Police beat

Rock-throwing vandals captured on video

An East Kanawha Avenue man told Columbus police at 9:20 a.m. Jan. 25 that his garage and a vehicle inside it had been vandalized a week earlier. The man said he turned his car around in his driveway and was parking it when two people got out of another vehicle, picked up rocks and threw them through the windows of his garage at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 18. The man also said the incident had been captured on surveillance video.

In other recent Columbus Division of Police incident reports:

* A Clintonville woman contacted police at 2:18 p.m. Jan. 26 to say she had been a victim of sexual molestation the day before.

The victim told police the crime occurred at the intersection of East North Broadway and Indianola Avenue at 11 p.m. Jan. 25.

* A West Como Avenue man reported at 12:37 p.m. Jan. 21 that his vehicle, valued at $15,000, had been stolen. The theft occurred between 10 p.m. Jan. 20 and 8 a.m. Jan. 21, reports said.

* Copper gutters and downspouts worth $1,200 were reported stolen from a Webster Park Avenue home Jan. 25. The resident said the crime took place between 8 and 11:45 a.m. that day.

When she left for work at 8 a.m. Jan. 22, a West Dunedin Road woman told police, the $3,000 worth of copper gutters were on her detached garage, but when she got home at 5 p.m., they were gone.

* An East Schreyer Place resident contacted officers at 7:25 p.m. Jan. 25 to say his car was broken into between 11 p.m. Jan. 20 and 5:55 a.m. Jan. 21. A psychological test kit valued at $1,000 was taken, the victim said.

* A Glenmont Avenue man told police his vehicle was broken into while parked at Graceland Shopping Center and $1,500 worth of personal and company property was stolen between 8 p.m. Jan. 17 and 9:15 p.m. Jan. 20. The missing items included a work laptop computer, a cellphone, a briefcase and sunglasses.

* Employees at a bank in the 3500 block of North High Street filed a report of fraud at 3:15 p.m. Jan. 21 involving counterfeit checks made out to a credit union in New Mexico.

* An East Schreyer Place woman reported at 10:16 a.m. Jan. 21 that someone entered her unlocked, detached garage between 6 p.m. Jan. 19 and 8 a.m. Jan. 20 and stole a $1,000 mini-bike. An officer reported recovering the stolen item a short distance away, at the intersection of East Weisheimer Road and Sellers Avenue, at 7:34 a.m. Jan. 21.