UDPATE: Woman arrested for theft charged again following release

Published on March 1, 2014

A 44-year-old woman accused of stealing from a St. John’s grocery store did not have to wait long to get in trouble with the law again.

Paula Bobbi Bennett appeared in court Saturday afternoon and was released on a recognizance, one day after the Paradise resident was charged with theft under $5,000, impaired driving, and failure of the breathalyzer.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to a theft complaint Friday afternoon at the Sobeys store on Kelsey Drive. Bennett was charged at the scene and released from custody.

However, police then observed Bennett leave the area in a vehicle. A subsequent traffic stop shortly thereafter led to the impaired driving-related charges.

Bennett next court appearance at St. John’s Provincial Court is scheduled for March 12.


(Earlier story)

A woman accused of stealing from a St. John’s business Friday afternoon was back in trouble with the law shortly after police charged her with theft.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s overnight report, the 44-year-old was charged after a theft complaint came in from a business on Kelsey Drive.

After the accused was charged, police released her from custody. While clewing up its investigation at 3:30 p.m., police reportedly observed the woman get in a vehicle and drive away. A RNC traffic stop shortly thereafter led to charges of impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer.

The accused was kept in custody overnight and is scheduled to appear in court Saturday morning.