Four people arrested on shoplifting charges Man is accused of stealing computer equipment

January 31, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

County police arrested four people on shoplifting charges Sunday and Monday in separate incidents at Glen Burnie stores.

In the first, a security guard at Wal-Mart in the 7900 block of Crain Highway stopped a man who was trying to leave without lTC paying for more than $1,000 worth of computer equipment, police said.

Carl Richards, the guard, told police he saw a man load a shopping cart with a Hewlett-Packard Desk Jet printer, a Canon color printer and a soundblaster CD-ROM disk about 1 p.m. Sunday and cover the items with his jacket. After the man left the store with the merchandise. Mr. Richards detained him, police said.

Michael J. Ross, 34, of the 3500 block of 4th St. in Brooklyn Park was charged with felony theft.

An hour later, a guard at Macy's in Marley Station stopped a woman who had stuffed two sweaters, two skirts and a pair of gloves, all worth about $235, into a shopping bag, police said.

Kathy Creiver, the guard, stopped the woman in the parking lot and held her for police.

Yong Ja Hong, of the first block of Keen Mills Court in Baltimore County was charged with theft. She was released after posting $1,500 bond.

Police patrolling the light rail line arrested a Baltimore woman shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday on charges of stealing $41 worth of T-shirts from the Rag Shop.

Sharon Renee McMillan, 27, of the 700 block of W. Mulberry St. was charged with theft.

Brooke Palumba, who works at the store in the 4300 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., told police a woman ran out toward the Cromwell Field light rail station carrying several children's T-shirts.

Officer Kevin Jackson saw a woman fitting the description of the thief. He noticed a small, blue T-shirt in her coat pocket and a bulge on the right side of the coat, police said.

When the woman pulled out several T-shirts, he arrested her and took her back to the store where Ms. Palumba identified her, police said.

About 9:30 a.m. Monday, a security guard at the Super Fresh in the 300 block of Hospital Drive saw a woman hide $215 worth of medication and film under her jacket and try to leave the store, police said.

The guard, Robert W. Garcia, detained her in the parking lot, police said.

Karen Louise Surland, 41, of the 4100 block of Audrey Ave. in Brooklyn Park was charged with theft.

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