Police responding to a three-vehicle accident on state Route 256 ended up grappling with a driver who tried to disarm one of the officers.
According to police reports, officers responded to the crash at 1 p.m. Aug. 29 at the intersection of state Route 256 and Taylor Park Drive where a northbound vehicle struck two other northbound vehicles that were stopped at a traffic light. The at-fault driver suffered minor injuries and two other people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries, police said. As medics were attempting to treat the at-fault driver, he tried to take a service weapon from one of the officers. During the struggle for the weapon, the man kicked the sergeant, according to the police report.
The man, 38, from Thornville, was arrested on active warrants and additional charges are pending against him.
According to police, the man was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Columbus. He had a knife and was in possession of drug paraphernalia.
In other Reynoldsburg police reports:
* Officers charged a woman with falsification after they were called because of a disturbance at a school bus stop. According to the report, the woman was standing by the open door of a school bus at the corner of Sunview and Wollam roads at 9:20 a.m. Aug. 31. She told the officer she was trying to talk to the bus driver because he had abandoned her son at the school, even though her daughter had told the driver her brother was not on the bus. The officer advised the woman to call the driver's manager at the bus garage, but charged her after she allegedly provided false identification.
* A man said an unknown male threw a lit cigarette into his car at 12:10 p.m. Aug. 31 at East Main Street and Aida Drive. The cigarette burned a hole in the seat cover of a maroon 2017 Honda Accord, according to police.
* A woman reported the rear driver's side window in her car was smashed before 7 p.m. Aug. 31 while the vehicle was parked at a business in the 2700 block of Taylor Road. She told police her purse was stolen.