Whitehall police arrested a 29-year-old man for abduction, domestic violence and aggravated menacing after he reportedly took a child from a residence in the 600 block of Westphal Avenue between 9 and 11 p.m. Oct. 12.
A woman told police, after arriving home at 4 a.m. Oct. 13, that her adult son took his own son, a 4-year-old boy, from her residence the previous night without permission and while threatening other people at the residence.
According to papers the woman showed police, she has been awarded custody of the child. Her son has visitation rights but no established paternity or custody rights, reports said.
Two people at the residence when the man reportedly took the child refused to complete written statements, according to reports, but told police verbally that the man arrived unannounced with a woman and took the boy.
He allegedly threatened to "shoot up" the residence and left without shoes or a jacket for the boy, reports said.
Police and other officials made contact with the man, whom Columbus police SWAT officers arrested about 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13 after he reportedly attempted to flee and struck a SWAT vehicle in the 2600 block of Noe-Bixby Road in Columbus.
The man, also wanted for a parole violation, told police his mother was upset with him because she believed he was using drugs and refused to let him pick up his son as usual for a weekend visit.
In other recent Whitehall police reports:
* Three 17-year-old girls and two 22-year-old women were arrested on charges that included aggravated riot, assault, carrying a concealed weapon and endangering children after police responded to a report of a disturbance at 4:25 p.m. Oct. 12 at an apartment in the 100 block of Parklawn Boulevard.
One of the women told police several people were at her apartment who wanted to fight her.
Police had been to the same apartment about an hour earlier on a report of property damage and threats, according to reports.
An officer responding to the second call reported eight or nine people "took off running" as police approached, with one of them wielding a liquor bottle as a weapon.
That woman, reportedly the target of the assault, herself was charged with endangering children after she allegedly left a 1-year-old child alone inside a residence with broken glass on the floor to chase the women who had confronted her.
Officers found and apprehended the other suspects involved in the incident, which reportedly stemmed from a previous assault that was posted on social media.
* Police reported a robbery at 3:25 p.m. Oct. 12 at Rue 21, 3890 E. Broad St.
An employee told police three women, each about 20 to 25 years old, entered the store.
One woman selected a T-shirt worth $45 and left the store without paying, reports said.
An employee went outside to take a photo of the vehicle, but one of the women got out of the car, slapped the cellphone from the employee's hand and struck her on the side of the head, police said.
The suspect who reportedly struck the employee fled on foot west on East Broad Street, while the other two women fled in the vehicle, with one of them taking the cellphone, police said.
The employee had a visible injury but refused medical treatment, according to reports.
The phone's GPS system later was used to track the two women to an area near Frebis Road and Wager Street in Columbus.
Police spoke to one of the women who, according to reports, told officers she would not have taken the phone if the owner "wasn't trying to call the police on her friend."
Police found and lifted fingerprints from the phone, but did not immediately locate the vehicle at the address of the registered owner, according to police.
* Burglaries were reported at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the 500 block of South Yearling Road; at 9:35 p.m. Oct. 10 in the 200 block of Schofield Drive; at 2:05 p.m. Oct. 11 in the 1100 block of Irongate Lane; at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 12 in the 3800 block of East Main Street; at 11:40 a.m. Oct. 15 in the first block of Midcliff Drive; and at 3:05 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 700 block of South Hamilton Road.
* Thefts were reported at 8:25 p.m. Oct. 10 in the 4000 block of Abbey Court; at 7 a.m. Oct. 11 and at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 16 in the 400 block of Shell Court East; at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 13 in the 100 block of North Hamilton Road; at 11:40 p.m. Oct. 14 in the 4300 block of East Main Street; at 5:55 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 400 block of Beechtree Road; and at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the 4500 block of East Main Street.
* Assaults were reported at 10:10 p.m. Oct. 12 in the 3600 block of East Main Street; and at 8:25 p.m. Oct. 15 in the 1100 block of South Hamilton Road.
* Vehicles were reported stolen at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the 600 block of Bernhard Road; at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 16 in the 4100 block of Andrus Avenue; and at 9:05 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 4200 block of East Broad Street.
* Property destruction was reported at 5:35 p.m. Oct. 11 in the 4000 block of Beechbank Road; at 10:20 a.m. Oct. 12 and at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 16 in the 4800 block of Etna Road; at noon Oct. 13 and at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 15 in the 400 block of North Hamilton Road; at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the 200 block of Maplewood Avenue; at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 14 in the 4100 block of East Main Street; and at 8:10 a.m. Oct. 17 in the 1000 block of South Yearling Road.