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Four charged with shoplifting Saturday at Massena Walmart

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PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police made four arrests following investigations into three shoplifting incidents at Walmart on Saturday. They included:

■ William A. Beyers, 25, of 394 Hazen Road, North Lawrence, and Melissa B. Wheller, 26, of 500 County Route 8, Brushton, were charged with petit larceny and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child at 10 p.m. Saturday following a stop on Stephanville Road. The couple reportedly attempted to leave the store without paying for an X-Box and then fled in a vehicle. The couple were accompanied by two children, ages 6 and 4.

■ Ryan R. Avery, 33, of 455 County Route 32, Bruhston, was charged with two counts of petit larceny at 8:27 p.m. Saturday. Police said Avery attempted to leave the store without paying for the television and X-Box he had in his cart. Police took Avery into custody after he fled into a wooded area.

■ Tonya L. Barksdale, 26, of 109 Main St., Massena, was charged with petit larceny at 4:02 p.m. Saturday. She reportedly paid for a toy truck but walked past the last point of sale without paying for $71.88 worth of merchandise, including barretts, children’s clothing, a pair of pajamas and a waterproof mattress protector.

The four people charged with petit larceny were released on appearance tickets for Massena Village Court.

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