Grandview Heights police officers responded at 2:25 a.m. June 15 to the area of Avondale and West First avenues on a report of a suspicious man pulling on car-door handles.
When they arrived, officers observed the man opening a car door and beginning to look inside the vehicle. They ordered him to the ground.
The suspect was a 53-year-old homeless man.
While searching him, officers reportedly found a metal crack pipe in his pocket.
He was charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the Franklin County jail, reports said.
In other recent Grandview Heights police reports:
* A man reported June 16 that a laptop computer valued at $1,200 was stolen from the trunk of his car while it was parked in the 700 block of Rail Street.
* A man reported his leaf blower, valued at $600, was stolen June 20 while he was working in the 1500 block of Goodale Boulevard.
The man said he had put the leaf blower aside while tending to another task and it was gone when he returned to retrieve it.
* After stopping a motorist for driving without headlights June 21, police discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Columbus.
An officer observed the car about 12:10 a.m. driving without headlights eastbound on Goodale Boulevard near Edgeworth Road. After a traffic stop, police found the car to be stolen, reports said.
While completing an inventory of the car before it was impounded, officers reportedly found multiple needles and a small amount of heroin.
The driver and passenger of the car both were charged with felony counts of receiving stolen property and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
The driver also was charged with misdemeanor counts of driving under suspension and no headlights.