A Westerville woman told police someone broke into her residence and stole $20,000 in cash and thousands more in miscellaneous items.

According to reports, the woman had been away for more than a week when she returned to her condominium in the 500 block of Ruttington Lane on the afternoon of July 20.

When she and her daughter arrived, they noticed a door in the garage was open. They walked inside to see papers scattered across the floor and the woman's safe sitting open, according to reports. The victim's daughter had been to the house two days before, and reported everything was in order at the time.

The victim told police the safe contained $20,000 in cash and jewelry valued around $6,000, reports stated.

The door was reportedly pried open and everything was taken.

According to reports, there was no sign of forced entry to the house, and police believe someone used the keypad on the front of the property to enter the garage.

The case is under investigation.

In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:

* A staff member at a group home in the 300 block of Plum Street reported a woman assaulted her on the evening of July 18.

According to reports, an 18-year-old suspect allegedly became increasingly profane before hitting the victim on the top of the head with her fist. The victim claimed she felt dizzy and had a "pounding" headache and called police.

The victim reported the suspect had done similar things before, and requested that charges be filed.

The woman was charged with assault and transported to the Franklin County jail.

* A Westerville man reported another man scratched a vulgar word into his vehicle while it sat at a dog park in the 700 block of Park Meadow Road on the morning of July 17.

According to reports, the man claimed he and the suspect had a disagreement about their dogs. The victim reported the man made an "inappropriate verbal response" to his comment about the dog and walked away.

When the victim returned to his vehicle, someone had scratched the word into the side, according to reports.