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Upper Arlington: Residents report ongoing harassment by teenagers

Although their home and property haven't been significantly damaged, an Upper Arlington couple last week told police they've been the victim of ongoing harassment, and they're want to press charges if they can catch the culprits in the act.

The man and woman living in the 2600 block of Kent Road say that for the past three years, they have been disturbed repeatedly at their home by a group of "high school-aged boys."

The most recent incident occurred around 10:35 p.m. March 14, when they reported seeing a group of boys approach their home and one "pounded heavily" on a pane of glass next to their front door.

The couple said they gave chase and got a "good look" at one of the boys, who they recognized.

When Upper Arlington police investigated, a silver Dodge Charger believed to be driven by one of the suspects passed the couple's home, and despite pursuit by the responding officer, was able to flee without being stopped.

The couple said they follow postings by one of the suspects on a social media site, and the boy posted a message saying, "We hit them again" after the latest incident.

The victims told police they are being harassed and would like to pursue criminal mischief charges, if possible.

In other recent Upper Arlington Police Division reports:

• A storage building at Hastings Middle School, 1850 Hastings Lane, sustained $1,000 worth of damage after black spray paint was used to write profanities on each wall between 9 p.m. March 21 and 7 a.m. March 22.

Profanities also were sprayed on the bleachers at an outdoor ball field, which caused $300 in damage.

• Approximately $200 in damages occurred to car windshield after a bottle was thrown at the vehicle while it was parked in the 1700 block of Guilford Road between 11:50 p.m. March 21 and 12:10 a.m. March 22.

• A wallet valued at $1,000, a purse valued at $800, $500 in cash and eyeglasses valued at $150 were reported stolen from an Upper Arlington woman's vehicle while it was parked in the 3800 block of Criswell Drive between 10 p.m. March 20 and 7 a.m. March 21.

• An aviation headset valued at $375, flight-training materials valued at $200, an umbrella valued at $120, sunglasses valued at $100, a flight bag valued at $80, $60 in cash, a flashlight valued at $60, a briefcase valued at $50, a wallet, a logbook and personal papers were reported stolen from an Upper Arlington man's vehicle while it was parked in the 2700 block of Folkstone Road between 10 p.m. March 20 and 7 a.m. March 21.

The driver's side window to the vehicle had been broken, which caused $200 in damage.

• A global-positioning system device was reported stolen from a Columbus man's unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the 1100 block of Millcreek Court between 9:30 p.m. March 19 and 8 a.m. March 20.