Alleged shoplifter arrested, jailed


A 23-year-old Warren woman was charged with robbery after she reportedly fought with a loss prevention officer and off-duty Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper who tried to stop her from shoplifting at about 7 p.m. Thursday

Valencia Marie Howard was arrested in the parking lot of Old Navy, 377 Boardman-Poland Road, after police said she tried to shoplift merchandise and fought with two people who tried to confront her. She was taken to Mahoning County jail on a $12,000 bond and also was found to have an active warrant from the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office for contempt of court, reports state.

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