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Upper Arlington: Man tries to have bank alarm system turned off

Upper Arlington police are investigating a report that a man posing as a Diebold contractor recently attempted to have an alarm system at a local bank disengaged while he tested the system.

A manager at The Arlington Bank, 4621 Reed Road, reported a man entered the bank around 1 p.m. Jan. 8 and said he had been contracted by Diebold to check the business' alarm system.

According to the police report, the man said the bank would need to turn off its alarms for two hours while he performed the tests.

The manager said he had no knowledge of plans to test the alarm system, and after contacting Diebold, was told the company does subcontract for alarm testing, but couldn't confirm if the man was employed by the company. Diebold also couldn't determine if the local bank branch was scheduled for a test.

The man had photo identification, the police report said, but did not return to the bank the following day as he and bank officials had arranged.

In other Upper Arlington Police Division reports:

• The front driver's side window of a vehicle was broken out while the vehicle was parked at the owner's home in the 2800 block of Lymington Road between 10:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 10 a.m. Jan. 12.

• The front driver's side tire was slashed on a vehicle while it was parked in the 2400 block of Haviland Road between 11 p.m. Dec. 27 and 9 a.m. Jan. 28.

• A lunch bag and silverware were stolen after someone broke out a window to a Hilliard woman's vehicle while it was parked in the 1600 block of Ridgeview Road between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10.

• A fur coat valued at $250, a bag valued at $250 and miscellaneous clothing valued at $100 were reported stolen from a Malibu, Calif., woman's unlocked rental vehicle while it was parked in the 3900 block of Tarrington Lane between 9:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and 7:30 a.m. Jan. 8.

• A stethoscope valued at $150, a doctor's laboratory coat and a prescription pad were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 2500 block of Chartwell Road between 9 p.m. Jan. 7 and 7 a.m. Jan. 8.

• Police responded to the report of a theft from a vehicle in the 4800 block of Stonehaven Drive at 3:55 a.m. Jan. 8 after an Upper Arlington woman reported hearing someone close her car door outside her home. Upon arrival, officers determined someone had gone through the center console and taken the vehicle's key.

• A driver's side window was broken out of a vehicle while it was parked in the 2900 block of Wellesley Drive between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. Jan. 7. Damage was listed at $300.