Nearly $10,000 worth of merchandise was stolen between 8:30 a.m. and noon April 17 from a residence in the 300 block of Seibert Street.

The victim told Columbus police he believes a former resident who had been kicked out of the residence returned while he was working and stole multiple items that belonged to him.

The victim also said he did not see the former resident enter the premises but believes cameras in the area might have caught the burglary.

Items stolen include a $3,500 laptop computer, a $1,500 laptop computer, an $800 computer, a $1,000 guitar, an $800 guitar, a $600 bass guitar, a $100 acoustic guitar, two handguns worth $500 each, $750 worth of guitar pedals and a small gun safe, value unknown.

In other recent Columbus Division of Police incident reports from the area:

* At midnight April 16, A 38-year-old Hilliard man was arrested for breaking into a vehicle in the 1000 block of South Pearl Street.

Reports said he stole assorted tools and gloves, value unknown, a $200 each and a $25 roadside-assistance kit. He also is accused of causing $150 damage to the vehicle's driver-side window.

* A city-issued garbage can valued at $98 was stolen at 5:05 a.m. April 15 from the front of a residence in the 1000 block of South Pearl Street.

* A 67-year-old Columbus man was arrested at 7:29 p.m. April 13 for urinating in public at 400 block of South High Street.

He was issued a summons to appear in court and released.

* A check stolen between 5 p.m. April 5 and 7 a.m. April 13 was altered and placed in a mailbox at the corner of South Third and Frankfort streets. The victim's address was not listed in the report.

* A $20,000 Honda Civic was stolen at 9 p.m. April 15 and sometime April 16 from the first block of East Mithoff Street. The victim reported the theft at 10:44 a.m. April 17.