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Purse, cell phone reported stolen

A Worthington woman said she was robbed of her purse at 5:35 p.m. Dec. 30 while she was in a store in the 1600 block of East Dublin-Granville Road.

The handbag was valued at $50, according to the woman, and contained $17 in cash, a $150 cell phone, numerous credit cards and other documents.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* A Willowwood Road resident called police at 7:57 p.m. Dec. 30 to say she received a phone call nearly two weeks earlier from someone threatening to "burn down the victim's house and everyone in it," according to the subsequent report.

The woman said she and her mother felt their lives were endanger from the caller, who was angry over a disputed Social Security issue.

* A $2,500 air-conditioning unit was reported stolen from the backyard of a Roche Drive residence on Dec. 30. An official with the investment company that owns the property said the theft occurred between 3 p.m. Dec. 28 and 2 p.m. the day the report was filed.

* An Edsel Avenue resident said she was assaulted after telling a woman at a Dechant Court home to get out of bed and take her medications at 6:40 a.m. Jan. 3. The victim said the other woman responded to the request by grabbing her face.

* A woman said she was assaulted Jan. 1 by someone she knows in front of her Sunny Court residence. She said she was sitting in a parked car when her attacker drove up in a black vehicle at 4:08 p.m.

* A Karl Road man walked into the Division of Police headquarters downtown at 7 p.m. Dec. 30 to report a crime that took place June 15. The man said on that date at noon, someone opened credit and checking accounts in his name, using the card to make $600 in purchases and cashing checks for an unknown amount.

"When asked what took so long for him to report it, he stated that he had been busy and out of the country for a funeral," according to the officer who filed the complaint.