Man accused of stealing captain’s wallet

WARREN — A Niles man is facing charges after police accused him of taking a wallet from an unlocked vehicle, stealing the cash inside and using a credit card from it, according to a city police report.

The wallet belonged to a Warren police captain.

Marquis D. Redd, 36, of 6195 Fifth St., is expected to appear in Warren Municipal Court today on two counts of theft and misuse of a credit card, court records show. Redd told police officers he took a wallet from an unlocked vehicle parked in front of the Best Western Hotel at Courthouse Square.

Redd then went to Gas Land, where he purchased $14 worth of gasoline for someone in exchange for $7 cash, according to the police report. Redd used $8 that was found in the wallet for food and the $7 he obtained for the gasoline to purchase cocaine.

When Redd discovered who owned the wallet, he dumped it in the alley behind the hotel, the report states.

Police identified Redd as the suspect through surveillance video.