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Our Patrol/Operations Bureau provides 24-hour, seven-day-a-week emergency and non-emergency law enforcement response to the community.

The Patrol/Operations Bureau provides assistance with community events held in the public rights-of-way and that require traffic control—such as Fourth of July, the Columbus Marathon and 5K runs/walks. Permits for special events much be obtained from the City Manager’s Office, entailing a review and approval process by various departments, depending on the scale of the event. Call the Special Events Request line, at 614-583-5164 for details.

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24Apr '19

16th Annual Swamp Romp

On the morning of Saturday, May 4, UA will be under siege by 100-plus Scouts and alumni who mean business when it comes to keeping our natural waterways healthy and…

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15Apr '19

DEA Drug Take Back Event Approaching

Despite all the efforts and resources from public health agencies and safety personnel, opioid and heroin addiction remains a major health and safety crisis in our state and across our…

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20Nov '18

Mayor’s Court

The Upper Arlington Mayor's Court serves as the judicial branch of the City of Upper Arlington. The Mayor's staff (Clerk of Court and Deputy Clerk of Court) also functions as…

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26Jan '19

Pilot Drug Court

It is the mission of the Upper Arlington Pilot Drug Court Program to provide management and treatment to misdemeanor defendants who incur offenses directly related to drug addiction in an…

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27Nov '18

Mayor’s Court

The Upper Arlington Mayor's Court serves as the judicial branch of the City of Upper Arlington. The Mayor's staff (Clerk of Court and Deputy Clerk of Court) also functions as…

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DON'T TEXT & DRIVE

Texting while driving is a primary offense in Upper Arlington. State law already bans texting, but it is only a primary offense for those under 18 (those over 18 must have committed another offense). Upper Arlington’s ban allows Police to pull drivers over and cite them for texting while driving without having to guess their age.

You can set a good example for young drivers by not using your cell phone while driving.

  • Drivers who send/receive texts while driving are 23% more likely to be involved in a crash than other drivers.
  • Cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes per year.
  • Texting while driving is six time more likely to cause an auto crash than driving while intoxicated.
  • The distance traveled taking your eyes off the road for five seconds at 55 mph is the equivalent of the length of a football field.
BICYCLE PATROL

The Bike Patrol began in Upper Arlington in 1994. It was designed to provide a more personal response to the needs of the residents and to supply patrol activity in congested areas such as shopping centers and parks.

The benefits of Bike Patrol are numerous. Bike Patrol provides officers the opportunity to utilize their talents in Community Oriented Policing techniques and assist in setting an example for residents as safe cyclists using equipment properly. The Bike Patrol also allows officers to patrol areas heavily congested with pedestrians, such as shopping centers, festivals, and parade routes.

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS

City legislation requires convicted sexual offenders to register with the City’s Police Division if they live and/or work within the City’s boundaries. It also prohibits convicted sexual offenders from living or working within 1,000 feet of any school premises, licensed daycare facility, preschool, public park/swimming pool, library, or playground.

While these laws are designed to help protect families, parents should continue to be aware of and take proactive steps to protect their children from such dangers. The Police Division offers various educational seminars on stranger danger, Internet Predators and other relevant topics, and can direct you to useful resources and Web sites.

Resident Notification
In addition to the notification requirements within the Ohio Revised Code, residents will be notified by the Police Division within five business days of learning that a convicted Tier III sexual offender resides or works within 1,000 feet of your residence. Such notification will be via hand carried notification, mailing or electronically. In most circumstances, this notification will be via US Mail.

Requirements for Convicted Sexual Offenders
Residence and Employment Restrictions

  • An offender may not establish a residence or occupy residential premises or be employed within one thousand (1,000) feet of any school premises, licensed daycare facility, preschool, any public park, swimming pool, library, or playground. A private residential pool does not apply.

Registration Requirement

  • An offender must register personally with the Upper Arlington Police Chief within five days of coming into the City.
  • If the offender is domiciled, whether permanently or temporarily for more than three consecutive days, the offender must register.
  • If the offender is employed, whether permanently or temporarily for more than three consecutive days or for an aggregate period of 14 or more days in a calendar year, the offender must register.

