City police have charged a Home Depot employee with felony shoplifting after officials of that business complained to officers on Monday the offender had been deliberately under charging customers.
A press release from police identified the accused as Sha’Treka Daniel, 22, of 506-B 23rd Ave. W. She allegedly accepted money from two customers who had offered her funds to under ring items by $418.
Officers are continuing their investigation into the incident with the possibility of charges being brought against the “customers” whose identity is known.
Police also made two other early-week arrests for shoplifting.
Jenera Bostick, 38, of 507 12th Ave. E., was booked after allegedly trying to leave Walmart without making payment for clothing in her possession.
A 15-year-old male who cannot be identified under Georgia juvenile law was cited in connection with a shoplifting complaint filed last Friday by employees of Yours Supermarket No. 2.
In other activity on Monday and Tuesday, officers:
— Made two arrests for battery (domestic violence).
Larry Blount, 29, of 403-B Second St. N., was cited for that offense on Monday after an argument over what to watch on television. During the dispute, he reportedly pushed his girlfriend into a wall causing injuries to her head.
Reginald McKever, 39, of 1024 24th Ave. E., was cited in connection with a dispute he had last Saturday with his 17-year-old daughter over a soft drink.
— Received three burglary and four theft complaints.
The burglaries took place in the 600 block of Second Ave. E., 400 block of Fourth Ave. E. and 100 block of 13th St. S. Thefts were reported in the 1000 block of 16th Ave. E., 400 block of 12th Ave. E., 800 block of 22nd Ave. W. and 1200 block of 16th Ave. E.
No information was provided as to what was stolen in those crimes or how access to the missing items was gained.
— Took two juveniles into custody.
The first was a 12-year-old cited on Monday for being unruly when she cursed at her mother. The second was a 16-year-old girl picked up Tuesday on a warrant and then transported to the Columbus Regional Youth Detention Center.
— Cited Ashley Clark, 45, of 313 17th Ave. W., for disorderly conduct after an argument over a bicycle resulted in the offender allegedly cursing at officers trying to resolve a dispute.
— Arrested Michael McCray, 29, of 203-F 24th Ave. W., on a probation violation warrant.