Whitehall police arrested Bernardino Garcia-Valencia, 22, of Shore Boulevard in Columbus for aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, after he allegedly assaulted a Reynoldsburg man at a residence in the 4900 block of Vanderbilt Drive at 10:30 p.m. March 14.
The victim called police from a residence in the 900 block of Duke Road, according to reports, and told police Garcia-Valencia was driving a van in the direction of Exeter Road.
Police stopped a van matching the description given by the victim, and Garcia-Valencia, after pulling over, reportedly ran behind a residence on the south side of Dimson Drive South.
After becoming stuck on a fence, Garcia-Valencia surrendered, reportedly telling police he had assaulted the victim because he had been at Garcia-Valencia's girlfriend's house.
Officers transported the suspect for identification by the victim, who was being treated by Whitehall medics.
A woman at the residence told police she believed Garcia-Valencia entered through an unlocked door. She said Garcia-Valencia did not have permission to enter the house and added they had "been broken up for over three weeks," according to reports.
The victim sustained facial lacerations and possible head trauma and later was treated at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, reports said.
In other recent Whitehall police reports:
* Burglaries were reported at 5:55 p.m. March 10 in the 600 block of South Hamilton Road; at 2:10 a.m. March 13 in the 5200 block of East Main Street; at 5:05 p.m. March 13 in the 4600 block of Morris Avenue; and at 11:50 p.m. March 13 in the 1000 block of Irongate Lane.
* Thefts were reported at 8:45 p.m. March 9 in the first block of Woodcliff Drive; at 10 p.m. March 9 in the 4700 block of Harbinger Circle East; at 2:45 p.m. March 11 in the 3700 block of East Broad Street; at 2:55 p.m. March 12 in the 4800 block of East Main Street; at 11:10 p.m. March 12 in the 4200 block of Beechrun Road; at 4:15 p.m. March 13 in the 3700 block of East Broad Street; at 10:45 a.m. March 14 in the 100 block of Parklawn Boulevard; and at 3:35 a.m. March 16 in the 4900 block of Poth Road.
* Assaults were reported at 11:50 a.m. March 12 in the 400 block of Beechtree Road; at 9:10 p.m. March 12 in the 900 block of Duke Road; at 2:50 a.m. March 14 in the 100 block of Woodcliff Drive; and at 1:55 p.m. March 15 at Robinwood and Elbern avenues.
* Property destruction was reported at 4:25 p.m. March 9 in the 1000 block of Irongate Lane; at 6:20 p.m. March 10 in the 440 block of Chandler Drive; and at 10:50 a.m. March 12 in the first block of Woodcliff Drive.
* A vehicle was reported stolen at 6:10 a.m. March 12 in the 5000 block of Winslow Drive.