Whitehall police arrested a 19-year-old Whitehall man for burglary, a second-degree felony, after he reportedly entered an assisted-living facility.
Police were dispatched to Ashford on Broad, 4801 E. Broad St., at 4:35 a.m. May 3 and arrested the man.
The suspect told police he left his Robinwood Avenue residence "to clear his head over some issues" with his girlfriend.
He told police he asked for the time at a gas station at East Broad Street and South Hamilton Road and learned it was 3:20 a.m.
Next, he said he jumped a fence, then fell asleep on patio furniture outside Ashford on Broad.
After he awoke, he told police he wanted to know the time and was "surprised" to find an unlocked door at the facility, which is open and staffed 24 hours.
He wandered inside the facility about three to five minutes, according to reports.
After walking back out of the facility, police approached the man, and he was taken into custody.
The man was in possession of a pellet gun and a mask and reportedly told police he was carrying the gun to "look cool" and for protection in case he was attacked while walking at night.
The mask was around his neck while he was walking around the facility, he told police, adding he did not damage or take any property.
In other recent Whitehall police reports:
* Police arrested a 56-year-old Columbus man for domestic violence, assault and unlawful restraint, all misdemeanors, at 11:45 p.m. May 5 at a residence on Beechcreek Road.
Police responded to a 911 call and reportedly found a woman inside a bedroom.
A dog leash was tied from the outside of the bedroom door to an adjacent door, preventing the woman from being able to escape, according to reports.
The woman reported the suspect punched her in the face after an argument and also threw an ashtray and water at her.
The man had a prior record for domestic violence and was transported to the Franklin County jail, according to reports.
* Burglaries were reported at 10:55 a.m. May 2 in the 100 block of Fairway Boulevard; at 12:15 a.m. May 3 in the 1000 block of Fountain Lane; at 6:20 a.m. May 3 and at 9 p.m. May 7 in the 4200 block of East Broad Street; at 10:05 a.m. May 3 in the 800 block of Heritage Drive East; at 2:50 p.m. May 3 in the 4100 block of Seigman Avenue; at 10:45 p.m. May 3 in the 500 block of Collingwood Avenue; at 7:20 a.m. May 4 in the 3500 block of East Main Street; and at 12:40 a.m. May 9 in the 1000 block of Irongate Lane.
* Thefts were reported at 2:25 p.m. May 2 in the 5000 block of Dimson Drive South; at 9:15 p.m. May 2 in the 4400 block of East Broad Street; at 4 p.m. May 3 in the 1000 block of South Hamilton Road; at 10 a.m. May 4 in the 800 block of Center Street; at 4:50 p.m. May 4 in the 800 block of Erickson Avenue; at 5:25 p.m. May 7 in the 700 block of Valerie Lane; and at 9:55 a.m. May 9 in the 4200 block of Etna Street.
* Vehicles were reported stolen at 2:35 p.m. May 2 in the 3900 block of East Main Street; and at 7:25 a.m. May 7 in the 100 block of Parklawn Boulevard.
* Property destruction was reported at 8:30 p.m. May 2 in the 4200 block of Medway Avenue; at 7:50 p.m. May 4 in the 4100 block of East Main Street; at 2:10 p.m. May 5 in the 800 block of Bernhard Road; at 2:25 p.m. May 6 in the 400 block of Virginia Circle West; at 2:05 p.m. May 8 in the first block of Collingwood Avenue; at 4:25 p.m. May 8 in the 400 block of Ross Road; at 7:10 p.m. May 8 in the 3700 block of Washburn Street; and at 9:45 a.m. May 9 in the 300 block of Maplewood Avenue.
* Police responded to reports of shots fired at 8:50 p.m. May 3 in the 900 block of Beechwood Road; at 11:05 a.m. May 4 in the 3900 block of Andrus Court; and at 10:10 p.m. May 7 at Robinwood Avenue and Etna Street.