Jan 24, 2023

Salina woman who allegedly attempted to steal lighter faces multiple charges

Posted Jan 24, 2023 5:25 PM

By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
Salina Post

A Salina woman with multiple active warrants was arrested after she allegedly tried to steal a lighter from a dollar store on Monday.

Officers were dispatched to the Dollar General, 2000 S. Ninth Street, for the report of a theft in progress. Once there, an officer located Kelli Shumaker, 38, of Salina, inside the store, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning.

<b>Kelli Shumaker. </b>Photos courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office
Kelli Shumaker. Photos courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

An employee reported seeing Shumaker putting a $4 lighter in her jacket.

Forrester said that Shumaker was known to have multiple active warrants, including the following.

‚óŹA warrant from Saline County District Court for failure to appear

‚óŹTwo Salina Municipal Court warrants for failure to appear

‚óŹThree Salina Municipal Court warrants for probation violation

Shumaker was arrested on the warrants. While she was being searched, officers found the lighter and 1.8 grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, Forrester said. Shumaker did not have a drug tax stamp for the substance.

In addition to the warrants, Shumaker also was arrested on the following requested charges, Forrester said.

‚óŹAttempted theft

‚óŹPossession of an opiate

‚óŹPossession of drug paraphernalia

‚óŹNo drug tax stamp