Pair face charges after accused of stealing from claw game


AUSTINTOWN — An Akron man and woman face numerous charges after township police arrested them for stealing quarters from a claw machine at a Mahoning Avenue laundromat.

Lori Hanna, 37, and Jeremiah Cole, 36, were arrested after a caller reported the alleged theft of $163 in quarters.

Police arrived as the pair was leaving and when police located a knife on Cole he shouted for Hanna to run, according to a report.

She was arrested at a nearby gas stations where an officer reported seeing her drop a blue zip-up pouch before surrendering herself.

The pouch contained suspected methamphetamine and two pipes used to smoke methamphetamine. She also had a suboxone strip in her wallet, according to the report.

Both suspects possessed knives and tools for picking locks, the report said.

Both face charges of possessing criminal tools, resisting arrest, criminal damaging, carrying concealed weapons and theft. Hanna also faces charges of possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and drug abuse.

The two will be arraigned in Mahoning County Area Court here this afternoon.

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