There were two car break-ins reported recently, according to Columbus Division of Police incident reports.
More than $750 worth of merchandise was stolen between 7 p.m. Nov. 25 and 8 a.m. Nov. 26 from a vehicle in the 300 block of Reinhard Avenue.
The items included $200 worth of change, a $350 backpack blower, a $200 weed trimmer, a $10 gas can, a $1 battery-pack charger and a credit card.
The victim told police he forgot to lock the vehicle.
He also found property in the vehicle that didn't belong to him and it is believed to have been left by the suspect. The item was confiscated by police.
More than $5,000 worth of merchandise was stolen between 10 and 11 a.m. Nov. 23 from a vehicle in the 1100 block of Parsons Avenue.
The two victims, who were at work at the time, said somebody broke a window of the vehicle and stole items that included $1,222 in cash, a $2,800 wedding ring, an $800 wedding band, $450 worth of cosmetics, a $180 hair iron, an $80 bottle of perfume, a $20 purse, a $40 wallet, a $60 pocket knife, $12 worth of over-the-counter medication, a $200 pair of glasses, a $150 pair of contacts, $100 earrings, a $200 wedding band and a $200 cellphone charger.
The suspect also caused $500 worth of damage to the vehicle.
In other recent incident reports from the area:
* A package containing daffodil bulbs was stolen at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23 from the front porch of a residence in the 100 block of East Columbus Street.
A male was recorded on video taking the package, value unknown, but the quality was not good, police reports said. He left the area in a dark vehicle.
* Someone apparently tried to break into a fast-food restaurant between 11 p.m. Nov. 22 and 6 a.m. Nov. 23 in the 800 block of South High Street.
An employee said when she arrived at work, she discovered the drive-thru window appeared to have been struck several times with a hammer.
No entry was made into the building, however, reports said.
* A $139 flat-screen TV and checkbook were stolen between 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 24 from a residence in the 400 block of East Gates Street.
The suspect is believed to have entered the residence through a window.