Police charged a 53-year-old Danbury woman in connection with a recent shoplifting incident at a Southeast business.
Sgt. David Claytor of the charged Iola D. Mayfield around 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Claytor responded to a 911 report of a theft at . When he arrived, employees said that the woman had fled the scene.
Claytor told Patch that he stopped Mayfield, who was driving alone in a 1999 Volkswagon Jetta, on Route 22 in Southeast. Trooper Michael Gaglione assisted. Police say they found three bottles of alcohol, with a retail value of approximately $113, in the vehicle. They also discovered an opened miniature bottle of rum.
Officials charged Mayfield with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors. She's also facing an infraction: drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on the highway.
After posting $250 station bail, Mayfield was released. She is due in Town of Southeast Court next month.