It is not unusual for police to receive reports of shoplifters, but even Newark Village Police were caught off guard when they discovered Hannah Gillen walking away form the Newark Walmart on Wednesday (12/12) at about 2:48 p.m. She was stopped on Route 31, heading towards the Village. Police reported Gillen, a small framed girl, stole so many
small items she left a trail of dropped goods as she walked. Upon investigation police found that Gillen had concealed $1564 worth of items on her person, including a wide variety of hair care, medications and razor blades, all items that can be easily sold to obtain cash, or drugs. According to police the items are taken to the City of Rochester and scooped up by corner stores throughout the City.
Gillen, age 21, from 8A South Main Street in Manchester, was also found to have a hypodermic needle on her with heroin residue. She was charged with Grand Larceny for the shoplifted items and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. A Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree is pending lab results.
Records show Gillen has a police history including a Petit Larceny arrest in the Town of Hopewell back in August and a Criminal Trespass back in September in Canandaigua. She was arraigned and remanded to the Wayne County Jail on $750 cash/$1000 bond and will reappear in Newark Village Court on December 19th