A 36-year-old Harrington man was arrested by the Harrington Police Department after allegedly aiding a 43-year-old Harrington woman during a shoplifting incident on July 23.
Police spokesman Lt. Earl Broad said patrol officers responded to a Rite Aid for a shoplifting complaint in which store employees said an unknown female suspect placed items in her purse and fled the scene in a dark-colored vehicle.
Store employees were able to obtain the registration number of the vehicle, which was determined to be registered to 36-year-old Chad J. Grima. Upon review of the store’s surveillance video, officers identified the female suspect as 43-year-old Tammy A. Irizarry.
Officers responded to Grima’s registered address for question and to locate the vehicle used during the incident. Grima was uncooperative during questioning and declined to share information concerning Irizarry, Brode said.
Further investigation revealed that Grima was in the vehicle with Irizarry after she allegedly took items from the store, Brode said.
Officers obtained warrants for Grima and Irizarry, charging them both with shoplifting under $1,500, third-degree conspiracy and possession of shoplifter’s tools. Grima was also charged with hindering prosecution.
After obtaining the warrants, officers arrested Grima at his residence and transported him to the Harrington Police Department for processing.
During processing, Brode said Grima continued to be uncooperative, refusing to have his fingerprints taken. Police obtained another warrant for Grima, charging him with failure to comply with taking of photos and fingerprints. Grima eventually submitted to the fingerprinting procedure and was processed.
Grima was arraigned via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on an unsecured bond.
The Harrington Police Department still has active warrants on file for Irizarry.