An Upper Arlington man reported he was scammed out of nearly $1,000 after an unknown person threatened his family.
A man in the 2500 block of Chester Road told police that between 11:11 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. March 12, he was called by an unknown person who threatened to harm his family.
The man told police he bought four Green Dot money packs valued together at $960 and gave the card numbers to the suspect via telephone.
The resident said he soon realized the call was a scam and that this family was safe. Police have no suspects in the case.
In other Upper Arlington police reports:
* A generator valued at $1,099 was stolen from the Upper Arlington Public Service Division, 4100 Roberts Road, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 4.
* A woman in the 3000 block of Riverside Drive reported she was scammed into purchasing a $500 gift card and giving the card number to an unknown suspect between 2:37 p.m. and 4 p.m. March 13.
* A wallet valued at $2, a credit card and $35 in cash were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 3200 block of Tremont Road between 10:20 and 10:30 a.m. March 12.
* Employees at a gas station in the 3600 block of Riverside Drive reported the theft of 200 lottery tickets, each valued at $1, between 4 and 11 p.m. March 7.
* A purse valued at $250, a wallet valued at $100, jewelry valued at $500, $50 in cash and four credit cards were stolen from a vehicle after someone forced entry to it while it was parked in the 3300 block of Kioka Avenue. Damage to the rear window was listed at $400. The time and date of the incident were not provided.
* Employees at an urgent-care facility in the 3000 block of Kingsdale Center reported the loss of $4,800 through "theft by deception" between noon March 7 and noon March 8.