A 29-year-old man said someone followed him to his motel in the 700 block of Morse Road from a nightclub at 3 a.m. Sept. 26 and attempted to attack him.

The victim said he was able to get into his room at a motel and grab a knife to defend himself from the would-be attacker, but managed to cut himself in the process.

"The unknown suspect then fled the scene and the (victim's) roommate went to get help," the responding officer said. The victim was transported to Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in stable condition.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* A woman, 53, who lives in the 2600 block of East Dublin-Granville Road contacted police at 2:45 p.m. Sept. 26 regarding mail theft. The woman said she sent a money order for $300 to a friend in Texas on Aug. 3. "The victim stated her friend received the envelope but the money order was missing from the envelope," the responding officer noted.

"The friend stated the envelope had been opened and resealed with tape. The money order was cashed on an unknown date and location."

* Officers were summoned to a residence in the 5700 block of Maple Canyon Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 25 regarding someone who had been "hit very hard and is not moving." The victim, a 59-year-old man, was unconscious but breathing when police arrived. "Officers were able to wake the victim, but due to his level of intoxication and the severe swelling of his jaw, the victim was unable to explain to officers what had occurred or who had assaulted him," according to the report.

He was taken in stable condition to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital but was treated as a trauma victim due to his head injury, the officer said.