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Stopping Shoplifters at NewPark Mall; Woman Asleep on Sidewalk Outside Motel

This week, officers respond to shoplifting incidents at department stores and a grocery store.

A summary of calls made to Dec. 10 to Dec. 16:

THEFT

Newark Police officers were handling several theft investigations at NewPark Mall.

employees stopped two juveniles for a possible shoplifting incident on Monday, Dec. 13.

Nearly 24 hours earlier, two other boys were detained for another shoplifting incident at Sears. The boys were released to their parents.

Workers at reported a shoplifting incident Sunday night, Dec. 12. According to the police activity log, an 18-year-old woman was cited in connection with the incident.

On Friday, Dec. 10, an officer responded to a citizen's arrest in a shoplifting case that involved a juvenile at Sears. Another officer handled a citizen's arrest at JCPenney.  That's where two boys were detained for shoplifting.

More than four hours later, a 21-year-old man was arrested on a shoplifting charge at JCPenney.

According to the log, two people ran away with $500 in video games from on Jarvis Avenue Monday night. Officers stopped one boy in connection with the theft. He was later released to his mother. The boy's brother was also being investigated. The log shows the boy's brother ran away from the store before officers arrived on scene.

DRUGS

Officers were checking on a woman who fell asleep on the sidewalk outside of the Sunday morning, Dec. 12. The woman, who is from San Luis Obispo, was arrested on five misdemeanor charges, including heroin possession and the possession of hypodermic syringes.

Earlier that day, an officer conducted a probation search at the motel, arresting a 35-year-old man on drug charges.

An officer pulled over a Martinez man Sunday afternoon, arresting him on charges of possessing methamphetamine and hashish.

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