Sparta Township Police blotter

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| 01 Feb 2021 | 10:23

Store security nabs shoplifter

On Jan. 24 at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Sparta Township Police were called to the Stop & Shop Supermarket to take custody of a shoplifter that was being detained by store security. The suspect shoplifter, Lori Jordan, 56, of Sparta, N.J., had filled her shopping cart using the Scan-it system and failed to scan numerous items within her cart before checking out and leaving the store. When confronted, she admitted that she failed to scan a few items.

The total amount of groceries in her cart totaled $1,069.20, and she only paid for $413.61 of those groceries. Jordan was placed under arrest by Officer Brian Porter and transported to Sparta Police headquarters to be processed.

Jordan was charged with Shoplifting (theft), a third-degree indictable offense. She was advised of a mandatory court appearance and released. Stop & Shop advised that they had separated the groceries that were paid for and that Jordan could stop by and pick them up.

Stockholm woman arrested for shoplifting

On Jan. 28 at approximately 11:45 a.m., patrols responded to Stop & Shop Supermarket for a report of a shoplifter in custody. Maria Ross, 54, of Stockholm, N.J., was observed by store security filling reusable shopping bags with groceries in her shopping cart. Once done, Ross exited the store with the groceries, making no attempt to check-out or pay for the food products. She was confronted by store security and escorted back into the store to await police response.

The dollar amount of the groceries totaled $145.33. Police Officer Michael Poon placed Ross under arrest for shoplifting and transported her back to Sparta Police headquarters to be processed.

Ross was charged with Shoplifting (a disorderly persons offense), advised of a mandatory court appearance, and released.