Whitehall police charged a 17-year-old Columbus boy with aggravated menacing after he allegedly pointed a gun at a 19-year-old man.

Officers responded to a call at 3:40 p.m. Nov. 19 at a residence on the 900 block of Karl Street.

There, the 19-year-old man told police the 17-year-old boy had pointed a gun at him, causing him to fear for his life.

The victim told police he was walking south on Rose Place in Whitehall when a silver vehicle passed, and all four occupants pointed guns at him.

The victim told police he recognized one of the four people inside the vehicle; police learned that person lived at a residence on the 1000 block of South Yearling Road in Columbus.

The boy told police that while he and the others in the vehicle wanted it to appear they had firearms, no one in the vehicle actually did, and no one but him pointed anything at the victim, according to reports.

Police charged the boy with aggravated menacing, reports said.

In other recent Whitehall police reports:

* Burglaries were reported at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14 on the first block of Maplewood Avenue; and at 9:50 a.m. Nov. 18 on the 600 block of Fairway Boulevard.

* Thefts were reported at 3:25 p.m. Nov. 13 on the 4800 block of Etna Road; at 5 p.m. Nov. 13 on the 600 block of Elaine Road; at 8:45 p.m. Nov. 13 on the 300 block of Maplewood Avenue; at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 14 on the 4000 block of Elbern Avenue; at 12:40 a.m. Nov. 15 on the 4500 block of East Main Street; at 1:20 p.m. Nov. 15 on the 900 block of Fairway Boulevard; at 12:05 p.m. Nov. 16 on the 3900 block of Beechbank Road; at 3:05 p.m. Nov. 16 on the 3700 block of East Broad Street; at 3:05 p.m. Nov. 17 on the 1000 block of Ross Road; at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 17 on the 4200 block of Beechlawn Road; at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 17 on the 600 block of Robinwood Avenue; and at 2:50 p.m. Nov. 19 on the first block of Collingwood Avenue.

* Assaults were reported at 4:50 p.m. Nov. 16 on the 4400 block of Saint Rita Lane; at 11:40 p.m. Nov. 16 on the 1000 block of South Hamilton Road; at 8:10 p.m. Nov. 18 on the 100 block of Beechbank Road; and at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 19 on the 3900 block of Beechcreek Road.

* Vehicles were reported stolen at 2:20 a.m. Nov. 13 on the 4200 block of East Broad Street; and at 8 a.m. Nov. 13 on the 1000 block of Westphal Avenue.

* Property destruction was reported at 10:35 p.m. Nov. 14 on the 4000 block of Virginia Circle East; at 8:50 a.m. Nov. 19 on the 4900 block of Dimson Drive South; at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 on the 500 block of Briarwood Drive; and at 8 a.m. Nov. 20 on the 900 block of Colgate Road.

* Police responded to reports of shots fired at 2:40 a.m. Nov. 17 on the 4200 block of East Broad Street; and at 4 p.m. Nov. 19 on the 4500 block of Saint Rita Lane.