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A 25-year-old Waterford man is back in police custody after Mount Pleasant police say he tried to steal a jacket from Kohl’s while he was shopping there with his mom.
Ryan Crawford was supposed to be charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with two counts of felony bail jumping and one misdemeanor count of retail theft. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years, nine months in jail and/or up to $30,000 in fines.
But, because Crawford’s attorney wasn’t present, his initial appearance has been adjourned until Tuesday.
According to the criminal complaint, Mount Pleasant police were called Friday to Kohl’s, 5500 Washington Avenue, for a report of shoplifting. When they arrived, store security advised officers they observed Crawford on store surveillance camera put on a jacket, take it to another department to discard the tags and then walk to shoes where he put his coat over the jacket.
Police say Crawford took off both jackets while he walked around the store selecting items. Then, the defendant met a female and they proceeded to check out where the woman purchased several items while Crawford held on to the jackets.
Store security told officers that Crawford didn’t say anything, but he did hand over the jacket worth an estimated $22.50, the complaint reads. Officers ran Crawford’s name and discovered he was out on bond from two November 2013 drug cases, the conditions of which include not engaging in any further criminal activity.
The woman Crawford met spoke with police, and officers say she didn’t know anything about Crawford stealing the jacket.
Crawford remains in the Racine County Jail, according to online court records.