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Diamond ring, pearls, purse stolen from truck

A diamond ring worth $2,994 and a pearl necklace valued at $700 were stolen from a truck parked in Clintonville last week.

A South Third Street woman and a resident of Hillsboro contacted police at 11:51 a.m. Jan. 2 to report their vehicle had been broken into while it was parked at the intersection of Olentangy Boulevard and Northmoor Drive. The victims said the pickup truck's rear passenger window was broken between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 31. They estimated damage at $600 and said a $500 purse and a $100 wallet, along with credit cards and a checkbook, were stolen in addition to the jewelry.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* A Richards Road resident reported at 9 a.m. Dec. 30 that someone had used his credit union account to make a fraudulent purchase the previous day.

* An East Lincoln Avenue woman said someone kicked in the back door of her home between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Dec. 30. The burglar made off with jewelry worth $600, a $400 laptop computer, a gym bag valued at $40 and a $60 purse, according to reports. Damage was estimated at $300.

* A $12 wallet and a silver ring worth $200 were stolen from a Broadmeadows Boulevard residence at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 20, according to the victim, who filed the report at 8:33 p.m. that day. The man said he believes he knows who took his property but did not witness the theft.

* An East Dublin-Granville Road resident said he started off the new year by sustaining a punch in the head in the 3800 block of North High Street. The victim, who was able to provide a description of his attacker, said the assault took place at 1:55 a.m. Jan. 1. He was treated at the scene.