The police arrested two people on charges of forgery and concealing identity, Tuesday. Both signed traffic citations with a false name. One incident occurred on Aug. 21 when the male subject was cited for careless driving. He used his uncle’s name. The second occurred on Sept. 9 with a female subject.
•Police received a report, Tuesday, of theft. The woman told officials that her laptop went missing from her residence in the 1100 block of West Walnut Street a [auth] few weeks ago.
•Police took another report, Tuesday, of loss of a license plate while parked at Walmart, 4500 N. Main St., Monday. The victim stated she did not notice her plate, number JSF374, was missing until the following morning.
Police responded to Hastings, 1705 N. Main St., Tuesday, for the third case of shoplifting in less than a week. A female subject came into the bookstore with an empty purse. When she and a male subject left through the cafe, the bag was full and store alarms sounded. The couple drove away in a red late model, 4-door car of unknown make.
Police were called to the 200 block of North Lea Avenue, Tuesday. The victim said she had parked her vehicle in the 1800 block of South Washington and went inside a residence to visit a friend for 15 or 20 minutes. A subject got into the vehicle and removed her purse, a cell phone and some prescriptions. She estimated the value of the items at $145.
Police were dispatched to the 700 block of South Union, Tuesday, after someone caused $7,000 worth of damage to a vehicle. Windows were shattered and the body dented in several places.
Anyone having information about these or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.