Upper Arlington school district officials said the person found recently in Tremont Elementary School before class hours was later determined to be a staff member.

Upper Arlington school district officials said the person found recently in Tremont Elementary School before class hours was later determined to be a staff member.

Two officers from the Upper Arlington Police Division were called to Tremont Elementary School, 2900 Tremont Road, at 6:20 a.m. Dec. 1 after the employee said she found an unidentified person in the school's second-grade hallway while she was turning on lights and preparing for students and staff to arrive for classes.

The unknown person was wearing dark pants and a hoodie, and when the employee called for the person to stop, the person ran through an exit.

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, director of communications Karen Truett said the incident turned out to be a misunderstanding.

While the police reports did not provide an update of the matter as of Dec. 7, Truett said, the person who was in the school was later determined to be a school staff member with keys to access the building.

Truett said there was an explanation for why the person did not respond to the school employee.

"We realized it was a staff member who was getting ready to go out for a morning run," Truett said. "She had earbuds on and was listening to music, and she had her hood up. It was just a staff member who belongs in the building. She had no idea she had caused this concern."

Truett said police were "immediately" notified of the mixup, and parents and community members should not be concerned.

In other recent Upper Arlington Police Division reports:

* A laptop computer valued at $1,000, a computer tablet valued at $500 and a laptop bag valued at $300 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1700 block of Victorian Court between 12:30 and 5 a.m. Dec. 7. Entry was gained by breaking out the passenger window.

* Five compact discs valued at a total of $50 and approximately $5 in change were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2100 block of Haverford Road between 10 a.m. an 1 p.m. Dec. 5.

* An undetermined amount of copper wire and pipe was stolen from the basement of a residence in the 3800 block of Walhaven Road between 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5:15 p.m. Dec. 5. Entry was gained by breaking a window to a rear basement door, and a water pipe to the house also was cut, causing water damage to some flooring, police reports said. The total cost of the theft and damages was estimated at between $5,000 and $7,000.

* Madison M. Gillespie, 30, of 1444 Gunderson Court, Columbus, was charged with possession of cocaine, improper handling of a firearm, speeding, expired tags and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for speeding in the 5300 block of Riverside Drive at 2:01 a.m. Dec. 5. According to police, he was found to be under the influence, and a search of the vehicle turned up 1.1 grams of cocaine and a firearm in the vehicle's glovebox. Gillespie was taken to the Franklin County jail. Cocaine possession is a felony.

* A 21-year-old Dublin man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle without a license and a red-light violation after a traffic stop near the intersection of Kenbrook Common Street and Chowning Court at 1:33 a.m. Dec. 5. Police said they found a metal marijuana grinder after searching his vehicle.

* A bow valued at $450, arrows and tips valued at $144 and black powder and "small tools" valued at $50 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 4100 block of Reedbury Lane between 8:50 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. Dec. 1. Entry was gained by breaking out the driver's-side rear window, causing $200 in damage, police reports said.

* An elderly woman living on Latin Lane reported approximately $85,000 was stolen from her through a telephone scam between Nov. 11 and 30. No other details were provided.

* A woman living in the 2200 block of Yorkshire Road reported someone left a couch in her driveway between 8 a.m. Nov. 27 and 9:09 p.m. Nov. 29.