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Northland: Thief steals computer, jewelry from residence

A Poling Drive woman called police at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 to report that her home had been broken into earlier that morning, sometime between 8 and 9:30 a.m.

The list of missing items included an $800 laptop computer, $2,000 worth of miscellaneous jewelry, a $25 makeup case, $5 in coins and a bathrobe she valued at $25.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* An employee of a California firm who was staying at a motel on East Dublin-Granville Road reported his vehicle had been broken into between 6 a.m. and 8:10 p.m. Jan. 19. The victim said $2,500 worth of clothing and a $1,900 laptop computer were among the items stolen from the car, which sustained $300 in damages.

* An employee of the International Grocery and Gift Shop on Tamarack Circle North reported the business was held up at 6 p.m. Jan. 18.

* A 19-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, accused each other of assault in the 1500 block of East Dublin-Granville Road at 5 a.m. Jan. 17. They were referred to the city prosecutor's office, the report noted.

* A Pine Bluff Road woman filed a police report at 1:49 a.m. Jan. 15 to say that someone her son knows at school had threatened over Twitter to cause him "serious physical harm."

The woman said she did not know the last name of the person making the alleged threat.

* A Red Robin Road woman said a man with whom she had a brief relationship in 2010 made serious threats against her and her family at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 14.

According to police reports, "She stated she has received text messages from him since that time with him threatening to kill her, her children, her mother and her sister."

* A Tamarack Boulevard resident said he was beaten and robbed by three people at 3:35 a.m. Jan. 13 on Stonebrook Lane. The man, who was taken to Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital for treatment, said his attackers took $140 in cash.

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