A 19-year-old Whitehall man told police May 17 that a known man had threatened and extorted him two days earlier at a business in the 4500 block of East Main Street.

The victim, an employee of the business, told police two men confronted him about $4,000 they claimed he owed for the repair of a vehicle that was damaged in a crash six months earlier in Groveport.

The suspects reportedly took the victim's cellphone and shoved him against a wall when he attempted to retrieve it.

Police said the victim and the suspects eventually left the location and went to an ATM, where the victim withdrew $360 and gave it to the suspects.

The victim told police he decided to file a report two days later because he feared the suspects would return to extort more money.

The victim knows one of the suspects, but only by a first name, police said.

In other recent Whitehall police reports:

* A teenage girl told police she was assaulted at 3 p.m. May 21 on Langley Avenue while walking to Whitehall-Yearling High School, 675 S. Yearling Road.

The victim was walking to the high school from Rosemore Middle School for volleyball practice when a known girl said, "I want to fight you," then followed her and struck her on the head, according to reports.

The 14-year-old suspect also took shoes the victim had been carrying, police said.

After arriving at the high school, the girl called police. The girl's mother indicated she wanted to file charges against the suspect, with whom the victim has had previous altercations, reports said.

* A man told police an unknown man punched him in the face and ran away at 4:50 p.m. May 22 as he was sitting near the city's splash pad at John Bishop Park, 4815 Etna Road.

The man sustained a deep laceration near his left eye and was transported to Mount Carmel East Hospital, police said.

* Police arrested a 17-year-old Columbus boy for criminal damaging, obstructing official business, falsification, disorderly conduct and attempted burglary at 7:20 a.m. May 19 in connection with incidents in the 400 block of Briarwood Drive and the 400 block of South Hamilton Road.

* Police arrested a 41-year-old Columbus man for breaking and entering after responding to a report of a burglary at 8:15 p.m. May 18 in the 500 block of Robinwood Avenue.

Burglaries also were reported at 5:30 p.m. May 16 in the 100 block of Parklawn Boulevard; at 6:20 a.m. May 18 in the 3900 block of East Broad Street; at 1:20 p.m. May 19 in the 600 block of Bernhard Road; at 7:10 a.m. May 19 in the 400 block of Briarwood Drive; at 3:25 a.m. May 20 in the 4000 block of Andrus Avenue; at 7:25 a.m. May 21 in the 400 block of Robinwood Avenue; at 12:15 p.m. May 22 in the 4200 block of Powell Avenue; and at 10:05 a.m. May 23 in the 1000 block of Pierce Avenue.

* Thefts were reported at 6:30 a.m. May 17 in the 5100 block of Doral Avenue; at 6 p.m. May 17 in the 4100 block of Powell Avenue; at 3:50 p.m. May 19 in the 4600 block of East Main Street; at 1:05 p.m. May 20 in the 100 block of South Hamilton Road; at 11:10 a.m. May 21 in the 800 block of South Hamilton Road; at 8:30 a.m. May 22 in the 900 block of South Hamilton Road; at 1:30 p.m. May 22 in the 4800 block of Langley Avenue; and at 12:10 p.m. May 23 in the 3900 block of East Broad Street.

* Vehicles were reported stolen at 5:30 p.m. May 16 in the first block of Midcliff Drive; at 11:20 a.m. May 19 in the 5200 block of East Main Street; at 9 p.m. May 20 in the 3900 block of East Main Street; and at 3 p.m. May 21 and 12:55 p.m. May 22 in the 5100 block of East Main Street.

* Property destruction was reported at 8 a.m. May 17 in the 4800 block of Etna Road; at 1:45 p.m. May 20 in the first block of Beechcreek Road; at 2:30 p.m. May 20 in the 1100 block of Irongate Lane; at 10:40 a.m. May 21 in the 4500 block of Saint Ann Lane; and at 9:25 p.m. May 23 in the 4200 block of Beechrun Road.

* Police responded to reports of shots fired at 6:55 p.m. May 19 at East Broad Street and Woodcliff Drive; at 9:40 p.m. May 19 in the 100 block of Woodcliff Drive; and at 9:30 p.m. May 20 in the 4200 block of Rickenbacker Avenue.