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Upper Arlington: Neighbor alerts resident to break-in

Thanks to a neighbor, an Upper Arlington resident learned his house had been broken into while he was away.

The resident of the 4500 block of Carriage Hill Lane told police a neighbor observed a man and woman leaving his garage with a television and DVR around 1:15 p.m. April 18 while he was away.

The resident said the two fled the scene when confronted by the neighbor.

Upon investigation, police said it appeared the couple climbed on a patio table and entered the home through a bedroom window that had been left open. Once inside, they appeared to have gone through drawers in the bedroom and took prescription medication from a bathroom.

In other recent Upper Arlington Police Division reports:

* Police charged a woman, whose name and address were not provided, with OVI, failure to stop after an accident, failure to control and no seatbelt after the vehicle she was driving allegedly hit a vehicle on Riverside Drive.

She then left the scene, struck another vehicle on Nottingham Road and left that scene before crashing into a tree in the 2700 block of Clifton Road around 12:03 a.m. April 21.

She was transferred Ohio State University Medical Center with "serious injuries," police said.

* A portable basketball hoop valued at $100 and a children's bicycle valued at $50 were reported stolen from an open garage in the 2900 block of Zollinger Road between 5 p.m. April 18 and 2:30 p.m. April 20.

* A catalytic converter valued at $400 was removed from a man's truck while it was parked in the 1800 block of Riverside Drive between 6 p.m. April 16 and 7:30 a.m. April 18.

Police said it was evident the converter was removed by use of a Sawzall or other portable cutting instrument.