A 39-year-old New Albany man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a Westerville woman on the night of May 29.
According to reports, the couple were in an argument at the woman's apartment in the 800 block of Fortunegate Drive around 9:30 p.m.
The woman alleged the man "became upset and began choking her" before striking her in the head, dragging her by the hair and knocking her to the ground, reports stated.
The man told police the woman instigated the argument and was "generally aggressive toward him" and that the pair "scrapped" with each other.
When police spoke to the woman, they noted she had scratch marks on her chest, neck and back, rug burns on her leg and a cut on her lip, according to reports.
Officers arrested the man and charged him with domestic violence and assault and transported him to the Franklin County jail.
According to reports, the officers spoke to the woman about possible protection orders.
In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:
* A Westerville man witnessed his bicycle being stolen on the morning of May 31.
According to reports, the man woke up to hear a noise about 5 a.m. and looked outside his residence in the 1300 block of Hideaway Woods Drive to discover his bicycle missing.
When he went outside, he saw two boys walking away from his deck with bicycles, according to reports. He got in his vehicle and drove to the entrance of the neighborhood.
Eventually, the man found the boys riding bicycles in the street and confronted them. He said both boys dropped the bicycles and ran away. He recovered his own bicycle and gave police the second bike, reports stated.
* Someone caused an estimated $1,000 in damage by cutting a fence to gain access to a restricted area of Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Road.
According to reports, a school employee noticed a hole in the fence surrounding the school's football field on the morning of May 30.
Police have no leads.