Westerville police said a 24-year-old Westerville man was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a residence and assaulting a woman.
According to reports, the man allegedly forced entry through a first-floor window around 6 a.m. Oct. 19.
The woman woke to find the man downstairs, and reportedly called a neighbor for help. While on the phone, the man reportedly wrestled the phone out of her hands and struck her multiple times while restraining her from using the phone.
The neighbor arrived to separate the two, and the suspect fled on foot, reports stated.
An officer identified him from his driver's license photo and saw him walking in the 400 block of Knights Way, reports stated. When police attempted to arrest him, he was "combative." according to reports. He reportedly had to be restrained on a medical backboard.
He was arrested and charged with burglary, assault on a police officer, domestic violence, assault and resisting arrest and was taken to the Franklin County jail.
In other recent Westerville police reports:
* An unknown man stole more than $900 from a local business by posing as a Western Union employee, reports stated.
According to reports, the man called a store in the 700 block of North State Street on the night of Oct. 15 and said he needed to perform a "mock" transaction to ensure the store's money-wiring service was working properly.
The clerk followed the man's instructions and wired the money to the caller's account. The employee later told police he didn't realize until after the transaction was performed that it was likely a scam.
Police and Western Union personnel reportedly are investigating the case.
* A man reported someone broke the window of his car and stole items while it sat near a park in the 900 block of South Hempstead Road on the afternoon of Oct. 19.