The Westerville Division of Police arrested a 44-year-old Columbus resident as a suspect in a car-jacking incident at 12:53 p.m. March 20 in the 800 block of Polaris Parkway.
The man allegedly car-jacked a man who left his vehicle running while going inside a restaurant to pick up food. A struggle ensued between the victim and the man and the victim became attached to the car while it moved through the parking lot, according to the report. The man abandoned the vehicle and ran into the woods nearby where he was found by police and taken to the Delaware County jail, reports stated.
In other recent Westerville Division of Police incident reports:
* An unidentified female stole $1,290 of merchandise at 2:25 p.m. March 22 from a store in the 100 block of Huber Village Boulevard. A loss-prevention associate at the store was able to provide video of the incident to the police, along with a license-plate number. The plate number, which was traced back to a Columbus address, was placed on alert.
* A Westerville resident in the 300 block of Ashford Drive reported to police at 7:44 p.m.March 22 that his wireless phone number had been discontinued and had been ported to another cell provider without his permission. He also stated that a computer costing $2,200 was purchased at a store in New York using his information, according to reports. The fraud departments for the businesses involved had been notified. No further action has been taken.