SALEM — Three people were jailed after an alleged shoplifting incident at Home Depot Wednesday.
Richard Ball, 23, of Kingston and Nicholas Messina, 21, of Haverhill, Mass., are accused of stealing circuit boards worth $400 from the store at 289 S. Broadway.
Store employees told police shoplifters were running from the store. They told police one man was running through an adjacent shopping plaza and another had taken off in a silver Audi, Deputy police Chief Shawn Patten said.
Police found one suspect in a nearby McDonald’s. They soon caught up with the suspected getaway car near 310 Main St. and found more than they expected.
Yris Fraden, 24, of Bradford was driving. After an investigation, police found she was in possession of a small amount of heroin. They also found “numerous” used hypodermic needles, Patten said. They also recovered the stolen circuit boards.
Ball is charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest. He refused bail and was taken to the county jail.
Messina was charged with willful concealment. His bail was set at $600 cash, which he couldn’t make, so he, too, was taken to jail.
Fraden was charged with heroin possession, driving after revocation, resisting arrest and being an accomplice to theft. She could not post $1,000 cash bail and was jailed. Messina and Ball both were still in jail yesterday evening.