Phoenixville woman charged with retail theft, altercation with store employee

EAST PIKELAND — A woman who has been charged with retail theft seven times was charged again after an altercation with a loss prevention officer at Redners Market in the township on June 8.

Pamela J. Evans, 49, of Phoenixville, was charged with one count of felony retail theft, one misdemeanor count of simple assault and one misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment, according to court records.

Evans was allegedly fighting with the Redners loss prevention officer around 1:37 p.m. and ran down Township Line Road before police arrived on the scene, according to court paperwork.

Police stopped Evans and when the officer asked about blood on her hands she said, “I stole some stuff and got caught, so I ran,” police said.

The store loss prevention officer told police that he and his partner saw Evans put three tubes of lotion and four pairs of socks in her purse, police said. The total amount for those seven items was $46.55.

When approached while helping a friend out of the store Evans went back into Redners, threw the items from her purse and started yelling at the loss prevention officer, police said.

When she attempted to leave again, Evans allegedly grabbed a small shopping cart and broke it when she threw it to the ground, police said. While she was throwing the cart, Evans cut her finger, police said.

While the loss prevention officer attempted to stop her, Evans waved her bloodied hand in the air, allegedly in order to get blood on the officer, police said.

Evans was arrested and taken to the court of District Judge Theodore P. Michaels, court documents said. Her monetary bail was set at $3,500 and she was confined to the Chester County Prison in lieu of bail.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for June 13 at 9 a.m. at District Judge James V. Deangelo’s court.