ASHLAND As the holidays approach, unprotected packages left outside of homes have reportedly been stolen.

According to a report from the Ashland Police Department, a resident on the 2500 block of Woodland Avenue claimed an unknown person removed delivery items from their home while the resident was away Nov. 26 and 27.

The package included a blanket, diapers, diaper Genie refills and coffee.

Mail theft was also reported to the APD from the 2500 block of Hampton Avenue on Thursday.

Packages containing a pair of jeans, four sweaters, three shirts and a jacket was reportedly stolen from off the resident’s porch on Nov. 29.

The following incidents were also reported to the APD:

Assault

‰A resident of the 200 block of Long Street reported Thursday afternoon that an unnamed person hit him in the back of the head so hard it broke the suspect’s hand.

On a second occasion, the suspect also pulled the victim’s hair, which in turn pulled him to the ground.

The victim has filed an emergency protective order and wishes to prosecute, according to police reports.

Theft

‰A resident of the 1800 block of Lexington Avenue reported a transmission with alloy gears as stolen on Nov. 29.

According to the report, three known suspects may have removed a transmission from a storage shed in an attempt to defraud the victim.

Shoplifting

‰Wal-Mart on Riverhill Drive reported a shoplifting incident totaling $36.94 Wednesday evening.

Possession of drug paraphernalia

‰A resident of the 1200 block of 29th Street reportedly overdosed on unspecified drugs Thursday evening.

According to the report, officers responded a call reporting an overdose at the residence, where they found various items of paraphernalia.

LANA BELLAMY can be reached at lbellamy@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2653. For Twitter updates, follow @lanabellamy_DI.

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