A summary of recent crime activity in Liberty and Hubbard:
Forgery/bad check: An employee at Atlas Facilities Management, 3734 Logan Gate Road, told police someone passed a $466.56 counterfeit payroll check, and that a Kroger grocery store in Cincinnati was the victim.
Identity theft: A woman in the 800 block of Tibbets-Wick Road reported receiving a call from Cingular Wireless regarding an account the company said was past due for services she never had with the business.
Vandalism: An employee at Punky's Pit Stop, 6670 Belmont Ave., discovered someone smashed the front of an ice machine and caused $4,000 in damage, likely by driving a large vehicle into it.
Theft: A man reported the theft of five newspapers from his home in the 4700 block of Logan Arms Drive.
Theft/recovered property: After a North Jackson woman reported her purse stolen as she shopped at Big Lots, 3594 Belmont Ave., her purse and most of its contents, except for $50, were found in a women's rest room.
Auto theft: A Hubbard man told police he left his 1998 Cadillac DeVille running at a residence in the 3000 block of Northgate Drive and that a 21-year-old man in a blue coat drove away in the car.
Theft: A man in his 30s reportedly left Giant Eagle, 4700 Belmont Ave., without paying for $270 worth of meat products. Most of the merchandise was recovered.
Attempted robbery: A Youngstown woman told police a man, 30 to 35, pushed her shopping cart in the Giant Eagle parking lot and tried to grab her purse before fleeing in a blue and gray vehicle.
Identity theft: A man in the 1800 block of Lucretia Drive reported some of his personal information was stolen and that someone tried to use it to open an SBC phone account in Cleveland.
Drugs: After pulling over a vehicle for having expired license plates, police arrested a 22-year-old Mineral Ridge man in the Holiday Inn MetroPlex parking lot, 1620 Motor Inn Drive. He was charged with driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers say they found a suspected marijuana pipe.
Theft: A Girard woman, 20, was arrested at a Speedway gas station, 4210 Belmont Ave., on a theft charge after someone stole six packages of Slim Jim snacks. She also faced a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
Stolen property: After an employee at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home, 407 W. Liberty St., reported a pickup truck peeled out of the parking lot, police arrested a man, no city or age given, when they determined the vehicle had been stolen from Presque Isle County, Mich. The vehicle was found near Hubbard High School, 350 Hall Ave.
Arrests: A man and a woman were served warrants at their First Street residence after police say the two were wanted on a charge of failing to file their 2002 income taxes.
Theft: An employee at Handyman Hardware of Hubbard, 35 S. Main St., discovered a compact-disc player was removed from his vehicle.
Damage: A man in the 200 block of Christian Avenue left for work and found an abandoned vehicle stuck in his lawn that had probably done damage to the yard.
Bad check: A man in the 40 block of Bentley Avenue reported receiving a bad check from a local business. The business and amount of the check were not available.