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Upper Arlington: Lock broken, tools stolen from city vehicles

A break-in at a city service facility resulted in the theft of more than $3,100 worth of tools.

Upper Arlington police reported March 15 the lock was cut off a security gate at the site in the 4100 block of Roberts Road and the tools were stolen from two city-owned vehicles.

The stolen items include an electrical unit inverter valued at $1,000; an impact drill valued at $600; a hammer drill and bits valued at $500; a saw and 12 blades valued at $500; an electrical drill valued at $150; a toolbox and sockets valued at $300 and a palm sander valued at $75.

In other police reports:

* Following a stop near Kenny and Windham roads, a man was charged March 18 with OVI. Officers reported observing "heavy" damage to the front of the man's vehicle, but were unable to determine when or where the damage occurred. His blood-alcohol level measured 0.206, police said.

* Officers responded March 16 to a report of a fight in the 2800 block of River Park Drive. Three juveniles fled the scene when police arrived but were all apprehended and subsequently charged with underage possession of alcohol.

* Following a stop at Fishinger Road and Fairlington Drive March 16, a person whose blood-alcohol level measured 0.215 was charged with OVI, OVI per se, a marked lanes violation and operating an unsafe vehicle.

* A woman who allegedly attempted to steal two purses from a store in the 1600 block of West Lane Avenue March 16 was charged with theft.

* A hooded sweatshirt valued at $100 and a pair of pants, also valued at $100, were reported stolen March 15 from a store in the 3100 block of Kingsdale Center.

* Two computer devices valued at a total of $1,600, two pieces of photographic equipment valued at a total of $400 and jewelry valued at $100 were reported stolen March 13 from a residence in the 1500 block of Ashdowne Road. The victim reported the items may have been stolen by a family member because all doors to the home have deadbolt locks controlled by a keypad.