Three arrested for retail fraud at Wal-Mart
A mother and daughter from Linden, and a juvenile visiting them from Montrose, were arrested for shoplifting at in Fenton on Saturday, said Chief of Police Rick Aro. dispatched two cars to the store, in the 3700 block of Owen Road, around 4:25 p.m. for a reported retail fraud.
Wal-Mart employees said one suspect was detained at the store's Asset Protection Office, while two other females were outside in a white Chevrolet van, the police report said. A Wal-Mart asset protection employee told police the woman, whom he recognized from previous unreported shoplifting incidents, placed several items in her personal handbag located in a shopping cart, Aro said. The two juvenile suspects separated from the woman and went to other areas of the store, also placing merchandise in a shoulder bag, he said.
The Linden woman, 45, paid for some items in the cart and left with the other items in her shoulder bag, the police report said, while the two girls exited the store with about $35 in stolen merchandise in a pink and black shoulder bag.
When questioned by police, the woman did not take responsibility for stealing the $55 in items and said it was a mistake, Aro said. The two girls, 15, of Montrose, and 16, of Linden, admitted to stealing items and having conversations with the adult female about thefts of items, police reported.
Officers brought the three to the Fenton Police Department, where they were fingerprinted and released, pending a court date, Aro said.
Catalytic converters cut
On Friday around 9:35 a.m., Fenton police took a report of catalytic converters being taken from two compact vehicles left outside an apartment complex in the 1000 block of North Road. The catalytic converter on each vehicle was cut off, and there are no suspects or evidence, said Aro.
Possession of marijuana
A 38-year-old Fenton man was arrested for possession of marijuana at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, after an officer stopped him for speeding, Aro said. The man was westbound on North Road near Forest Drive, in a 1993 Toyota.
When the officer spoke to the man, the officer observed a marijuana pipe, Aro said. The pipe was on the front passenger side of the vehicle, on the floorboard, the police report said.
The driver told police he had a card, but it was expired, the report said. The man was brought to the police station, where he agreed to give a brief statement about the marijuana and was released pending contact with the court, Aro said.
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