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Police respond to burglary report, find assault

Officers responding to a report of a burglary in progress in the 3000 block of Neil Avenue at 2:51 p.m. Jan. 8 discovered a woman at the residence had been assaulted, according to Columbus police reports.

A 19-year-old woman who lives at the address was charged with assaulting another woman, reports said.

A Richards Road resident told police a patio room attached to his house was broken into Jan. 11 and two bicycles were stolen.

The man said he was certain he had locked the door to the room, but there was no sign of forced entry.

One of the bikes is valued at $1,000; the other, $500, the victim said.

An East Longview Avenue woman reported someone had written a check against her account, causing it to be $500 overdrawn.

In the report, filed at 11:40 a.m. Jan. 10, the victim said the check, which did not resemble the ones she has from the bank, was made out to a dentist in Reynoldsburg on Dec. 5.

She added the signature on the check does not resemble hers.

Two East Weisheimer Road women filed a burglary report at 11:51 a.m. Jan. 10.

The victims said a rear door of their home was forced open between 9 and 10:45 a.m. that day.

Two laptop computers and a tablet computer, together worth $2,600, were taken from different rooms, along with a ukulele valued at $100.

A West Como Avenue man told police he believes his ex-wife vandalized the flower pots on his porch while was on vacation.

According to the report, filed at 7:46 a.m. Jan. 9, the man said the dirt from the pots was poured out onto his porch and the pots themselves were smashed, save for one that was placed on top of his car.

He added he took a photo of the damage and mailed it to his ex-wife asking why she had done this and she replied with a smiley-face emoticon.

A Sunnyside Lane woman contacted police at 9:29 a.m. Jan. 7 to report she had received threatening messages on Facebook from an individual at 6:42 p.m. Jan. 4.