Mendocino woman faces felony grand theft, other charges after alleged shoplifting
A Mendocino County woman has been arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft, battery on a peace officer, and other charges after a contentious incident last week in the town of Mendocino.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the Harvest At Mendosa’s at around 6 PM on Sunday, December 29, to investigate an alleged shoplifting. The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Bailey Marie Albers of San Francisco, had reportedly loaded a cart full of merchandise, walked right out of the store, loaded the merch into her car, and left.
Around 9 PM, deputies found Albers in her vehicle on Main Street and saw numerous items consistent with what had been taken, including Harvest At Mendosa’s handbaskets, household goods, and cookware.
Deputies say Albers got out of her car and became confrontational almost immediately.
After initially being placed under arrest on suspicion of possessing stolen property, she reportedly became uncooperative again and tried to escape, using her leg to kick a deputy and then trying to spit at others.
She was eventually placed in a vehicle and booked at the Mendocino County Jail without further incident.
She faces potential charges of felony grand theft, felony possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, and battery on a peace officer.