Kingston Police: Caught shoplifter also charged for carrying concealed weapon, drugs

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An attempt to steal from a store at the Frontenac Mall led to four charges for a local woman.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, when, at approximately 11:20 a.m., the accused woman was observed by store security shopping in one of the stores at the west-end mall. The accused woman selected a number of items and, at approximately 1:40 p.m., she proceeded to exit the store without making any attempt to pay.

Store security approached the accused woman and identified themselves before escorting her back into the store and contacting police.

Responding officers arrived at the store at 1:42 and arrested the accused woman. During a search, the accused woman was found to be in possession of a collapsible baton and a small case. Inside the case were two bags, one containing a substance suspected to be fentanyl, the other containing a substance suspected to be crystal methamphetamine.

The 40-year-old Kingston woman was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, theft under $5,000, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

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