Taylor Williams, 18, 1300 block Huntington Ave., was charged with violating a protection order, receiving stolen property and obstruction.
Markia Cook, 20, 1000 block Warren St., was charged with receiving stolen property, criminal tools possession and resisting arrest.
Cassmir Lewis, 18, 2300 Sadler St., was charged with receiving stolen property, criminal tools possession and obstruction.
Daviona Johnson, 19, 700 block W. Osborne St., was charged with receiving stolen property.
Perkins police officers first went to the mall Thursday around 8 p.m., when Williams, flanked by a group of friends, encountered and spoke to a woman with a protection order against her, according to a Perkins police report.
The woman called police and said Williams was probably stealing merchandise, “because that’s what she does,” the report said.
Officers then waited outside the building until they saw Cook and Lewis enter a bookstore bathroom carrying purses and emerge empty-handed, the report said. Johnson also carried a purse, which police later learned contained a stolen hat, the report said.
Her friends, meanwhile, had stashed their bags behind a toilet, the report said. Cook allegedly screamed and resisted arrest.
At one point, an officer kept Cook’s upset friends at bay by holding up a Taser, the report said.
Williams, Cook and Lewis were held at the Erie County jail on about $10,000 bond apiece.