A man arrested last week after barricading himself inside a Northwest Boulevard home is scheduled for a preliminary hearing March 25 in Franklin County Municipal Court on felony charges of abduction and disrupting public service.

A man arrested last week after barricading himself inside a Northwest Boulevard home is scheduled for a preliminary hearing March 25 in Franklin County Municipal Court on felony charges of abduction and disrupting public service.

Brandon S. Wade, 33, of 3156 Northwest Blvd., was also charged with a misdemeanor count of assault. A preliminary hearing in that case is scheduled April 13.

Upper Arlington police received a 911 call at 5 p.m. March 16 from a woman in the 3100 block of Northwest Boulevard who said a man had struck her female neighbor and stolen the victim's cellphones. The caller said the man was in an upstairs bedroom at the victim's home with drugs and a firearm.

Officers said they tried to communicate with the man, identified as Wade, through the open front door of the home, but received no response. They also tried to contact him by phone, but he hung up each time police identified themselves.

At that point, officers called in the Franklin County SWAT team. Interim Police Chief Ernie Ankrom also responded to the scene, as did officers from the Grandview Heights Police Division. Traffic on Northwest Boulevard was blocked and several neighbors were evacuated.

According to police reports, officers waited nearly an hour "as the suspect repeatedly peered out the upstairs window and both shut and locked the front door."

Wade was arrested when he left the residence through the back door as SWAT officers were arriving.

Officers searched the residence for drugs and firearms, but did not find any.

In other recent Upper Arlington police reports:

* A 24-year-old Hilliard man reported someone forged two of his personal checks and cashed them for a total of $12,270 between Jan. 29 and March 18. The checks were issued by a bank in the 2100 block of Tremont Center.

* A television valued at $1,500 and a gaming console valued at $500, along with a leather coat and gaming controllers, no values provided, were stolen from a home in the 3100 block of Northwest Boulevard between 5 p.m. March 16 and 9:55 a.m. March 17.

* A bag containing $5,100 worth of rings and earrings, a computer tablet valued at $100, a cellular telephone valued at $100 and an attache bag valued at $100 were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a residence in the 1600 block of Berkshire Road between 10 p.m. March 18 and 8 a.m. March 19.

* A purse valued at $200, two pairs of sunglasses valued at $200 and $180, respectively, two wallets valued at$30 and $25, respectively, $10 in cash, three credit cards, three gift cards and a driver's license were stolen from a vehicle parked outside a residence in the 1800 block of Barrington Road between 8:30 p.m. March 18 and 10:40 a.m. March 19. Entry was gained by breaking the front passenger-side window, causing $200 in damage.

* A camera lens valued at $600 and a carrying case valued at $100 were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home in the 3400 block of Kirkham Road.

* A 32-year-old Columbus woman was charged with resisting arrest, failure to disclose personal information, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a drug abuse instrument and criminal trespassing following a traffic stop near the intersection of Zollinger Road and Sherwood Villa at 2:35 a.m. March 21.

According to a patrol officer, she attempted to evade him and refused to be cooperative or provide any personal information. Additionally, a 32-year-old Upper Arlington man who was a passenger was charged with obstructing official business after refusing to exit the woman's vehicle or provide personal information.

* A wallet valued at $50, $20 cash, three credit cards and a driver's license were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 3500 block of Harrowgate Court between 2:20 p.m. March 19 and 3:18 a.m. March 20.