arrested five individuals last week after officers found nearly $2,000 worth of stolen merchandise from area stores.
Kayla A. Harris, 18, of 1317 Blue Hill Ave. Apt. #3, Mattapan; Javann J. Hall, 26, of 8 Ware St., Dorchester; Carla Carrasquillo, 18, of 5 Shabazz Way, Roxbury; Shaevonte Campbell, 19, of 28 Shafter St., Boston and Tanasia M. Freeman, 21, of 16 Stellman Road, Roslindale were arrested July 3 after officers found them in possession of 20 items from LF Stores and totaling $1,978, according to Lt. Marie Cleary of the Wellesley Police Department.
A caller reported merchandise had been stolen from the stores. Area officers searched the downtown area where they found a vehicle with passengers who fit the description of the alleged suspects.
Officers stopped the vehicle near , Cleary said, where they found the suspects in possession of the merchandise.
All suspects were charged with shoplifting over $100 by concealing merchandise. Hall, the driver, was additionally charged with operating a motor vehicle after his license had been revoked, and driving an uninsured motor vehicle.