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Northland: Drains stolen from Karl Road construction site

Cast-metal sewer drains valued at $2,450 were reported stolen from the Karl Road reconstruction project. An official with Shelly and Sands Construction filed the complaint at 8:57 a.m. Sept. 9.

The sewer drains, which were last seen at noon Sept. 7, were taken from an area near the intersection of Karl Road and Alpine Drive.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* A Reynolds Street man reported being the victim of a robbery at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15.

He said three people he did not know robbed him of $800 in cash at the intersection of East Dublin-Granville and Beechcroft roads.

* A manager of a Cleveland Avenue hardware store contacted police at 10:23 a.m. Sept. 10 to report that an employee had embezzled more than $3,000.

According to the report, the employee is suspected of taking money over a period time dating back to July 22.

* An East Dublin-Granville Road woman said her boyfriend's ex-wife keeps calling her at home and on her cell phone, threatening to kill her. The woman filed the report at 9:35 a.m. Sept. 14. She said the calls started two days earlier.

* A Westerville man said someone displayed a gun and threatened to shoot him at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the 200 block of East Dublin-Granville Road.

* A 52-year-old homeless man was taken into custody and charged initially with disorderly conduct after officers said they saw him staggering around and holding a solicitation sign at the intersection of Busch Boulevard and East Dublin-Granville Road at 3:35 p.m. Sept. 14.

Although the man was "continually abrasive, belligerent and did not wish to answer" questions, he eventually provided enough information so the arresting officers found there was also a warrant out for him for being a pedestrian in the roadway.

* A man called police at 5:14 p.m. Sept. 13 to say his son had been assaulted on a school bus at 4:15 p.m. that day in the 2300 block of Morse Road.

* Several men were issued summonses for gambling in the lobby of a Tamarack Boulevard building after an officer saw them rolling dice and holding cash at the location at 12:11 a.m. Sept. 14.

* A Columbus City Schools safety and security officer reported being assaulted by a student at Northland High School, 1919 Northcliff Drive, at 1:32 p.m. Sept. 13.

The man said he was advising the student to remove his hood, touching it in the process, at which point the student said, "I don't like anyone touching my stuff," and grabbed the security officer by the arm.

After freeing himself from the student's grasp, the man said he told the youth to go to the school office, but he instead left the building.