Police arrested and charged Pilar Atencio, 42 of Newark with shoplifting after store security said she tried leaving the store without paying for the pain reliever. She was held on $200 bails and also had a $250 outstanding warrant from Newark.
A chase through the streets of the Silver Lake area of Belleville ensued when police said a woman tried to flee the local Pathmark supermarket in her car without paying for several items.
Police arrested and charged Ana Diaz, 23 of East Orange with shoplifting at 6:17 p.m. A supermarket security officer saw Diaz leave without paying and jump into a waiting gray Saturn sedan that sped off.
After a chase from the Belmont Avenue supermarket parking lot through Honiss and Lake streets, the car, the driver and Diaz hit a parked car, and Diaz was not found.
On May 14, police found out that the car belonged to Diaz’ mother when Diaz came to pick up the car. She was then charged with resisting arrest and given motor vehicle summonses. A court date is pending