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Teenager robbed of sneakers at Clintonville park

Tuesday November 12, 2013 9:53 AM

A teenage boy told Columbus police he was robbed of his basketball shoes, headphones and school identification at Clinton Como Park, 301 W. Pacemont Road, at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 5.

The teen said he was at the park with a friend when two individuals, one of whom had a gun, took the shoes, valued at $150, and the $265 earbuds. The reporting officer listed the crime as a case of aggravated robbery.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* A Northridge Road woman contacted officers at 4:21 p.m. Nov. 10 to say a relative of hers who is a heroin addict had been staying with her and had stolen musical instruments and other items worth almost $1,300.

The woman said she let the relative and her child stay with her because they were homeless. She said she asked the woman, who reportedly is on probation for theft, to leave after discovering an antique guitar, a banjo, a circular saw and a laptop computer were missing.

* A Neil Avenue woman said someone smashed the right rear passenger window of her SUV while it was parked in the 4200 block of North High Street at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5. She said a $2,400 notebook computer, $200 cellphone and her checkbook were stolen. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $100.

A Powell woman also reported her vehicle was broken into at the same location and at the same time, resulting in $100 in damage and the theft of her $80 purse.

* A Lindhurst Drive resident reported the theft of $28 worth of medication that he accidentally left in the bagging area of a North High Street business at 5:20 p.m. Oct. 29. In a report filed Nov. 1, the man said he had paid for the prescription at the pharmacy, but then did some other shopping before leaving the bag behind.

When he realized he had forgotten it and went back, the Lorazepam was missing, reports said.

* An East Schreyer Place resident told police her home was burglarized between 6 and 10 p.m. Nov. 8. The woman said entry was gained through a kitchen window, which sustained $200 in damage. A $500 television and a topaz ring worth $1,500 were taken, according to reports.

* A resident of an apartment on Morse Road said another person who lives in the same building shoved him to the ground during an altercation at a business in the 4900 block of North High Street at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 7.

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