A woman told Columbus police at 8:28 p.m. Nov. 5 that her personal information and credit card had been used without her permission to buy a trombone worth $1,637 from a business on the 100 block of Graceland Boulevard.
The woman said she received a bill from the store along with information on automatic credit-card payments set up in her name. She told police that when she called the store, the company said it wouldn't remove her information from the account unless she returned the trombone.
The victim said she explained she didn't have the instrument, to no avail.
She told police she has canceled the credit card, adding the company sent her copies of paperwork with the suspect's name and signature.
In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:
* A tow truck worth $30,000 was reported stolen from a business on the 3800 block of Indianola Avenue between 6:45 p.m. Nov. 5 and 8 a.m. Nov. 6.
The truck has the name of the business painted on both doors, according to reports.
* The owner of a pickup truck worth $5,000 told police the truck was stolen at 3 a.m. Nov. 3 from the first block of Montrose Way. The victim said the truck was unlocked and the keys were inside.
* A woman told police Oct. 30 that a man had been calling her cellphone and her business phone repeatedly about a home she was selling via her employer on the 3500 block of North High Street.
The woman told police the man wanted to buy the home and would not accept that it was already in contract. Reports said the woman suspects the man of shooting out a window of the home she was selling.
The woman's employer advised the suspect that he may not contact the victim or her co-workers, nor come into the business.
* A man reported his car, worth $5,000, was stolen at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 from the 500 block of Melrose Avenue.
The man said he parked his car in front of his workplace, then remembered he'd left his keys and phone charger inside, but when he walked out to retrieve them, the car was gone.
The man's wallet and $80 cash were stolen along with the car, reports said.
* Reports said a suspect was charged with theft at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 after allegedly attempting to leave a business on the 2800 block of North High Street without paying for $365 worth of groceries.
* A woman told police she was at a business on the 200 block of Graceland Boulevard at 7:55 p.m. Nov. 4 when an employee informed her that her car had been broken into.
The reporting officer noted the car's passenger-side front window had been broken.
The victim told police several items were stolen, including a purse worth $85, a $200 key fob, a driver's license and several credit cards.
* A woman told police her $700 cellphone was stolen at 12:57 p.m. Nov. 2 while she was at a business on the 3500 block of North High Street.
* Reports said a laptop computer worth $1,000 was stolen from a car parked on the 300 block of East Torrence Road after someone broke out three of the vehicle's windows at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5.
* Employees of a business on the 2600 block of North High Street told police a man took a 12-pack of beer worth $11 and left without paying at 2:50 a.m. Nov. 4. The man entered a car that was waiting for him outside the business, reports said.