The Worthington Division of Police charged two men with felony weapons charges on the same night after both allegedly had weapons in their vehicles while intoxicated.
The first incident occurred when officers attempted to stop an 18-year-old Powell man at Olentangy River Road and Whieldon Lane at 11:45 p.m. March 31.
According to reports, the man crashed his vehicle into a ditch before exiting and putting a handgun to his head, threatening suicide.
Officers talked the man into putting his weapon down, and he was taken into custody and allegedly "showed signs of severe intoxication," the reports said.
He was charged with a fifth-degree felony count of knowingly transporting a firearm under the influence and misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, failure to drive within marked lanes and failure to control.
Approximately two hours later, officers stopped a 43-year-old man from Little Rock, Arkansas, on the 6800 block of North High Street just before 2 a.m. April 1.
While officers were approaching the vehicle, they noticed that the man had a handgun on his passenger seat, according to reports. The man also "showed signs of intoxication" and refused to take any tests.
He was arrested and charged with a fourth-degree felony charge of improperly handling firearms, a fifth-degree felony charge for knowingly transporting a firearm under the influence and four misdemeanor charges.
In other recent incident reports from Worthington police:
* A 10-year-old girl was hospitalized after being attacked by a dog on the 200 block of Larrimer Avenue on the afternoon of March 28.
According to reports, the girl's mother was visiting a friend when the friend's dog attacked the girl, biting her on the hand and the head.
Franklin County animal-control officers responded to take the dog into custody and planned to euthanize the dog, pending charges being filed by the girl's mother. Additional charges have not been filed against the owner of the dog.
* Worthington police have alerted the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to investigate checks gone missing from deposit boxes at the post office on the 500 block of High Street.
According to reports, a business contacted police about multiple checks that had been stolen from mailboxes and later forged and cashed outside Worthington. Officers have taken multiple reports of checks being stolen from mailboxes over the past several months.