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Delaware woman reports assault, robbery


* A Delaware woman said she was assaulted and robbed at about 9:20 p.m. Dec. 18 near the intersection of South Franklin and West Harrison streets.

The victim was walking in an alley with a friend when she was attacked and robbed by an unidentified suspect, Delaware police reports said.

* A Delaware woman reported an unknown person entered her residence in the first block of Noble Street between 2:30 a.m. and noon Dec. 16 and stole a handgun.

* Officers responded after several people reported hearing gunshots at about 8:50 p.m. Dec. 17 in the 300 block of South Sandusky Street, police said.

The case remained open and the source of the shots was unknown at the time of the report.

* Property worth $2,000 was stolen between 9:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 6 a.m. Dec. 18 from a vehicle parked outside a residence in the 400 block of McKinley Lane, police said.

* The victim said someone entered the unlocked vehicle and took the items during the night.

* A backpack and a laptop computer were stolen between 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 8:30 a.m. Dec. 16 from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 700 block of Rutherford Court, police said.

* A Delaware man said someone slashed a tire on his vehicle between 9 p.m. Dec. 15 and 10:55 a.m. Dec. 16 while the car was parked outside his residence in the 800 block of Ravine Ridge Drive.

Damage was estimated at $300, according to reports.

Sheriff's reports

* Delaware County Sheriff's reports said multiple thefts took place between Dec. 6-8 near in the 7200 and 7300 blocks of state Route 37 in Sunbury.

The first theft occurred when property worth $110 was stolen between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 from a vehicle parked in the 7200 block of state Route 37, reports said.

The victim reported the thief smashed out a window of the vehicle to gain access and took a purse, various clothing and a credit card.

In a second theft, a toolbox and tools, together worth $500, were stolen between 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. Dec. 7 from a residence in the same block, according to reports.

Finally, a purse worth $212 was reported stolen between 7:48 and 8:17 p.m. Dec. 8 from a locked vehicle parked in the 7300 block of state Route 37.

* Firewood worth $675 was stolen between 8 a.m. Dec. 2 and 11 a.m. Dec. 9 from outside a residence in the 5100 block of Harlem Road in Galena, the sheriff's office said.

* A laptop computer worth $800 was stolen between 8 a.m. Nov. 20 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5 from a residence in the 6300 block of Taggart Road in Delaware, according to reports.