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Northwest Side: Neighbors dispute about parking leads to conflicting reports

A verbal dispute about parking issues in a neighborhood led two brothers, one 33 and the other 28, to accuse another resident of threatening them at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26.

Columbus police reports state the victims said their neighbor told them he was going to put them in the hospital.

The reporting officer spoke with the man who allegedly issued the threat. He confirmed there had been a dispute, but said it was the other way around, that the brothers had threatened him.

In other recent Columbus police reports from the Northwest Side:

* A Boulder Court woman called police at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 to report that her 2-year-old son came home from day care at noon Jan. 22 with bruises all over her body.

The woman said her other son, 6, told her the babysitter's boyfriend had become angry at his brother and choked him, but the woman said she spoke with the boyfriend and he denied hurting her child.

* A Smoky Row Road woman who left her purse in her car overnight Jan. 13 said she was shocked to discover the vehicle unlocked and her bag missing the following morning.

She said she was certain she locked the car when she got home 12:30 a.m. and that it was parked right outside the home, but the purse with $5 in cash, $50 in gift cards and various other items was missing the next day.

* A 32-year-old Gold Leaf Lane woman said she came home at 11 p.m. Jan. 19 to discover that it had been broken into. Nothing was taken, according to the report, but the door frame sustained $100 in damage.

* A Fincastle Court woman contacted police Jan. 17 at 5:23 p.m. after receiving word from the district attorney in Washington County, Pa., that she was wanted for passing bad checks at a WalMart there in April.

The 62-year-old woman said she's never been to Washington County, Pa., let alone to the Wal-Mart store there.

* A dispute over $170 led to accusations of menacing on Rosebush Drive at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

The victims, both men, one 51 and the other 19, said the man they accused of threatening them came to their home and began arguing over the money the younger man's "significant other" owed him.

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