Canton resident charged, held without bond
Found panhandling, going through vehicle
WARREN — A man accused of panhandling customers of a downtown business, and later going through a window of a parked vehicle to take a shirt, was arraigned Thursday in Warren Municipal Court.
Marquris D. Redd, 39, who gave police a Canton address, pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia. Redd was ordered held without bond because of a parole violation, court records state, and a hearing is set for Aug. 16 before municipal Judge Terry Ivanchak.
Officers responded to a parking lot of the Sunrise Inn in the 500 block of East Market Street to investigate a report of theft about 8:50 p.m. Wednesday. Someone found a man, later identified as Redd, asking customers for money. The same complainant later saw the man reach into a vehicle and take a shirt. When confronted, the man put the shirt back and walked away, the report states.
Officers later found Redd walking on High Street near Vine Avenue NE. They asked why he was going through vehicles and the man said he found an open window and there was a box of shirts inside.
Redd told the officers the “shirts were nice and he wanted one of them.”
Redd told officers because the window was open on the vehicle he did not see an issue with taking the shirt, the report states. Redd told officers he did put the shirt back once he was confronted.
Officers charged Redd after watching surveillance video footage of Redd reaching into a gold-colored vehicle and they also found in the man’s right hand a metal air valve with burnt Chore Boy, which is considered drug paraphernalia, the report states.