Dalton women arrested on shoplifting warrants after stealing from Dalton Walmart back in April
According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on April 28th, 2020, at approximately 2:57 PM, Officer T. Hammontree, met with Walmart loss prevention employee at 815 Shugart Road about two female shoplifters. Upon arrival, he observed Linda Stimmel, 71, and Jackie Stines 66, both of the same Dalton address seated on a bench in the loss prevention office. Prior to speaking with these females, they were advised of their Miranda rights by the officer. Officer Hammontree also observed an assortment of items that the employee stated they had "Skip-scanned" and not paid for during purchase. The employee allowed the officer to review video where Stines and Stimmel would either stack multiple duplicate items and scan the bottom only or not scan the item entirely prior to placing it in a shopping bag. Officer Hammontree stated, "[I] then began to question each female and ask them how 13 items were not registered for purchase during their visit." "Stines and Stimmel then admitted to the theft and regretted their decision once they had gotten caught." Each female was advised that they were trespassed from Walmart's property and not to return. The employee was provided a case number for the report so he could seek warrants through magistrate court at a later date since, during this particular time, Officer Hammontree was unable to transport the females to jail for a misdemeanor shoplifting due to COVID-19. According to the report, both Stines and Stimmel were booked into the Whitfield County Jail last week on the shoplifting warrant. Items stolen were listed as household goods, electronic items, and music items.
Pictured below stimmel and Stines.