Suspect in Austintown flat-screen thefts wanted in Boardman too
A Youngstown woman on probation for robbery, abduction, and other convictions is wanted for theft by police in two communities.
Austintown Police say they believe 38-year-old Alicia Pierce is the woman seen in a security video recently leaving the local Walmart with two flat-screen televisions without paying for them.
A warrant has been issued for Pierce on charges of theft and trespassing.
Boardman Police also filed a warrant for Pierce in connection with a July 14 theft in that township.
According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Pierce was released from prison two years ago after serving a sentence for a 2016 conviction on charges of robbery, burglary, abduction, and receiving stolen property.
Pierce was indicted in June 2016 following a two-day crime spree where police say she collected other people's credit cards, checkbooks and other personal items.
In March of that year, a Halleck Street woman told officers that Pierce walked into her home and grabbed her small child.
The resident says she managed to push Pierce out of the home and then called the police.
Officers say Pierce's 2002 Pontiac found near the scene fit the description of a car used in a series of crimes on Youngstown's west side on the previous day.
Inside two large purses being carried by Pierce, police found credit cards and checkbooks belonging to other people.
Pierce is still on probation for those crimes.