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Westerville poilce reports

A Westerville man was arrested early Aug. 4 after barricading himself inside his residence, leading to a standoff with Westerville police and Columbus SWAT officers.

Westerville police responded to the residence on Bellfrey Court just before 9 p.m. Aug. 3 on reports that the man had threatened others in the residence. The front door was locked and a chair was propped in front of it, police said, and the man refused to open the door or answer calls.

Reports that the man had knives inside caused concern for police.

Columbus SWAT entered the home at about 3 a.m. Aug. 4 and found the man with self-inflicted cuts to his wrist and a stab wound in his stomach, according to reports. He was transported to Grant Medical Center for emergency surgery, police said.

Others in the home were not injured, reports stated.

Police said the man was charged with aggravated menacing, domestic violence and assault. He was to be transported to the Delaware County Jail after he is released from the hospital, police said.

In other recent Westerville Division of Police incident reports:

* Boxes of ammunition, a watch and a cellphone were reported stolen from an unlocked car parked in the 900 block of Wake Drive between 9 p.m. Aug. 26 and 8 a.m. Aug. 27.

* A residence in the 100 block of Brisbane Avenue was broken into between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Aug. 27. According to Westerville police, the rear sliding door of the house was forced open with a screw driver. Prescription medications, a television and a video projector were stolen, reports stated.

* A house in the 700 block of Birmingham Road was broken into between 8:30 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. Aug. 28. Two televisions, a video-game system, a wallet, money, jewelry and two televisions were stolen.

* A residence in the 1000 block of Autumn Crest Court was broken into between 7:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sept. 1. According to police, the front door was broken open with a sledgehammer, and jewelry and money were stolen.