German Village Gazette

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German Village: Victim targeted again by copper thieves


A German Village man said that for the fourth time, his copper drain pipes were stolen.

The victim told Columbus police that sometime between 9 p.m. Jan. 24 and 1 a.m. Jan. 25, suspects pushed their way into a narrow walkway between his house and his neighbor's residence and stole the material, which was valued at $200.

In other recent German Village area police reports:

While a German Village woman was unloading groceries, someone stole the keys to her car and house.

The victim told police she believes she left the keys in her front door while she was unloading her car about 11:30 a.m. Jan. 25.

Reports said when she left her house at 3 p.m, she couldn't find the keys.

A man claimed he was assaulted Jan. 16 at the intersection of South Third and Willow streets.

The victim told police he got in a tussle with a female and when the situation got out of control, he was assaulted by three of her acquaintances.

He said he had minor injuries to his face.

About 3:10 p.m. Jan. 30, a silver charm valued at $125 was stolen from a business in the 200 block of Kossuth Street.

A Near East Side man was arrested for a theft from a motor vehicle.

Police responded to a report of a man looking into cars Jan. 26 in the 100 block of East Livingston Avenue.

The suspect was arrested at 4:12 p.m. Jan. 26 after police found him in a car that was not his.