Weekly Feature



2018-01-31 / Police Blotter

Man uses fake credit card to buy merchandise

Saturday, Jan. 20

A burglar alarm was reported at a residence on Fairbrook Court. Patrol checked the residence.

Sunday, Jan. 21

• Deputies charged a 56-year-old man with petit larceny and criminal trespass after he was apprehended while allegedly shoplifting at the Bon-Ton. He was released on an appearance ticket pending arraignment.

Monday, Jan. 22

A burglar alarm was reported at a residence on Kraus Road. There were cats in the house setting off the alarm.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

A 19-year-old woman was charged with petit larceny after she was apprehended while allegedly shoplifting at Eastern Hills Mall. She was released on an appearance ticket pending arraignment.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

• Deputies arrested a 55-year-old woman on a charge of driving while intoxicated on Main Street. Deputies had initially stopped her vehicle for speeding and failure to maintain lane. She submitted to a breath test, which showed an alleged blood alcohol level of 0.12 percent.

Thursday, Jan. 25

A vehicle was stopped on Transit Road for a lighting violation. A 35-year-old woman was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree.

Deputies stopped a vehicle on Gunnville Road for a lighting violation. A 23-year-old man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, operating a vehicle with improper plates and operating without taillights.

Friday, Jan. 26

The sheriff’s traffic unit arrested a man during a commercial truck check on Transit Road. After pulling a vehicle in for inspection, it was reportedly determined that the driver was under the influence. A 52-year-old man was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Deputies arrested a 20-year-old man on charges of forgery, possession of a forged instrument and grand larceny. It is believed that the man is a member of a fraudulent credit card ring that has been operating in several northeastern states. He had purchased more than $2,000 in merchandise at the Bon-Ton. The magnetic strip on the bogus card belonged on another card.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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