A 36-year-old man was arrested for aggravated menacing and inducing panic stemming from an incident that began at 11 p.m. Nov. 26 at Burger King, 3923 E. Broad St., Whitehall police said.
Employees flagged down an officer and reported a man with a gun had just fled in a red vehicle east on East Broad Street.
The officer, who had been traveling west on East Broad Street, recalled seeing a red Honda pass him eastbound, just prior to meeting the employees, reports said.
The officer turned around and located the vehicle stopped at South Yearling Road on East Broad Street, waiting to turn north.
He followed the vehicle to Parklawn Circle and, after backup arrived, ordered a man and woman out of the vehicle at gunpoint, reports said.
The man told police he had a gun, according to reports.
The woman told police she had been involved in a dispute with employees at Burger King, saying the workers had a "bad attitude" and that it escalated into a verbal dispute at the pickup window.
The woman demanded to see a manager, and when that was unsuccessful, she went home and told the man, her fiance, who has a concealed-carry permit and usually carries a gun, according to reports.
The pair returned to the restaurant, and the manager and employees were arguing with the woman and the man when he allegedly displayed the gun because he felt threatened, according to reports.
After interviewing multiple witnesses and reviewing video, police arrested the man for aggravated menacing and inducing panic.
A loaded .40-caliber pistol was found in the man's vehicle, reports said.
In other recent Whitehall police reports:
* A 50-year-old Columbus man was charged with robbery, a second-degree felony, and kidnapping, a first-degree felony, in connection with a robbery outside Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union, 4000 E. Broad St.
The victim, a Columbus woman, told police a man she knows burned her Nov. 23 with a crack pipe at her Columbus residence on Knightsway Lane.
The suspect returned the following day and asked her to go out for drinks. After she refused, the man reportedly grabbed her by the throat and ordered her to come with him, and the victim complied because she feared he would become violent, according to reports.
The suspect, driving the woman's vehicle, went to the credit union in Whitehall, where he demanded she withdraw money, reports said.
When she refused, the suspect said, "You better get the money out or you will be sorry," struck her in the head, pushed her to the ground and dragged her across the pavement, according to reports.
The man also urinated and spit on the woman before driving her car back to her residence, leaving the woman in the parking lot, police reports said.
On Nov. 25, the woman discovered her TV was missing. Police believe the suspect used the victim's keys to enter the house and take the TV, reports said. The keys and the vehicle were left at the residence.
Columbus police filed a theft report in addition to Whitehall police's charges.
On Nov. 27, the man turned himself in at the Franklin County jail but was not interviewed because he requested legal representation, according to reports.
* Police responded to a report of a bomb threat at 9:35 p.m. Nov. 23 at Target, 3955 E. Broad St.
An unknown male called the store and said, "We're blowing this b---- up," according to reports.
A perimeter check did not yield any suspicious devices, reports said.
The phone number was registered to an account in Detroit.
Police later learned the phone belonged to a woman living in Arizona who told police her 7-year-old grandson had friends at her house "making prank calls" and she would handle the situation, reports said.
* A 50-year-old man reportedly was arrested for assault after he struck a patron at a tavern in the 4300 block of East Main Street following a dispute about billiards at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 23.
The victim told police the man struck him the face after demanding to know who had moved billiard balls.
* Burglaries were reported at 8:25 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 4500 block of Poth Road; at 10:15 p.m. Nov. 25 in the 1100 block of South Hamilton Road; at 4:50 p.m. Nov. 26 in the 600 block of Westphal Avenue; at 12:35 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 3700 block of East Broad Street; and at 5:50 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 600 block of Pierce Avenue.
* Thefts were reported at 4:25 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 4100 block of Rickenbacker Avenue; at 8:25 a.m. Nov. 22 in the 4000 block of Etna Street; at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 24 in the 4000 block of Rickenbacker Avenue; at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 5300 block of East Main Street; at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 500 block of South Yearling Road; and at 8 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 1000 block of Pierce Avenue.
* Property destruction was reported at 12:50 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 4400 block of East Mound Street; at 3:25 p.m. Nov. 21 in the 4800 block of Langley Avenue; at 9:25 a.m. Nov. 23 in the 4000 block of Beechcreek Road; at 8 p.m. Nov. 23 in the 4400 block of Saint Rita Lane; at 1:10 a.m. Nov. 24 in the 4800 block of East Broad Street; and at 9:35 a.m. Nov. 26 in the 300 block of Briarwood Drive.
* Assaults were reported at 8:35 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 400 block of Shell Court East; and at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 21 in the 5000 block of Winslow Drive.
* Vehicles were reported stolen at 10:05 a.m. Nov. 23 in the 4000 block of Beechcreek Road; and at 5:20 a.m. Nov. 27 in the 4600 block of Regency Square.