Police Blotter: Woman Caught Stealing 3rd Time Since October At Mall

Friday, June 21, 2013
Kaitlin Smith
Kaitlin Smith

A 19-year-old woman who was on diversion after two prior shoplifting convictions at Hamilton Place Mall has been arrested again at the mall.

Mall officials said it is "the third time this calendar year that Kaitlin Smith has been caught stealing at CBL properties."

As part of her diversion, Ms. Smith, 19, was ordered to stay out of Belk's, Kohls and Hamilton Place.

This time, police said she was with Chelsea Horton and they were observed hiding $131 in clothing items.

Ms. Horton was cited to court, but Ms. Smith was taken straight to jail.

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Jeremy O'Rear, owner of a lawn care service, said while he was eating at Sweeney's on Highway 58, when he was the victim of a theft.

Someone stole two weedeaters and two leaf blowers out of the back of his truck. 

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John Whitaker said someone stole the HVAC from the front of his building on Highway 58.

It is valued at $3,000.

The building has been vacant for about a year.

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A man had his car parked 10 feet from his house on Bailey Avenue, but still suffered a break-in on the vehicle.

The thief did $200 in damage to the 2002 Honda Accord.

Items taken included two shirts, a windbreaker, and an IPad and cell phone charger.

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Police checked out an incident at the Raceway on South Broad Street.

A white male age 18-25 came in to buy some items and pay for gas.

He pumped the gas, then he drove over a trash can between two gas pumps. He slowed down, then sped up and did the same thing between two other pumps.

The man left the station dragging the trash cans beneath his vehicle.

 He was driving a dark 4x4 extended cab possible Toyota Tacoma with a truck box in the bed of the truck.

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