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Clintonville: Inebriated woman may have given burglar her cellphone

A Broadmeadows Boulevard woman who said she was "passed out" from drinking a fifth of whiskey told Columbus police officers investigating the burglary of her apartment that she vaguely remembers handing the perpetrator her cellphone.

The woman reported the break-in at 10:10 a.m. Feb. 19, but her best guess as to when it occurred was between 2 and 7 a.m., she said.

A $200 television, the $249 cellphone, sunglasses valued at $300 and a video-game console worth $200 were taken, she said.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* A West Dodridge Street man said he was on the second floor of his home when someone entered the house through an unlocked door at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

The man said he was alerted that someone was in the house by a commotion, but he did not actually see the person who stole his laptop computer, valued at $700.

* A $100 drill press and $25 in copper piping were reported stolen at 6:40 p.m. Feb. 17 in a burglary at a Calumet Street home. The woman who reported the crime said it took place between noon Feb. 8 and noon Feb. 14.

* Catalytic converters worth $400 were taken from two vehicles at a business in the 4700 block of North High Street between 5 p.m. Feb. 17 and 4 p.m. Feb. 19. reports said.