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Clintonville: Bikes, lawn mower reported stolen from garage

Two bicycles valued at $400 each and a $400 lawn mower were reported stolen from a detached garage on East Tulane Road at 9:29 p.m. May 13.

The items were taken from the garage between 9 p.m. May 11 and noon the previous day, Columbus police reports said. A gas can worth $10 also was missing, and damage to a window was estimated at $100, police said.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* Air-conditioner parts valued at $2,200 were reported stolen from a Sunset Drive home at 10:41 a.m. May 19. Reports said the parts were taken sometime in December.

* A woman sitting on the porch of her Northridge Road home at 12:25 a.m. May 18 said she was startled when her car's alarm went off in the garage behind her home. Upon running to the garage, she saw a man fleeing the scene and discovered a rear window of her vehicle had been broken, reports said. The victim was unable to provide a description of the would-be car thief, according to reports.

* A Northmoor Place couple said someone entered their home through an unlocked back door between 11:30 p.m. May 18 and 8:30 a.m. May 19. They said two wallets, $280 in cash, a laptop computer and cellphone were taken.

A woman who lives on the same street filed a report at 9:22 a.m. May 15 saying she had discovered damage to her garage caused by a bullet.

* An employee of a gas station on Indianola Avenue filed three reports May 19 regarding people pumping gas and driving off without paying four days earlier. The amounts involved in the incidents, which spanned a period from 1:40 to 9:40 p.m. May 15, were $61.61, $22.96 and $30.04, reports said.

* An employee of a store in the 4200 block of North High Street filed a police report at 3:18 p.m. May 15 regarding harassing phone calls being received by other employees. According to the report, a man identifying himself as "Alex" calls the store, as often as five times a day. When a female employee answers, he asks initially about her car and if she's had any car problems, "then moves on to more personal questions. He often asks about schedules, the employee's appearance and her feet," reports said.

* A Broadmeadows Boulevard resident said he was attacked by two men who stole his wallet and then used his bank card to withdraw $141.93. The victim, who said his wallet contained $25 when it was taken from him, told officers he can identify the suspects.

* A Sharon Avenue resident reported her home had been broken into between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. May 13 by someone who pried open the back door. Two television sets, one worth $2,000 and the other $1,200, were stolen, the woman said. Damage to the door frame was estimated at $300.

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