Blackfoot Woman arrested for burglary

IDAHO FALLS– Idaho Falls Police arrested 39-year-old Samantha Stevenson for burglary after she allegedly stole $585 in merchandise from Walmart on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Officers responded to Walmart, 500 S. Utah Ave., in Idaho Falls, around 3:30 p.m. for a report of a woman being detained by store employees for stealing.

Store employees observed Stevenson select multiple items from the shelves and put them into a shopping cart, purse or a stolen reusable shopping bag. Stevenson left the store without paying.

Joelyn Hansen, spokeswoman for the Idaho Falls Police Department, said the items stolen were mostly household items.

Stevenson of Blackfoot was booked into the Bonneville County Jail without bail. She will be arraigned on Monday, Sept. 28, at 1:30 p.m.

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