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Northland: Burglar steals television, laptop computer

A Forest Elm Court man told officers he was awakened by the sound of someone downstairs while he was sleeping at 10:30 a.m. May 19.

He said he called down to ask if it was maintenance there to fix something. It wasn't. It was a burglar who made off with a $700 television and a laptop computer valued at $300.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* A resident of a group home on Redwood Road said one of his roommates kicked him in the groin for no reason at 8 p.m. May 18.

In a police report filed the following day at 4:30 p.m., an officer said one of the employees of the group home stated the suspect has been there for three weeks and "has been causing problems" ever since arriving.

"The caretaker wanted documentation on the incident," the officer wrote in conclusion.

* A Norcross Road resident contacted police at 5:09 p.m. May 20 to report his home had been broken into but nothing appeared to be missing.

The resident said the burglary, which caused $50 in damage to a basement window, took place after 8 a.m. May 2.

* A Haviland Road man told police that his "soon-to-be ex-wife's new boyfriend" tried to fight him near the intersection of Morse and Patio roads at 5:06 p.m. May 20. "I'll be seeing you real soon," the victim quoted the other man as saying, according to the report filed under the category of menacing.

* A resident of Worthington, Ky., told police someone removed all the items from his Morse Road hotel room between midnight and 6 a.m. May 18. The man called officers at 9:12 a.m. May 20 to say a watch, some antibiotics, a prescription medication, some Methadone and a pair of shoes were missing. The report values these items at $1 each.

* A girl and her mother filed a menacing report May 20 at 9:25 a.m. in which they alleged the juvenile had been harassed and threatened by an individual at school in the 1300 block of Morse Road between 8 a.m. May 1 and 2 p.m. May 16.