Westerville police said an 18-year-old Westerville man was charged with multiple felonies after allegedly stealing another man's car from the corner of Illinois Avenue and Crescent Drive while threatening him with a knife.
According to reports, the victim was working on the car in his garage on the afternoon of June 25 when the suspect walked into the garage and began hitting the vehicle.
The victim reportedly looked up and saw the suspect scratching the car with the knife.
The car's keys were in the ignition, and the suspect reportedly jumped into the vehicle and started it, attempting to leave the driveway, according to reports. The victim tried to stop him, but could not.
When the suspect drove away, the victim chased after the car, but the suspect allegedly pulled the knife out and waved it out the window, reports stated.
Police later arrested the suspect and charged him with a first-degree felony count of aggravated burglary and a fourth-degree felony for grand theft auto, reports stated.
In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:
* Someone trespassed onto a work site in the 500 block of South Cleveland Avenue and stole various items.
According to reports, an employee arrived at the scene early on the morning of June 25 to find that someone had broken into two construction trailers and a storage compartment at the site.
Employees estimated the incident occurred between 2:30 p.m. June 22 and 2 a.m. June 25, reports stated.
An "unknown number" of tools and other items were missing, and the vehicles suffered damage in a variety of ways, according to reports.
Police have no suspects, and the case is under investigation.
* A resident reported he returned to his parked car on the corner of Otterbein Avenue and Park Street just after midnight on June 26 to find a window shattered.
When police investigated, they found that someone had shot out the window with a pellet gun, according to reports.
No arrests were made.