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Upper Arlington: Unwelcome message left in yard on snow

A 50-year-old woman living in the 2400 block of Dorset Road went to Upper Arlington police headquarters to report that between 6 p.m. Feb. 7 and 9 a.m. Feb. 8, someone used red paint to spray a lewd statement in the snow in her front lawn.

Additionally, the paint was used to draw a picture of male genitalia beside the statement.

The woman reported there have been similar incidents of mischief at her home recently, but none involved spray paint.

In other recent Upper Arlington police reports:

• Emergency services responded to the 2200 block of Cranford Road at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 8 after a 70-year-old man shot himself in his left hand while cleaning his firearm. No other information was provided.

• After allegedly kicking in the door of a woman's apartment in the 3100 block of Northwest Boulevard at 1 p.m. Feb. 8, a 31-year-old man, described by police as living on the streets of Columbus, was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

• Employees at a service station in the 3100 block of Riverside Drive reported someone entered the rear lot of the business between 5 p.m. Jan. 31 and 8 a.m. Feb. 3 and stole a trailer that was there to be repaired.