A taxi driver told police he was robbed at 12:40 a.m. Oct. 18 in the National Road apartment complex, 3574 E. Main St.

An officer reported the driver flagged him down while he was on patrol and told him he was robbed after dropping off two passengers.

The driver told police he picked up two men, one of whom had requested the cab in the 4100 block of Southpoint Boulevard in Columbus.

The driver told police he held one of the men's cellphones as collateral until they arrived at the apartment building on East Main Street, where the men attempted to use a credit card to pay the $31 fare.

After the card was declined, the men reportedly grabbed the driver by the throat, took back the cellphone and stole $20 from him.

An investigation found the number from which the man called the cab belonged to a woman.

Police also determined the name and description the victim provided matched that of a man involved in an incident police investigated Sept. 23.

The phone number in that report, police said, matches that used in the robbery of the taxi driver.

* Burglaries were reported at 12:25 p.m. Oct. 18 in the 400 block of Erickson Avenue; at 8:10 p.m. Oct. 19 in the 1000 block of Bernhard Road; at 11:55 p.m. Oct. 19 in the 4600 block of Morris Avenue; at 11:05 p.m. Oct. 22 in the 3900 block of Andrus Court; at 12:40 a.m. Oct. 23 in the 4300 block of Chandler Drive; and at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the 100 block of Little Flower Lane.

* Thefts were reported at 3:40 p.m. Oct. 19 in the first block of Maplewood Avenue; at 10:25 p.m. Oct. 19 in the 4000 block of Beechbank Road; at 4:05 p.m. Oct. 20 in the 3600 block of East Main Street; at 11:45 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 4500 block of East Main Street; and at 12:35 p.m. Oct. 24 in the 4600 block of Morris Avenue.

* Assaults were reported at 12:35 a.m. and 3:35 a.m. Oct. 25 in the 800 block of South Hamilton Road.

* Vehicles were reported stolen at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 900 block of Elaine Road; and at 6:05 p.m. Oct. 22 in the 1000 block of Fountain Lane.

* Property destruction was reported at 6:20 p.m. Oct. 22 in the 5100 block of Longbranch Lane; at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 22 in the 3600 block of East Main Street; and at 1:45 a.m. Oct. 24 in the 4000 block of Virginia Circle East.

* Police responded to reports of shots fired at 11 p.m. Oct. 18 in the 1000 block of Country Club Drive; at 9:10 p.m. Oct. 22 in the 200 block of Parklawn Boulevard; and at 2:45 a.m. Oct. 23 at East Main Street and Country Club Drive.