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Old coins, more taken from Milton Avenue home

A Milton Avenue man reported $2,000 worth of World War II-era coins had been stolen from his home at 1:03 p.m. Nov. 4. The victim told Columbus police the break-in took place between 6 and 9 p.m. the previous day. In addition to the coins, items ranging from a TV to a pocket watch, together valued at $2,500, were reported stolen.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress on East California Avenue at 12:57 p.m. Nov. 3. When they arrived, they found a door broken in but no one inside, reports said.

Nothing was taken, according to the resident.

A Blenheim Road man said his house was burglarized between 5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 6:50 p.m. Nov. 4. The victim, who filed the report at 7:28 p.m. Nov. 4, said $900 worth of jewelry was missing.

The owner of a house-painting business contacted police at 6:10 p.m. Nov. 2 to report a subcontractor had taken a check from a client for $799 on Oct. 15 and cashed it without splitting the money. The Glenmont Avenue resident said he had a contract with the other man regarding how proceeds from jobs would be handled.

The owner of a business in the 3600 block of North High Street contacted police at 11 a.m. Oct. 31 to report three air-conditioning units, together valued at $3,000, had been stolen sometime after 6 a.m. that day.

An employee of a business in the 4900 block of North High Street contacted police at 2:42 p.m. Oct. 31 to say she had video of an individual stealing her wallet from an office in the establishment. The crime took place at 12:34 p.m. Oct. 29, according to the victim, who said the thief already had made several purchases using her credit cards.

A business on Indianola Avenue reportedly was broken into between 6 and 7 a.m. Oct. 31. The victim said the burglars stole 10 car batteries, together worth $1,000.

A Tibet Road resident filed a burglary report at 12:34 p.m. Oct. 29. The victim said his home had been broken into between 9 a.m. Oct. 26 and 5 p.m. Oct. 28. An amplifier, video-game console and TV were taken, worth a total of $800, reports said.

A 42-year-old homeless man was charged with disorderly conduct on Graceland Boulevard at 12:39 a.m. Oct. 29 after an officer found him to be too intoxicated to care for himself, according to reports. The officer said he attempted to get the man's family or a treatment facility to take him, but both the relatives and the facility's personnel declined.