Five young men and two juveniles said they were held up by three people, two of whom pulled guns on them, at 2:15 a.m. July 19 in the 1900 block of Sharbot Drive.
The victims -- three adults from Cleveland, one from Reynoldsburg and one from Grand Rapids, Michigan, along with juveniles from Reynoldsburg and Burlington, Vermont -- told officers they were in a parking lot talking when three men walked by. The three men turned around and two of them brandished handguns, according to the responding officer. "Don't move or I'll shoot you," the victims quoted one of the suspects as saying. They were robbed of a car for which no value was listed, wallets, credit and debit cards, a passport, $230 in cash, a $2,000 camera and other items.
In other Northland-area police reports:
* Damage was estimated at $1,000 by a 59-year-old man who lives in the 2300 block of Minerva Park Place after he contacted police at 7:25 p.m. July 19 regarding a fireworks incident on July 4. The victim said that at 9:30 p.m., people in the backyard of a neighbor's residence were shooting off fireworks, one of which hit the back of his house, causing damage to siding and shingles. The man said he had only just located the damage when he filed the report.
* A resident of the 5700 block of Millbank Road said that at 8:41 p.m. July 18, someone pulled up in a car in front of his apartment and pointed something at him that resembled a handgun. The victim, 37, said the driver wasn't close enough for him to be certain. Eventually, the suspect drove about 500 feet to an adjacent parking lot.
* Two women, one 27 and the other 24, said they were assaulted by a person they named in the 2400 block of East Dublin-Granville Road at 12:37 a.m. July 18.
* Three men, ages 64, 35 and 31, said they were held up by three other men at 11:22 p.m. July 17 while walking between buildings in the 4600 block of Tamarack Boulevard. According to the victims, one of the suspects initially offered to help one of the men carry an item, and then asked to use his phone. When the victim said he didn't have a phone, the suspect pointed a handgun at his head and demanded money. The report states that none of the victims had anything and the would-be robbers left empty-handed.
* A youth said he was robbed at gunpoint of a $250 gold chain and a cellphone valued at $200 at 11 p.m. July 17 while walking near the intersection of Colin Court and Carahan Road. The victim said three suspects were involved, one of whom pointed a gun at his head.
* A woman, 21, said she was choked and punched in the mouth at 6:24 p.m. July 17. The victim, who said she did not lose consciousness during the assault, said it took place in 1600 block of Nestling Drive.
* A man, 44, summoned police to his residence in the 5200 block of Karl Road to file a complaint at 8:48 p.m. July 16 regarding threats he had been receiving. He told the responding officer that two people were threatening to shoot up his house, break the windows out of his car and "get police out to his house with their guns drawn to upset them," according to the report.
"The victim stated these messages and phone calls have been going on for the past couple weeks," the report said.
* A man who is in the process of moving from an apartment in the 5700 block of Arborwood Court said the place was burglarized between 10 p.m. July 14 and 10:30 a.m. July 16. Three air conditioners worth a combined $310, a $170 vacuum cleaner and a washing machine valued at $400 were among the items removed from the apartment without the victim's approval.
* A man, 33, said he was choked by one of two visitors to his residence in the 5600 block of Roche Drive at 8:08 p.m. July 13. The victim said one of two people came into his home "and gave him a long hug," but then asked why he hadn't bailed him out of jail. The other person then entered and an argument started, which ended in the victim being grabbed by the throat.