A Columbus man who was notified a warrant had been issued for him for failing to appear in court told Upper Arlington police he's the victim of identity theft by his twin brother.
Police were contacted at 11:26 a.m. Nov. 30 by the man, who said the city had notified him that a warrant had been issued for his arrest for failure to appear in court for a traffic citation issued this past summer.
The man said he learned his personal information had been provided to Upper Arlington police, 3600 Tremont Road, after a patrol officer stopped his identical twin, who lives in Hilliard, for a traffic violation.
The man told Upper Arlington police this was the second time his brother had given his personal information to police.
He said the first time was when his brother was stopped by Columbus police for a traffic violation.
According to the police report, the Upper Arlington City Attorney's Office provided the man information for filing an identity-theft report against his brother.
In other Upper Arlington police reports:
* A package containing smoke alarms valued together at $55 was reported stolen from the front porch of a residence in the 2300 block of Farleigh Road between 3 and 6 p.m. Nov. 30.
* Representatives of a condominium association in the 5000 block of Horizons Drive reported a lock, pump and auto fill valve to an outside fountain in the residential community were broken between Sept. 26 and Nov. 13, causing $6,500 in damages.
* A fishing tackle box and contents valued together at $400, a guitar and case valued together at $200, a shower kit valued at $50 and a backpack valued at $40 were reported stolen from three vehicles parked outside a residence in the 3600 block of Reed Road between 7 p.m. Nov. 27 and 6 a.m. Nov. 28.
* A cellphone valued at $449 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a residence in the 3500 block of Harrowgate Court between 8 p.m. Nov. 27 and 8:20 a.m. Nov. 28.
* A laptop computer valued at $500 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a residence in the 1800 block of Harwitch Road between 3 p.m. Nov. 24 and 1 p.m. Nov. 25.