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Upper Arlington: Stolen jewelry included 80-year-old wedding ring

An Upper Arlington woman reported an approximately 80-year-old wedding ring was among items she recently determined were taken from her home sometime late last year.

The woman, who lives in the 3500 block of Chowning Court, told police a wedding band valued at $200, an engagement ring valued at $800 and a necklace valued at $300 had been stolen from her home.

She said she noticed the items were missing last December, and initially believed she had lost them.

However, after multiple friends who had employed the same cleaning woman also told her they had missing items, she now suspects a woman whom she employed from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1, 2013.

The woman told police her friends filed reports with the Columbus Division of Police, and a detective from that agency has been assigned to investigate those matters.

The stolen wedding band was engraved "From G.B. to M.C. 1934."

In other recent Upper Arlington Police Division reports:

• Six gold rings and a gold bracelet were reported stolen from a home in the 3000 block of Britannia Drive between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. March 7. The value of the items was not listed; the owner reported she suspected a family member of the thefts.

• Two unidentified pieces of jewelry valued at $1,000 and $300, respectively, were reported stolen from a home in the 1900 block of Berkshire Road between 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and 5 p.m. March 7.

• Police charged a 29-year-old Upper Arlington man with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after they reported seeing him with the illegal items near the corner of Farleigh and Redding roads at 3:40 a.m. March 9.

• Two bicycles, each valued at $200, were reported stolen from a driveway in the 1800 block of Inchcliff Road between 5:30 p.m. March 7 and 2:30 p.m. March 8.

• A Lancaster, Ohio, woman was charged with deception to obtain dangerous drugs after she allegedly attempted to fill a prescription for 120 Percocet pills using a stolen prescription pad at a pharmacy in the 3200 block of Tremont Road at 8:13 p.m. March 4.

• An Upper Arlington woman reported the door handles to her vehicle were broken off, causing $500 in damages, after she left the vehicle parked in the 2100 block of Tremont Center between 10 p.m. March 3 and 7:30 a.m. March 4.

In addition, she said, someone vandalized the side mirrors, causing $250 in damage; broke her windshield wipers, which were valued at $50; and scratched the paint on the driver's side of the vehicle, causing $2,000 in damage.

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