Wareham PD/Shoplifter with Warrants


Wareham Police, responding to a shoplifting incident, arrested a woman who had nine outstanding warrants; more than half issued in Massachusetts.

On Monday, Wareham officers responded to Walmart regarding a shoplifting incident in progress. They were directed by staff to the woman who began running through the store until she was apprehended. Officers and Walmart staff discovered she was attempting to steal more than $450 worth of merchandise. The woman was placed under arrest at which time she provided the officers with a false name and identification. After being taken to Wareham PD Headquarters, police learned her true identity as Rosalind Williams, 51, of Tupelo, Mississippi who was visiting family in the area.

Further investigation led to the discovery that Williams had nine outstanding warrants issued with regard to previous felony theft incidents, five of which were issued in Massachusetts, four in Alabama, and one in Rhode Island.

Williams was charged with Larceny Over $250 and is being held in custody with regard to the nine outstanding warrants.

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