Northwest Columbus: Handgun reported stolen from vehicle on Weybridge
A $600 9mm handgun was reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 4700 block of Weybridge Road West at 4:55 p.m. July 16.
According to Columbus Division of Police incident reports, the victim reported he had returned to his residence about 7 p.m. July 15 and when he got into his vehicle at 6 a.m. the next day he discovered his firearm was missing.
He said there did not appear to be any damage to his vehicle so it was possible he might have left it unlocked.
In other recent incident reports from northwest Columbus:
* A resident of the 6300 block of Shaftsbury Lane reported July 16 someone removed his loaded 9mm handgun and a magazine from his unlocked safe between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. July 11.
* A woman reported someone broke a window of a structure on the 6300 block of Cherrybook Lane at 12:35 a.m. July 20.
Damage was estimated at $100.
* A license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 7900 block of Leighlinbridge Way at 1:11 p.m. July 17.
* A woman reported at 12:01 p.m. July 17 that someone stole $10 cash from her vehicle on the 4800 block of Well Spring Court at 12:01 a.m. July 17.
* A vehicle worth $2,000 was reported stolen from the parking lot of an apartment complex on the 5800 block of Avery Woods Avenue between 6 p.m. July 16 and 11 a.m. July 18.
A $300 carpet-cleaning machine that was in the vehicle also was stolen, according to reports.
* A man reported at 1:05 p.m. July 19 that someone had entered his truck on the 5100 block of Acox Road between 1 a.m. July 19 and 9 a.m. July 19 and had stolen his wallet and a bag.
The victim reported he later found the bag, and inside was a checkbook that belonged to a person he did not know.
* A $1,600 laptop computer, a $200 set of headphones and a $50 laptop carrying bag were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 4100 block of Spice Market South on July 19.
The victim said the thefts occurred between 12:01 and 7 a.m. July 19.
* A woman reported at 4:52 p.m. July 19 someone had entered her vehicle parked on the 5600 block of Mia Jolee Drive and stole $2 change.
The theft occurred between 10 p.m. July 18 and 8:45 a.m. July 19.
* A woman reported at 12:30 p.m. July 15 someone had stolen the license plate from her vehicle parked on the 2300 block of Meeting Street between 10 p.m. July 12 and 1 p.m. July 13.
* A woman reported at 5:54 p.m. July 17 someone had broken the rear passenger-side window of her vehicle parked on the 5300 block of Winding Way and had stolen a $200 pair of tennis shoes, a credit card, a debit card and her identification information.
The woman told police she learned all of the money in her debit-card account had been used.
Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $500, according to reports.
* A woman living on the 5200 block of Portland Street reported at 10:59 p.m. July 17 said she "passed out" in her residence between 9 p.m. July 7 and 2 a.m. July 8, and when she awoke, she discovered her $50 cash, three debit/credit cards and food stamps were missing and the front door was open.
She told police a friend had been with her before she passed out, and she believes the woman might have stolen the items, but when she confronted the woman, she denied taking them.
The victim said she found some of the missing items in a trash recepticle outside her residence.
* A sport utility vehicle valued at $1,000 was reported stolen at 5:30 p.m. July 18 by a resident on the 5000 block of Dierker Road.
The woman reported she and her boyfriend had ended their relationship, and when she went to pick up her vehicle, it was missing. The woman said she believed her former boyfriend had taken it.
The man originally denied having the vehicle when asked by the victim and then later said it had broken down, but when he went back to retrieve it, he could not find it.
* Representatives of a business on the 1700 block of Henderson Road reported someone had stolen a 12-ounce energy drink.
It is the second time in a week the same thief has stolen an energy drink, according to reports.
* A woman reported July 20 she has become the victim of identity theft after her purse was stolen from her vehicle while she was loading bedding plants at 2:30 p.m. July 4 at a business on the 5300 block of Riverside Drive.
The purse contained $25 cash, credit cards, car and house keys and personal identification information.
Her purse was found at 11 p.m. on the 5300 block of Ambrosia Avenue. Her keys were in the purse, but her driver's license, cash and credit cards were not.
The credit cards have been used to make fraudulent purchases at several retail stores and gasoline stations.