A resident of the 200 block of Broad Meadows Boulevard told Columbus police she was threatened by someone she knew on Facebook at 12:10 a.m. April 4.

The woman said the threats arose during a seemingly innocuous exchange.

She told police she replied to a post on Facebook about puppies for sale and got a response from someone that said, "Watch yourself, people like you end up in ditches." A second person posted she would meet the victim and "handle" her, according to reports.

The victim told police she would block the suspects and cut off the conversation.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* A resident of the 2600 block of Deming Avenue told an officer she got a surprise when she attempted to start her car at 6 p.m. April 3: Someone had stolen her battery after 4:45 p.m. that day.

* A woman who lives in the 300 block of Lenappe Drive contacted police at 3:18 p.m. April 3 after discovering two unauthorized purchases on her credit-card statement. Both were made at noon March 10 at a store in California, totaling nearly $1,500, she said.

* A vehicle valued at $18,000 was reported stolen at 10:18 a.m. April 3 from the 300 block of East Weber Road but was returned damaged. The owner, a woman who said she was not certain if she had locked the vehicle, told police the car was removed after 8 p.m. April 2. It had sustained minor damage to the rear and front bumpers and a scuff on the driver's-side door.

* Someone stole a $200 bicycle from the 3900 block of North High Street between 8:40 and 8:45 p.m. April 2, a man reported.

* A cellphone case valued at $50 was stolen from a store in the first block of Graceland Boulevard at 6:33 p.m. April 2.

Earlier that day, an employee of the same store said cables valued at $20 were stolen.

* A woman said after her former boyfriend visited her at her home in the 700 block of Fairlawn Avenue between 11:45 a.m. and noon April 1, she discovered $60 in cash and a credit card were missing from her wallet.

Later, the victim said, the credit card was used to make a $500 transaction to a possible PayPal account.

* A Girard woman said someone broke the right rear window of her vehicle while it was parked in the 3900 block of North High Street between 10:15 a.m. and noon March 31.

The victim said her purse containing $100 in cash and a credit card had been taken.

* A man said he found a threatening and offensive note at 9 a.m. April 1 while in the first block of Crestview Road. "If you touch my Mercedes, I will kill you ...," the note began, before moving into an obscenity and an anti-Semitic reference, reports said.

* A homeless woman was charged with disorderly conduct at 12:48 a.m. March 31 at a store in the 2800 block of North High Street. The woman also was issued a trespass warning and taken to the Franklin County jail.

* A man who lives in the 500 block of East Torrence Road contacted police at 2:20 p.m. March 29 after discovering someone had stolen a check from his mailbox and used it to withdraw $1,500 from his bank. The victim said the mail theft occurred after March 23.

* A man who lives in the 300 block of East Beaumont Road said at 1:22 p.m. April 4 that he received four to six calls a day soliciting his business with a mortgage company despite his repeated requests for the calls to stop.

The victim said the calls began at 10 a.m. March 20 and continued through 6 p.m. April 3 before he finally decided to contact police about the matter, listed in the report as an instance of telecommunication harassment.