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Upper Arlington: Juveniles admit setting off golf course 'bombs'

Upper Arlington police apprehended five juveniles after an employee at Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive, reported seeing them running through a residential yard in the 2200 block of Club Drive between 9 and 11:18 p.m. June 9.

According to police, the juveniles admitted to setting off six bombs made from placing aluminum foil and Drano in plastic containers near two holes on the country club's golf course.

However, the juveniles did not admit to scratching a message in a course bunker stating they would be back at the same time the following day.

They also denied taking part in similar acts of vandalism that occurred at the country club over the previous five nights.

As of ThisWeek's press time, no charges had been filed, but country club officials were reviewing video surveillance footage and were advised to inform police if additional vandalism occurred or if the club wished to seek charges against the juveniles.

In other Upper Arlington police reports:

* The resident manager of Mackenzie Apartments, 4780 Nugent Drive, reported that several residents told her girls at the apartment playground had been approached by an "older white male" who asked them to help him look for frogs and tadpoles in the creek at approximately 9 a.m. June 5.

The girls ran off and told their parents. The resident manager also reported a young boy was approached by a white man at approximately noon June 6. The man allegedly asked the boy to help him look for a kitten.

* Five nail guns valued at a total of $1,000, an air compressor valued at $399, a vacuum cleaner valued at $89, drill bits valued at $100 and a tool bag valued at $50 were reported stolen from a garage in the 1500 block of Berkshire Road between 11:30 p.m. June 7 and 7:20 a.m. June 8.

* An iPod valued at $299 was reported stolen from a home in the 2200 block of Shrewsbury Road between 7 and 10 p.m. June 7.

* The rear window of a vehicle was broken out while the vehicle was parked near the intersection of Wellesley Drive and Zollinger Road between 5:20 and 6:41 p.m. June 8. The incident occurred while the owner was attending a sporting event at Upper Arlington High School, police reports said.