A shoplift sweep April 7 at the Independence Center mall and surrounding area netted several arrests, the department said Thursday.
In a joint exercise with mall security and retail loss prevention, officers made six arrests for stealing, two for felony drugs and one each for forgery, aiding commission of a misdemeanor and providing false information about one's ID. They issued six traffic summonses and made 12 car stops, as the sweep covered part of 39th Street as well. Those arrested had a combined 19 outstanding warrants against them.
Police recovered stolen merchandise valued at $1,379.