Saratoga Springs woman charged in theft spree www.privateofficer.com
SARATOGA SPRINGS NY Aug 3 2010– A Halfmoon woman was arrested after she allegedly went on a Sunday afternoon shoplifting spree in downtown Saratoga Springs, city police said today.
Police said Donna MacDonald, 52, of Dutchess Path, stole more than $1,700 worth of clothing and jewelry from seven stores between 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday. She allegedly used a pair of wire cutters to remove security devices on some of the items, which ranged in price from $77 to $364, police said.
MacDonald was apprehended MacDonald after police circulated a physical description of the thief to downtown shops and a store worker recognized McDonald by matching her appearance with the description they provided, Public Safety Commissioner Richard Wirth said.
“This arrest was the result of excellent cooperation between the police officers on the beat and the store owners on Broadway,” Wirth said. Police said they found MacDonald in possession of several items that were determined to have be stolen from different businesses on Broadway.
She was arrested on misdemeanor charges of petit larceny, possession of burglar’s tools and fifth-degree possession of stolen property. MacDonald posted $500 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in City Court, police said.