Cars don't run on candy bars.
A 28-year-old Rockcastle Drive woman found that out the hard way when she discovered someone had stuffed Snickers bars into the tank of her 1998 Chevrolet Lumina between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and 9 a.m. Aug. 27.
"It is unknown at this time if the vehicle sustained any permanent damage," according to the report.
In other Northland-area police reports:
* A 25-year-old Millbank Road woman told officers she was attacked in her home at 1:15 a.m. Aug. 28 by someone who made off with her phone.
The woman, who refused medical treatment at the scene, according to the reporting officer, said her cellphone was worth $500.
* A woman contacted police at 10:25 a.m. Aug. 28 to report that her 82-year-old father's Tamarack Boulevard home had been burglarized. A $1,500 refrigerator and an oven worth $900 had been taken by someone who broke a window, causing $200 in damage. The woman said the break-in took place sometime after 7 p.m. Aug. 27.
* A 22-year-old woman who lives on Kingshill Drive said she was assaulted at 9:41 p.m. Aug. 27 while at a residence in the 4600 block of Rockcastle Drive.
* A 63-year-old homeless man was cited for trespassing at 7:46 a.m. Aug. 27 in the 900 block of Morse Road after having previously been ordered to stay away by the property owner. The man was told to stay off the property in the presence of the officer who wrote the citation and escorted him from the site, according to the report.
* A 54-year-old Byers Circle East man said he was verbally threatened at his residence at 8:54 p.m. Aug. 26.
* Tools worth $1,500, a $250 camera and a vehicle door valued at $200 were stolen from cars at an Evanswood Drive business by someone who cut a fence and entered the parking lot between 7 p.m. Aug. 23 and 6:30 a.m. Aug. 24. Damage to the fence was estimated at $350.
"The locks were cut off the doors and one was pried open," the reporting officer noted.
* Three windows were shot out at a business in the 1500 block of East Dublin-Granville Road at 5:03 a.m. Aug. 25.
* A gold bracelet valued at $4,000 and a $400 gold necklace were among items reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Coghill Drive between 9:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and 5 a.m. Aug. 27. A $400 pair of sunglasses, work boots worth $200 and $3 in change were also taken, according to the 47-year-old victim.
* A semi-automatic handgun, a gaming system worth $885, a $180 bayonet and $100 worth of ammunition were stolen in a burglary at a Walden Drive home that was reported at 4:40 p.m. Aug. 26.
The 32-year-old owner of the items, who did not provide a value for the stolen Ruger P89, said the break-in took place sometime after 6:15 that morning.