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Northwest: Durness Place resident reports man exposed himself

A Durness Place woman contacted Columbus police at 1:01 a.m. Saturday, July 19, and reported that one minute earlier she had observed a naked man masturbating on the deck of her home.

In other recent Northwest Side police reports:

* A $17,000 diamond ring and $9,000 Rolex watch, which a 75-year-old Kingstree Drive man said he and his wife placed in a bathroom closet before they left for vacation May 15 were gone when they returned at 8:11 a.m. July 18.

* The owner of a repair business on Sawmill Road filed a report July 17 at 2:11 p.m. saying that an employee had stolen drain and drying equipment worth $3,500 and pawned it between July 1 and noon that day.

* An employee of a business on Nicholas Drive reported for work and discovered the place had been burglarized, according to a report filed at 8:04 a.m. July 18.

The break-in took place between 12:18 and 2:27 that morning, according to the report. An iPad valued at $400 was taken along with a gas card worth $500, which was stolen from the safe.

* A 45-year-old woman from Mount Dora, Fla., reported at 9:03 p.m. July 19 her wallet containing $450 in cash had been stolen at 6:30 p.m. while she was in the Mall at Tuttle Crossing.

The woman told police someone used her stolen credit card to purchase items at one of the stores in the mall.

A Hilliard woman said her vehicle was broken into July 19 between 2 and 4:15 p.m. in the 5800 block of Olentangy River Road.

Nine credit cards, her checkbook, driver's license and keys from work had been stolen, along with $50 in cash, the 45-year-old stated.

* A Springfield Lane woman said $1,400 in cash was stolen along with other items in a burglary at her apartment that occurred between 10 a.m. and 8:20 p.m. July 16.

The 25-year-old victim, said in addition to the money, laptop computers, other electronics, gaming systems, a digital camera, a television set and an alarm clock worth a total of $2,390 had been taken.

* Seven credit cards and a $30 wallet containing $500 in cash were reported stolen July 16 at 9:45 a.m. from a car parked on Bayou Road.

The owner of the car said entry was gained to the 2005 Cadillac CTS through an open window after 11:30 p.m. July 15.

He also said his credit cards had been used at two businesses in the Hilliard area.

A 30-year-old Longbow Lane woman filed a report at 9:39 a.m. July 14 regarding ongoing telephone harassment by someone claiming she owes a debt dating back to 2007.

The woman said she had been receiving calls at her home and on her cellphone at work saying it's in regards to the 7-year-old debt and "that they have the authorities on the way to come serve me with criminal charges if I do not pay the bill," according to the report.

Officers were dispatched July at 2:10 a.m. regarding an assault with a knife in the 3000 block of Sawdust Lane. The victim was a 25-year-old woman.

Designer sunglasses worth $2,000 were reported stolen from a Mall at Tuttle Crossing store July 15 at 4:45 p.m.

An employee told the reporting officer she observed the shoplifter select and conceal seven pairs of sunglasses and then walk out without offering to pay.

* Someone broke the rear window of a car parked on Caine Road between 7 and 7:30 p.m. July 15.

The vehicle's owner, a 28-year-old Powell man, said two iPads worth $1,150, a $350 pair of sunglasses and two ladders worth $250 each had been stolen.