A resident of an apartment building on the 5300 block of North High Street told Columbus police she went to the building's basement to do laundry Nov. 24 and found a person who doesn't live there using the machines.
The resident said she began to put her clothes in a washer and the person, who, she said, "was probably high (on) drugs," yelled at her.
She said she started to leave the basement but the person began to hit and kick her and attempted to bite her leg and foot once she fell to the ground.
The victim also said the suspect grabbed a hammer and acted like she was going to strike her with it but swung it at a box instead.
The building's landlord reportedly heard the altercation from his office and broke it up.
He told police he did not see anyone with a hammer; however, another witness said she saw the person pick up the hammer and swing it at the box.
No charges were filed, according to reports.
In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:
* Someone called police at 7:27 p.m. Nov. 20 to report a social-media post that threatened a shooting the following day at Bishop Watterson High School, 99 E. Cooke Road.
No arrests were made, according to reports.
* Officers were dispatched to Whetstone High School, 4405 Scenic Drive, at 8:23 a.m. Nov. 18 on a report of theft.
A student reportedly was caught on camera taking a phone from another student's backpack. A witness also told police the suspect told her she had stolen the phone, according to reports.
The suspect would not cooperate with police, reports said, and the phone, valued at $210, may have been handed off to another student.
* A teacher at The Graham School, 3950 Indianola Ave., reported to police that a student had assaulted her at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 22. She said she was standing behind the door to her classroom, preparing to release students for the day, when a student attempted to push open the door multiple times into the teacher's arm, resulting in a bruise. The student reportedly continued to push on the door after the teacher told him he was hurting her, but he responded that "it was 3:15 p.m. and he was leaving."
The student was suspended for seven days. Reports said the suspect's guardian came to the school Nov. 25 and argued over the suspension.
* Police officers were dispatched to a business on the 3300 block of Indianola Avenue at 5:04 p.m. Nov. 24 on a report of a disturbance. There, a woman told police, another woman had entered the business and had become irate because her credit card was declined. The victim said the other woman yelled at her, "threw things around" and threatened to spit on her children, who were not present. The victim said she took the threats seriously because "people are crazy nowadays." The store manager witnessed the incident and corroborated the victim's statements, reports said, but officers were not able to locate the other woman in the immediate area.
* A woman who lives on the 400 block of Broad Meadows Boulevard told police Nov. 21 that someone had created an Instagram account in her name. She said she has been aware of the fake account since 2016 and never took it seriously, but that it recently has gotten "out of hand" in its posting of memes and "other unusual information." The victim told police Instagram is investigating the incident.
* A woman told police someone stole her car, worth $10,000, while it was parked on the 100 block of West Beaumont Road between 11:58 p.m. Nov. 22 and 12:15 a.m. Nov. 23. The victim said the car's doors were locked, but the keys were in the glove compartment. She also said the theft was captured by a surveillance camera.
* A man reported his car was stolen at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 22 from the 5000 block of Arbor Village Drive.
* Someone stole a $100 radio and $1 in change from a car parked on the 200 block of Garden Road between 11 p.m. Nov. 17 and 7 a.m. Nov. 18, reports said.
* Someone broke the rearview mirror off of a vehicle parked on the 100 block of East Como Avenue between 4 p.m. Nov. 15 and 11 p.m. Nov. 18, reports said. Damage was estimated at $999.
* Officers were dispatched to a business on the 2800 block of North High Street at 6 p.m. Nov. 23 on a report of a disturbance. When they arrived, they found two men who reportedly had refused to leave the business after being asked. The men agreed to leave after speaking with police, and were banned from the business.
* An officer working special duty at a business on the 2800 block of North High Street reported he encountered two men using a credit card that did not appear to belong to them at 9:07 p.m. Nov. 23. Police contacted the owner of the card, who said her purse had been stolen from her car earlier that day. The card was returned to its owner, reports said.