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Clintonville: Two nearby garages broken into, two bikes stolen

As an East North Broadway resident was filing a report about his garage having been broken into, a similar incident was called in only a block away.

In the initially discovered incident, a resident of the 500 block of East North Broadway said his unattached garage had been broken into between 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and 7 a.m. Aug. 25. Damage to a window was estimated at $300. A bicycle valued at $700 was stolen from the garage.

The other incident was in the 3200 block of Indianola Avenue. It also involved the theft from a garage of a bicycle, this one valued at $100.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* A West Pacemont Road woman reported that after she let her dog outside, she heard him barking and discovered a man urinating in the alley behind her house. The incident took place at 12:55 p.m. Aug. 19 and was listed on the report as a case of public indecency.

* Tools valued at $630 were reported missing from a garage at a West Cooke Road home at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23. The break-in occurred after 7 p.m. the previous day, according to reports.

* An Indianola Avenue business was burglarized between 10 p.m. Aug. 22 and 7 a.m. Aug. 23. The thief, who came in through a back door, made off with $300 in cash, reports said.

* Personal and professional documents were stolen during a vehicle break-in on Winthrop Road that reportedly took place between 8 and 9 p.m. Aug. 14. The victim said his work bag was inside the vehicle, and along with a variety of documents, there was a canceled check for a still-active account inside. The man said his wife's car also was parked in the driveway, but had not been broken into.

* A Richards Road resident who said he'd accidentally left his garage door open reported the theft of various items at 10:48 a.m. Aug. 15. The missing items include two bicycles, one valued at $1,300 and the other worth $400. A $50 trailer hitch also was stolen.

* An employee of a North High Street bank branch contacted police Aug. 20 about the disappearance of $2,005 that happened between 7:25 a.m. and 5:35 p.m. May 31. "It is unknown how the mysterious cash disappearance occurred," according to the police report. "An internal bank investigation has been completed and is available for law enforcement review. No suspect has been identified."

* A burglar broke a window in a garage on Rustic Place, then managed to gain entry to the home between 2 and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21, according to reports. The victim said various items were removed from the house, including a $500 laptop computer and two gold necklaces worth $1,200.

* A Milton Avenue man who let a woman stay at his apartment "while she was trying to get back on her feet" subsequently discovered items missing from his home and filed a report at 3:44 p.m. Aug. 21. He said the items were taken between 11 p.m. Aug. 3 and 11 a.m. Aug. 9. The valuables include a video-game console and games, DVDs and pieces of jewelry, together worth $2,050.

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