The manager of a rental-car company on the 3500 block of Broadway told police Nov. 14 that a Columbus man had not returned a minivan valued at $26,500 he had leased from the company.
The suspect rented the vehicle Oct. 10 and was supposed to return it Oct. 28. The manager said the suspect had ignored numerous phone messages and letters demanding the return of the vehicle.
A police officer tried to call the suspect at his listed number but got a message stating the user was not available. The company provided a second number, and when the officer called that number, he spoke to a woman who said she was an "ex-friend" of the man. She said she had last spoken to him about two weeks earlier. She said the man told her he was planning to leave the state because he had done "something bad," but he gave her no further details. She said he also told her he expected warrants to be issued against him.
No charges have been filed in the rental car case.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* A Grove City man reported two credit cards and a debit card were stolen Nov. 18 from his wallet, which had been left in the center console of his car while the vehicle was parked at the YMCA, 3600 Discovery Drive.
The man said the cards were used to make charges totaling $15,914 in stores at the Easton Town Center. An attempt to make a charge for $3,074 at another store was declined.
* An employee of a Grove City construction company reported Nov. 18 that the windows on nine pieces of construction equipment were broken out, causing $8,000 in damage. The equipment was damaged between 4 p.m. Nov. 15 and 6 a.m. Nov. 18 at a construction site on the 3400 block of Southwest Boulevard.
* An employee of a Cape Girardeau, Missouri, company told police Nov. 15 that several tools, valued at $2,033, were stolen from a company vehicle the previous night while he was staying at a hotel on the 4100 block of Parkway Centre Drive.
* A resident on the 5500 block of Forest Glen Drive told police someone broke into his work van Nov. 14 and stole several tools together valued at $1,100. The van was parked in the street in front of the man's house, reports stated.
* A resident on the 4900 block of Winter Creek Drive reported the tires on her son's car were slashed. The woman said she was in her garage at 2 a.m. Nov. 19 when she heard a loud pop. She went outside, saw a vehicle pulling away from her address and discovered all four tires on her son's car were flat.
The woman named a Grove City man she believes might be responsible, stating he had threatened to cause damage to her son's vehicle.
No charges have been filed in the case, according to reports.