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Two Charged in Handbag Theft

Two Philadelphia women were arrested Saturday at Shoes 'N More in Greenwich and charged with trying to steal an employee's handbag. The women, Natasha Q. Ward, 35, and April Lynn Kelly, 43, were caught on a surveillance camera taking the handbag and then hastily leaving the store without it. Officers searched Kelly and found she had prescription drugs that were not prescribed to her. During interviews, Kelly also misdirected officers in an attempt to skew the investigation.

Ward was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny in the sixth degree and criminal attempt to commit larceny in the sixth degree. She was being held on a $10,000 bond and is to appear in court on Aug. 16. In addition to the larceny charges faced by Ward, Kelly was also charged with possession of narcotics, narcotics not in a proper container and interfering with an officer. Kelly is being held on a $15,000 bond and is also to appear in court Aug. 16.

Also, from the police blotter:

? A 19-year-old Norwalk man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, assault in the third degree, breach of peace, criminal mischief in the third degree and assault on a police officer on Friday. The man was fighting with his girlfriend in a Greenwich residence when he threw a piece of glass and struck her head. The man was loud and belligerent and clearly appeared to be intoxicated, officers said. While in the rear of the police vehicle, he kicked the left rear window, causing it to dislodge, and while being interviewed by paramedics, he spit at the staff. He is being held on $10,000 bond and set to appear in court on Monday.

? Kyra Lazarus, 19, of 41 Almira Drive, and an unnamed Greenwich youth were charged with disorderly conduct Friday. The pair were arguing over a pocketbook and began pushing and shoving each other. They are to appear in court on August 9.

? Fernando Rendon, 41, of 10 Weaver St. in Greenwich, was arrested Friday on a warrant from Stamford. Police officers responded to a larceny call at 1239 E. Putnam Ave. when they found that Rendon was wanted in Stamford for a 2006 arrest.

? Oscar Carrillo, 22, of 251 Mill St. in Greenwich, was arrested Thursday when Stamford police found he had an active warrant in Greenwich. Carrillo was held on $5,000 bond and set to appear in court on Friday.

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