Clintonville: Suspect can't resist siren call of bygone Burger King

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Columbus police officers were dispatched to a vacant building on the 3300 block of Indianola Avenue at 4:05 p.m. July 9 on a report of someone removing screws from the building's boarded-up exterior.

The officers located the suspect, who admitted to removing the screws with a knife due to curiosity about the inside of the building, a former Burger King restaurant, according to reports.

The suspect was released to a guardian, reports said.

In other recent Clintonville police reports:

* A woman who lives on the 100 block of West Tulane Road told police someone stole a shotgun worth $700 from her apartment between 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. July 8.

The victim said she suspects one of the three people who were helping her move out of the apartment.

* A woman reported she was riding in a car with a man at 12:30 p.m. July 9 on the 2600 block of North High Street when an argument began.

The victim said she began to exit the car, but the man punched her, causing a cut above her eyebrow.

The victim called police from a nearby business, but the assailant could not be found, reports said.

The woman was taken to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital for treatment.

* A representative of an organization on the 4000 block of Roselea Place reported at 2:47 p.m. July 10 that someone had been calling and leaving "unwanted telephone messages."

* A resident of the 3000 block of Neil Avenue told police several items were stolen from her apartment around midnight July 2.

Stolen items include $50 worth of clothing, a golf club worth $100, a $50 bike pump, $50 in tools and a pin valued at $100.

The victim said there was no forced entry and she was not sure how someone entered the apartment.

She said she suspects a neighbor of the crime but has no proof, according to reports.