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UA: Unlocked vehicles give thieves easy access

Sunday May 5, 2013 9:25 PM

Thieves were able to gain access to five vehicles left unlocked last week and got away with cash, computer equipment and medication, among other items.

According to Upper Arlington police, a laptop computer valued at $800, headphones valued at $250 and a wallet valued at $1 were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2500 block of Nottingham Road between 8 p.m. April 27 and 8 a.m. April 28.

Approximately $2 in loose change and a bottle of detergent were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2200 block of Swansea Road between 6 p.m. April 27 and 7:50 a.m. April 28.

Eyeglasses valued at $250 were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2400 block of Woodstock Road between 9 p.m. April 27 and 9 a.m. April 28.

A video-gaming system valued at $400 was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2100 block of Ridgecliff Road between midnight and 8 a.m. April 28.

Prescription medications and $10 in cash were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1700 block of Elmwood Avenue between 10 p.m. April 22 and 5 a.m. April 23.

In other police reports:

* A woman in the 4100 block of Oxford Drive called police at 7:12 p.m. April 26 to say she observed a woman park a red car at the intersection of Lear and Oxford drives, then get out and begin dancing in the street. The woman took a black bag out of her trunk and placed it in the mulch area of the intersection, the resident said.

Police responded to the scene and found a bag containing a bowling ball.

* Business papers valued at $20 and $40 cash were reported stolen from a parked vehicle in the 3200 block of Ainwick Road between 11:45 p.m. April 27 and 2:30 p.m. April 28.

Also taken was a portion of the vehicle's center console, which was valued at $55, and a credit card, which was used to make $215.85 in purchases from a nearby gas station.

* A glass pane to a storm door was broken at a home in the 2400 block of Cambridge Boulevard between 4:30 and 6:27 p.m. April 27. Nothing was reported missing from the home.

* An iPod radio tuner valued at $50 was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 3500 block of Prestwick Court between noon April 19 and 1:08 p.m. April 24. Entry was gained by prying open the sunroof, which caused $300 in damage, police reports said.

* A window was broken on a vehicle parked in the 2100 block of Haverford Road. Nothing was reported stolen, but damage was listed at $300.

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