Whitehall police arrested a 64-year-old Whitehall woman for aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and felonious assault, a second-degree felony, after she allegedly stabbed another woman during a robbery attempt Dec. 5 at an East Broad Street gym.
Police responded to Victory Fitness, 3981 E. Broad St., at 6:10 p.m. Dec. 5 on a report of a woman who had stabbed another woman while attempting to steal her purse.
When officers arrived, they found a woman matching the description of the suspect hiding behind or attempting to board a bus and arrested her, according to reports.
The victim, a Columbus woman, was bleeding from the face and had a stab wound on her left forearm, police said.
A knife believed to have been used in the assault was found on the ground, reports said.
Whitehall medics transported the victim to Mount Carmel East, police said.
The victim told police the suspect offered to help her put items into her vehicle, then displayed a pocketknife and demanded her purse.
She said she resisted and the suspect stabbed her before running away.
In other recent Whitehall police reports:
* A 14-year-old boy was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a weapon in a school safety zone at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 6 near Rosemore Middle School, 4800 Langley Ave., according to police.
Police had responded to a report of a person with a knife.
No further information about the incident was immediately available as police continue to investigate, according to reports.
* Burglaries were reported at 9:35 p.m. Dec. 4 on the 4700 block of Harbinger Circle East; at 2:50 p.m. Dec. 5 on the 3500 block of East Main Street; and at 3:20 a.m. Dec. 8 on the 200 block of Parklawn Boulevard.
* Thefts were reported at 9:25 a.m. Dec. 4 on the 300 block of Barkley Place West; at 11:55 a.m. Dec. 6 on the 4200 block of Rickenbacker Avenue; at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 5 on the 3600 block of East Main Street; at 4:30 a.m. Dec. 6 on the first block of Beechcreek Road; at 9:20 p.m. Dec. 7 on the 3800 block of East Main Street; at 10:15 a.m. Dec. 8 on the 3500 block of East Main Street; and at 9:50 a.m. Dec. 9 on the 800 block of South Hamilton Road.
* Vehicles were reported stolen at 9 a.m. Dec. 4 on the 4500 block of Saint Francis Lane; and at 9:55 a.m. Dec. 4 on the 400 block of South Hamilton Road.
* Property destruction was reported at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 5 on the 4600 block of East Main Street; at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 on the 4100 block of Elbern Avenue; at 8:55 a.m. Dec. 6 on the 300 block of South Hamilton Road; at 9:35 a.m. Dec. 6 on the 800 block of Westphal Avenue; at 11:55 a.m. Dec. 6 on the 700 block of Lamby Lane; and at 9:05 p.m. Dec. 7 on the 4400 block of East Main Street.
* Police responded to a report of shots fired at 2:50 a.m. Dec. 7 on the 4200 block of East Broad Street.