A burglary suspect who was allegedly caught in the act and chased by his victim was arrested near the scene of the crime last week.
A man living in the 2300 block of Cambridge Boulevard called the Upper Arlington Police Division at 1:27 a.m. April 22 after he said he saw someone going through his vehicle and then chased the person away.
According to reports, the vehicle was unlocked at the time and was parked in an attached garage, which had been left open.
The resident told police the man he chased off his property was last seen running toward Malvern Road.
Officers found a man matching the description of the suspect near the intersection of Waltham and Hampshire roads.
They escorted him back to the scene of the crime, where the resident identified him "with a 100 percent degree of certainty," police reports said.
Nothing was found to be missing from the victim's car, but the suspect, a 25-year-old Columbus man, was charged with burglary and taken to the Franklin County jail.
Another Upper Arlington police report indicated the same man recently was charged with driving under the influence, illegal possession of drug paraphernalia and having no lights or reflectors on his bicycle after he was stopped while riding his bike in the city. That report didn't state the time or date of the incident, but said the man was taken to the Franklin County jail after officers were unable to find a responsible party to pick him up from police headquarters.
In other Upper Arlington police reports:
* Police contacted an Upper Arlington man after his son, no age provided, was found with a bullet at Tremont Elementary School, 2900 Tremont Road, at 8 a.m. April 17. Police reports said the boy was showing the bullet to other students before the start of school and several of them reported the incident to staff members. The bullet was retrieved from the student and he was searched, but no other weapons or ammunition were found in his possession, according to police. The student stated he saw the bullet on a counter at home and brought it to school to show friends. Police said he made no threats and showed no "indication of ill intent."
* Officers responded at 7 a.m. April 20 to a report that a black 2005 Honda Accord had been left in the 2000 block of Ellington Road and determined it had been stolen from a Columbus man.
* A gold bracelet valued at $1,200 and $200 in cash were reported stolen from a residence in the 1400 block of Berkshire Road between March 21 and April 17.
* A Columbus woman reported someone slashed a tire on her vehicle while it was parked in the 1500 block of West Lane Avenue between 3:30 and 9 p.m. April 17. The tire was valued at $300, police reports said.
* A woman in the 2500 block of Bristol Road reported she paid a contractor $9,418 for services on Sept. 13, 2017, but the work had not been performed as of April 17.