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Northland: Thieves steal $300 from coin boxes on washers

The coin boxes on a half-dozen washing machines in the laundry room at Sharon Woods Village apartments on Schrock Road were broken into between 4 and 5 a.m. July 9.

According to the person who filed the report, everyone at the complex is aware that the remaining two washers in the laundry room aren't working.

Damage to the machines was estimated at $500 while the financial loss was set at $300, all of it in quarters.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* A 32-year-old man said a woman threatened to blow up his Ambleside Drive apartment building and then come back to kill him and his roommate at 4 p.m. July 13. The man and a 34-year-old female friend said they heard loud yelling near their front porch. When they investigated, they found a woman shouting about the resident of a nearby apartment owing her money for crack cocaine.

The threats were made when the man advised the woman to quiet down, police reports said. When the reporting officer knocked on the door of the apartment at which the woman had been directing her shouts, no one answered, but a short time later, two men emerged. The apartment resident said he didn't know anything about the incident, but said perhaps someone named "Mindy" or "Molly" had been by earlier.

* A 16-year-old boy told police at 1 p.m. July 11 a man threatened to shoot him if the youth again went to the man's home on Maple Canyon Avenue and spoke to his wife about the house being for sale. The teen admitted going to the home the previous day and inquiring about it. A witness told the officer it was "weird" for the boy to be asking questions about a house sale when there was no sign in the yard. The witnesses added that it appearing the 16-year-old was "casing the residence and the neighborhood."

* An East Dublin-Granville Road woman said a man exposed himself to her and the 2-year-old girl she was with at 8:42 p.m. July 14. The incident occurred outside an apartment on Palmira Way.

* The sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl was reported by a Kingshill Drive resident at 12:30 p.m. July 10. The reporting person named a suspect and said the molestation had taken place between 12:01 a.m. Nov. 30 and 11:59 p.m. April 1.

* A woman who attempted to pay for two sandwiches at a business on East Dublin-Granville Road with "an obviously counterfeit $50 bill" didn't get her food, even when she threatened to return with her entire family. The incident took place at 10 p.m. July 10 and was reported at 11:25 a.m. the following day. The fake bill was kept as evidence.

* A Gibson guitar was reported stolen from a store on Morse Road at 2 p.m. July 14. It was valued at $1,300. At 2:48 p.m. July 13, an Axis electric guitar was reported stolen from a store on Morse Centre Road. It was valued at $1,855.