Thursday, October 31, 2013

Idaho State Police Trooper Arrests Nampa Woman For Burglary as She Flees Meridian Store

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 10/31/13 at 10:54 p.m. Please direct questions to the District Office.

MERIDIAN - A trooper with the Idaho State Police stopped a woman, identified as Ciecelia M. Shepard, 26, of Nampa, at 2:08 p.m. this afternoon as she recklessly drove her Volkswagen out of store parking lot at Locust Grove and Fairview in Meridian at a high rate of speed almost hitting another vehicle. During the traffic stop the trooper saw several items of clothing on the seat of the car with merchandise and security tags still attached.

The trooper inquired with the store whose parking lot the woman was leaving regarding the items found in the vehicle. Store employees confirmed the merchandise had been stolen and identified Shepard to the trooper. According to store employees, while frequenting several departments in the store, Shepard was seen putting various items into a bag, also taken from the store, and walking toward the exit. When confronted by store employees, Shepard ran out of the store, entered her vehicle, and sped out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed, whereupon the trooper initiated a traffic stop.

Shepard was arrested for felony burglary and was booked into the Ada County Jail.