Clintonville: Burglars set sights on Clintonville businesses
Several Clintonville businesses were burglarized over the past two weeks, according to Columbus police reports.
A business in the 2800 block of Indianola Avenue was burglarized between 3 and 6 a.m. Aug. 9. A manager told police the front door was pried open and three cash registers sustained $2,000 in damage. In addition, $400 in cash was stolen, reports said.
A $400 grill and two revolving dessert cases worth $600 were removed from a back storage area in the parking lot of a business in the 3600 block of Indianola Avenue around 1 a.m. July 29, reports said. In a report filed at 11:57 p.m. July 31, a store official said it was possible other items had been stolen by the person who cut the chain-link fence around the storage area.
A business in the 4700 block of North High Street was broken into between 12:01 and 3 a.m. Aug. 9, according to police. A tablet computer worth $500 and $3,200 in cash were reported stolen.
A $300 pane of glass a burglar removed to enter an office on Morse Road and the $25 flashlight he or she used to discover there was no cash on hand were the only items missing, according to a report filed at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 9. The break-in at the business occurred between 5 p.m. the previous day and 7 a.m. that day, reports said.
In other Clintonville-area police reports:
* A 38-year-old Maize Road man was charged with assault after an East Arcadia Avenue resident told police the man struck him in the face with a closed fist at 1:07 a.m. Aug. 7.
A witness backed up the statement of the victim, although the suspect claimed he had been kicked in the head multiple times by the Arcadia Avenue man. The report said the suspect had no visible injuries.
* Damage was estimated at $100 in a shed break-in on Milford Avenue that netted the burglar a $100 tiller. The incident occurred between 6 p.m. Aug. 8 and 10:15 the following morning, according to the property owner.
* A car valued at $5,246 was stolen from the driveway of a Hibbert Avenue home, according to a report filed at 12:17 p.m. Aug. 7. The victim said her car, which had a temporary tag, was taken between 6:17 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6:30 a.m. Aug. 6.
* A Thames Drive man said he was assaulted 11:54 p.m. Aug. 8 in the 5300 block of North High Street.