Delaware police officers made an arrest last month after a city resident reportedly made a meal out of a business' merchandise without paying.

Officers responded shortly before 8 p.m. Dec. 21 to a report of shoplifting at a business in the 500 block of West Central Avenue. An intoxicated man unwrapped and ate products in the store without paying for them, then left the business with additional stolen goods, according to police reports.

The man stole slightly more than $19 worth of merchandise from the business during the incident, reports said.

Officers arrested the 34-year-old Delaware man on charges of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct by intoxication, a minor misdemeanor, according to police reports.

In other recent Delaware police reports:

* A man reported a theft occurred between midnight Dec. 18 and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in the first block of Rheem Street. Someone stole multiple ladders and other tools, together valued at $2,400, from a yard, reports said.

Investigators have identified a suspect in the case, according to reports.

* A woman reported a theft took place between 3 p.m. Dec. 22 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at an apartment in the 1200 block of Rivercrest Drive South. Someone reportedly stole two gift cards, together worth $50, from the residence.

* Officers responded to a report of a possible drug overdose shortly after 7:30 p.m. Dec. 25 in the first block of Calm Street. Medics transported the individual to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to police reports.

Another potential drug overdose was reported at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 26 in the first block of High Street. Medics again transported an individual to Grady Memorial, reports said.

In a third incident, officers responded to a possible overdose at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 26 on Richards Drive. Someone reportedly took an unknown amount of medication that had been prescribed to another person.

Medics transported the individual to Grady Memorial for treatment and a mental-health evaluation, according to police reports.