Police: CVS Bodywash Theft Leads to Arrests

Two White Plains men were arrested following an alleged car chase and small theft from the new Tarrytown CVS.

A few men allegedly raced out of the new CVS in the Bridge Plaza with five bottles of unpaid for Dove bodywash and ended up arrested on multiple charges, reported Tarrytown Police.

On Nov. 9 at 7:45 p.m., an officer reported that a car was refusing to stop on White Plains Road and was now entering the NYS Thruway North; the officer requested additional units. NYS Police were notified for assistance. The car was finally stopped on Exit ramp 10.

Two defendants, both of White Plains, were transported to headquarters for booking. Their vehicle was impounded by Stiloski’s. 

Sammie S. Sheff, 50, the driver, was charged with:

  • operating motor vehicle with ability impaired (drugs)
  • failure to obey traffic control device
  • driving across center mall

Kevin Whitted, 47, the passenger, was charged with:

  • petit larceny
  • criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree

The men were processed and released to a responsible person with return court dates and the evidence, including the bodywash, was left in the police locker.

According to Lieutenant William Herguth, Whitted failed to appear in court last Wednesday and the judge issued a bench warrant for him. Only Sheff is pictured here.

And an update from White Plains Patch:

Just 10 days later, on Nov. 19, White Plains Police arrested Sheff a second time. This time the White Plains man was accused of stealing shrimp and pastrami from the Stop and Shop at 154 Westchester Ave. in White Plains.

Police say a store manager noticed Sheff inside the store at about 6:08 a.m., a little less than an hour before the store opens. As the manger approached, he noticed Sheff was stuffing bags of frozen shrimp in a laundry bag, according to an arrest report.

The manager called police, and store employees were able to stop Sheff as he attempted to leave the store, police say. According to an arrest report, police found eight shrimp bags and two pastrami packages in Sheff's laundry bag. The total value of the food was about $215, police say.

Sheff was held at White Plains police headquarters for arraignment.

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Patricia November 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Why did the State Police have to assist, they were only a few miles from the Tarrytown Police Station?
Krista Madsen November 26, 2012 at 03:22 PM
The Thruway is under the authority of state police, also they are stationed right there at the Tarrytown barracks at entrance to bridge.


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