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Woman reports threat to kidnap her children

A Torchwood Drive woman told Columbus police officers she received a call at 9:27 a.m. Oct. 22 from someone threatening to kidnap her children.

The 30-year-old woman said the caller told her he would pick her children up at school if she did not pay him money she allegedly owed him.

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

* Two people working private security at Skate Zone 71 on Evanswood Drive reported becoming involved in an altercation with several people at 6:09 p.m. Oct. 26 after ordering one of them to leave the establishment.

Eventually, four people reported being victims of an assault by four different individuals, police said. They were referred to the prosecutor's office to file charges.

* A Tamarack Boulevard woman, 21, said a man threatened to rob her at her apartment at 3:05 a.m. Oct. 27.

* An official with a Sinclair Road business called police at 5:33 p.m. Oct. 24 to report that someone had altered the amount on a company-issued check and attempted to cash it. The amount was not listed on the report.

* A 26-year-old Concourse Loop resident said she feared for her life after receiving a death threat at 2 p.m. Oct. 20. The woman was at an address on Shanley Drive at the time she received the threat, according to the report she filed Oct. 21.