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Shoplifting suspect injured in altercation

Feb. 27, 2013 @ 11:47 PM

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Baboursville Police Department:

SHOPLIFTING: Officers filed reports for three shoplifting incidents on Sunday and Monday.

Two of the incidents were reported by employees at Macy's at the mall.

In a Monday evening incident, an officer arrived at the store and found a security guard struggling with a suspect, who continued to resist arrest as the officer was handcuffing him. During the altercation, the officer said the suspect struck his head on the corner of tile flooring in the store, and his head began to "bleed excessively."

An employee at the store reported the man attempted to leave the store without paying for $411.73 in men's and women's apparel and accessories. The security guard said the suspect had punched him in the face and began biting security officers' hands.

The suspect was not taken into custody immediately because he was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his head injury.

The officer filed warrants charging the man with shoplifting and battery.

On Feb. 24 an employee at Macy's reported a 27-year-old Ashland man attempted to leave the store without paying for four shirts worth $193.50. The man was charged with shoplifting, second offense, and he was released from custody following his arraignment.

An employee at Marshall's Department Store in the 2000 block of Thundering Herd Drive reported a woman entered the store on Feb. 24, selected $27.99 in women's apparel and left the store without paying for the merchandise. The employee said he attempted to stop the woman while she was leaving, but she had a child with her during the incident.

LARCENY: A 40-year-old woman reported she was shopping at a store in the Huntington Mall on Feb. 20 when she noticed her phone was missing. The woman said an employee of the store called her phone to see if it still was in the store, but they did not locate the phone.

The woman told officers she terminated her old phone and received a new one, but she kept the same phone number. She said she received a call from an unknown woman who said she had the woman's phone and she would meet her at a restaurant. The woman said she asked the person to specify which restaurant, but the person ended the call.

EMBEZZLEMENT: An employee at the Rose Tree at the Huntington Mall reported that a bank bag containing $2,100 and left locked up at the store over the weekend was found to be $750 short after the bag was deposited on Monday.