Northwest Columbus: Jewelry, shoes electronics stolen in break-in

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Someone reportedly stole $4,000 worth of jewelry, a $700 pair of tennis shoes, $600 worth of video-game and electronics equipment and $300 worth of clothing between 12:47 and 10:48 a.m. Aug. 11 on the 2200 block of Country Corner Drive.

According to Columbus Division of Police incident reports, the thief also caused an estimated $200 in damage to the door frame and lock.

In other recent incident reports from northwest Columbus:

* Numerous power tools and hand tools worth an estimated combined value of $10,000 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 1200 block of Worthington Heights Boulevard between 11 p.m. Aug. 6 and 4 a.m. Aug. 7.

* A woman who was preparing to move into a residence on the 1400 block of Donwalter Lane discovered at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7 items already in the residence that made it appear someone had been living in it.

Reports said the woman went back to her car and called police.

Officers searched the residence and located personal property, including a tablet computer that was plugged into a wall electrical socket, clothing, gift cards, a glass pipe, a book bag, shoes and toiletries, in the master bedroom and bathroom area of the house.

Reports said officers confiscated the tablet computer as evidence and submitted the rest of the items for destruction.

There were no signs of forced entry, and an unlocked window was discovered in the rear of the residence.

The overhead garage door could have been used to enter the home, and multiple individuals other than the homeowner had access to the electronic code for the door opener because the home had been for sale and the garage door was used to provide access for prospective buyers, according to the report.

The interior door from the garage was left unlocked, according to the statement given by the victim. Officers reported they did not know if access to the residence was gained through the garage or the rear window.

Reports said a neighbor told police an individual described as a "homeless-looking" white man in his 20s or 30s with black hair and carrying a bookbag had been seen in front of the residence.

* A woman and a man reported that between 6 and 9:50 p.m. Aug. 5, someone broke a rear passenger window of their vehicle parked on the 6800 block of Caine Road and stole items.

Stolen were credit cards, gift cards, keys and various bills.

Damage to the window was estimated at $300.

* A man reported he was robbed at gunpoint at 1:22 a.m. Aug. 7 on the 7200 block of Cimmaron Station Road.

Items stolen included $50 wallet, a $500 cellphone, keys, a lunch pail and $140 cash.

* Representatives of a business on the 2200 block of West Dublin-Granville Road reported at 7:51 p.m. Aug. 7 that someone caused $600 damage to the business and stole $300 cash and two blank checks.

* Representatives of a business in the 2700 block of Federated Boulevard reported someone stole $500 worth of tennis shoes.

The store's security system recorded video of someone leaving the premises with the merchandise, according to the report.

* Police were called to the 5900 block of Sawmill Road at 12:06 a.m. Aug 10 on a report of a fight at a business.

When officers arrived, they spoke with two young men and a juvenile who were among those allegedly involved.

The trio told officers they were assaulted by the business' staff for "no apparent reason."

All three refused medical treatment. The business' employees told police the three males were harassing a female employee and were told to leave but refused.

The report said after multiple requests from management for the males to leave the business, employees pulled a table away from where the three were seated.

Both parties involved stated a physical altercation ensued between the three males and a staff member.

The business' manager told police he joined the fracas to help the employee who was scuffling with the three males.

Reports said everyone involved was referred to the prosecutor's office.

* A resident of the 5200 block of Applebaugh Street reported someone slashed a tire on his vehicle between 11: p.m. Aug. 6 and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 7.

Damage was estimated at $150.

* A $7,500 SUV was reported stolen from the 2100 block of Hedgerow Road between 12:01 and 6:18 a.m. Aug. 6.

* A $50 pair of sunglasses and financial-institution deposit slips were reported stolen from a locked vehicle on the 2100 block of Hedgerow Road between 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and 7:15 a.m. Aug. 6.

* A $2,900 professional paint sprayer and additional tools and equipment were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 2300 block of Antigua Drive between 6 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7 a.m. Aug. 7.

The victim told police the thief pushed aside a piece of plywood covering a broken window, reached in and unlocked the door of his vehicle.

* A vehicle valued at $5,000 was reported stolen between 10 p.m. Aug. 5 and 9:50 a.m. Aug 7 from the 5100 block of Schuylkill Street.

* An $11,000 vehicle was reported stolen from the 5400 block of Winding Way between 6 p.m. Aug, 4 and 12:20 p.m. Aug. 7.

* Representatives of a business on the 2700 block of Bethel Road reported someone stole a $300 video-game system and a $40 fleece jacket at 7:50 p.m. Aug. 7.

The thief also assaulted employees while making his getaway, according to the report.

* A representative of a business on the 6100 block of Sawmill Road reported a woman stole outdoors equipment in two separate incidents.

In the first incident at 8:04 p.m. July 31, the woman allegedly stashed items worth $2,460 into her purse and left without paying forthem.

In the second incident at 5:14 p.m. Aug. 3, the woman allegedly stole items worth $810.

* A woman reported her smartwatch was stolen from her unlocked vehicle parked on the 1300 block of Westmoreland Court between 2 and 4 a.m. Aug. 9.

* An $18,000 vehicle was reported stolen from the 5000 block of Dierker Road between 6 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 a.m. Aug. 10.

The victim told police he believes the thief might have used his keys that were on a keychain with his residence keys. He said he believes he might have left the keys in the door lock of his residence.

* A man told police he accepted a check written for $3,000 from a man who was purchasing his used all-terrain vehicle Aug. 9.

The resident of the 2100 block of Victoria Park Drive told police that the next day, he learned the check had been written on a closed account.

* A woman reported her $600 bicycle was stolen from the the 4700 block of Brook Nicole between 12:30 a.m. Aug. 10 and 12:01 p.m. Aug. 11.