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Multiple suspects arrested for attempted shoplifting

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Brayden M. Wall, 18, of 2904 Main St., Zanesfield, and Tristin R. Harshfield, 17, of 5713 State Route 287, West Liberty, were each issued a theft summons about 8 p.m. Tuesday after they were caught trying to steal cellular phone accessories from Wal-Mart, 2281 S. Main St.

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report the teens were stopped by a store asset protection officer who discovered the teens each attempted to steal cell phone cases and screen covers valued at $40.93.

Brayden reportedly removed a protective cell phone case from its packaging and placed it on his own mobile device. Tristin reportedly tried to conceal a pack of screen protectors and a protective case.

After they were approached by store associates, the suspects were cooperative. They were also forthright with responding officers who questioned them about the incident, police report.

Brayden was issued a summons. And Tristin’s charges will be referred through juvenile court. He was released to his parents.

• Megan Regester, 17, of 7827 County Road 54, Lewistown, was charged with theft after she was caught stealing about $34.66 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

She was observed concealing several clothing items and a couple packages of colored markers in her purse. She then purchased a few other items, but failed to pay for the clothes and markers, police report.

The suspect was stopped in the parking lot by store associates. She admitted taking the items and was cooperative with police. She was charged with theft and released to her parents.

• Danielle Buck, 35, of 424 E. Columbus Ave., was arrested about 9 a.m. for trying to steal an energy drink from Dollar General, 338 E. Columbus Ave.

Store management told police the suspect was observed taking the energy drink valued at $2.75 off the shelf, but when the woman paid for other items, the drink was not present.

The suspect initially refused, but police eventually compelled her to empty her pocket book, which revealed the energy drink.

She was charged with theft and was lodged in Logan County Jail.

Employee jailed for attempted scrap metal theft



Brian Bell, 33, of 316 N. Elm St., was jailed about 11 a.m. Tuesday after police discovered he’d attempted to take $100 worth of metal from his employer.

The suspect is an employee at Sims Bros. Inc., 512 Plumvalley St. Staff there contacted police about it and reported they suspected Mr. Bell of trying to leave the business with a roll of copper.

When questioned by police, the suspect admitted to taking the copper worth $62.40, and another brass piece valued at $41.85.

He was charged with theft and was lodged in Logan County Jail.

Negligent parents charged for unsanitary living conditions

Angel Robinson, 22, and Andrew M. Bays, 26, both of 1000 Garfield Ave., Lot 86, each was charged with child endangering after a family member reported unsanitary living conditions to police about 12:30 p.m. Monday.

The children are ages 3 and 1 1/2. Police observed live maggots crawling around a high chair and in a plastic “sippy” cup from which the younger child was drinking. Beds had no sheets or blankets, and the baby’s crib had soiled sheets and blankets, according to police reports.

Both parents were issued summonses for child endangering. The children were placed in the custody of Mr. Bays’ mother.

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