A man who allegedly fled from police on a bicycle faces a felony charge after a pursuing Worthington Division of Police officer was injured.
The 41-year-old Columbus man was "acting suspicious" while riding a bicycle on the first block of East Lincoln Avenue on the night of June 14, according to reports.
When approached by an officer, the man "took off" on the bike before tossing it aside and running behind a nearby house.
The man eventually was apprehended, but one of the officers in pursuit fell into a hole in the dark and sustained a serious knee injury, police said.
According to Sgt. James Moran, the officer will miss "months" while recovering.
The man was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and obstructing official business, which became a felony charge due to the officer's injury.
In other recent incident reports from the Worthington Division of Police:
* A 24-year-old Worthington woman was arrested and fired from her job at Worthington Pools after allegedly stealing phones from patrons.
Officers were at the pool at 400 W. Dublin-Granville Road on the morning of June 15 to investigate a phone theft when the woman approached them and told them she had found a missing phone at the pool.
Later in the day, another phone reported as stolen pinged its location as the woman's home.
When police investigated, she reportedly admitted to stealing three phones while at the pool and was charged with three counts of theft.
* A Worthington resident reported having a firearm stolen from a vehicle while it was parked on the 400 block of Ridgedale Drive between June 19 and 20.
The man said the vehicle had been locked, but police found no signs of forced entry.