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Northland: Cash, credit cards, sunglasses stolen from vehicle

A man from Linbrook, N.Y., said his vehicle was broken into at 4:30 p.m. July 28 in the 1700 block of Morse Road.

An $850 leather wallet containing that same amount in cash was stolen, along with a pair of sunglasses valued at $600 and a handbag worth $800, he said. The man also lost his driver's license and five credit cards, police reports said.

In other police reports from the Columbus Division of Police:

* A boy told police he was punched in the right eye with a closed fist by someone he was playing soccer with in the 4600 block of Northtowne Boulevard at 5:52 p.m. Aug 1.

This occurred, according to the victim's statement, "after the suspect thought he called him a name, which he stated he did not. No weapons were used."

* A $950 lawn mower was stolen from the garage of a Sandalwood Place man after he left the garage door open from 9 to 11 p.m. July 30.

* A Lockbourne Road woman told police she was threatened while in the 1400 block of Morse Road at 3:20 p.m. July 30.

* A Westerville woman said she was struck in the face July 30 at 2 a.m. at an address on Rockwood Place for flirting with another woman's boyfriend.

* Officers were summoned to an Ironwood Court address at 10:44 p.m. July 30 regarding a robbery in which a man was stabbed at the intersection of Karl and East Dublin-Granville roads. What they found upon arrival, according to the report, was an Arborwood Drive resident who was described as "agitated, angry, belligerent and very uncooperative with responding officers."

The victim, who refused medical attention, provided a partial description of the person who robbed him but then refused to answer any questions.

* A Dandridge Drive resident said someone entered his home through an unlocked overhead garage door on the afternoon of July 29 and stole a $700 flat-screen television set.

* A boy said he was thrown to the ground and hit on the head at a Sunny Court apartment at 6:15 p.m. July 29. There were no visible marks on him and he did not require medical attention, the reporting officer noted.

* The back doors of two Beechcroft Road apartments were kicked in between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 28. One victim said that in addition to the $500 in damage to the door, a $500 cell phone and a gaming system worth $300 were stolen.

The second man estimated door damage at $300 but was uncertain about what might have been taken from his apartment.

* A 43-year-old Hulmac Drive woman said a guest at a nearby apartment and a resident got into an altercation at 2:55 a.m. July 28, during the course of which the woman's $50 gas grill was broken after it was used to strike the resident over the head.

* A child-care business in the 2600 block of East Dublin-Granville Road was broken into between 8 p.m. July 30 and 8 a.m. July 31. A $320 television set and a DVD player valued at $50 were taken. A fire extinguisher was discharged inside the business.

* A Heckin Court woman said she got into an argument with someone in her home at 10:45 p.m. July 30, and that person "made the gesture to strike her with a closed fist twice," according to the reporting officer.

The victim "felt afraid the suspect might actually strike her if other people would not have been around to stop him," the report said.

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