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Northland: Stolen tools, appliances showing up at pawn shops

An official with a construction company on Busch Boulevard filed a report at 11:42 a.m. May 17 regarding the theft of power tools and appliances between April 28 and April 30.

The items, valued at $12,900, have been showing up at numerous pawn shops across the city, according to the report.

"A property crime recovery detective was notified and arrangements were made for the reporting person to secure the property," Columbus police reported.

In other Northland-area incident reports from the Columbus Division of Police:

* A gun was fired three or four times at a residence on Fiesta Court at 3:27 a.m. May 19.

One of the rounds shattered a window, causing $500 in damage. The officer who handled the complaint said the round that entered the residence could not be found and no other evidence was discovered.

* A 16-year-old girl walking home from school at 1 p.m. May 15 on East Dublin-Granville Road told an officer the following day that she got into an argument with a classmate over an ex-boyfriend. The result, she said, was that she was punched in the face several times and wound up losing her $500 cell phone in the bargain.

The girl said that after her classmate began punching her in the face, causing bruising and swelling, she fought back. That's how her cell phone came to fall out of her pocket and was picked up by someone not involved in the fight.

That person and the assailant fled the area. The victim was treated at the scene by a medic from the Columbus Division of Fire.

* A security guard at a charter school on East Dublin-Granville Road reported he was assaulted by a student at 11:30 a.m. May 16. The 35-year-old victim said administrators at the school told him to escort the girl from a classroom, and as he did so, she struck him in the face, causing scratches.

* A 37-year-old man contacted police at 11:23 p.m. May 19 to say he had been struck in the face with a book bag and punched in the back of the head when two people attacked him in the 2400 block of East Dublin-Granville Road. He said his attackers fled after knocking him to the pavement. He was treated at the scene for minor cuts and bruises to the face, elbow and knees.

* Officers responding to a report of a stabbing in the 800 block of North Meadows Court found two men with cuts on their hands but no one who was willing to cooperate with an investigation. The men, a 27-year-old from Ravine Bluff Court and a 25-year-old resident of Polo Drive West, refused to discuss what had taken place. They were taken to separate hospitals and admitted in stable condition, according to the report.

* A 14-year-old boy said six youths "jumped" him at 7 p.m. May 14 near the YMCA North Branch, at the intersection of Karl Road and Sandalwood Place. The boy, whose mother made him file a report on May 17, said the group of boys pushed him to the ground and taunted him, but did not kick or punch him. He said he was able to get up and run home. He was unable to describe any of his attackers.

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