Columbus police reports
A vegetarian hot dog push cart valued at $4,000 was reported stolen from outside a business in the 3000 block of North High Street at 11:26 a.m. Sept. 8
Columbus Division of Police reports stated the cart was taken from in front of the business sometime after 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7.
A 43-year-old Northland resident contacted officers at 5:38 p.m. Sept. 9 to report receiving threatening text messages while she was in the Graceland Shopping Center off North High Street.
The woman told police the suspect sent her a dozen messages that advised her to get a security system for her residence, to change her locks and to "watch your back." She was referred to the prosecutor's office to pursue possible charges.
A Kentucky man reported at 8:29 a.m. Sept. 9 that his 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck was broken into while he was attending a craft festival at the Park of Roses, 3923 N. High St. The 64-year-old man said the crime occurred the previous day between 5 and 6 p.m. A laptop computer valued at $4,500 was missing, as were his birth certificate, passport and title to the truck.
A 78-year-old Milton Avenue man said he asked a simple question at 10 a.m. on Sept. 6 and got an angry response. According to a police report, the man said he inquired of an individual at a business in the 2800 block of North High Street if a copy machine was working, and that person "became angry and shoved him, causing him to fall backwards." No arrest was reported.
A Deland Avenue woman, 77, reported Sept. 6 she had been the victim of a scam on Aug. 31. She said she received a phone call at noon that day and was advised she had won $500,000 in a sweepstakes, but could only claim her winnings by paying $4,000 in taxes in advance, which she did by sending a check for that amount to a woman in New York State.
A Blenheim Road resident reportedon Sept. 5 that an incident of voyeurism several days earlier. According to the victim, he was visiting a friend on East Lakeview on Sept. 1. At 3:30 a.m., he said he was using the bathroom at his friend's place when he discovered a cell phone in a trash can that was taking video.
A 30-year-old resident of the Northwest Side complained of being assaulted by an unknown suspect in the 4900 block of North High Street at 3 a.m. Sept. 3.
A Westerville man and an East Longview Avenue resident reported at 3:38 a.m. Sept. 3 thier vehicle was broken into while parked at the intersection of North High Street and Leland Avenue. Hundreds of dollars worth of sporting equipment, including golf clubs, tennis shoes and a Jerome Bettis Pittsburgh Steelers jersey, were stolen.