A 28-year-old man probably regrets giving a ride to an old friend from middle school.
According to a report filed at 8:09 p.m. April 30, the man told police he was driving at 6:58 p.m. near Maple Canyon Avenue and Tupsfield Road when he spotted his former school friend. He agreed to give the suspect a ride, but when the friend got into the car, he spotted $2,500 in cash the victim had in stacks of $20s and $100s with which he planned to pay his rent and bills.
The friend stole the money, according to the victim.
In other Northland-area police reports:
* A burglary was reported at 5:15 p.m. May 1 in the 3000 block of Wallcrest Boulevard. The victim, a 41-year-old man, said that between 1:40 and 5 that afternoon, someone backed up a vehicle to a side gate, kicked in the back door and made off with an $800 gaming system and a television valued at $600.
* An officer investigating a complaint about loud neighbors at 12:44 a.m. April 29 in the 4900 block of Dunlap Road discovered a group of teenagers apparently trespassing in a vacant residence. Upon arrival, an officer heard a teenager yell "12," which is slang for police, the report stated. The officer then approached the residence and heard multiple teenagers run out the back door.
As the officer approached the front door, he noticed a real-estate agent's lockbox. The officer then observed no furniture in the residence and realized the house was vacant, the report said.
* A girl said she was attacked by three people at 1 p.m. April 27 during art class at a school in the 1300 block of Urban Drive. The victim said one of her attackers held her arms while the others punched her in the stomach and back.
During recess, the girl said, a fourth suspect joined in by pulling her hair and one of the other suspects sought to punch her in the nose, but she blocked it. The girl's guardian requested a report to document the incident, the responding officer wrote.