Cops Arrest 3 Alleged Shoplifters, Take Baby Away

Demarco Coney,19, from Benicia, Michael Scurlock, 20, of Pittsburg and Cheyenne Sanders, 20, of Fairfield, were all booked into the Solano County jail.

Three adults who allegedly tried to steal $280 in groceries form a Benicia store were arrested Friday and a baby that was in the getaway vehicle was turned over to Child Protective Services.

Demarco Coney, 19, from Benicia, Michael Scurlock, 20, of Pittsburg and Cheyenne Sanders, 20, of Fairfield, all were booked into the Solano County jail on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime, felony child endangerment and being minors in possession of alcohol.

"This arrest was the result of Raleys security personnel contacting the Benicia Police in a timely manner, along with the efforts of the officers responding to the scene," Benicia police Lt. Frank Hartig wrote in a news release.

"Several of the officers happened to be in the right place at the right time," Hartig stated.

The crime was reported about noon at Raley's Supermarket, 890 Southampton Rd.

Two of the suspects were seen stuffing items into a backpack and duffel bag, including meat, alcohol and personal hygiene products, Hartig said.

Store employees called police, who quickly arrived and arrested the suspects as they ran away from the store, Hartig said.

An employee grabbed the door of the getaway vehicle to stop the driver from leaving but had to let go and the man -- identified as Sanders -- drove off with the vehicle door swinging open.

A 21-month-old baby was in a booster seat -- illegal for such a young child -- and police took the toddler away when the suspect returned to the scene.

He had gone to a nearby home to get the mother of one of the suspects, police said.

"The Black Panther of Poetry" March 03, 2013 at 09:05 PM
upptick March 03, 2013 at 09:14 PM
@Riley, in black-majority areas it's a fact that most black men under 35 are either in prison, on probation, or on parole. In the worst areas, the figure is around two-thirds of all young black men are felons. Nationally, there are more black men in prison than in college. The cause of this, shall we say, "failure to thrive" is debatable. It's effect is not. Be wary of young black men.
Joe Feltcher March 03, 2013 at 09:15 PM
@upptick- Please refrain from facts. They make liberal's heads spin.
Babaloo March 04, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Um Riley ? I don't know what you are talking about . I am from Brasil. I am "black" so to speak . So for you to call me a Racist is " ignorance extraordinaire" . I can say it too. Brasil is a wonderful country . We are mixed of I dig indiginious tribes, slaves and European descent . We have soft olive skin . Don't be jealous of our beauty. The majority of black men between the ages of 16 to 50 have been in prison , jail or have drug and alcohol problems. Look this up with the DOJ and the CDC . Most black men I know do NOT fit this mold and are highly educated, and positive role models of society. Yet there is a percentage who choose another path. This is truth. Not what you bleeding heart liberals cry about discrimination. It disgusts me that I am lumped in with all the hoods, the bums and the crooks. For my skin is dark but I am NOT a hood.
Justin Cox March 04, 2013 at 08:37 PM
This conversation is no longer about the story, so I'm shutting down the comments.


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