Smyrna Man Charged with Shoplifting


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Delaware State Police were called for a shoplifter at the Lowe’s in Lewes, but told the suspect was already gone from the store. Police found a man matching his description at a bus stop near the store and arrested 44 year old Augustine Haymond of Smyrna. A search of Haymond and his property uncovered stolen merchandise, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Investigation showed that Haymond stole merchandise on display by cutting the security cable and that Haymond was wanted for shoplifting in a similar manner from the Lowe’s in New Castle.

Haymond was taken to Troop 7, charged with the crimes listed below:

  • Possession of Shoplifters Tools (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Non-Compliance with Conditions of Bond (Felony) – 3 counts
  • Theft – Organized Retail Crime
  • Shoplifting under $1,500
  • Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 2 counts
  • Criminal Mischief under $1,000 – 2 counts

Haymond was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7, and released on an $11,500 unsecured bond.