The Cadiz Police Department wants to send a clear message when it comes to stealing, no matter the amount, it’s still considered to be a crime.
Sergeant Scott Brown and Chief Chad Grace Monday morning responded to a shoplifting report at Fred's Discount Store, located at 1938 Main Street, where two females were observed by the store manager using scissors to cut packaging on the boxes of two wristwatches, valued at $10 each.
Police say a third person, a male, left the store before police arrival and is believed to have taken and disposed of the watches.
The store manager was able to detain the two females until officers arrived on the scene and were taken into custody.
Arrested and charged with theft under $500 were: 19-year old Sarah A. Summerlin of San Angelo, Texas and 24-year old Melinda Ramirez of San Angelo, Texas.