Upper Arlington police recently received two separate reports of thefts from mailboxes that resulted in forged checks and the loss of more than $6,000.
In one of the cases, a Hilliard woman reported the theft of a check written for $3,191.70 from a mailbox in the 3700 block of Riverside Drive between 8 a.m. Sept. 3 and 10 a.m. Sept. 4.
In the second case, an Upper Arlington man reported he dropped off two checks at mail drop box in the 2100 block of Tremont Road at 8 a.m. Sept. 3.
At 4:40 p.m. Sept. 4, the man said he was notified the checks had been cashed by an unknown party.
He also noticed the checks had been cashed for $935 and $2,350, which were $878.69 and $2,050, respectively, more than the amounts for which he'd written them.
In other recent Upper Arlington Police Division reports:
* A Columbus man reported the theft of his wallet and cellphone, valued together at $90, while shopping at a store in the 1800 block of West Henderson Road between 7:30 and 7:52 p.m. Sept. 4.
* A men's bicycle valued at $1,500 reportedly was stolen from a carport in the 2000 block of Hartwitch Road between noon Aug. 31 and 4:30 a.m. Sept. 1.
* A woman in the 2500 block of Mt. Holyoke Road reported the theft of $20 from her unlocked vehicle between 5 and 5:59 a.m. Sept. 1.
* A bicycle valued at $500 and sports equipment valued at $150 reportedly were stolen from a woman's residence in the 1900 block of Kentwell Road.
No date or time was provided for the incident, but it was entered into the UAPD log on Sept. 7.