Whitehall police arrested a 51-year-old Whitehall woman for felonious assault at noon Nov. 21 at a residence in the 5000 block of Winslow Drive.

A woman who lives at the residence told police her sister had struck her with an aluminum baseball bat and had fled.

When police arrived, the suspect was at the scene and was detained, reports said.

The suspect told police she and her sister had argued because her sister does not like the suspect's husband.

A shoving match escalated, the suspect said, when her sister retrieved a bat and swung it at her.

The suspect said she picked up the bat and retaliated, striking her sister, according to reports.

The victim reported her sister shoved her into a fireplace and a closet door. She said she picked up the bat but denied swinging it. Instead, she told police, her sister took it from her and struck her.

The victim had a swollen left forearm, police said.

In other recent Whitehall police reports:

* A 49-year-old Columbus man was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 12:45 a.m. Nov. 17 in the 3800 block of East Main Street.

Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area and detained the man as a possible suspect.

Police determined the man had 24 grams of marijuana and a digital scale in a bag under the seat of his vehicle, reports said.

The man was released on a summons, according to reports.

* A 44-year-old Columbus woman was arrested for OVI, driving without a license, driving with a suspended license, failure to comply with the order of a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident and multiple other traffic violations at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 15 in the 800 block of South Hamilton Road.

An officer stopped at a traffic light while heading east on East Main Street at South Hamilton Road observed a westbound vehicle with its headlights off and weaving while approaching the same intersection, reports said.

The officer reported positioning for a U-turn to follow the motorist but said the woman suddenly turned north onto South Hamilton Road, then lost control and drove over the curb and sidewalk and into a parking lot, where she struck several other objects, all the while disregarding the cruiser's lights and sirens, reports said.

The woman struck a trailer, police said, and lost the front bumper of her vehicle before striking a fence behind a strip center, where the officer boxed in the vehicle.

The woman quickly exited the vehicle and disregarded an order to raise her hands, reports said.

The officer pointed a gun at the woman before handcuffing her, according to reports.

Police said the woman urinated while handcuffed and before being placed in another cruiser.

The woman allegedly was uncooperative and refused to submit to any tests or to be fingerprinted.

A records check showed two prior OVI convictions and a suspended license in connection with an open OVI case from February.

The car the woman was driving was impounded and she was transported to the Franklin County jail.

* Police arrested a 49-year-old Canal Winchester woman for assault and possession of drug paraphernalia, a 57-year-old Bellefontaine woman on an outstanding warrant and a 46-year-old Columbus woman on an outstanding warrant at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 18 in the 4600 block of Norton Lane.

* Burglaries were reported at 11:05 a.m. Nov. 14 in the 4000 block of East Main Street; at 2:25 a.m. Nov. 18 and at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 19 in the 500 block of Virginia Circle West; at 7:40 a.m. Nov. 20 in the 4000 block of Abbey Court; and at 8:25 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 4500 block of Poth Road.

* Thefts were reported at 11:35 a.m. Nov. 15 in the 4100 block of Andrus Avenue; at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 in the 4600 block of Poth Road; at 11:55 a.m. Nov. 16 and at 4:45 a.m. Nov. 18 in the 4200 block of Rickenbacker Avenue; and at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 4100 block of Rickenbacker Avenue.

* Vehicles were reported stolen at 1:25 a.m. Nov. 15 in the 700 block of Collingwood Avenue; and at 8:05 a.m. Nov. 15 in the 200 block of South Hamilton Road.

* An assault was reported at 8:35 a.m. Nov. 20 in the 400 block of Shell Court East.

* Property destruction was reported at 6:50 p.m. Nov. 15 in the 3600 block of East Main Street; at 12:50 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 4400 block of East Mound Street; and at 3:25 p.m. Nov. 21 in the 4800 block of Langley Avenue.

* Police responded to a report of shots fired at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Pierce and Wright avenues.