Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Homeless Man Cited For Shoplifting At Kohl's

A Sparta woman and a man police describe as homeless are facing theft of property charges today after they were allegedly caught shoplifting at Kohl's Department store on Monday. Police say 22-year-old Melissa Beth Grzanka of Serenity Drive, Sparta and 23-year-old Robert Isaac Soto were observed by store employees in the act. They say Ms. Grzanka would pull the tags off of clothing and give them to Mr. Soto, who would hide them. She then placed the items over her clothes or into her purse. Soto was detained in the parking lot, but Grzanka reportedly drove away. She was later found walking along West Jackson Street. Police say her vehicle had been left at a business on South Willow.