Mears woman accused of ‘under ringing’ at Walmart 8 times

October 2, 2023

Mears woman accused of ‘under ringing’ at Walmart 8 times

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 49-year-old Mears woman is accused of shoplifting at Walmart on West US 10 by “under ringing” merchandise in the self checkout lane eight separate times since June, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

“The suspect reportedly entered the store on Sept. 30; attempted the theft again; and was captured,” said Sheriff Cole. The police report will be forwarded to the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office to pursue charges.

“Under ringing” typically involves scanning in cheaper items for more expensive items in the self check-out lane.

Other police activity in Mason County over the weekend includes:

Friday, Sept. 29, 2023:

  • 6:15 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, Stiles Road south of Sugar Grove Road, Victory Township.
  • 7 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Morse Road north of Zynda Lane, Sheridan Township.
  •  7:43 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Iris Road east of Lakeshore Drive, Pere Marquette Township.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023:

  • 12:21 a.m., (Ludington Police Department) ​a 34-year-old Ludington woman was cited for driving while license suspended, Harrison and Loomis​ streets, City of Ludington.
  • 7:10 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Walhalla Road north of Saunders Road, Branch Township.
  • 9:21 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, US 31 freeway north of Pere Marquette Highway off-ramp, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 9:58 p.m., (MCSO), ​a 43-year-old Free Soil man was arrested for assault and on two outstanding warrants issued in Mason County for probation violation and failure to appear, 9600 block of North US 31, Grant Township. The assault charge stems from an altercation at the residence that prompted the 911 call.

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023:

  • 2:32 a.m., (LPD), ​a 20-year-old Ludington man was arrested for disorderly conduct, 900 block of North Rath Ave​nue, City of Ludington. He was lodged in the Mason County Jail.
  • 6:30 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Custer Road south of Hansen Road, Custer Township.
  • 5:14 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Lakeshore Drive south of Chauvez Road, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 7:35 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Lincoln Road north of Jagger Road, Hamlin Township.

The Scottville Police Department did not report any activity, and the Hart post of the Michigan State Police did not report any activity in Mason County over the weekend.

Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the generous support of our advertisers and individuals. Three ways to help us: Venmo: @MasonCountyPress; Paypal:; Mail a check to PO BOX 21, Scottville, MI 49454.

This story is copyrighted © 2023, all rights reserved by Media Group 31, LLC, PO Box 21, Scottville, MI 49454. No portion of this story or images may be reproduced in any way, including print or broadcast, without expressed written consent.

As the services of Media Group 31, LLC are news services, the information posted within the sites are archivable for public record and historical posterity. For this reason it is the policy and practice of this company to not delete postings. It is the editor’s discretion to update or edit a story when/if new information becomes available. This may be done by editing the posted story or posting a new “follow-up” story. Media Group 31, LLC or any of its agents have the right to make any changes to this policy. Refer to Use Policy for more information.





Eats & Drinks

Eats & Drinks