A man told Columbus police he was driving westbound on East Cooke Road, approaching Interstate 71, at 10:24 a.m. Dec. 7 when he noticed a man driving a truck and tailgating him.

The victim said as he turned southbound on Cooke Road just east of I-71, the truck driver swerved around him, then sped ahead to the stoplight at Cooke and Indianola.

When the victim caught up to the truck driver there, the truck driver allegedly rolled down his window and yelled at him, "Why are you driving so slow? I have places to be." When the victim replied that he was driving the speed limit, the truck driver exited his vehicle, approached the victim and punched him in the face, according to reports.

The truck driver, who fled the scene, was described as a white man in his late 30s to early 40s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, 210 to 230 pounds and bald with a beard.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* A person was transported to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in critical condition after being assaulted at 1:58 p.m. Dec. 5 on the first block of East Como Avenue, reports said.

A witness told police the assailant threatened the victim with a bottle and then hit the victim in the face. The assailant then kicked the victim in the head, reports said.

The victim was upgraded to stable condition after arriving at the hospital, according to reports.

* A student at Dominion Middle School, 330 E. Dominion Blvd., reported another student shoved him to the ground twice and then pushed him into a tree between 11:20 and 11:50 a.m. Dec. 5 during recess at the school.

The student visited the school nurse and school officials alerted his mother, who picked him up, reports said.

The victim told police another student witnessed the event.

The victim said the suspect and the witness have been bullying him for two weeks by kicking, punching and shoving him.

* Reports said a person was robbed of $100 cash and a $100 cellphone at 3:52 p.m. Dec. 11 at The Graham School, 3950 Indianola Ave.

The person who reported the robbery expressed concerns of retaliation.

* A resident of the 100 block of Charleston Avenue said he arrived at home between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 10 to find his bedroom had been entered and several items had been stolen.

Those items include a cellphone worth $1,100 and several types of prescription drugs, reports said.

* Between 6 p.m. Dec. 4 and 6:30 a.m. Dec. 5, someone broke the rear passenger-side window out of a truck parked on the first block of East Weber Road and stole $4,500 worth of tools and construction equipment, according to reports.

* Someone used a prying tool to break the front driver's-side window of a car parked on the first block of Leland Avenue at 3:41 p.m. Dec. 6, reports said.

The victim said nothing was taken, but damage to the vehicle was estimated at $500.

* A woman said someone stole $300 in cash from her at 11:07 a.m. Dec. 7 while she was at a business on the 4900 block of North High Street.

The victim also reported a pink camouflage jacket worth $40, keys valued at $50 and a $250 cellphone were stolen.

* A resident of the 2800 block of Kensington Place West reported someone used a side door to enter a garage and steal a bike and a leaf blower between 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 10 a.m. Dec. 6.

The two items together are worth $1,000, reports said.

* Reports said a person entered a business on the 2800 block of North High Street at 7:15 a.m. Dec. 10, gathered $200 worth of groceries into two bags, then left the store without paying.

* A resident of the 100 block of Crestview Road told police a known person broke two windows of the home between 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 23.

The resident said her sister was staying at the house. The sister told police that the suspect said he broke the windows because he believed she was having a medical emergency inside the house. However, the sister added she believes the suspect did so because he was angry he traveled a long distance to see her, only to find her asleep.