SANATOGA PA – Think of this as a local law enforcement geography lesson: Chester County caught up Tuesday night (March 12, 2013) in Sanatoga with a Philadelphia woman who, thanks to Lower Pottsgrove police and a Lafayette Hill judge, ultimately landed in Eagleville.
Lower Pottsgrove Township Police on Tuesday at about 6:30 arrested Elisha M. Howard, 25, of Philadelphia, after she allegedly took but did not pay for “numerous beauty care items” with a total value of $28.31 from Redner’s Warehouse Market, 1300 N. Charlotte St. She was charged by Ofc. Matthew Meitzler with misdemeanor retail theft in the incident, his report said.
As Meitzler conducted his investigation, however, he learned two bench warrants for Howard’s arrest had previously been issued in Chester County.
During her subsequent arraignment, Magisterial District Justice Deborah Lukens of Lafayette Hill committed Howard to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville in lieu of $2,000 cash bail, Meitzler added.