Whitehall Police Beat: May 19
A 16-year-old boy was arrested at 12:06 p.m. May 17 for possessing a weapon in a school safety zone and carrying a concealed weapon at Whitehall-Yearling High School, 675 S. Yearling Road, according to the Whitehall Division of Police.
Officers found a 9mm handgun with six rounds and a magazine, the police report said.
In other recent Whitehall police incident reports:
• Three Whitehall boys, each 13 years old, were charged with arson and criminal damaging after an incident at 8:20 p.m. May 10 in a park in the first block of Parklawn Boulevard.
• A 59-year-old Columbus man was arrested for theft and aggravated menacing at 6:20 p.m. May 15 after an incident at a store on the 3600 block of East Main Street.
The man is accused of stealing merchandise from the store and threatening a security guard with a knife.
• Two boys, a 13-year-old and a 12-year-old, were cited for a discharging a firearm at 3:20 p.m. May 15 at Beechwood Elementary School, 400 Beechwood Road.
Much of the report was redacted but police indicated it was a BB gun fired a day prior to police intervention.
• A 34-year-old Columbus man was accused of three counts of aggravated menacing, aggravated burglary and domestic violence after an incident that occurred between 5:13 and 5:40 a.m. May 17 on the 3900 block of Andrus Court.
Police said they responded to reports of a burglary. The man had fled the scene, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
• A 29-year-old Columbus man was arrested for domestic violence and assault after an incident at 8:45 p.m. May 12 on the 4000 block of Beechcreek Road.
• A 35-year-old South Bend, Indiana, man was arrested for domestic violence and assault 11:28 a.m. May 11 on the 4000 block of Beechbank Road.
• A 36-year-old Whitehall man was accused of snatching a woman’s purse at 9:38 a.m. May 10 at a bank on the 900 block of South Hamilton Road.
• Four Whitehall boys, ages 10, 12, 13 and 15, were taken into custody for theft at 10 p.m. May 16 after an incident at a store on the 3600 block of East Main Street.
• A 41-year-old Whitehall man was arrested for domestic violence and menacing at 7 a.m. May 16 on the 200 block of Parklawn Boulevard.
-- Gary Seman Jr./ThisWeek