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POLICE REPORTS

Published: January 1, 2017 12:00 AM

THEFT

Cell phone taken: A cell phone valued at $120 was removed from the leasing office of a North Thomas Road apartment complex.

Resident victim of scam: A Tallmadge man told police between Oct. 30 and Dec. 24, he was contacted by a woman on Facebook. According to the report, while communicating with the suspect, she told him she needed money to travel to see him and for other family emergencies. During this time, the man sent 12 separate money transfers totaling around $11,000. He told police he transferred money to multiple recipients at the suspect's direction.

Man runs off with lottery tickets: An employee of a Southeast Avenue business told police between 4:18 and 4:52 a.m. Dec. 16, a man attempted to make a $916 purchase with a credit card which was declined. According to the report, the suspect then made several $200 ATM transactions. He then paid for several food items and several hundred dollars worth of lottery tickets with the cash he just withdrew. The suspect then made one more credit card transaction for $140 worth of lottery tickets. The suspect paid for all items, then just before leaving, grabbed a roll of 22 lottery tickets at $20 per ticket. He left the store heading southeast toward Interstate 76. Officers obtained fingerprints off the ATM machine and removed the store's surveillance video and some items left behind by the suspect. The case has been turned over to the the detective bureau.


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