A Columbus man and his wife were each charged May 4 with felony counts of theft after Grove City police were called to a store May 3 in the 4100 block of Buckeye Parkway.
Officers responded to a report of a theft in progress. When they arrived at 6:41 p.m., the store's loss-prevention officer told them a man and woman were in the store, picking up numerous items and concealing them in a shopping cart and plastic bags. The pair also were observed removing security wiring from some items, reports stated.
Officers approached the suspects as they left the store, pushing a shopping cart full of items past the point of sale.
Police found 82 unpurchased items from the store in their possession. The total value of the items was $1,715, reports stated.
The pair were taken into custody.
Police found three more items from the store with a total value of $850 in their car, according to reports. The man admitted to taking the items around Easter time, reports stated. The store indicated it would pursue an additional charge of theft against him.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* A resident in the 1100 block of River Trail Court reported $430 in cash, a video-game system and video games were stolen from her house.
The woman said she came home May 3 and discovered a back door had been forced open and the items were missing. A surveillance video indicated the burglary occurred at 8:42 p.m., reports stated
The woman identified the suspect and police later arrested and charged him with a felony count of burglary.
* A resident in the 3400 block of Richard Avenue reported May 5 a cellphone was stolen from the center console of his vehicle. About $500 in damage was done to the housing surrounding the gear shifter and center console, according to reports.
* A woman reported May 5 her jacket, containing her house and car keys, was stolen from her car while it was parked in the 3800 block of King James Drive. She said extensive damage, totaling about $850, was done to the vehicle.
* The manager of a business in the 3100 block of Broadway told police he believes an employee reentered the building after the business had closed for the night May 4 and stole $1,551 in cash from the desk in his office. The manager said the employee had a key and believes he recognized the employee in a surveillance video that shows someone entering the business without force at 11:08 p.m. and leaving a few minutes later. No charges had been filed in the case.