Monday, March 15, 2010

Alleged Ashtray Thief Given Theft Citation

Theft of property charges are pending against a Lancaster, Tennessee, woman who was allegedly caught shoplifting early Monday. Police say 32-year-old Erica Danielle Stover allegedly went into the Mapco on North Willow Avenue, picked up some items which she paid for, but also allegedly put an ashtray under her arm and tried to leave without paying for it. She was given a citation in lieu of arrest, with a court date of April 5th. Meanwhile, Cookeville police are investigating a burglary at a home on Stevens Street. The victim told police that she got home around 3 am Monday and found her back door open and her living room trashed. A 42-inch television, a video gaming system, and a two-thousand dollar surround sound speaker system had been stolen, along with a nine-millimeter Beretta handgun that was under the bed in the master bedroom.