Woman Jailed After Threats to Businesses with a Syringe

A woman is behind bars this morning after Wheeling police say she tried to use a syringe as a weapon at a local sub shop and grocery store. Wendy Roeder is facing serious charges for the incident that allegedly happened last month, when she went into at least two businesses in the Warwood Plaza and threatened workers there with a hypodermic needle. Police say Roeder threatened a worker at the Subway, but failed to get any cash in the attempted robbery, because the clerk slammed the cash drawer closed. Not long after that, she went to the Kroger store, where she told the clerk she had a weapon and demanded cash. This time, the clerk gave her the money, and Roeder then took off on foot. She was arrested shortly afterward at a nearby apartment complex. Roeder is also facing embezzlement charges for allegedly stealing from a pizza shop. Right now, she is behind bars in the Northern Regional Jail.