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Northland: Vandals strike: Tires slashed on 9 vehicles May 31

Red Fern Drive was no place to park a car overnight on May 31.

But lots of people did, and someone slashed the tires on many of their vehicles.

Columbus police took seven reports of vehicles having their tires slashed after 11 p.m. May 31 and prior to 7 the following morning. Two other reports of tires being slashed on vehicles parked on nearby Sharon Woods Boulevard were also taken.

In some cases, it was a single tire that was vandalized, for damages of about $200, but in other cases, more than $600 in damage was estimated when all four tires were punctured.

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

* A 28-year-old resident of an apartment complex on Audubon Trail was given information on filing for a protection order after she said she was attacked and threatened with a gun in a domestic violence incident at 4 p.m. June 2.

* Two Forest Hills Boulevard residents called police at 2:25 p.m. June 2 to report that someone had shot out the driver's side windows of their vehicles, which were parked near Jester Lane. The incident took place between 12:05 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Damage to each vehicle was estimated at $200.

* Three men from Pennsylvania said they were attacked and robbed by five people in a parking lot on Karl Road at 5:21 a.m. June 1. One of the victims, a 28-year-old, reported that his $800 cell phone was taken.

The other two men, both 31, said the attackers attempted to take their wallets but were unsuccessful.

* A 22-year-old Christine Boulevard woman came home from shopping at 4:24 p.m. May 31 to find a stranger sleeping on her couch. The 37-year-old man was charged with criminal trespassing and taken to jail.

* A 26-year-old Forest Birch Lane man and a 17-year-old girl both reported receiving telephone calls between 2:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. from someone they don't know threatening them with "serious physical harm."

* A Kings Highland Drive man, 29, filed a report at 12:42 p.m. May 30 in which he stated he received several text messages the previous evening that were threatening to him and "sexually explicit" toward his girlfriend.

* A pizza delivery driver said he was making a stop at Stonecastle Drive at 12:15 a.m. May 29 when one of the two people at the address displayed a handgun and demanded the food for free. One of the suspects then said that they were just joking and both ran from the scene.

* An old shotgun accidentally went off inside a storage unit on Sinclair Road at 9:30 p.m. May 28. Damage was set at $300.

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