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Northland: 'Situation' prompts call to police

The manager of an apartment complex on Hampstead Drive South called police at 11:45 a.m. April 19 to say she feared one of her tenants was going to shoot another one.

She said a tenant came to her office to complain about the way a "situation" he was having with his next-door neighbor was being handled. During the course of the conversation, according to the report, the tenant "made a comment that he was just going to 'shoot' the neighbor and how he was going to get away with it because he was protecting his property."

"She states that he made the comment while being extremely calm, which worried her," the reporting officer wrote. "She states that she feels he will definitely go through with it."

When contacted by police, the tenant denied ever making a comment about shooting anyone, although he did say he "was upset about the situation with his next door neighbor," the report concluded.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* Two men said they were attacked behind an address in the 1200 block of East Dublin-Granville Road at 1 a.m. April 20. The victims, a 42-year-old from Okeechobee, Fla., and a 33-year-old from Pittsfield, Mass., were unable to provide a description of the two men who assaulted them.

* A teenage boy said he was just "messing" with another student on a school bus at 3:35 p.m. April 18 when the other boy threw a punch at him and then put him in a headlock. The incident occurred at the intersection of Schrock Road and Busch Boulevard. The victim said he was throwing pieces of paper at the other boy in jest, which precipitated the attack. No one was injured and the bus driver contacted school officials.

* An "extremely intoxicated" 38-year-old man attempted to tell officers he had been assaulted by three people at a bar on Cleveland Avenue, but was hazy about the details. The report was filed at 5:24 p.m. April 18.

* A teenage boy said he was robbed of a $40 MP3 player at 3 p.m. April 19 at the intersection of Karl Road and Penworth Drive.

* A 23-year-old Lockbourne Road resident was charged with making threats against four people at a Maize Road home at 3:04 a.m. April 19. Two of the four live at the Maize Road address while the other two are from downtown Columbus.

* Police responded to a distress call from a North Meadows Court woman at 3:07 a.m. April 18 after she said she was beaten and robbed of a $200 television set. She also said her attacker threw a rock through the front window of her apartment, causing $300 in damage.

* Two Worthington residents reported being robbed at gunpoint at 11:30 a.m. April 15. The two women said they were outside of a North Meadows Court address when the robbery took place. They said the robber made off with $100 in cash and a cell phone valued at $600.