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January 2, 2013

Police: Reports for Jan. 2


•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle driven by James J. Beeker, 40 of 419 Clen-Moore Blvd. at 11:45 p.m. Dec. 17 on East Washington Street near Cascade Street. They said it was determined he was under the influence and he was arrested. A subsequent test determined Beeker’s blood alcohol count was 0.235 percent, or nearly three times the legal limit.

•Retail theft. Melissa Ann Jones, 31, of 2452 Harlansburg Road and Charley Weir, 29, of 1147 Pin Oak Drive were charged with retail theft in connection with an incident at Giant Eagle on New Butler Road at 4:50 p.m. Dec. 22. They allegedly took merchandise — mainly DVDs and candy — valued at nearly $250.

•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle for violations on State Road near Old Princeton Road at 12:40 a.m. Dec. 23. They said they determined the driver, Lenny J. Staples, 45, of 3582 Copper Road was under the influence of alcohol. Officers said testing revealed his blood-alcohol count was 0.101 percent.

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