A 29-year-old man said he was merely trying to reclaim a beer taken from his beer bucket at an establishment in the 4600 block of Morse Centre Boulevard at 1:05 a.m. Jan. 8. Instead of getting the beer, he said he was beaten, first by one man and then another.

According to the police report, when the victim approached the man who had taken his beer, the suspect "became angry and struck him multiple times with a closed fist." The man told police that while he was fighting with the first suspect, a second suspect started hitting him with a closed fist and striking his head with a beer bottle.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* Officers were investigating a traffic violation at 4:36 p.m. Jan. 10 in the 900 block of East Dublin-Granville Road when an entirely different situation came to light.

According to a responding officer, one of the people involved, a 32-year-old woman, abruptly reported that at 10 p.m. Jan. 8, the other person in the vehicle assaulted her.

* A 36-year-old man told police he was assaulted at 9:20 a.m. Jan. 9 by an employee at a store in the 5700 block of Maple Canyon Avenue. The man said he had been ordered to leave the business and did so without incident, but returned to get the name of the employee "so that he could contact the corporate office," according to the responding officer. At that point, the victim said the suspect pushed him out the door.

* A gun was fired through a bedroom window of a residence in the 4600 block of Rockcastle Drive, according to a report filed at noon Jan. 8. The victim, a 29-year-old man, said a bullet came through the window at 3 that morning. Damage to the window and blinds was estimated at $300.