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Whitehall: Gaming session interrupted by assault, robbery

A 25-year-old man told Whitehall police a known man assaulted and robbed him at 12:05 p.m. Aug. 21 inside an apartment in the 4200 block of Rickenbacker Avenue.

A witness told police he and the victim were playing video games when a cousin of the witness entered the apartment and began punching the victim in the face.

The suspect reportedly took the victim's book bag containing a video-game console, games and a cellphone.

Reports said the suspect left the apartment and was not immediately located.

In other recent Whitehall police reports:

* Police issued a warrant for a 34-year-old man for robbery after he allegedly assaulted a woman and took money that fell from her pocket at 2:45 a.m. Aug. 22 at East Broad Street and Fairway Boulevard.

The man confronted the woman about "disrespecting" him and punched her on the side of the face, police said. The man then punched her while she was on the ground and took money, according to reports.

The victim provided police with the suspect's vehicle information and police issued a warrant.

* A robbery was reported at 3:25 a.m. Aug. 27 at San Jose and Santa Maria lanes.

* Property destruction was reported at 1:50 p.m. Aug. 21 in the 4800 block of Langley Avenue; at 5:35 a.m. Aug. 22 in the 100 block of Beechcreek Road; at 9:40 p.m. Aug. 22 in the first block of Fairway Boulevard; at 8 a.m. Aug. 25 in the 100 block of South Yearling Road; and at 9:45 a.m. Aug. 28 in the 600 block of Pierce Avenue.

* Thefts were reported at 5:40 p.m. Aug. 21 in the first block of Maplewood Avenue; at 10:35 a.m. Aug. 22 in the first block of South Hamilton Road; at 2:35 a.m. Aug. 25 in the 300 block of Mayflower Boulevard; at 7:55 a.m. Aug. 26 in the 1000 block of Irongate Lane; and at 3:45 p.m. Aug. 26 in the 900 block of South Hamilton Road.

* Burglaries were reported at 9:20 p.m. Aug. 21 in the 800 block of South Yearling Road; at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 23 in the 3700 block of Palm Street; and at 5:05 p.m. Aug. 25 in the 600 block of South Hamilton Road.

* Police arrested two men and two women on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication at 12:15 a.m. Aug. 22 in the 4600 block of Faith Avenue.

Police arrested a 32-year-old man for disorderly conduct and public intoxication at 7:55 a.m. Aug. 23 in the 4700 block of East Broad Street.

* Assaults were reported at 11:40 a.m. Aug. 23 at an apartment in the 4600 block of East Broad Street; at 5:05 p.m. Aug. 24 in the 4000 block of Beechbank Road; at 5:05 a.m. Aug. 26 in the 4200 block of Rickenbacker Avenue; at 3:05 p.m. Aug. 27 in the 100 block of Pinewood Drive; and at 4:55 p.m. Aug. 27 in the 3600 block of East Main Street.

* A vehicle was reported stolen at 4:35 p.m. Aug. 23 in the 3900 block of East Main Street.

* Police arrested a 26-year-old man for criminal damaging at 4:10 a.m. Aug. 24 in the 4000 block of Beechbank Road.

The same man was arrested for criminal trespassing, menacing and domestic violence at 12:20 p.m. Aug. 24 in the same block.

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