Woman arrested on theft charges

August 13, 1996

Police arrested a Baltimore woman Friday on theft and drug charges after an Ames department store security guard stopped her for shoplifting from the Pasadena store.

Mavis Amanda Cole, 23, of the 2200 block of Sidney Ave. was charged with theft, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

The security guard for the store in the 8100 block of Ritchie Highway, told police he saw a woman take $231 worth of children's clothes from store displays and put them in a large plastic bag. The woman walked out of the store without paying for the items, and the guard caught the woman and held her for police who later discovered a syringe and a small bag of what later tested positive for heroin in her jacket, police said.

Pub Date: 8/13/96

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