Warren police arrest 2 men on theft charges

WARREN — Alex M. Boley, 25, of Hollywood Street Northeast, and Richard L. Weber Jr., 30, of Beechwood Drive in Girard, will be arraigned today on petty theft and possession of criminal tools after police said they admitted cutting a catalytic converter off a car parked in the Best Muffler shop, 2837 Youngstown Road on Thursday night.

Officers spotted two men at 11:52 p.m. in the muffler shop parking lot between two vehicles. Officers were on alert because of recent thefts from vehicles.

The two men’s stories did not match, and eventually Boley admitted they cut the converter off a car in the parking lot. The converter, valued at about $170, was in a vehicle belonging to the men.

Boley admitted taking another converter in the parking lot of AVI Food Systems and one in the Warren G. Harding High School parking lot a few hours earlier, adding he had lost his job recently.

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