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April 4 — Police charged a cleaning service employee with stealing a woman’s laptop computer last month from the Robert Smith Student Center at Slippery Rock University.

The defendant, Alexander J. Roman, 20, of Mercer was on the job March 26 when he allegedly took the Apple MacBook Air, valued at $1,200, according to court documents.

Police said security cameras captured the theft on video.

During a March 28 interview with police, documents said, Roman admitted taking the computer.

He is charged with first-degree misdemeanor counts of theft and receiving stolen property.

April 4 — Shyanne M. Getty, 26, of Portersville was charged with giving police a false name stemming from a traffic stop last month on Morrow Way. Police said they pulled her over March 12 for speeding on Stores Road.

Getty told police that she did not have her driver’s license or other identification with her, according to court documents. She is accused of giving police the name and date of birth for her sister, instead of her own, when asked for her identity.

Getty is charged with false identification to law enforcement authorities, driving with a suspended license and speeding.

March 27 — Larry D. Evans, 57, of Slippery Rock was charged with being more than twice the state’s legal limit for alcohol stemming from a traffic stop in December in Brady Township.

Police said they stopped Evans about 11:15 p.m. Dec. 29 on Route 8 for traveling over the white fog line “on numerous occasions.” Field sobriety testing indicated he was impaired, according to court documents, and he tested positive on a portable breath test device.

Police took Evans to the barracks for a formal breath test that showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.170 percent. A level of 0.08 percent is considered intoxicated under state law

He is charged with driving under the influence, disregarding traffic lanes and careless driving.