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Upper Arlington: Doors are pried open, four area apartments burglarized

Four apartments in the 1400 block of Ombersley Lane were reported burglarized between 8:45 a.m. and 3:36 p.m. June 28.

According to Upper Arlington police, entry to each unit was gained by use of a prying tool to force open the front doors. This caused a total of $450 in damage, according to police reports.

Officers spoke with neighbors in the area, but they did not report seeing or hearing any criminal activity.

Among items taken from the apartments were a television valued at $505; two laptop computers valued at $750 and $300, respectively; a wristwatch valued at $100; a computer device valued at $20 and various personal and collectible property, including vehicle registration stickers, jewelry and a box full of ties and pins.

In other recent incident reports from the Upper Arlington Division of Police:

* Police charged an 18-year-old Cranford Road man with providing a place for the underage consumption of alcohol and underage possession of alcohol after determining a party at which underage individuals were drinking alcohol was taking place at his home at 10:21 p.m. June 26.

According to police, about 40 people younger than 21 were at the party.

Three other 18-year-old men each were charged with underage possession of alcohol.

* A television valued at $1,500 and jewelry valued at $800 were reported stolen from a home in the 3100 block of Northwest Boulevard between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 28. Entry to the home was gained by forcing open a rear door, according to police.

* Police discovered someone burglarized another home in the 3100 block of Northwest Boulevard between 11:40 a.m. and noon June 29 after a man walking his dog in the area reported seeing a door to the home appeared to have been forced open. Police said entry appeared to be gained by using a prying tool to break the door jamb, causing $300 in damage. They also reported a television appeared to have been stolen.

* Two electronic readers valued at a total of $800 and $3,000 in cash were reported stolen from a home in the 4800 block of Etrick Drive between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. June 27.

* A paint sprayer valued at $450 was stolen from a Columbus man while he was performing work at a home in the 2500 block of Wexford Road between noon and 3:25 p.m. June 28.

* A finish nail gun valued at $150 and a digital camera valued at $80 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 2800 block of Nottingham Road between 1 and 11:10 a.m. June 29. Entry was gained by breaking out a window.

* A window to a vehicle parked in the 2400 block of Bristol Road was broken out between 9 p.m. June 26 and 5:15 p.m. June 27.

* An unidentified white male attempted to force entry to a home in the 3900 block of Fairlington Drive at approximately 8:45 p.m. June 24, but was unsuccessful and fled the area before police arrived.

* A mailed shipment of prescription painkillers was reported stolen from the front porch of a home in the 2200 block of Nottingham Road between 3:50 p.m. May 11 and 3:50 p.m. May 12. The woman said she did not realize the package had been stolen until she attempted to obtain a refill of the medication from her doctor last week.

* A Columbus woman reported someone broke out a window to her vehicle, causing $300 in damage, while it was parked in the 1700 block of Ardleigh Road between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. June 26.

* The side and rear doors of a Westerville man's vehicle were dented by an unknown object while it was parked in the 2500 block of Canterbury Road between 4:30 and 9:23 p.m. June 26.

* A hammer was thrown through the window of a vehicle parked in the 4200 block of Reedbury Lane between 6 and 8 p.m. June 26, causing $500 in damage.

* Employees at a business in the 2200 block of Yorkshire Road reported receiving a fraudulent check for $4,322 between 8 a.m. June 22 and 10:30 a.m. June 25.

* A purse valued at $25, a wallet valued at $15, a wallet valued at $10 and various credit cards and personal identity papers were stolen from a vehicle in the 1700 block of Doone Road between 9:45 a.m. June 14 and 9 a.m. June 15. Entry was gained to the unlocked vehicles through an open garage door.

* Representatives from St. Agatha Church, 2767 Andover Road, reported someone spray-painted an obscenity on the north side of the church with black paint between 10 p.m. June 21 and 8:13 a.m. June 22.

* A business in the 2100 block of Arlington Avenue reported obscenities were spray-painted on its exterior walls between 6 p.m. June 12 and 10:06 a.m. June 13.

* An Upper Arlington city employee reported toilet paper was set on fire in a waste bin in the men's restroom at the Amelita Mirolo Barn at Sunny 95 Park between 9:50 and 10 p.m. June 19. The fire "lightly scorched" the restroom's floor, police reports said.