@ approximately 11:18 AM – Police arrested Sterling K. Warren, age 27 and Kimesha Speight, age 32, both of Philadelphia, PA and charged each with multiple offenses following an incident at Burlington Coat Factory on Rt. 202. Police were initially called to Burlington Coat factory for a reported shoplifting in progress. Physical descriptions of the two suspects, as well as the vehicle they left the store in were provided. Upon arrival, police learned that the suspects left the store with at least two suitcases filled with store merchandise (clothing and shoes). Neither the suitcases nor the merchandise were paid for.
P.O. Flemming of the West Amwell Township Police Department stopped the suspect vehicle in his jurisdiction after hearing the description broadcast via police radio. Warren and Speight were ultimately taken into custody. Warren was charged with shoplifting – value in excess of $500.00 but less than $75,000.00, hindering his own apprehension and possession of an anti-shoplifting device. He was released after processing at police headquarters. Speight was charged with shoplifting – value in excess of $500.00 but less than $75,000.00, hindering her own apprehension, possession of an anti-shoplifting device and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Suboxone). She was also released after processing at police headquarters. The vehicle was towed form the scene of the stop. Investigation and arrests by P.O. Ismael Mendez.