Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Delaware State Police have arrested 24-year-old Jennifer Ramirez-Sanchez of Flushing, New York; 24-year-old Sophia Gonzales of Flushing, New York; and 51-year-old Nubia Garcia of Brooklyn, New York on numerous charges following a shoplifting investigation that began in the Rehoboth Beach area on Thursday evening.
On August 25, 2022, at approximately 4:25 p.m., troopers on patrol in the area of the Bayside Outlets were informed by a witness that several female subjects had shoplifted clothing from the Columbia Sportswear store. The suspects had concealed merchandise in large handbags and were seen walking through the parking lot. Troopers attempted to contact the female suspects in the parking lot, but they continued walking away and physically resisted being detained. Troopers were able to take three of the four subjects into custody at the scene, while the fourth unidentified female suspect fled the area on foot. The ensuing investigation revealed that the suspects had shoplifted from several outlet stores and had worn various disguises while doing so. The suspects had also concealed stolen items underneath vehicles in the Bayside Outlets parking lot.
The three suspects, identified as Jennifer Ramirez-Sanchez, Sophia Gonzales, and Nubia Garcia, were transported to Troop 7 and charged with the following crimes:
Ramirez-Sanchez was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $4,000 secured bond.
Gonzales was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $4,500 secured bond.
Garcia was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $5,000 secured bond.
Delaware State Police Troop 7 continues to investigate this case. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact Trooper First Class Z. Falk by calling 302-703-3321. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto
Released: 082622 1253