A Selbyville woman faces charges after police say she impersonated an officer before shoplifting an item June 8 from a convenience store.
Police responded to the Royal Farms at 36437 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, at 1:50 a.m. for a report of a woman arguing with people and then shoplifting, said Master Cpl. Heather Pepper of the Delaware State Police.
Police learned Blake H. Leveton, 50, had entered Royal Farms and began yelling and cursing at two male customers, Pepper said. She held up a shiny metal object and told the men she was a police officer, and then removed a pink bandanna from a sales rack and walked out of the store without rendering payment, Pepper said. Troopers were able to identify Leveton as a suspect and went to her residence, where she was taken into custody without incident. Police also found two heroin baggies were located on her person, she said.
Leveton was taken to Troop 4 where she was charged with felony criminal impersonation of a police officer, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, and possession of a controlled substance. She was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on a $7,300 unsecured bond.