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17-year-old charged with stabbing 20-year-old brother

A 17-year-old was arrested and charged with felonious assault at 11:34 p.m. Oct. 18 after he stabbed his 20-year-old brother in the leg in their Westerville home, Westerville police reported.

According to police reports, the two were arguing in the basement of the home in the 100 block of South State Street when the assault occurred.

The victim was treated for his wound at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital.

While at the home, officers also seized a small amount of marijuana from a bedroom, along with a homemade smoking pipe and other drug paraphernalia.

In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:

•Westerville police arrested Linda Bessah, 23, of 2335 Malin Place in Columbus, on felony charges of receiving stolen property after she was located driving a car that was reported stolen in Virginia.

According to Westerville police reports, an officer driving through the first block of Linda Court scanned a car license plate, which came back as stolen. After knocking on several doors and asking to speak with Bessah, the officer located and arrested her.

Bessah also had an outstanding felony warrant in Virginia.

•Five swords, valued at $2,500 total, were stolen from a locked closet in a building in the 100 block of South State Street between June 8 and Oct. 5.

•A 40-year-old Westerville man was arrested and charged with OVI at 9:35 p.m. Oct. 17 after rear-ending a vehicle on State and Main streets and fleeing the scene.

According to police, the driver who was rear ended called 911 and followed the vehicle that struck him, until it pulled over a few blocks away.