Whitehall police arrested a 25-year-old Whitehall woman for possession of drug paraphernalia, drug abuse and two counts of receiving stolen property, all misdemeanors, and one felony count of burglary at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in connection with property theft from a residence in the 4400 block of Saint Ann Lane.
A witness told police the woman was "hanging around" the rear of the Saint Ann Lane residence and last was seen walking east on the street.
About the same time, a resident called police to report a video-game console had been stolen from the Saint Ann Lane residence, report said.
Police found a woman matching the provided description walking north on Ross Road, carrying a purse and a black handbag.
The bag contained a video-game console, two controllers, and a game, reports said, though the woman told police a person at the house gave her the items.
The victim is acquainted with the suspect but said she was not home when the alleged theft occurred.
After further investigation, police found a small window at the victim's residence had been broken, allowing a deadbolt inside to be unlocked, according to reports.
The woman denied breaking into the residence, reports said.
Police reportedly found a spoon with burnt residue on it, along with two pipes, a used syringe and plastic bags in the woman's purse.
Nine blank checks in another person's name also were found in the woman's purse.
Police contacted the owner of the checks, who told police he gave a ride to a woman with the same name and description as the suspect.
The checks were believed to have been stolen from the man's car, and several had been cashed, according to reports.
In other recent Whitehall police reports:
* A Pickerington man told police he was robbed at noon Nov. 5 in the parking lot of a store in the 3600 block of East Main Street.
The victim told police he was at a store in the 3600 block of East Broad Street, where a man asked him to jump-start his car.
The victim had no jumper cables, but offered to give the suspect a ride to an auto-parts store in the 3600 block of East Main Street and to loan the man $23 for the purchase. But when the suspect walked away from the store, the victim chased and confronted him, police said.
The suspect reportedly shoved the man, ran to the victim's vehicle and took the keys from it, then sprinted away from the scene, disappearing behind a business on East Main Street.
* Police arrested a 25-year-old man for having a weapon under disability and on an outstanding warrant after responding to a report of a man pointing a gun at a family member at 3:55 p.m. Nov. 6 in the 100 block of North Hamilton Road.
A woman told police her brother pointed a gun at her and threatened her, but after multiple officers surrounded the house displaying weapons, the woman recanted her story, according to reports.
The man at the scene denied pointing a gun at the woman and surrendered without further incident.
Because the woman refused to cooperate, no charges relating to the Nov. 6 incident were filed, reports said.
However, police found a rifle at the residence and the man was arrested for having a firearm under disability -- indicating previous criminal activity precludes him from lawfully possessing a firearm -- and on an outstanding warrant from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
* Burglaries were reported at 4:20 a.m. Nov. 11 in the 5000 block of Etna Road; at 6:55 p.m. Nov. 11 in the 5200 block of Gatehouse Lane; and at 8:05 p.m. Nov. 12 in the 300 block of Beechmill Court.
* Thefts were reported at 5:55 p.m. Nov. 9 from the 100 block of South Yearling Road; at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 10 in the 300 block of South Hamilton Road; at 8:05 a.m. Nov. 11 in the 900 block of Rose Place; at 7:55 p.m. Nov. 11 in the 4200 block of East Broad Street; at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 in the 4200 block of Rickenbacker Avenue; at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 14 in the 400 block of Shell Court West; and at 8:45 p.m. Nov. 14 in the 4300 block of McAllister Avenue.
* Assaults were reported at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 400 block of North Hamilton Road; at 2:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the 4200 block of Yearling Circle; at 5:10 a.m. Nov. 13 in the 5300 block of Great Oak Way; at 6:15 a.m. Nov. 13 in the 4500 block of Saint Margaret Lane; and at 2:25 p.m. Nov. 13 at East Main Street and Karl Street.
* Vehicles were reported stolen at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in the 4200 block of Wright Park; and at 4:55 a.m. Nov. 15 in the 100 block of Beechtree Road.
* Property destruction was reported at 8:20 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 4100 block of Powell Avenue; at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 5300 block of Great Oak Drive; at 9:10 a.m. Nov. 10 at East Broad Street and North Yearling Road; at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the 1100 block of Irongate Lane; and at 4:25 p.m. Nov. 13 in the 3600 block of East Broad Street.