A 44-year-old Garylane Drive woman told Columbus Division of Police officers she refused entry to a person who came to her home at 3 a.m. May 17, but the individual got into the residence anyway because she had forgotten to lock the front door.

A 44-year-old Garylane Drive woman told Columbus Division of Police officers she refused entry to a person who came to her home at 3 a.m. May 17, but the individual got into the residence anyway because she had forgotten to lock the front door.

Once inside, according to the victim and a witness, the suspect stole a debit card, some prescription medicine and a few keys.

In other recent police reports from the Northwest Side:

* A Fremont Street woman, 24, said a suspect took her wallet without permission May 17 in the 7400 block of Sawmill Road between 4 and 4:05 p.m.

The victim said the wallet contained $500 in cash along with her pink $30 wallet, a debit card, driver's license and numerous reward cards.

* Tools and painting equipment with more than $3,200 were reported stolen at 2:57 p.m. May 16 from two work vans that had been parked on Tramore Square.

The victim, a 35-year-old man, said the vehicle break-ins, which caused $300 in damage, took place between 3 and 11 a.m.

* Someone attempted to break into a maintenance shed at an apartment complex on Craigside Drive May 16 at 7:13 p.m. and caused $1,300 in damage to an overhead garage door and a regular door.

* A Rolex watch valued at $13,400 was the only thing reported stolen during a burglary on Bridgeway Circle that was reported at 9:06 a.m. May 14.

The victim, a 56-year-old man, said the break-in during which the watch was taken took place between 2 and 4 p.m. May 11.

* A 30-year-old Surrywood Drive man told police he discovered at 4 a.m. May 13 his garage door had inadvertently been left open.

Subsequently, the victim said in a report filed at 6:28 p.m., he discovered that "pieces to a game" he and his roommate created were missing.

He valued the missing items at $4,000. A $60 toolbox that contained the game items was also taken.

* "Talking smack" during a basketball game in Dexter Falls Park led two youths to accuse one another of assault at 8:30 p.m. May 12.

One of the boys said his opponent became angry over the "smack" and punched him on the left side of the head.

The other boy told police the alleged victim, who was "talking trash," grabbed him in a headlock, causing scrapes and abrasions to his neck and right ear.

"The suspect stated he only punched the victim, after he was assaulted by the victim," according to the report.

The parents of both parties were present at the scene at the time the responding officers arrived. Both parties refused medical assistance. The involved parties were referred to the prosecutor's office due to the conflicting stories.