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Northland: Elderly man's home burglarized while he is away in a hospital

An 80-year-old man returned from a hospital stay Jan. 20 to discover that his home had been broken into.

Police reports said the man, an Esterbrook Road resident, arrived home at 7:20 a.m. Jan. 20 to discover that his house had been burglarized. The man said the break-in took place between 9 a.m. Jan. 13 and 6 p.m. Jan. 15.

A $600 necklace, $80 worth of Morgan silver dollars and $20 in spare change were missing, the report stated.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* A woman and a girl told officers they were assaulted outside their North Meadows Boulevard apartment at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 25.

They provided the name of their alleged attacker, but no arrest was reported.

* Officers who went to a Sinclair Road address in response to a report of people walking through a backyard carrying large objects did not arrive in time to stop a burglary at 3:30 a.m. Jan. 20.

Upon arrival, officers verified that the heavy objects were, in fact, tools stolen from the garage of a 65-year-old homeowner. These included a $400 chain saw, $500 worth of other power tools and circular saws valued at $300.

* A girl from Canal Winchester showed up at Columbus Division of Police headquarters at 7:39 p.m. Jan. 26 to report she had been assaulted earlier in the day. She said the assault occurred at 12:15 p.m. in the 5700 block of Karl Road.

* A 42-year-old resident of a Pine Tree Square West apartment said another man tried to hit him with a car at 8:12 p.m. Jan. 20.

* A Sunny Court woman said she was kicked in the face by her boyfriend during an argument about him sending text messages to another woman. The alleged assault took place at the woman's apartment at 11:10 a.m. Jan. 20.

The woman admitted grabbing a pair of scissors and threatening to stab the man after she was kicked.

* A couple reported their vehicle was broken into while it was parked at an extended-stay hotel on Morse Road at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and $3,300 in cash was stolen. The couple also said the vehicle sustained $200 in damage to the passenger window.

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