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Northwest Side: Burglars take $21,250 from Bethel Road business

Cash totaling $21,252.52 was reported stolen after a business in the 1100 block of Bethel Road was broken into between 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 7:50 a.m. Aug. 18.

Damage to the frame of a door which was forced open to gain access was estimated at $100.

In other recent Northwest Side police reports:

* A Willoway Circle South man, 37, reported at midnight Aug. 24 a $400 semi-automatic handgun had been stolen from his safe.

The weapon was taken, according to the victim, sometime after noon May 24.

* A $450 television set and $300 laptop computer were among items stolen in a burglary on Sibby Lane that was reported at 4:25 p.m. Aug. 22.

Various items of jewelry, including a confirmation cross, as well as a blanket, pillowcase and tennis racket were also taken in the break-in, which took place after 8 that morning, according to the 28-year-old victim.

* A 23-year-old Collinford Drive resident said a suspect assaulted him in his apartment at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 and he left to get away from his assailant.

When he returned at 12:20 p.m., the victim said a $380 handgun, a money order, two credit cards and a debit card were missing from the apartment.

* Three purses worth more than $500 and a $500 cell phone were reported stolen from a vehicle that had been parked in the 5800 block of Olentangy River Road between 7 a.m. 8 p.m. Aug. 23.

Credit cards and a set of house keys were also taken, according to one of the victims, who said she had hidden the items in the rear compartment of the vehicle, but wasn't certain she locked it.

* A 23-year-old Londoncrest Drive man was charged with disorderly conduct at 10:40 p.m. Aug. 22, after officers responded to an address on Donnylane Boulevard regarding an intoxicated person.

* Someone broke into the maintenance building of an apartment complex on Times Square Boulevard between 7 p.m. Aug. 21 and 7:30 the following morning. Items valued at $2,325, mostly tools, were reported missing.

* A Millrow Loop residence was burglarized Aug. 18 between 1 and 5:51 p.m.

The victim, a 42-year-old man, said items stolen during the break-in included a $1,400 television set, a laptop computer worth $800 and another valued at $700 and a $400 gaming system.

Damage to the door frame was estimated at $100.

* A 33-year-old Abbottsford Way woman filed a report at 6:52 p.m. Aug. 17 stating a man she dated for four months but broke up with in April after he threatened to commit suicide has been consistently calling her and sending text messages.

* The maintenance shop of an apartment complex on Craigside Drive was broken into between 5 p.m. Aug. 20 and 8 the following morning.

A $1,000 acetylene torch and a power washer worth $800 were stolen during the break-in, which resulted in $300 in damage to a door.

* Two Bridgewater Boulevard men, one 23 and the other 26, said they were threatened at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 by a man who also punched one of their cars. The report was filed the following day at 5:30 p.m.

* Laptop and tablet computers worth a total of $1,365 were reported stolen during a burglary at a business in the 7400 block of Sawmill Road that occurred at 12:05 a.m. Aug. 18.

Damage to the front glass door of the establishment was estimated at $1,000.

* A Chesley Road woman, 65, contacted police at 1:57 p.m. Aug. 20 and reported someone had apparently sprayed some sort of chemical in her lawn resulting in a pattern of "wet squiggly lines" in the grass.

"The pattern of dead grass was a straight line approximately two inches wide," according to the report. "No other yards within close proximity appear to have been damaged."

* A Winberry Road couple reported Aug. 19 at 9:25 a.m. credit cards stolen during a break-in at their home July 21 have been used at several gas stations in Columbus.

* A 23-year-old Dumfries Court woman filed a police report at 3:29 p.m. Aug. 18 stating the father of her child had been making threats against her.

"She stated that she recorded several conversations with the suspect, in which the suspect told the victim that she was going to suffer physical harm," according to the report.

"The victim stated that she believes the suspect can and will carry out the threats made. She stated that she is not able to sleep in fear for her safety and that of her child."

* A $1,200 laptop computer was stolen during a burglary on Galton Court that was reported at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 18.

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