.

Three Shoplifting Ring Suspects Arraigned in Peabody District Court

All three female suspects arrested on May 3 released on bail; Police still searching for male suspect.

Three women shoplifting suspects arrested by Peabody Police last week are free on bail after they were arraigned in . Meanwhile, police are still searching for a male suspect who they say jumped out of the vehicle as all four suspects tried to flee the Northshore Mall.

Peabody Police said last week following a brief chase from the Northshore Mall parking lot onto Lowell Street that injured one officer.

Chardee Orr, 21, of Staten Island, N.Y., who was charged with receiving stolen property over $250 and identity fraud, possession of stolen credit cards, unlicensed operation,  assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and failure to stop for a police officer, was released on $10,000 cash bond by Judge Matthew Nestor.

Na Draithwaite, 24, of Staten Island, N.Y., was released on $2,000 cash bond and Kaliesha McCoy, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was released on $25,000 cash bond. All three defendants were ordered to stay away from the Northshore Mall.

All three suspects are scheduled to return to Peabody District Court on May 26.

According to court documents, Peabody Police Det. Ralph Scopa said Braithwaite and McCoy were observed going into the Nordstrom's store and Apple store in the mall. He said they used either stolen or blank credit cards to purchase $3,600 of merchandise. Some of the credit cards were active, but contained other people's information, he said.

Scopa also said police recovered about 200 credit cards that the suspects had thrown out of the window of their vehicle in a bag onto Lowell Street before the pursuit ended around the Rolling Hills neighborhood near the entrance to P.

The pursuit that led to their arrests on May 3 had some tense moments, according to court documents. The three suspects were spotted in a 2010 Ford Fusion sedan and Scopa attempted to stop the vehicle near Shaw's Supermarket behind the .

The vehicle continued on at a normal rate of speed and went through a red light located at Prospect Street at the mall exit, according to police.

Scopa pulled his unmarked police cruiser with lights and siren in front of the vehicle and ordered the suspects out of the car. But the suspects switched into reverse and backed into an undercover police vehicle driven by Lt. Scott Richards, injuring the police officer. Richards was transported to the hospital and released later on Tuesday, according to police.

 



Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »