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                           MARILYN LASTMAN'S POLICE REPORT    -     05 / 19 / 99

 
                                                   ***    SHOPLIFTING    ***
 
 
ON 19APR99 AT 1348HRS POLICE WERE CALLED TO 1 PROMENADE CIRCLE, EATON'S
STORE, REGARDING A SHOPLIFTING COMPLAINT.    POLICE ATTTENDED AND WERE
MET BY STORE SECURITY WHO REPORTED THAT THEY HAD AN ADULT FEMALE IN
CUSTODY LATER IDENTIFIED AS MARILYN LASTMAN. STORE SECURITY REPORTED
THAT INVESTIGATOR KASIA ROMANOWSKI OBSERVED THE SUSPECT AT 1330HRS IN
THE LADIES WEAR DEPARTMENT PICK UP TWO PAIRS OF SLACKS PLACE THEM
OVER HER ARM, AND PROCEED TO THE FITTING ROOM.  THE SUSPECT EXITED THE
FITTING ROOM WITH ONE PAIR OF SLACKS.  THE FITTING ROOM WAS CHECKED BY
EATONS EMPLOYEE TAMMY MCGOVERN AND NO PANTS OR PRICE TAGS WERE
LEFT IN THE ROOM.

THE SUSPECT PURCHASED ONE PAIR OF SLACKS AND EXITED THE STORE TO THE
PARKING AREA WITH ONE EATON'S BAG CONCEALING THE OTHER PAIR OF PANTS.
THE SUSPECT WAS APPROACHED BY EATON' S SECURITY AND PLACED UNDER
ARREST WHERE SHE WAS ADVISED OF HER RIGHTS TO COUNSEL.  SHE WAS THEN
ESCORTED TO THE SECURITY OFFICE WHERE POLICE WERE CALLED.

POLICE ARRIVED AND SPOKE WITH EATONS SECURITY AND WERE INFORMED
OF THE EVENTS AND THAT THE SUSPECT HAD ADMITTED STEALING THE PANTS.
AT 1410HRS PC WALES OF YORK REGIONAL POLICE ADVISED MARILYN LASTMAN
SHE WAS UNDER ARREST FOR THEFT UNDER $5000 AND POSSESSION UNDER $5000
AND READ HER RIGHTS TO COUNSEL AND CAUTIONED, ALL OF WHICH SHE STATED
SHE UNDERSTOOD.  SHE REFUSED TO CALL COUNSEL. MRS LASTMAN WAS
APOLOGETIC AND CONCERNED THAT HER HUSBAND NOT BE MADE AWARE OF
THIS INCIDENT. SHE IS PRESENTLY ON THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PAXEL, WHICH IS
AN ANTI-DEPRESSANT DRUG, BUT DOES NOT BLAME THE DRUG FOR HER ACTIONS.

STORE REPRESENTATIVES DECIDED THAT DUE TO HER AGE AS WELL AS NO
OUTSTANDING OFFENCES ON HER RECORD, THEY DID NOT WISH TO PROCEED
WITH CHARGES.  THE ACCUSED WAS THEN RELEASED UNCONDITIONALLY BY
POLICE AT 1450HR5.
 
 
 
 
 
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