On March 13, 2019, at approximately 8:21 p.m., a suspected shoplifter was reported at a retail store in Merced.

According to associates, the female suspect has been very combative in the past when confronted on prior theft incidents.

MPD was called, and arrived within 30 seconds. The suspect was then detained at approximately 8:23 p.m.

The 29-year-old female was then taken into custody and booked into the Merced County Sheriff’s Main Jail.

On March 14, 2019, she was transferred to John Latorraca Correctional Facility in Merced.