A Sweetest Day gift led to one man being stabbed and another going to jail, Whitehall police reported.
Police arrested a 42-year-old man for felonious assault after responding to a report of a stabbing at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 5300 block of East Main Street.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim, a Canal Winchester man, lying in the roadway, reports said.
A witness told police she saw two men fighting outside an apartment in the 1100 block of Great Oak Way, then she followed the victim until he collapsed.
The victim identified his assailant by name and the witness pointed out the suspect's location to police, according to reports.
Police arrived at the Great Oak Way apartment and saw a woman pacing on the patio of the building in which police believed the suspect to be hiding, reports said.
Police waited for backup, then took the woman into custody without incident before entering the apartment.
No one was inside the apartment, reports said.
The woman told police the victim was her ex-husband, who was outside the apartment when she and her boyfriend arrived. The victim was there to give her a ring for Sweetest Day, reports said.
The woman told police she did not know what was said between the two men and that she "simply went inside and turned up the television."
As they were questioning the woman, police at the scene saw a man matching the description of the suspect and arrested him.
The suspect told police he did not assault the victim, instead placing the blame on the woman.
The suspect was transported to the Franklin County jail.
The victim told police, after being transported to an area hospital, that he is still married to the woman and told her in advance he would be stopping by to give her a gift.
The victim reported the suspect stabbed him three times. He sustained cuts to his calf, forearm and chest, according to reports.
In other recent Whitehall police reports:
* Police arrested a 17-year-old boy for aggravated menacing, assault and domestic violence after responding to a report of person with a gun at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 20 at a residence in the 100 block of North Hamilton Road.
A woman called police to report her husband and stepson were fighting and that her stepson had a gun.
After arriving at the scene, police learned the 17-year-old boy and his older brother had left the residence and one of them was believed to have the gun, reports said.
When located, the older brother reportedly told police the 17-year-old had the gun but might have thrown it away.
Police found the 17-year-old at East Broad Street and Midcliff Drive, where he was arrested.
The boy did not have a gun and police could not locate it, reports said.
He told police he carries a gun when he is on "the North Side" but did not have it at the residence.
The boy's father and stepmother told police the dispute began when the stepmother confronted the boy about having a gun, and he replied he would kill her and himself, according to reports.
The boy's father intervened, and the boy allegedly pointed a gun at his stepmother, reports said.
Reports said the man punched his son and took the gun, after which the boy allegedly punched his stepmother, then left the residence.
The boy admitted to the assault, according to reports; he was transported to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center.
* Burglaries were reported at 1:40 p.m. Oct. 25 in the 700 block of Westphal Avenue; at 2:55 p.m. Oct. 25 in the 100 block of South Yearling Road; at 3:35 p.m. Oct. 28 in the 1000 block of Erickson Avenue; at 12:55 a.m. Oct. 29 in the 4000 block of Virginia Circle East; at 10 a.m. Oct. 30 in the 800 block of Erickson Avenue; and at 10:15 p.m. Oct. 30 in the 3800 block of East Broad Street.
* Thefts were reported at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the 400 block of South Yearling Road; at 9:35 a.m. Oct. 26 in the 500 block of Erickson Avenue; at 1:25 p.m. Oct. 26 in the 4800 block of Langley Avenue; at 12:05 a.m. Oct. 29 in the 900 block of South Yearling Road; at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 30 in the 200 block of North Yearling Road; and at 4:05 p.m. Oct. 30 in the 4800 block of Langley Avenue.
* Assaults were reported at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the 4500 block of Etna Road; at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 in the 4200 block of East Broad Street; at 5:05 p.m. Oct. 27 in the first block of Beechwood Road; at 12:10 a.m. Oct. 28 in the 4600 block of East Main Street; and at 7:50 a.m. Oct. 28 in the 4600 block of Poth Road.
* Property destruction was reported at 2:05 p.m. Oct. 25 in the 4700 block of Ludington Avenue; at 5:10 p.m. Oct. 29 in the 4200 block of East Broad Street; at 11 p.m. Oct. 30 in the first block of Maplewood Avenue; and at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 31 in the 4200 block of East Broad Street.