Woman tosses needles at staff while fleeing local business with stolen goods

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shoplifting

On August 21, 2021 officers with Patrol Services charged 40-year-old Loretta Carey with assault with a weapon.

On August 15, 2021 the accused attended a business in the 0-100 block of Queen Street East, selected approximately $24 in face coverings from a rack and left without attempting to pay.

On August 20, 2021 the accused attended the same business in the 0-100 block of Queen Street East selected two sweaters, valued at approximately $150, and left without attempting to pay. During this occurrence, staff observed the accused stealing the items and followed her out of the business attempting to recover the stolen items. As the accused fled the area she threw needles at staff.

Officers investigated both incidents and developed grounds to believe the accused was involved in both of them. A warrant was requested and issued for her arrest.

On August 21, 2021 around 9:00 p.m. officers observed the accused walking in the area of Albert Street East and Bruce Street. Officers knew she was wanted and she was arrested. She is charged with assault with a weapon and two counts of theft under $5,000. She was released by way of an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on October 18, 2021.

On August 22, 2021 the accused attended a business in the 100 block of Gore Street, selected five bags of candy off a rack and left without attempting to pay.

Officers attended and located the accused behind the business and she was arrested. She is charged with theft under $5,000. She was released by way of an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on October 18, 2021.