A woman and a man from Bellefontaine were charged Wednesday in connection with an alleged robbery of the Kohl’s store on North Bechtle Avenue.
According to a Springfield police report, Kristin L. Fulkerson, 25, address at large, attempted to leave the store about 8 p.m. without paying for $534 worth of women’s clothing.
The report indicates she pushed an employee twice as the employee tried to stop her, then fled, losing her flip-flop sandals as she ran.
The man, Cynyen D. Howard, 28, of Bellefontaine, and another woman were questioned following the robbery and they said they were at the store with her but didn’t know where she went.
Later, employees from a nearby restaurant called police with information that a woman matching the description of the Kohl’s suspect was hiding in their restroom. Officers located her wearing Howard’s shoes and Howard barefoot at the restaurant.
Howard was charged with obstructing official business. They were both ordered in to court.
The items were located inside a purse Fulkerson was allegedly carrying inside the store in a dumpster behind a nearby business. STAFF REPORT
Woman hit by SUV
A 29-year-old Springfield woman said she was run over by an SUV about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at Linden Avenue and Selma Road.
According to a police report, she was picked up by a man in an SUV on Selma Road who then wouldn’t let her out of the vehicle. She escaped and was subsequently run over, she said.
The victim was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center for treatment. STAFF REPORT
Man accused of breaking and entering
Roger B. Redding-Williams, 49, of 811 S. Center St., was charged with breaking and entering Wednesday morning at a trucking business in the 1400 block of Sheridan Avenue.
He attempted to steal assorted metal and pumps from the business, according to a Springfield police report.
• Jewelry, furniture and other household items, valued at $530, were reported stolen between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 10:15 a.m. Thursday during a home burglary in the 500 block of South William Street, Springfield.
• A central air conditioning unit, valued at $2,500, was reported stolen between May 15 and July 27 from a bank-owned home in the 1800 block of Woodward Avenue. STAFF REPORT