Whitehall police arrested a 49-year-old man for felonious assault after responding to a call of a possible stabbing at 10:35 p.m. Sept. 13 at Players Family Billiards, 4380 E. Main St.

Police reported being met by a group of people outside the front door. People in the group pointed out a man matching the description of the suspect.

As the man attempted to mount a motorcycle, police ordered him at gunpoint to the ground, then found a closed lock-blade knife on the ground.

Witnesses told police the suspect had been ejected from the bar but returned with a knife.

After being ejected again, the suspect swung the knife at one of the people outside the bar, according to reports.

Once in custody, the suspect told police he went to the bar to purchase cocaine but that the person he met sold him "bunk."

He told police he went back inside to confront the seller and drew a knife for protection after being accosted by a group of patrons and employees.

The suspect had in his possession what appeared to be a counterfeit narcotic, according to reports.

The man was combative with police and upon arrival at the Franklin County jail, he was refused admission because of a possible rib fracture sustained during the incident at the billiards hall.

He was taken to a hospital and later transported to jail, reports said.

In other recent Whitehall police reports:

* A 26-year-old Columbus man was arrested for aggravated menacing and multiple traffic violations, including reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to comply with police, driving with a suspended license and expired registration, after police responded to a 911 call from a juvenile at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 16.

The incident initially was reported as a robbery at gunpoint at a business in the 1000 block of South Hamilton Road. Police arrived at the location and found no evidence of a robbery, then learned the incident actually took place at a location of the same business at East Main Street and Country Club Drive.

Witnesses there described a vehicle that fled from the scene.

Police pursued the driver on several streets before he was stopped at gunpoint at East Livingston Avenue and Shady Lane Road in Columbus, reports said.

The victim identified the suspect as the man who confronted him at the business and pointed a gun at him, reports said.

* A robbery was reported at Speedway, 1055 S. Hamilton Road, at 7:55 p.m. Sept. 16.

A store employee locked himself inside the store after the robbery, according to reports.

The employee told police man displayed a gun in his waistband and said, "I don't want to have to hurt you, just give me the money."

The employee gave the suspect $180 and he walked away south on South Hamilton Road, reports said.

The store's security camera was known to be inoperable, according to a district manager, and police did not receive a notification from the silent alarm the employee said he activated, reports said.

The employee eventually called 911, according to reports.

* Police filed charges of aggravated robbery against a 15-year-old boy in connection with a robbery at 1 a.m. Sept. 14 in the 600 block of South Yearling Road.

A teenage boy told police that the suspect was "an old friend" whom he agreed to meet about buying a cellphone.

The suspect allegedly pointed a .380-caliber pistol at the victim, took $100 and punched the victim before fleeing on foot toward Langley Avenue.

* A teenage boy told police he was robbed at gunpoint at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 in the first block of Parklawn Boulevard.

The boy approached an officer on patrol at Ross Road and Saint Anthony Lane and reported he had been robbed of his cellphone by three males who pointed guns at him.

The firearms had extended magazines and one had a laser sight, according to reports.

The victim told police he recognized two of the suspects.

Police continue to investigate, reports said.

* Police arrested a 23-year-old man for breaking and entering after police responded to a burglary alarm at 9:15 p.m. Sept. 13 in the 300 block of North Hamilton Road.

* Police arrested a 44-year-old man and a 40-year-old man, each for assault and aggravated menacing, after police responded to a report of a fight in progress at 10:55 p.m. Sept. 17 in the 3700 block of Palm Street.

* Burglaries were reported at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 in the 4400 block of Saint Ann Lane; at 9:45 p.m. Sept. 17 in the 400 block of Virginia Circle West; at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 17 in the 100 block of Parklawn Boulevard; at 10:35 p.m. Sept. 17 in the 600 block of Elaine Road; and at 12:20 a.m. Sept. 18 in the 3900 block of Andrus Court East.

* Thefts were reported at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 in the 100 block of Midcliff Drive; at 1:45 p.m. Sept. 14 in the 3800 block of East Broad Street; at 2:55 p.m. Sept. 14 in the 500 block of Westphal Avenue; at 9 p.m. Sept. 14 in the 5300 block of Great Oak Way; at 2:55 p.m. Sept. 15 in the 800 block of South Hamilton Road; and at 6:25 p.m. Sept. 16 in the 1000 block of Great Oak Way.

* Assaults were reported at 6:25 p.m. Sept. 14 in the 400 block of Shell Court East; and at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 18 in the 4700 block of East Broad Street.

* Vehicles were reported stolen at 4:10 p.m. Sept. 12 in the 3900 block of Saint Mary Court; at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the 5300 block of Gatehouse Drive; at 5:55 p.m. Sept. 13 in the 900 block of Heritage Drive East; at 1:20 a.m. Sept. 15 in the 400 block of Virginia Circle West; and at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 17 in the 400 block of South Hamilton Road.

* Property destruction was reported at 6:20 p.m. Sept. 13 in the 4400 block of San Jose Lane; at 6:35 a.m. Sept. 14 in the 3600 block of East Broad Street; at 2:25 p.m. Sept. 14 in the first block of Parklawn Boulevard; at 8:05 p.m. Sept. 14 in the 100 block of North Yearling Road; at 4:25 p.m. Sept. 16 in the 600 block of Elaine Road; and at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17 in the 4800 block of Etna Road.

* Police responded to reports of shots fired at 1:35 a.m. Sept. 16 in the 1000 block of Fountain Lane; and at 11:35 p.m. Sept. 16 in the 300 block of South Yearling Road.