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Theft among charges

Theft among charges

Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010 3:19 pm

The Messenger, May 10, 2010
Several charges — including theft and resisting arrest — were levied against a Union City man following the alleged theft of materials from a Habitat for Humanity house currently under construction locally.
Steve Johnson, 44, of 909 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Union City, was arrested at 8:05 p.m. Friday at his home on warrants charging him with theft under $500, criminal trespassing, assault and resisting arrest, according to a Union City Police Department report.
Police had responded earlier in the day Friday to a report of a man allegedly taking lumber from a Habitat house under construction at 402 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City. Johnson told police he had been given scrap lumber by workers at the site but could not provide a name. Habitat’s coordinator arrived at the site and told police that three four- by eight-foot sheets of blandex were missing. A neighbor to the construction site told police he had stopped Johnson from taking the materials and was allegedly threatened if he called police.
According to report, police found blandex in the items allegedly removed by Johnson, who fled the area when police indicated he was under arrest. Police obtained the warrants for the charges and located him later Friday night.

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