A 36-year-old man told Columbus police his roommate threatened him with a knife at 8:10 p.m. March 20 in the apartment they share in the 3000 block of Dublin Arbor Lane.

The victim said the two got into an argument that quickly escalated.

"The victim stated he told the suspect not to speak to him, to leave him alone, and the suspect became angrier and grabbed a kitchen knife and started to threaten the victim with the knife," the responding officer noted in the incident report. "The victim stated he contacted the police because he feared for his safety at the time." A witness at the scene told the officer the victim had been "verbally aggressive" toward his roommate.

In other recent Columbus Division of Police incident reports from northwest Columbus:

* A woman who lives in the 2500 block of Trotter's Lane Drive contacted police 7:34 p.m. March 18 to report she had just discovered her home had been broken into while she was in the hospital between Dec. 21 and Jan. 27.

The 64-year-old victim said her checkbook was missing and a medicine cabinet had been damaged during her absence.

* An argument about a parking space in the 6000 block of Sawmill Road at 3:19 p.m. March 17 resulted in a 37-year-old man filing an assault complaint. "When the reporting officer arrived on scene, he was met by the victim who stated that he got into an argument with the suspect at the above location's parking lot on a dispute over a parking spot," according to the report. "The victim stated that words were exchanged between him and the suspect which led to the suspect grabbing the victim's throat and pushing him twice."

The victim declined medical attention.

* A man, 33, told police at 5:53 p.m. March 15 he had been kidnapped and held against his will for more than 24 hours in the 6300 block of Bannister Drive.

The victim said he was held by a suspect he named from noon March 14 until 5 p.m. March 15.

"Victim stated that the suspect also threatened to shoot up the victim's house," according to the responding officer.