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Alleged shoplifters may face drug charges

Sandusky Register Staff • Dec 13, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Kimberly Cross, 39, 500 block Shelby St., was charged with theft, criminal trespassing and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Cross’s cohort, Mark Trautman, 36, 800 block Walt Lake Trail, was charged with theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The pair allegedly stole Trautman’s mother’s vehicle and medication Tuesday evening before embarking on a shoplifting spree in the Milan Road store. Once they arrived at Meijer in the vehicle, the couple tried to steal several containers of makeup, two pairs of slippers and a Christmas tree, the report said.

In a search of Cross’ purse, Perkins officers located a mirror compact with an unknown, dark and crystal-like substance on its surface, the report said. Officers noted that both appeared to be under the influence at the time of their arrest. Field drug tests of the mirror yielded positive results for both bath salts and amphetamines, the report said.

Cross could face additional charges, depending on the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s lab tests on the items.

Cross remains in the Erie County jail on $26,000 bond.

Trautman remains jailed on a $13,000 bond.

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