A semiautomatic handgun valued at $519, along with $5 worth of hollow-point ammunition, were reported stolen at 8 a.m. Sept. 26 from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Dixon Court.

The victim told Columbus police the theft took place between 2:01 a.m. Sept. 25 and 6 a.m. the day of the report.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* An employee of a Pataskala-based company said a $400 backpack blower was stolen at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 27 while he was working in the 500 block of Dunedin Road.

* A woman told police she was the victim of an assault in the 5300 block of Forest Avenue at 9 p.m. Sept. 25.

The man she accused of the crime said she hit him, according to the officer who handled the complaint.

The woman said she got into an argument with the suspect and accidentally elbowed him in the stomach, which prompted him to strike her in the head on purpose, reports said. The suspect denied being elbowed and told police he was struck in the head when he bent over to speak to the woman.

Neither party had visible injuries and both refused medical treatment, according to reports.

* A woman reported at 7:39 p.m. Sept. 23 that her home in the 200 block of Sunset Cove had been burglarized. The break-in, during which $3,000 worth of jewelry, $800 in cash and other items, together worth $7,999 were stolen, reportedly took place after 11:30 a.m. the day of the report. The burglar reportedly entered either through an unlocked back door or an unlocked front window.

* Two women said their cellphones, one worth $600 and the other valued at $300, were stolen from a charging station inside a business in the 3100 block of North High Street at 8:39 p.m. Sept. 22.

* Two "wardrobe violations" on consecutive days at a gym in the 3600 block of Indianola Avenue led the general manager to order a member to leave at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 21, but he refused and police were summoned, according to reports.