Officers responded Thursday to the Dollar General on Walnut Street for a report of shoplifters, where they found two people in a car identified as the suspects. They reported the passenger tried to conceal an item on the floor, which they found to be toothpaste. In her purse was found other items reportedly stolen from the store. Her companion, David C. Rutter, 24, New Manchester, W.Va., reportedly was found with a toboggan and a large dog bone in his pants. He was charged with theft. The woman was not charged. Employees told police that the two left an 11-year-old child in the car while they were shoplifting in the store.
Cindel Hawkins, 23, no address listed, was picked up on an outstanding warrant out of Austintown Thursday when officers were called to assist Giant Eagle employees in serving her with a trespassing notice for Giant Eagle properties. When they attempted to take Hawkins into custody, officers said she became combative, screaming profanities, hitting her head off the patrol car and spitting on an officer. At the police station, she reportedly told officers she had hidden a crack pipe inside a body cavity.
Denise Reynolds, Fairview Street, reported Thursday her son had stolen $75 from her. She told officers she had been helping her son with a drug problem but had "had it" with him. Reynolds was advised the procedures for filing charges and for evicting her son.
Deanne Swineheart, East Fifth Street, reported finding all four tires on one vehicle stabbed and two tires on another stabbed.