Watertown NY Oct 24 2011 Local police filed additional charges Wednesday against three women from Utica and Syracuse after alleging they stole merchandise worth $4,078 in an Oct. 6 shoplifting spree that took in five stores.
The trio, Ebony M. Ellis, 34, and Sharonica E. Barker, 39, both of Utica, and Nikita Godwin, 22, Syracuse, were sent to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, each under $15,000 bail, following their arraignments Wednesday before Watertown City Judge James C. Harberson.
Fourth-degree counts of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, as well as three counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, were added Monday to the initial charges filed on Oct. 6 of fourth-degree grand larceny and possession of a burglary tool.
Their alleged spree that day was halted at T.J. Maxx, 1283 Arsenal St., where they were accused of stealing items priced at a total of $1,159.68. Police found them possessing more merchandise in their vehicle, leading to Wednesday’s charges for four stores at Salmon Run Mall. The Hollister store claimed products worth $1,339.30; Lids reported a loss of $654.77; Dick’s Sporting Goods experienced a $556 theft, and Victoria’s Secret showed a theft tally of $368.50, police said.
Ms. Godwin also was charged Oct. 6 with harassment and resisting arrest.