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Northland: Bullet fired through window ends up in man's refrigerator

Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:18 PM

The bullet wound up in the refrigerator.

A 42-year-old Red Robin Road resident called police at 6:03 a.m. April 7 to say someone had fired a gun through his bedroom window. At 2:15 that same morning, the man had reported getting into a physical confrontation with a friend of his roommate who refused to leave when asked to do so.

According to that report, the two pushed and grabbed at one another before the roommate's friend and another man who walked into the apartment through the open door punched the victim in the head, face and body six times. The two men then left.

The resident refused medical attention, according to the earlier report.

The officer summoned regarding the shooting found a bullet casing outside the bedroom window. The resident said the bullet had gone through his bedroom door and a hallway wall before becoming lodged in the door of the refrigerator.

Damage to the window was estimated at $200.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* Detectives are looking further into a reported robbery of a 48-year-old resident of a room at an East Dublin-Granville Road motel April 4.

According to a report filed at 1:15 a.m. April 5, the man said three people robbed him of $600 and a debit card at 8 the previous evening. One of the three suspects in the robbery was located before the case was turned over to detectives, the reporting officer stated.

* A 22-year-old woman described a desperate struggle with an attacker in her Zumstein Drive motel room at 11:40 a.m. April 7 but the officer responding to a summons reported she had no visible injuries.

What began as an argument over a ring, according to the woman, a resident of Case Road, grew into a physical confrontation when her alleged assailant initially grabbed her purse to prevent her from leaving and then shoved her onto the bed as she tried to retrieve it. After he grabbed her around the neck, the woman said, she bit his arm in self-defense. She said she was thrown to the floor and again grabbed around the neck, this time resorting to biting the man on the finger.

No arrests were made. The man was escorted from the motel, and the woman was given a ride to a different location, the report said.

* Prescription medicine valued at $50 was reported stolen from a 44-year-old Sinclair Road man at 11:23 p.m. April 6. The man said he was robbed of the Percocet by two men who were seated in a car in front of his motel room. One lifted up his shirt to display a black handgun, which prompted the man to hand over the medication. He and a witness both said the vehicle the robbers left in was a Dodge Intrepid, either dark green or black in color.

* A 30-year-old East Dublin-Granville Road woman told police a man who was supposed to do painting at her home showed up hours later than he said he would and then didn't have enough paint to finish the job.

She told police at 3:28 p.m. April 1 that she called the man's employer when he ran out of paint, but the painter wouldn't speak with them and then threatened her. He denied making any threats. The woman was referred to the prosecutor's office.

* An Alvina Drive resident said he was robbed on Morse Road at 4:50 a.m. April 1 by three men who knocked him to the ground and kicked him before taking a canvas backpack worth $150, a $150 tablet computer and $110 in cash.

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