Police beat

Weber Road resident's info stolen for cable account

A West Weber Road resident said someone used her name, date of birth and Social Security number to open an account with Comcast in Sacramento, Calif. The victim, who contacted Columbus police at 8:20 a.m. Jan. 18, said she became aware of the fraud when a collection agency contacted her a few days earlier.

A West Irving Way man said someone created a check that was purportedly signed by him and cashed at a bank in Gahanna for $1, according to a report filed at 1:33 p.m. Jan. 17.

An official with a car rental computer based in Tulsa, Okla., but with an office in the 5400 block of North High Street, contacted police Jan. 17 to report an individual had rented a $20,000 Dodge Challenger on Dec. 3 and failed to return it on the agreed date.

A Webster Park Avenue resident contacted police at 12:34 p.m. Jan. 16 to report the copper downspouts had been stolen from the west side of his house. The metal, valued at $400, was taken between 7:50 and 11:40 a.m. the previous day, according to the victim.

Someone slashed the tires of two vehicles at a used-car lot in the 4700 block of North High Street, according to a report filed at 11:52 a.m. Jan. 15. The individual who filed the report said the damage, estimated at $400, took place between 12:01 and 6 a.m. Jan. 14.

A man and woman living on East Weber Road reported being the victims of a burglary at 8:02 p.m. Jan. 14. The victims said the break-in took place between 3 and 6:15 p.m. that day. A laptop computer worth $530 and a pearl necklace valued at $500 were taken, and damage to a window was estimated at $250, reports said.

A $4,000 desktop computer was reported stolen during a break-in on Glenburn Avenue that took place between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 14. The victim, who contacted police at 4:02 p.m. that day, also said the side door of his house sustained $700 in damage.