Meat worth $100 was among items stolen during a burglary in the 4800 block of Tamarack Boulevard that was reported at 2:15 a.m. July 6. The victim said she and her family went out of town June 28. When they returned at 7:30 p.m. July 5, they discovered that someone had kicked open the back door of their residence and made off with the food, a $600 television, a gaming system valued at $500, clothing and a DVD.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* A man said he was robbed and assaulted at 6:34 p.m. July 6 in the 4600 block of Tamarack Boulevard.

The victim said an individual held him at knifepoint and stole $1,000 in cash, a $200 cell phone, a debit card and an identification card from Mexico.

* A woman who lives in the 3200 block of Karl Road said another woman "brought her children over to assault her" at 12:30 a.m. July 5. The victim said one of the children pointed a gun at her during the incident.

* A woman said she was threatened by a person who was holding a firearm. The incident took place at 6:53 p.m. July 5 at an apartment in the 5600 block of Ironwood Court.

* A cab driver from Canal Winchester said a passenger brandished a weapon when refusing to pay the $39.50 fare at 3:35 p.m. July 4 in the 1900 block of Sharbot Drive. The case was turned over to robbery detectives.

* A representative of a check-cashing business in the 2400 block of Morse Road contacted police at 3:35 p.m. July 3 to accuse an employee of opening "six suspicious loans" between June 11 and June 27. In all six cases, according to the report, the paperwork for the loans was completed before the customer came to the business, and in one instance, the alleged customer never showed. The total amount involved was listed at $3,150.