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Purse theft arrest made when man asks police for ride home

10:37 AM, Jan 3, 2013   |    comments
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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP - Asking police for a courtesy ride home didn't go quite as anticipated for one Springfield Township man.

Township police were investigating a report of a suspicious person at the Tri-County Plaza on Canton Road when they say they were approached by Daniel Beaver, 33.

Beaver told police he had been waiting for a cab for more than 30 minutes and requested a courtesy ride home. When officers performed a consensual search prior to giving him a ride in the cruiser, police say they found a woman's purse stuffed inside his coat.

Police later discovered the purse had been reported stolen by a patron at a local gaming room.

Beaver was booked into the Summit County Jail on charges of receiving stolen property, drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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