Multiple instances of theft occurred in roughly a two-week period, according to press releases from the Hillsboro Police Department, including one which involved a motor vehicle.
Megan Reno, 23, of Hillsboro, was arrested on Saturday and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft, the press release states. Both charges are first-degree misdemeanors.
Hillsboro police responded to a call in the 100 block of Holmes Street advising that Reno had stolen the victim’s car keys. After Reno admitted to taking the keys and to “also driving another vehicle to the victim’s location that she did not have permission to drive,” Reno was arrested and transported to the Highland County Justice Center.
Reno was arraigned in Hillsboro Municipal Court Monday morning.
She is being held on a $5,000 bond; however, she may be released on an own recognizance (O.R.) bond if she has a negative drug screen within 24 hours, according to court records.
In addition, Reno cannot have contact with the victims; must follow an 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. curfew, unless at work; and cannot drive.
Also, if Reno has a positive drug screen after March 8, she will be held in jail.
Her case is set for pretrial on March 14.
Also on Saturday, Tyrand Cumberland, 20, of Hillsboro, allegedly shoplifted from Kmart.
Hillsboro police responded to a call from Kmart loss prevention staff that they had witnessed Cumberland “take two pairs of earrings from the store out of their case and later place them in his pocket.”
Loss prevention staff then reported that Cumberland had attempted to leave the store with the earrings, and, when confronted, fled.
When Cumberland was located, the earrings were recovered, and he was arrested, transported to the Highland County Justice Center, and charged with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.
Cumberland was arraigned in Hillsboro Municipal Court Monday morning.
He was released on O.R. bond, with a curfew of 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. unless at work.
In addition, Cumberland is prohibited from having contact with Kmart.
His case is set for pretrial on April 11.
Also reported by the Hillsboro police were two instances of attempted shoplifting at Walmart on Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.
On Feb. 21, Hillsboro police responded to a call at approximately 5 p.m. concerning a complaint of theft.
According to the report, “a loss prevention associate advised he attempted to stop an unknown male subject that attempted to push a cart out of the store full of merchandise which he did not pay for.”
When confronted, the male suspect ran to the left side of the parking lot and got into a vehicle parked there. The suspect then drove from the scene.
The report states that “all merchandise is believed to have been recovered,” though the incident remains under investigation.
On Feb. 28, at 3:33 p.m., Hillsboro police responded to another complaint of theft, during which it was found that a loss prevention employee had witnessed a female suspect “conceal several items in her purse and pass all points of checkout without paying.”
Elizabeth R. Jarjapka, 18, of Hillsboro, was charged with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, and appeared in Hillsboro Municipal Court Monday morning.
The case was set for a defer sentence on June 19, according to court records.
Jarjapka was released on an O.R. bond, with a curfew of 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., unless at work, Prom, After Prom, or during extracurricular activities.
In addition, she must report to probation and complete both a theft class as well as 30 hours of community service.
Jarjapka is also prohibited from contact with Walmart.
Further, court records state that if Jarjapka is compliant and if there are no objectives, the case will be dismissed at costs.
Sarah Allen may be reached at 937-393-3456 or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.