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Northland: Karl Road resident wakes to window being shot out

A loud noise awakened a 50-year-old Karl Road resident at 3:30 a.m. Feb. 14.

When he got up to investigate, the man told Columbus police officers, he initially noticed that a curtain had been pushed forward. Upon further inspection, the man said he realized his window was shot out. The spent round was eventually recovered from the closet of a bathroom in the hallway, the reporting officer stated.

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

* The Sunoco station at 4840 Sinclair Road was held up at knifepoint at 8:53 a.m. Feb. 10. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. At 7:20 that evening, the Shell station at 777 E. Dublin-Granville Road also was robbed by someone wielding a knife.

* A 57-year-old Shore Drive man said he was assaulted in his home by someone he knows at 2:20 p.m. Feb. 12. No arrest was reported.

* An employee of a New York-based financial institution contacted police at 8:28 a.m. Feb. 11 to report that an Ironwood Court apartment had been used by someone to fraudulently obtain three credit cards from the company dating back to Oct. 14. According to the report, these cards were used to make $2,174 in purchases, allegedly for three different new customers all living at the same address.

* The owner of a salon on Sinclair Road said an individual he contracted to do work at the establishment demanded $25,500 up front and then never completed the project. The 49-year-old man filed the felony theft report at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 10, but said the contactor was hired Dec. 4. The reporting officer wrote that he contacted the person involved "and he stated that he did not have the money anymore and he was not going to complete the job."

* A 42-year-old woman and a man, 24, said they were assaulted and threatened while at a Tamarack Boulevard address at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 16.

* A boy said he was attacked while walking home from school at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13. The youth said the assault took place near the intersection of Tamarack Boulevard and Riverbirch Drive North, and that his assailant punched him in the face and lips before picking him up and slamming him down onto the sidewalk. The victim said his mother reported the incident to the principal.

* The owner of a Chinese buffet on Morse Road said a man came into the restaurant and began putting food into his pockets at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 12. The woman said that when she ordered him to put the food back, he pushed her, causing her to fall and hit her head on a table. She was able to provide the license plate number of the vehicle in which the suspect fled the scene.

* A Karl Road man, 29, contacted officers Feb. 16 at 5:31 p.m. to say he had been receiving threats on a telecommunications device dating back to Nov. 30 and continuing up to Feb. 16.

* A woman contacted police at 11:25 p.m. Feb. 11 to say her daughter had been assaulted by two individuals while attending a high school basketball game on Karl Road the evening before.

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