Police beat

Clintonville: Teenagers caught on roof of High Street business

Four 17-year-old boys face trespassing and drug charges after a witness reported seeing them on the roof of a business in the 4500 block of North High Street at 1:28 a.m. Aug. 17.

The witness reported to Columbus police the boys were firing guns.

Police found the four in possession of a BB gun and Airsoft pistol, marijuana and rolling papers, a glass bong and other drug paraphernalia, along with an unopened bottle of beer, according to reports.

The teens were charged with trespassing and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, reports said.

The youths, one of whom lives in Clintonville, were released to their legal guardians, according to the reporting officer.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* An employee of a business in the 5000 block of North High Street said he was getting into his car with the bank deposit from the business at 10:28 a.m. Aug. 11 when a man tried to steal the cash. The worker was able to close the car door before the would-be robber could gain access, although the suspect pulled on the door handle hard enough to rock the vehicle, reports said.

* An employee of an apartment complex on Broad Meadows Boulevard said family members of a former resident showed up at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 14 and made threats against him. The victim said the former tenant's relatives caused a disturbance and that two of them told him they had "people" who would "take care of him," adding that these people had weapons.

Two men, one 32 and the other 38, who live in apartments on the same street reportedly got into a fight at 5:17 p.m. Aug. 11.

Officers were unable to determine the primary aggressor between the two parties, according to reports. The suspects were referred to the prosecutor's office.

* A West Longview Avenue resident contacted police at 12:03 p.m. Aug. 10 to say someone had been attempting to obtain credit cards in his name. The victim said he received a call from a bank two days previous to the report about having applied for a credit card Aug. 3 and subsequently heard from a retail store that his application for a card from that store had been turned down.