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Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:00 am

Arrest made in Memories of You holdup

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

On April 12, Andre Talamantes allegedly walked into the Memories of You store on Lima Road about 1:30 p.m. and robbed it.

According to court documents, he slipped a note to the manager that read “have gun ... will hurt you.” The manager opened the register and handed over $190.

Friday, the store manager picked Talamantes, of the 100 block of Country Forest Drive, from a photo lineup. On Saturday, Talamantes was arrested after the car he was riding in ran a “No Turn on Red” sign about 9:45 p.m. at Coliseum Boulevard West and Lima Road.

Talamantes, 35, was charged with more than robbery after police found a syringe and methamphetamine on him, court documents said.

In his left front pocket, police found paraphernalia relating to the injection of heroin, which Talamantes said he used. Officers could see track marks on his arms in various stages of healing. The hypodermic needle was an old one because the dosage scale had worn off, officers wrote in court records.

Prior to transport to the Allen County Lock-Up, Talamantes told officers he had methamphetamine, which they found in his shoe and sock, court documents said.

Talamantes was charged Monday with armed robbery, unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of methamphetamine. He was being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.