A Grove City man who delivers pizzas reported his car, valued at $6,500, was stolen Aug. 11 after he returned to the pizza shop in the 4000 block of Hoover Road at 11:05 p.m.
He said he left his car running and unlocked with the keys in the ignition while he went inside to get more orders to deliver.
When he went back outside about 10 minutes later, the car was gone.
The man said a cellphone, valued at $500 and $400 in cash were in his car when it was stolen, reports stated.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* Police recovered a vehicle that had been reported stolen by a Columbus car rental business.
An officer was driving at 1:34 p.m. Aug. 13 on Stringtown Road near Interstate 71 when the license-plate reader in his cruiser signaled a passing car had been reported stolen.
The officer turned around and followed the car as it headed onto northbound I-71. The driver of the car, a 32-year-old Columbus woman, pulled over and exited the car.
The driver told police she had rented the car from the business and it was supposed to be returned on May 20. She said she loaned the vehicle to a friend who failed to return it to her. She said she later received calls from the rental company and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office informing her the car needed to be returned immediately or she would face criminal charges, reports stated.
The woman told police she had finally convinced her friend to bring the car back to her and she was planning to return the car to the rental company later that day.
The rental company was contacted and the supervisor requested the car be towed from the scene.
No charges relating to the rental car have been filed against the driver, but she was found to be driving with a suspended license and was given a summons to appear in mayor's court on that charge.
* A Grove City man reported his niece drove off in his car without his permission Aug. 15 while he was shopping at a store in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road.
The man said he had left the car running with the air conditioner on while his 23-year-old niece stayed in the car. While he was in the store, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office called him to report his car had been involved in an accident and his niece was the driver.
The car had been severely damaged and had caught on fire in the accident, according to reports.
The woman was charged with a misdemeanor count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to reports.
* An employee of a Lima company told police Aug. 15 that metal forks were stolen from the company forklift he had parked in a parking lot in the 2400 block of Stringtown Road. Total loss was $2,000, reports stated.
* Managers at two businesses reported Aug. 13 that batteries had been stolen from company trucks.
The manager of a business in the 4000 block of Gantz Road said batteries were stolen from three service trucks between 1:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 4:30 a.m. Aug. 13. Total loss was $800, according to reports.
The batteries from three other trucks were also stolen from a business in the 2200 block of Southwest Boulevard. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. Aug. 11 and 8:12 a.m. Aug. 13. Total loss was $600, reports stated.
* The manager of a business in the 3000 block of Turnberry Court reported Aug. 12 that $400 in cash, a monitor and a digital-video recorder were stolen from the business. The man said he arrived for work at 6 a.m. Aug. 12 and found the front door to the shop standing open, according to reports. The theft had occurred sometime overnight, resulting in a loss of $900, reports stated.
* A Galloway man told police Aug. 10 that several lawn-care tools, valued at $850, were stolen overnight from the bed of his truck parked in the 5400 block of Lilac Avenue.
* A resident in the 3600 block of Melrare Court reported Aug. 10 that rocks were thrown at his car, causing $500 in damage to the roof and front right fender of his vehicle.