers quickly located the woman and found she had sustained several minor injuries consistent with a car crash, according to reports.
She was taken to the Franklin County jail.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* A resident in the 1500 block of Ojibwas Court reported Aug. 17 that someone broke into his vehicle and stole numerous tools, valued at $1,249 total. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. July 7 and 7 a.m. July 12, according to reports.
* Police took reports Aug. 21 from two residents who had video-game systems and video games stolen from their residences.
A resident in the 3800 block of La Rosa Drive told police his game system and several games were stolen between 6 and 10:15 p.m. Aug. 20. Total loss was $470, reports stated.
A resident in the 3600 block of Sterling Park Circle said a video-game system with two controllers, four games and a vaping device were taken from his house. The theft occurred between 1 and 4 a.m. Aug. 21. Total loss was $1,000, according to reports.
* Officers were dispatched at 7:54 p.m. Aug. 16 to a business in the 2800 block of Harrisburg Station Lane on a report of damage to one of the company's trucks.
A caller reported two male juveniles had entered the fenced-in area, then entered and crashed the truck. The caller said the juveniles ran from the area, heading toward Walden Bluff Court.
On arrival, officers found the truck in the middle of the lot with its driver's door and headlight areas damaged. It appeared the truck had been damaged when it was reversed out of a parking spot and the open driver's door was caught in another truck's utility bed, reports stated. The driver's doors on several other vehicles in the lot were also standing open.
Officers went to Walden Bluff Court, one on foot and the other in a cruiser. They found one boy hiding behind bushes, reports stated.
A male matching the description of the other juvenile walked out of a nearby apartment, then immediately walked back into the residence. Police knocked on the door and a man who answered the door told police the second juvenile involved in the incident was his son, according to reports.
The business owner told police he wanted to file a report on the damages, but was undecided whether he wanted to file charges against the juveniles, reports stated.