Michael A. Defelice, 26, Harding Avenue, was charged Monday with theft after an employee of Gilkinson's Short Stop, Avondale Street, reported he entered the store, took carburetor cleaner and left without paying for it then returned and bought oil and a can of pop. When officers found Defelice at home, he told them he had advised the store clerk he did not have enough money for the cleaner and would bring money back later, but officers told him the clerk had not said anything like that to them.
The owner of Scotty's Bar, St. Clair Avenue, reported Monday that overnight someone had kicked in the front door of the business. An inventory is pending to determine what, if anything, is missing. A rear door and fence were also found damaged.
Angel Hartley, Ravine Street, reported coming home to find the lights on and a television and Playstation system missing. She found a note from her daughter, saying she had taken the items and helped herself to the food in the house, although her daughter is not supposed to be there when no one's home. Hartley told police she must have used a credit card to open the door. The missing items were found underneath a blanket in the basement, according to reports.
Shelly Coil, Elm Street, reported her estranged husband calling and making threats, including threatening to kill her new boyfriend. Officers called her husband, Gary Coil, and told him not to be at the house, but said he then arrived with a woman and took the couple's only vehicle.