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Northland: Copper pipe, building materials reported stolen

Columbus police are investigating several incidents regarding the theft of copper piping and building materials reported over the past week.

An official with a contracting company based in Marion filed a report at 1:35 p.m. July 2 regarding $15,000 worth of copper wiring and other materials missing from an address on Arborwood Court. According to the report, the theft took place sometime between June 7 and July 1.

Building materials valued at $4,700 were reported stolen from a Sinclair Road residence at 3:30 p.m. June 30. The homeowner said someone cut the padlock on a gate to gain entry to the property sometime after noon June 23. Steel pipe, concrete forms and fire alarm boxes were among the items stolen.

A woman who was in the process of moving from a Karl Road home returned at 7 p.m. June 30 to mow the lawn a last time and she discovered that the back door had been kicked in. According to the report, the 31-year-old woman said most of the contents of the house already had been removed, but a 10-foot section of copper piping was stolen from the basement. Damage to the door was estimated at $100.

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

* A boy told officers he was shot with a BB gun at 3:55 p.m. July 5. The incident took place at the intersection of Atwater Drive and Fullen Road.

* A 24-year-old homeless woman said she was assaulted and chased by another woman holding a can of lighter fluid in the 4600 block of Tamarack Boulevard at 12:15 a.m. July 5. The alleged assailant claimed the first woman had thrown a bottle at her. Neither claimed to have injuries that required treatment and no arrests were reported.

* An 18-year-old North Meadows Court woman reported at 3:30 p.m. July 3 she received a threatening voicemail message. She said the person who left her the message indicated that if the two of them got into a fight, the woman would wind up in the intensive care unit.

* A Cadillac valued at $25,000 and $3,000 in jewelry were stolen in a July 2 house break-in on Hempwood Drive. The 62-year-old owner said the burglary took place between 7 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

* A 52-year-old Karl Road resident said he repossessed a car from someone who did not make an auto loan payment, only to have that person contact him at 3:30 p.m. June 30 and threaten to kill him and destroy his shop.

* A 27-year-old Forest Birch Lane man stopped at police headquarters at 1:35 p.m. June 30 to report that numerous items had been stolen from a car he may have left unlocked. The theft took place between 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. June 20.

Missing items include a $20 wallet, $400 in cash, a $100 cordless drill, a $50 book bag, an $1,100 laptop computer, a $1,500 smartphone and a tablet computer worth $1,500.

* A 19-year-old woman was arrested for assault in the 4800 block of Tamarack Boulevard at 10:35 p.m. June 29. The victim was a 33-year-old man who resides at the address where the arrest took place.

* A 27-year-old Lamont Avenue resident was treated at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital for multiple fractures and lacerations he was beaten and robbed in the 5700 block of Karl Road at 4 a.m. June 28.

According to the report, in addition to serious injuries that will require surgery, the man was robbed of his blue tennis shoes, hat, driver's license, Social Security card, credit card and a laptop computer worth $800.

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