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Residents lose $30,000 car, more to burglar

A West Cooke Road home was broken into between 11 p.m. Jan. 5 and 8 a.m. Jan. 6, the residents reported to Columbus police. Along with a tablet computer valued at $500, a $50 cellphone, $400 in cash and other items, the victims said their $30,000 vehicle was stolen.

A vehicle worth $3,000 was reported stolen from a garage on East Lakeview Avenue at 5:11 a.m. Jan. 5. The owner of the vehicle said the theft took place between 10:13 p.m. Jan. 4 and 3 a.m. the following day.

A report of a burglary at an East Rathbone Avenue home was filed at 8:18 p.m. Jan. 1. The victims said the break-in took place after 6 p.m. Dec. 30. Damage to two rear doors was estimated at $850. Among the items reported missing were a shotgun valued at $500 and a rifle worth $200, along with various power tools and a $1,100 TV.

Police officers were summoned to Riverside Methodist Hospital at 2:58 a.m. Jan. 5 regarding an accidental shooting that reportedly took place more than two hours earlier at the intersection of Indianola Avenue and Weber Road.

The adult victim told police he was accidentally shot by a friend, but otherwise refused to cooperate with officers and would not provide his address, reports said.

An Indianola Avenue business was reported burglarized at 3:46 a.m. Jan. 6. A personal safe valued at $200 was stolen.

A 47-year-old man was issued a summons for disorderly conduct at a convenience store in the 5700 block of North High Street at 2:23 a.m. Jan. 3.

A Fenway Road man contacted police at 4:21 p.m. Jan. 1 to report a bullet hole in the hood of his car, evidently the result of guns being fired into the air at midnight, reports said. The man said he heard several gunshots as well as the sound of fireworks when the new year arrived, but didn't discover the damage to his vehicle until the morning.

A woman told officers she was scratched on the face and arm when asked to leave a residence in the 5200 block of North High Street at 12:40 a.m. Jan. 1. The woman refused medical treatment.