Upper Arlington police are trying to find a man they believe is one of two people involved in stealing two vehicles this week.

Upper Arlington police are trying to find a man they believe is one of two people involved in stealing two vehicles this week.

Officers were called to the 1800 block of Kempton Drive at 1:10 a.m. today, May 12, on a report that two men had stopped a vehicle on Kempton Drive, turned off the headlights and proceeded to walk through the neighborhood.

They found the two men entering a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 4800 block of Crompton Drive.

"Before the officers could make contact with the subjects, they were observed backing out of the driveway with the vehicle," Upper Arlington officer Shawn Paynter said. "The subjects failed to stop when signaled by responding officers and a brief pursuit ensued."

Paynter said officers reached speeds of around 45 miles per hour during a chase through residential streets, and lost sight of the suspects' vehicle as it went into Concord Village.

"It was later determined that the vehicle was stolen by the subjects and that they drove between two residences and then westbound through Northwest Park," Paynter said. "It appears that the vehicle was driven between two residences through a yard."

Officers eventually located one man, a 25-year-old Columbus man, walking near Burbank Drive and Wenbury Road. He was charged with receiving stolen property after being found with five credit cards and an identification card, all of which were determined to be stolen items.

The second man was not located, and police continue to investigate to determine his identity.

In addition to the vehicle the pair allegedly stole from Crompton Drive, Paynter said the vehicle that was left parked on Kempton Drive had been reported stolen out of Columbus.

"The stolen vehicle involved in the pursuit was located by a resident on Stonehaven Place at approximately 5:30 a.m. after he observed this vehicle parked near the rear of his residence," Paynter said.

Upper Arlington police are asking anyone with information about the recent thefts to call 614-583-5160.