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Northland: Man jumps into car, takes driver's cash, Mexican ID

A man stopped for a red light at the intersection of Busch Boulevard and Shapter Drive at 2:25 a.m. June 28 reported he was robbed by a man who suddenly jumped into the passenger seat of his vehicle.

The victim said the person who got into his car ordered him to drive to a nearby parking lot where he demanded money. The robber took the man's wallet and removed $260 in cash and a Mexican identification card, according to the report.

The robber also grabbed the driver's cell phone, threw it down and told the man not to leave until he was gone.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* A woman from Waverly said she was assaulted at the Super 8 Motel on East Dublin-Granville Road at 11:19 p.m. June 25. She said her attacker fled the scene after the incident.

* A Cranwood Drive woman reported she paid for painting and window sealing services that never took place. The woman filed the report at 12:29 p.m. June 26.

She said two people approached her May 19 and said they were moonlighting from their construction company jobs, and offered their services to paint her home and seal her windows. She said she paid them $460, but they never came back.

Every time she called the number supplied by the individuals to complain, she said, she was promised someone would be out to her home soon.

* A man, described by police as "extremely intoxicated," reported being assaulted at his Christine Boulevard home by two men at 2:43 a.m. June 29. The man had scrapes on his nose and forehead, according to police, but was unable to provide any further details.

* A Silverwood Street woman reported that a cousin stole her college tuition check between June 13 and 17. In a report filed at 1:30 p.m. June 25, the woman said her cousin had forged her signature and cashed the check in Dayton. She also said her mother was a witness to the crime.

* A man and woman said they were threatened by the man's cousin at 3:45 p.m. June 26 near the intersection of Satinwood Drive and East Dublin-Granville Road, but they gave entirely different explanations for how the threats came about.

The man said the other person, whom he described as a "blood cousin" he had known all his life, became angry because his girlfriend slapped the cousin's dog. The woman said her life and that of her boyfriend were threatened by the individual after he revealed plans to rob a mutual friend.

* A Skyview Drive woman called police at 4 p.m. June 29 after receiving word from her insurance company that a speeding ticket and traffic accident had been added to her driving record. The woman said she hadn't gotten a speeding ticket or been in an accident.

Further, she said she had been notified that she had been turned down for a credit card for which she had not applied.