An off-duty Franklin County Sheriff's Office deputy told Columbus police he saw three people cutting the catalytic converter from a vehicle parked at a business on the 3300 block of Indianola Avenue at 5:40 a.m. Dec. 3.
The deputy said he saw the suspects, who were wearing masks, park their car outside his apartment complex before walking to the business.
He was able to provide the license-plate number of the suspects' vehicle, reports said.
The catalytic converter is worth $2,500, according to reports.
In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:
* A woman who lives on Broad Meadows Boulevard reported her ex-boyfriend threatened her via Facebook Messenger at 9:41 p.m. Dec. 2.
According to reports, when the woman denied the man's request for sex, he replied he would have sex with her "whether she liked it or not."
The woman told police her ex-boyfriend was under the influence of alcohol when he sent the messages.
* An employee of a business on the 100 block of Graceland Boulevard told police she saw a man steal razors worth $80 from the store at 10:33 p.m. Dec. 2.
According to reports, the man said, "Well, bye!" as he jogged out the door and toward another nearby store.
Officers searched the area and did not locate the man, but the employee said she could identify him and would save security-camera footage of the incident.
* Six men were involved in a fight at 9:32 p.m. Nov. 29 outside a business on the 3000 block of North High Street, reports said.
Two of the men told police the other four attacked them first, placing one of them in a chokehold. However, the four men told police the other two had started the fight after they confronted one of the two men for urinating outside.
One of the men was treated for throat pain and trouble breathing; another was treated for a split lip and a bump on his head, reports said.
Police could not determine who started the fight due to the conflicting stories and the fact that all six men were intoxicated, according to reports.
* Officers were dispatched to a business on the 3800 block of North High Street at 3:46 p.m. Nov. 29 on a report of a disturbance.
There, a man told police that after he had accidentally left the building's door unlocked, he found someone inside looking through drawers.
The intruder reportedly told the man he was homeless and thought the building was part of a nearby church.
The man told police he didn't want to press charges but asked that the intruder be removed from the property.
* A man reported he got into an argument with one of his employees at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 30 at a business on the 3900 block of Indianola Avenue.
The man said when he asked the employee to leave, she scratched his wrist.
* A check was stolen Nov. 25 from the mailboxes behind the Beechwold post office, 4364 N. High St., and fraudulently cashed, according to reports.
* A police officer was dispatched Dec. 1 to a business on the 3400 block of Indianola Avenue on a report of a burglary attempt.
The owner told police someone attempted to kick in the business' front door between 11:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and 7 a.m. Dec. 1, shattering a pane of glass worth $500.
No entry was gained, reports said.
* A resident of the first block of West California Avenue reported at 2:15 a.m. Dec. 2 that a woman refused to leave the residence.
Reports said when an officer arrived at the scene, asked the woman to leave and offered her a ride home, the woman, who reportedly was intoxicated, threw her cellphone at and attempted to assault the resident.
* A woman staying at a home on the 300 block of Tibet Road told police she awoke at 5:30 a.m. Dec. 3 when she heard the sound of a large rock being thrown through a back window at the residence.
The woman said she did not see anyone outside.
An officer noted the broken window's screen had been pushed out of the way before the rock was thrown through it. No entry was made into the residence, reports said. The owner of the house said he would speak to neighbors to see if any doorbell cameras recorded the incident.
* Between Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, someone charged three cellphones to the mobile account of a resident of the 600 block of Beechwold Boulevard, reports said.
* A woman who lives on the first block of Olentangy Street reported she heard a noise at 6:58 a.m. Dec. 3, then came downstairs and found glass broken out of a side door and muddy footprints on the floor.
Nothing was reported missing, but damage to the door was estimated at $100.