Two charged with shoplifting in Rochester
Carol Libby, 43, of 116 Washington St., was charged with willful concealment at Kmart in Rochester and contempt of court after being arrested around 1 p.m. Libby had been arrested the day before and was out on bail for the same offense at Wal-Mart in Rochester, police said.
In the more recent case, Libby was being held at Strafford County Jail on $500 cash bail. She is scheduled for arraignment Monday at the 7th Circuit — Rochester District Court.
Meanwhile, Rochester police, with assistance from Somersworth authorities, arrested John Mills, 20, of 11 Ringer Drive, Somersworth, for willful concealment at Wal-Mart in Rochester. That alleged shoplifting episode occurred Jan. 10, and police obtained an arrest warrant for Mills, police said.
His bail was set at $1,500 personal recognizance. He is slated for arraignment April 28 at the 7th Circuit — Rochester District Court.
"The Rochester police would like to remind the public that shoplifting will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and that accordingly RSA 637:3-a (g) states a person who has been twice convicted of shoplifting (637:3-a II) within a 36-month period shall be charged with a Class B felony," a police statement said.