POLICE NEWS

Grove City

• Police are warning residents about online scams after a woman lost more than $1,000 in a computer scam. Police received a report on June 13 from a Stewart Avenue resident who said she received a message on her home computer that downloaded a virus.

The message included a phone number with instructions to call to have the virus removed. She called the number and spoke with a man who said he was “Ray Sherman from Microsoft.”

He asked her to buy more than $1,000 worth of Google Play cards to have the virus removed. The woman bought the cards and gave the man the security codes over the phone. Police are cautioning residents to refrain from providing personal information over the phone, and to not buy gift cards or similar cards for unknown people.

• Scott Francis William Martin, 29, of 1149 Franklin Road, Jackson Center, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia after the vehicle he was riding in was stopped on June 15 in the 800 block of Superior Street, police said.

• A 16-year-old was taken into custody at 11:11 p.m. June 15 after a domestic altercation in the borough. The teen was placed in Keystone Adolescent Center and petitioned to juvenile court on charges of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, police said.

• Someone stole a gold BMX bicycle from a front porch at 611 Spring St. between 8 p.m. June 13 and noon June 14, police said.

Sandy Lake

• Brett S. Denny, 60, of Sandy Lake, was cited with public drunkenness after he was unable to maintain his balance while talking to police at 3:15 p.m. June 19 at the Sandy Lake borough building, police said.

DRUNKEN DRIVINGARREST

Grove City

• Christian James Morrow, 49, of Cleveland; at 2:54 a.m. June 17 in the 1300 block of West Main Street, police said.