Woman to face shoplifting charges
A city woman will face further court action on two misdemeanor counts of shoplifting that occurred in a two-week period in October, city police said.
Sara Catherine Weston, 21, of 715 Park Ave., was caught at Wegman’s 201 William St., allegedly trying to steal $18 worth of merchandise on Oct. 5, police said.
In the second case, Weston allegedly fled Family Dollar, 328 Memorial Ave., with $14 worth of merchandise on Oct. 19, police said.
She waived her preliminary hearing in both cases last week before District Judge Allen P. Page III and is free on $7,500 bail.
In another city shoplifting case involving another woman, Shakera M. Cook, 20, of 402 Grant St., also waived her preliminary hearing on a charge stemming from her allegedly trying to steal $38 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s, 251 William St., on Aug. 30. She is free on $2,500.
A woman with six prior shoplifting convictions, Paula M. Taylor, 47, of 527 Wolfe Place, was arrested Tuesday on a felony shoplifting charge after she was caught allegedly trying to steal $17 worth of merchandise from the Weis Market, 620 W. Third St., about 8:40 p.m.
Arraigned before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, Taylor remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.