Several Charged After Altercation At Washington Street Tops

An altercation at a Tops Markets in Jamestown earlier this week has led to numerous charges against four people, the Jamestown Police Department reported Wednesday.

Officers responded to the supermarket on Washington Street around 12:30 p.m. for a report of a woman who was caught shoplifting. The woman, Nancy Camacho, 52, of New Bedford, Mass., allegedly attempted to leave the store with four cases of beer and a 16-pound bag of dog food.

Police also learned the woman and other suspects were creating a disturbance.

According to a police report, when confronted by store personnel Camacho became disorderly and struck two employees. Other subjects attempted to come to the aid of Camacho, including a 17-year-old male, who also pushed store employees, police said.

As police were placing Camacho and the 17-year-old into custody, two females – including Sasha Cruz-Camacho, 29, of Jamestown, and a 15-year-old from South Portmouth, Mass. – attempted to pull the persons away from officers in order for them to get away.

All suspects were then taken into custody.

Camacho was charged with petit larceny, resisting arrest, criminal impersonation and two counts of harassment. Police said Camacho provided officers with another person’s identity.

The 17-year-old male was charged with two counts of harassment and false personation. Cruz-Camacho was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

The 15-year-old female was wanted by juvenile authorities in Massachusetts and is being held in a New York state juvenile detention facility, police said. The youth was charged with obstructing governmental administration.

It is unclear at this time if the store employees were injured in the incident. A Tops Markets media spokeswoman did not immediately return a phone call for comment.