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Upper Arlington: Items taken from unlocked vehicles

Upper Arlington police are investigating a half-dozen reports of thefts that occurred between April 9 and April 13, all involving vehicles that were left unlocked.

The stolen items included cash, wallets and computers.

A religious symbol and $25 in cash were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Bridgeton Road between 10 p.m. April 12 and 8 a.m. April 13.

Sunglasses valued at $250, a purse valued at $50, a wallet valued at $20 and $20 in cash were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the 1900 block of Chatfield Road between 10 p.m. April 12 and 9 a.m. April 13.

A laptop computer valued at $700, a tablet computer valued at $600, headphones valued at $350, a backpack valued at $50, two wallets each valued at $30, electronic wires valued at $30 and an unknown amount of foreign currency were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1800 block of Suffolk Road between 10 p.m. April 10 and 5 a.m. April 11.

A wallet valued at $100 and $200 in cash were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2100 block of South Parkway Drive between 9 p.m. April 9 and 9 a.m. April 10.

A woman living in the 2100 block of Cheshire Road reported a total of $1,100 in "personal effects" were stolen from her unlocked vehicle between midnight and 6:30 a.m. April 10.

A total of $20 was reported stolen from an Upper Arlington man's two unlocked vehicles while they were parked in the 2000 block of Cheshire Road between 9 p.m. April 9 and 6:30 a.m. April 10.

In other police reports:

• A report from a passerby led to the arrest of one of two suspects police believe broke into multiple vehicles on the city's west side.

Upper Arlington police responded to a report of two men breaking into vehicles in the 2200 block of Riverside Drive at 4:45 a.m. April 13.

Upon arrival, two people ran into a nearby wooded area to the west, and a short time later, a 26-year-old Columbus man was arrested by Columbus police in the 2100 block of Lane Woods Drive.

Police were unable to apprehend the second suspect.

However, they believe the man who was arrested broke into at least four vehicles in the 2200 block of Riverside Drive, as well as a vehicle and garage in the 2100 block of Lane Woods Drive.

He was charged with theft and criminal damaging before being taken to the Franklin County jail.

• A Sunrise Beach, Mo., woman reported the theft of her wallet, valued at $5, and $200 in cash were stolen from her purse while she was visiting a business in the 1600 block of West Lane Avenue around 2 p.m. April 11.

• A credit card and an envelope containing $6,700 were reported stolen from a home in the 2600 block of Edgevale Road between March 5 and April 1. The man also told police that $2,962 in unauthorized charges were made against his credit card.

• An employee of the Wellington School, 3650 Reed Road, reported someone used the school's information, including a tax identification number and address, to open a wireless telephone account.

The employee reported he became aware of the situation after he received a bill for $69.53. When he called the wireless provider's fraud department, he was told the line had been opened using his name, but hardware ordered from the company was shipped to a different address.

Another school employee's name was provided to the company as a secondary contact, police reports said.

• A metal cart valued at $150 was reported stolen from the front yard of a home in the 1800 block of Upper Chelsea Road between 10 and 10:45 a.m. April 8.

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