Westerville police said three juveniles and two adults are facing charges after an officer encountered a vehicle containing guns, drugs and alcohol.
According to reports, officers went to the 100 block of North Otterbein Avenue around 5 a.m. June 21 on a report of a suspicious vehicle. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle with four people inside and another person standing outside the vehicle, reports stated.
An officer made contact with the teen who was standing by the vehicle and he seemed to be intoxicated, according to reports. When the officer walked back to the police car, the suspect hopped a fence and ran away.
The rest of the individuals in the vehicle were searched, and in a variety of backpacks officers found handguns, suspected marijuana, prescription pills, bottles of alcohol and other drug paraphernalia, reports stated.
Two juveniles were charged with violating curfew and released at the scene. The other two people in the vehicle were charged with multiple violations.
When police found the teen who fled at his house, he allegedly "spit on and assaulted" an officer before being taken into custody.
He was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a controlled substance and other violations, reports stated.
In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:
* Someone broke into a shed outside a business in the 100 block of Hoff Road and stole a lawn mower and two leaf blowers.
According to reports, an employee found the shed had been broken into on the morning of June 19, and said it could have occurred between June 16 and 19. Locks on the outside of the shed appeared broken, reports stated.
* A Westerville resident reported finding two syringes and a small plastic bag lying in a parking lot in the 1300 block of Hideaway Woods Drive around midnight June 24.
According to reports, the syringes contained traces of brown liquid commonly associated with heroin use.
The resident reported he had seen suspicious vehicles sitting in the parking lot.