Northland: Driver choked, punched after giving man a ride
A Ruhl Avenue woman told police she was choked and punched at 6:05 a.m. Sept. 21 as thanks for giving someone a ride to a Schrock Road restaurant.
The woman said she was giving the man a ride from a party to the establishment, but when she pulled up to the restaurant, the man, seated in the back seat, put his arm around her neck and choked her. She said he punched her once in the face after they got out of the vehicle, then ran away.
Officers searched for the assailant but could not find him. The woman refused medical treatment, according to police.
In other Northland-area police reports:
* A Polo Drive North woman said six neighborhood children chased her down and beat her up at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18.
The woman said they caught up with her in front of her home, and one of the juveniles was the main instigator in the attack. The juvenile told officers the woman had struck her first and she was merely defending herself.
* A woman told police her teenage daughter was assaulted in an unprovoked attack at an East Dublin-Granville Road motel at 9 p.m. Sept. 21. The mother filed the report the following day at 10:15 a.m. and said she intended to file charges against the girl's attacker. She also said there was a witness to the incident, but the reporting officer was unable to contact that individual at the time.
* Officers were summoned to the home of a woman in the 5700 block of Northmeadows Boulevard at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 18 after someone fired a gun at the structure.
* A 24-year-old woman was charged with forgery Sept. 16 after allegedly presenting a counterfeit payroll check to be cashed at a Morse Road bank branch at 5:44 p.m.
* Two men, a 40-year-old from Westerville and a 22-year-old resident of Bethel Road, told police they were robbed at an address on Colin Court at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 20. The men said they were robbed of $830 in cash, a $128 wristwatch, a cellphone worth $100 and some keys.
* A Belcher Drive resident said he was beaten with a wand and robbed of the keys to his truck, apartment and a closet at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 20. He was taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, according to the reporting officer.
* The mother of a 10-year-old boy called police at 4 p.m. Sept. 18 to say her son had been beaten up on a school bus outside a Morse Road school by two other youths. She said her son told her another boy accused him of hitting his seat. When her son said he hadn't done so, the accuser and another boy held him down and punched him, only stopping when a teacher got on the bus, the report stated.