Trio Takes Babies Along For Shoplifting Attempt at Walmart
Kayla Rothermel, 18, of 141 Yorktown Rd. in North Kingstown was arrested July 25 at 1 p.m. on charges of shoplifting and conspiracy at Walmart. Nicholas Morra, 19, of 141 Yorktown Rd. in North Kingstown was also arrested on charges of shoplifting, conspiracy and habitual shoplifting.
According to reports, security at began to monitor Rothermel, Morra and a 15-year-old girl after they entered the store in a “somewhat disruptive manner,” swearing and being loud. Both females had infants with them – Rothermel was pushing one baby in a Walmart carriage while the other teen was allegedly pushing the other baby in a stroller with a large duffle bag attached to it.
According to police, Rothermel was seen taking a bottle of infant drops out of its packaging and hiding it in her purse. One Walmart employee who was following the group allegedly heard Morra comment on how he had no money and was just looking around. Shortly after, Morra allegedly concealed BB gun ammo and CO2 cartridges in the duffle bag.
The three were taken into custody by store security after they allegedly exited the store. According to police, the group tried to steal Scott toilet paper, a pacifier, infant drops, BB ammo, Irish Spring bath wash and baby shoes. Morra, Rothermel and the third suspect (a juvenile) were all charged with shoplifting and conspiracy.
Gerald Thomas Sherlock, 31, of 660 Devils Rd., Apt. 5 in North Kingstown was arrested July 26 at 9:30 p.m. on charges of possession of marijuana and driving in possession of controlled substances.
Sherlock was stopped after a police officer allegedly clocked him traveling 50 mph in the 35 mph zone. When the officer approached the car, he smelled an odor of marijuana coming from Sherlock's vehicle, according to reports. During a frisk, an officer allegedly found a bag of eight grams of marijuana in one of Sherlock’s pockets.
Richard Michael Morrison, 25, of 1365 Tower Hill Rd., Apt 2F in North Kingstown was arrested July 24 at 1:40 p.m. following a bench warrant for his arrest.
Steven M. Brais, 22, of 400 Ironmine Rd. in Burrillville was arrested July 25 at 5:45 p.m. on charges of driving with a suspended license. He is scheduled to appear in Third District Court on Aug. 14 for arraignment.
Edward Raymond Kollett, 43, of 331 Centerville Rd. in Warwick was arrested July 26 at 1:45 a.m. following a warrant for his arrest.