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Sussex Countian
  • Three arrested for shoplifting at Georgetown Wal-Mart

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  • In unrelated incidents, three Georgetown residents were taken into police custody over the weekend for shoplifting from the Georgetown Wal-Mart.
    According to the Georgetown Police Department, Amber Bleiler, 34, was taken into custody on May 4 after store employees allegedly observed her hide merchandise on a shelf, pay for some other merchandise, and then walk back to where she hid the other property. Bleiler then allegedly placed this property in her bag and attempted to leave the store without paying. Police said Bleiler was released on a criminal summons with a future court date.
    Miguel Santos, 27, was taken into police custody on May 5 around 11:30 p.m. after he was allegedly observed removing merchandise from the packaging and concealing it in his clothing. Police said when Santos was questioned, he provided a false name. Police said Santos was allegedly intoxicated. Santos was charged with criminal impersonation and shoplifting, and he was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of bond.
    Also on May 5, Ashley Vanvorst, 24, was allegedly observed placing several items in her purse and attempting to leave the store without paying. Police said Vanvorst was released on a criminal summons with a future court date.

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