A Columbus woman was charged with a felony count of robbery after an incident in which she was accused of stealing packs of sheets from a store in the 4100 block of Buckeye Parkway.
Officers were dispatched at 7:05 p.m. Nov. 9 to the store on a report of a theft involving a woman who had concealed a pack of sheets in her purse and exited the store. The clerk said she observed the woman place the sheets in a vehicle, then re-enter the store.
The woman took and concealed another pack of sheets and tried to leave the store again, reports stated. This time, she was encountered by a loss prevention officer who tried to stop her from leaving.
The loss prevention officer told police he had identified himself and took hold of the woman's arm. He said the woman then used her knee to strike him in the groin and left the store, according to the report.
She got into the passenger seat of the car and drove off. The employees were able to give police a license plate number, reports stated.
Another officer stopped the car as it was attempting to exit the parking lot onto Buckeye Parkway.
The woman was arrested on the felonious count of robbery and taken to the Franklin County jail.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* A resident in the 5700 block of Quail Run Drive reported Nov. 8 that his debit card information was used to make purchases totaling $1,997 at two grocery stores.
* A resident in the 1900 block of Stargrass Avenue told police Nov. 9 a letter had been placed on her door step on Nov. 7 about juveniles who had damaged garage doors in her neighborhood.
The woman said she didn't think anything of it until she discovered her garage door had been vandalized, causing $1,000 damage, reports stated.
The letter said the juveniles were working to pay restitution for the damage they had caused. It was signed with three male first names.
Police had previously investigated a report made on Oct. 27 by a resident in the 2000 block of Stargrass that her garage door was damaged. That woman said it appeared someone had run into the door to purposely cause damage.
By the next day, officers had identified the three teens who admitted to causing the damage at the home in the 2000 block. The parents of the teens agreed to split the cost of repairing the garage door. No charges were filed.
The woman who made the report Nov. 9 also declined to file charges as long as restitution is made.
* An officer recovered a stolen vehicle Nov. 10 after the license-plate reader in his cruiser indicated the car was stolen.
The officer was patrolling at 1:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Hilldale Drive when the license-plate reader alerted him. He checked the registration and learned the car had been reported stolen to Columbus police. The car was valued at $7,000, according to reports.
* Officers responded at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 to a burglar alarm at a business in the 4400 block of Broadway. They arrived to find a front door had been pried open. They searched the building and found the manager's office door had also been pried open, but found no one inside. Some change and dollar bills were found in the parking lot, reports stated.
The keyholder arrived on the scene, but was not able to immediately determine what had been stolen.