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Flat-screen TV stolen in burglary at restaurant

Tuesday November 12, 2013 10:18 AM

Burglars stole a $500 flat-screen TV during a burglary at a fast-food restaurant in the 7700 block of Sawmill Road Nov. 9.

An employee who discovered the break-in told Columbus police officers the incident was believed to have occurred between 1:30 and 6 a.m.

In other recent Columbus police reports from the Northwest Side:

* A 69-year-old Norhill Road woman contacted police Oct. 30 after finding a flower pot had been broken and a birdfeeder stolen from the front yard of her residence.

Reports said the vandalism and theft was believed to have occurred between 1 and 4 a.m. Oct. 27. The flower pot and birdfeeder were each valued at $1.

* A 31-year-old Chaparral Road man said someone he has known since high school tried to stab him with a knife and shoot him with a gun when told to leave the premises.

Reports said the incident occurred at 1:33 a.m. Nov. 4.

Reports said the victim told police he was having an argument with the suspect about the suspect having to leave and the man began punching him and then grabbed a knife.

The victim said the suspect then tried to cut the victim but only cut his shirt.

Reports said the victim then stated the suspect pulled out a gun and attempted to shoot him.

* A 32-year-old Dunsworth Drive resident, said someone piled dog feces, possibly from the victim's own pet, on the front windshield of his car at 4 a.m. Nov. 5.

The man told police a neighbor, who was not available when the report was taken by officers at 11:04 a.m., had observed the suspect in the backyard of the victim's home, where the victim said he probably collected the feces.

* An official with a mortgage company on Reflections Drive contacted police at 11:58 a.m. Nov. 8 to report an employee who sent a text message Oct. 18 saying he would not be at work because of family reasons had never returned.

The man told police the former employee had not responded to repeated efforts at contacting him and to a letter demanding the return of company-owned equipment, including a $1,400 laptop computer.