A 44-year-old woman said she was driving in the 2200 block of Hard Road between 6:35 and 6:45 p.m. Dec. 5 when her son, whom she had just picked up from day care, opened the car door to let loose a balloon.

That's when the woman's purse containing her $3,000 wedding band, $20 in cash and other items fell onto the street. The victim said the bag was gone by the time she was able to turn around and return to the scene.

In other northwest Columbus police reports:

* A 33-year-old woman said she was assaulted at the intersection of Sawmill Road and New Market Center Way after being involved in a traffic accident at 6:18 p.m. Dec. 6.

The woman said the other driver pushed her and then drew his arm back several times as if to hit her, then fled the scene.

* A $6,000 gold ring, a handgun valued at $600 and $200 in cash were taken from a residence in the 3000 block of Cranston Drive, a 32-year-old man told police at 5:43 p.m. Dec. 7.

The victim said the items were taken between Nov. 7 and 12 when a suspect he named "was given access to his house."

* Two men reportedly stole $1,400 in coats from a store in the 6600 block of Sawmill Road at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

* Jewelry valued at $600 was stolen in a burglary that was reported Dec. 4 at 10:20 p.m. in the 900 block of Rutherglen Drive.

The victim, a 43-year-old man, said someone broke in through the back door sometime after 11 that morning.

* Someone entered a residence in the 700 block of Ashler Court between 4:45 and 5:10 a.m. Dec. 4 through a front window and then proceeded to make off with a $12,000 vehicle and other items.

The 44-year-old homeowner said $25 in cash and $725 worth of tools were also stolen.