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Clintonville: Laptop stolen in smash-and-grab

A laptop computer worth $1,200 was among items stolen by someone who broke out the rear window of a car parked on Broadway Place between 6:15 p.m. June 27 and 7:05 a.m. June 28, according to Columbus police reports.

The owner of the vehicle said a computer bag worth $300, another bag valued at $30 and her employer's keys, which are worth $25, also were taken. Damage to the rear window of the car was estimated at $300.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* Furniture valued at $75 was reported stolen from the porch of a Midgard Road home at 5:58 p.m. June 24. The homeowner said the chair and glass-top table were removed between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

* An officer dispatched to a West North Broadway address at 10:15 a.m. June 21 was told by the resident that someone had obtained her credit-card information and made seven fraudulent purchases in the amount of $1,327.89. The woman, who said she still had the since-canceled credit card in her possession, told the officer the transactions all took place June 20.

* A Fairlawn Drive resident filed a report of telecommunications harassment at 3:19 p.m. June 23. The woman said an individual she named called her five times between 3 a.m. June 21 and 3:06 p.m. June 22, threatening to beat her up and to interfere with custody of her children. She said the person also called her home number and yelled at someone else who answered.