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April 30, 2013

Hitachi employees find stolen tool at Boone Square Mini Mall

BEREA — A stolen torque wrench worth $1,200 was returned to Hitachi after factory employees found it at Boone Square Mini Mall.

Officers received a call about the wrench April 22 and went to the business to investigate, according to a Berea Police Department report. The officers were able to retrieve the wrench from Boone Square Mini Mall and return it to Hitachi.

Other crime:

• A complainant told police Friday that his name and bank account information had been used without  his permission to purchase $150 in gift cards at Walmart.com.

• Berea Walmart employees reported Friday that several days before someone had stolen computers and other items from the store. The thief put two desktop computers in a shopping cart and covered them with other merchandise, the BPD report stated.

The man left without paying for the items, which are worth a total of $1,001.55.

• A burglary was reported April 24 on Winding Branch Drive. Several appliances were stolen from inside apartments that were under construction. Estimated loss is $1,572.

Misdemeanor arrests

From April 23 to Saturday, Berea police officers made the following misdemeanor arrests: one person for operating a motor vehicle under the influence (first offense), one person with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting, merchandise valued at $257.14), one person with receipt of a credit card in violation of state law and fraudulent use of a credit card (under $500), and one person with second-degree possession of a controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle under the influence (first offense).

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