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Clintonville: Woman's house offered for rent in online ad

The house is not for sale, nor is it for rent, no matter what it says on Craigslist.

A Calumet Street woman filed a report with Columbus police at 12:19 p.m. May 2 in which she said someone from Rome, Ga., had placed on ad with the online classified service identifying himself as the owner of the Clintonville home and offering it as a rental residence.

The ad went up just after midnight April 30, according to the victim.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* A teenage boy said two men assaulted him while two others took video of the attack at the intersection of Broad Meadows Boulevard and Highfield Drive at 7:31 p.m. May 2. The boy said the four men approached him prior to the assault, demanding he give them his bicycle. The boy had only minor injuries and did not require medical attention, according to reports.

* A 30-year-old homeless man and a 31-year-old man who lives on Pegg Avenue were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Fallis Road home at 3:10 p.m. May 3. According to reports, the pair caused $1,200 in damage to the rear door of the house in attempting to break in.

* An Orchard Lane resident and a visitor from Tennessee reported their vehicles had been broken into between 8 p.m. April 29 and 8 a.m. the following day.

The Orchard Lane man said the contents of his car were rifled through by someone who entered his detached garage, and some prescription medicine was taken.

The Hickson, Tenn., woman said her car was broken into while it was parked in the driveway of the Orchard Lane house, but nothing was taken.

* A woman reported her Nigerian passport, a $2,000 laptop computer and numerous other items were stolen from her vehicle while she was inside an Indianola Avenue business between 6:35 and 7:35 p.m. April 26. The victim said she discovered the front door of her vehicle open and the inside "trashed." She said $40 in cash, her cellphone and her purse also were stolen.

* A Zeller Drive resident reported his home was broken into between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. April 29. A laptop computer worth $250, a television worth $250, a $100 camera and a $250 video-game console were stolen, he said. Damage to the window of the back door was estimated at $50.

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