Suspicious SUV linked to city burglary

WARREN — Two people were arrested late Tuesday in connection to an earlier burglary at a Douglas Street NW home.

According to a report, police officers were dispatched to the address to investigate a suspicious black SUV that a resident claimed was used in a burglary about 2 p.m. that day.

The SUV was seen near the dumpster in the back of a parking lot, according to the report.

Officers arrived and shortly afterward stopped the SUV near the intersection of Peace Avenue and Federal Street SW.

Upon a search of the vehicle, officers located a small bag of suspected crack cocaine, plus three pipes and a scale.

When the victim of the burglary arrived, the report states, officers produced a black box containing three rings, which the victim claimed were stolen from her home.

A flat-screen television that the victim said also was stolen was not found in the vehicle, the report states, but officers also located a red speaker, a television remote, black Nike flip flops, plus three pairs of athletic shoes and a black Gucci bag.

The two people in the SUV were taken into custody, the report states.

Municipal court records show that Malachi Linderman, 18, of Charles Avenue SE, Warren, and Sara Ann Swantek, 38, of New Middletown, each are charged with receiving stolen property. Both pleaded not guilty at their arraignments on Wednesday, were released on personal bonds, ordered not to contact the victim and are scheduled to appear for Oct. 21 hearings, records show.


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