Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

Shoplifter caught at annual festival

October 21, 2004

A teenage girl was arrested this weekend after attempting to steal several items from Maple Leaf Festival craft booths.

Baldwin Police Chief Mike McKenna said a 15-year-old girl from a neighboring town was caught Sunday afternoon by a booth vendor who saw her putting two packages of gold chains from the festival booth in her coat pocket.

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He said the vendor kept the girl from leaving until Baldwin police arrived.

McKenna said the teenager had taken a number of pieces of jewelry from other festival booths including rings, pendants and necklaces.

He said the girl took a number of the items with the use of a cup of pop.

"She would pick up a piece of jewelry and drop it in the cup," he said.

The jewelry was valued at $117.

McKenna said the girl was questioned and processed at the police department before being released to the custody of her mother.

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