A woman stole a dog valued at $4,499.99 from a pet store in the 2600 block of Bethel Road at 11 a.m. Sept. 19.
A representative of the business contacted Columbus police at 7:02 p.m. to report the woman had concealed the animal in her purse and left without paying.
The incident was captured on the store video camera system, according to the officer's report.
In other recent Columbus Division of Police incident reports from northwest Columbus:
* Merchandise valued at $2,567.48 was stolen from a store in the Mall at Tuttle Crossing, between 12:10 and 12:25 p.m. Sept. 20. In a report filed at 12:45, a store representative said a customer gathered the items and left without paying.
* A representative of a medical practice in the 900 block of Bethel Road filed a telecommunications harassment complaint at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 after a patient unhappy with his physician made repeated telephone calls to the doctor's office.
Between Aug. 1 and 17, according to the person making the report, the patient called the office 87 times. What evidently prompted the filing of the report, however, was that on Sept. 18 starting at 10:56 a.m. and concluding at 4:41 p.m. the man made 66 calls to the business.
* A woman reported at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 her residence in the 6200 block of Cherylbrook Lane had been broken into. The victim, who said $40 in cash and a $200 gaming system had been stolen, said the burglary occurred between 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and 9:30 the following morning.
* A girl reported she accidentally left her purse on the counter of a convenience store in the 1900 block of Hard Road between 9:50 and 10:02 a.m. Sept. 16. When she realized what she had done and returned at 10:24 a.m., the victim said the purse containing a $600 cellphone, $250 in cash and her $75 wallet with a debit card and identification was gone.