Police beat

Burglar steals $2,000 computer, $150 in coins

A Dayton Avenue resident contacted police at 7:10 p.m. Feb. 28 to say her home had been broken into between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. that day. The burglar gained entrance by breaking a basement window, causing $150 in damage, according to reports. A $2,000 computer, $150 in change and a video-game console valued at $60 were reported stolen.

Other recent Columbus police reports include:

* An Oakland Park Avenue man was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct in the 5100 block of North High Street at 2:57 a.m. March 2.

* A man reported at 5:54 p.m. March 1 that checks he put in the drive-up mailbox at the Beechwold Post Office on Dec. 16 had been altered and cashed in Richmond, Ind.

* A girl told police she was kicked twice in the right leg while on Arcadia Avenue at 2:50 p.m. Feb. 28.

* The resident of an apartment in the 3600 block of North High Street filed a report at 6:18 p.m. Feb. 27, saying he began receiving threatening phone calls Feb. 22.

* The manager of a business in the 5000 block of North High Street contacted police at 1:14 p.m. Feb. 27 to accuse an employee of having stolen $438.44 from the establishment at 10 p.m. the previous day.

* A Croswell Road resident reported at 1:34 p.m. Feb. 26 that an individual had borrowed an $8,500 laser device from him Jan. 15 and refused to return it.