An officer was flagged down by a gas station attendant at 3:10 a.m. Jan. 23 in the 5800 block of North Meadows Boulevard regarding counterfeit currency. The officer wrote in his report that he contacted the 34-year-old woman who paid for a purchase with a $20 bill described as "play money."

She said she was unaware the bill was bogus and that she had received it from an automated teller machine earlier in the week.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* An undetermined amount of property was stolen during a burglary in the 1800 block of Torchwood Drive that was reported at 3 p.m. Jan. 26. The male victim said the break-in occurred after 11:25 that morning.

* Two people broke into a check-cashing business in the 1900 block of East Dublin-Granville Road at 2:43 a.m. Jan. 25 but they were unable to gain access to the area of the building containing the safe, police reports said. The two then left through the front door, which they damaged to the tune of $500 on their way in, according to the reporting officer.

* A woman summoned police to the 600 block of Worthington Forest Place at 6:21 p.m. Jan. 24 after finding a bullet in her windshield. She said the damage to her 2006 Volkswagen was inflicted between Jan. 14 and 21.

* A man reported the theft of $1,000 in cash during a break-in at his apartment in the 5800 block of North Meadows Boulevard which he discovered at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 22. The man said the money was removed from underneath his mattress by whoever forced the front door open sometime after 11:30 that morning.

* A man told police he left the door of his Tamarack Boulevard South apartment unlocked between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 22 and when he returned, his $600 cellphone, its $20 case and a desktop computer valued at $100 were gone.

* A resident in the 2000 block of Waymont Road reported a bullet was fired into his house at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 22.

The police report said the man did not witness the incident "and there were no other known witnesses."