Columbus PD sees increase in thefts from vehicles, vandalism

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (The Republic) —Police in Columbus say they have recently seen an increase in thefts from vehicles and vandalism of vehicles.

According to police, most of the incidents have been reported in the area between Gladstone Avenue to Marr Road and south of 10th Street to Indiana Avenue, and in the downtown area, too.

Residents say their vehicles are broken into and items like purses, electronics and wallets are taken, police say. Others reported damage to their vehicles, such as busted windows and slashed tires, 24-Hour News 8’s news partner The Republic reports.

You can report suspicious activity to the Columbus Police Department by calling 376-2600 or 379-1689. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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