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Northwest Side: Women's IDs used to solicit info about assisted living facilities

A 29-year-old woman reported to Columbus police someone is using her name and that of her mother's to solicit information about assisted living facilities.

In separate reports filed Feb. 23 by the Maxwelton Court woman and her mother, with whom she lives, someone has gone to the trouble of setting up an email account in the younger woman's name and then made inquiries at assisted living facilities, leaving the home phone number of her parents.

The 29-year-old victim of apparent fraud filed the report at 7:40 p.m.

In other recent Northwest Side police reports:

* A Gardenview Place woman, 28, contacted police at 7:13 p.m. Feb. 27 to say she had received nine text messages using "vulgar language" from an individual after she told him to cease contacting her.

* A 46-year-old Cimarron Station Road man said he was assaulted by more than one individual at his home Feb. 28 at 4 p.m.

* A 33-year-old woman and her son said they got into a verbal and physical altercation with someone at their Hightower Drive home at 2 p.m. Feb. 26.

* Two television sets, one valued at $450 and the other at $500, along with a $250 gaming system were reported stolen from a Penwood Place residence sometime between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Feb. 21.

* A Cimarron Station Road man, 33, said he ex-girlfriend assaulted him twice on between 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 5 a.m. Feb. 24 before leaving his apartment. He filed the report at 7:57 a.m. Feb. 24.

* A Hilliard youth contacted police Feb. 17 at 3:15 p.m. to say she left or dropped her debit card at a restaurant on the evening of Feb. 8.

She said her bank contacted her the following day, but did not advise her to file a police report.

Nonetheless, she decided to contact officers with her suspicions regarding the waitress who served her nine days earlier.

"My waitress had brown hair, wasn't that great of a server," the juvenile stated. "She seemed very angry and rolled her eyes often."

* A representative of a bank in Cincinnati contacted police at 1:25 p.m. Feb. 24 after copper piping was found to have been stolen from a vacant home on Amston Drive.

The crime took place between Feb. 21 and the day of the report.

The interior drywall sustained $200 in damage in the process of the theft, the bank employee said.