Failure to register is a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Definitions
Offender Types

  • Sexual Predator: A person convicted of, or who has pleaded guilty to, committing a Sexually Oriented Offense and who is likely in the future to commit additional Sexually Oriented Offenses. Sexual Predators are subject to registration/verification requirements (at 90 day intervals) for life unless a judge modifies or terminates the Sexual Predator designation.
  • Child Victim Predator: A person convicted of, or who has pleaded guilty to, committing a Sexually Oriented Offense on a person under 18 years of age, not the child of the person committing the offense, and who is likely in the future to commit additional Sexually Oriented Offenses. Child Victim Predators are subject to registration/verification requirements (90 day intervals) for life unless a judge modifies or terminates the Child Victim Predator designation.
  • Habitual Sex Offender: A person convicted of, or who has pleaded guilty to committing a Sexually Oriented Offense, and who previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one or more Sexually Oriented Offenses. Habitual Sex Offenders are subject to registration/verification requirements annually for a period of 20 years after release.
  • Habitual Child Victim Offender: A person convicted of, or who has pleaded guilty to committing a Sexually Oriented Offense, on a person, under 18 years of age, not the child of the person, and who previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one or more Sexually Oriented Offenses. Habitual Child Victim Offenders are subject to registration/ verification requirements annually for a period of 20 years after release.
  • Sexually Oriented Offender: A person convicted of, or pleaded guilty to committing a Sexually Oriented Offense, but who has not been designated as a Sexual Predator or Habitual Sex Offender. Sexually Oriented Offenders are subject to the registration/verification requirements annually for a period of 10 years after release.

Registered Offenders in Upper Arlington

These offenders have currently complied with all applicable notification requirements. For more information on these offenders you can access the Franklin County Sheriff sexual offender registry.

Name: Bradley Michael Boschert

Category: Tier I Offender

Offense: Importuning

Date of Birth: 04/13/1970

Home: 3414 Charisbrook Road, Upper Arlington OH 43221

Work: 3414 Charisbrook Road, Upper Arlington OH 43221

Bradley Michael Boschert

Name: Wayne Reid Greene

Category: Tier III Offender

Offense: Rape

Date of Birth: 08/17/1956

Home: 2063 Kentwell Road, Upper Arlington OH 43221

Work:

Wayne Reid Greene

Name: Michael Shriver Highman

Category: Tier II Offender

Offense: Knowingly distribute visual depictions of child pornography in interstate commerce

Date of Birth: 10/09/1966

Home: 2790 Fishinger Road, Upper Arlington OH 43221

Work: None

Michael Shriver Highman - Sexual Offender

Name: Robert James Madrid

Category: Tier II Offender

Offense: Pandering Sexually-Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (F2)

Date of Birth: 10/29/1960

Home: 1850 Wilshire Drive, Upper Arlington OH 43221

Work: 1850 Wilshire Drive, Upper Arlington OH 43221

Robert James Madrid

Name: Alonzo Lamar Pittsley

Category: Tier III Offender

Offense: Gross Sexual Imposition; Sexual Battery

Date of Birth: 01/19/1968

Home: 2600 Shrewsbury Road, Upper Arlington OH 43221

Work: 3569 Refugee Road, Suite C, Columbus OH 43232

Alonzo Lamar Pittsley

Name: James Patrick Sprouse

Category: Sexually-Oriented Offender

Offense: Rape

Date of Birth: 11/01/1965

Home: 2534 Shrewsbury Road, Upper Arlington OH 43221

Work:

James Patrick Sprouse

Name: Jack Douglas Warmolts

Category: Tier I Offender

Offense: Sexual Contact (No Consent); Drugging Victim

Date of Birth: 08/10/1994

Home: 2731 Alliston Court, Upper Arlington OH 43221

Work: B7 Construction, 1195 Essex Avenue, Columbus OH 43201

Jack Douglas Warmolts
FAQs

Property Maintenance (11)

Yes there are. Residents may conduct one garage/yard sale per residence during any six-month period not to exceed three consecutive days or two consecutive days on two consecutive weekends. Sales may be conducted between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm. No permit is required.

Yes. Fences can be placed on the property line. Fences require a permit and property surveys are recommended but not required with the submission of a fence permit.

No. The City of Upper Arlington does not survey properties. You must contact a private survey company.

No. Dumpsters may be on the property without a permit. They may not be placed in the street or in the City’s Right of Way. Once the dumpster is full it must be emptied.

Bulk items are collected on your regular collection day; please have the item(s) at your curb by 7 am on your regular collection day. Some large appliances and items containing Freon may incur additional charges for collection, and mattresses & box springs must be wrapped in plastic for bulk pick-up. For questions about what items are accepted, please contact Local Waste Services at 614-583-5370 (option 2).

Five (5) days in a 30 day period for loading or unloading.

24 Hours. Motor vehicles parked on the street are a Police Division matter. Please call the Upper Arlington Police Division Non-Emergency number at 614-459-2800 to report.

Ten (10″) inches in height.

Yes. City Code allows the parking of a motor vehicle on the grass for four (4) hours in a 24 hour period.

Maximum fence height is six (6′) feet. The fence posts must be six feet-six inches (6′ 6″) tall.

The City does not regulate signs by content. Temporary signs placed in the City’s Right of Way may be impounded by the City. Browse our City Code for further information.

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