Monday afternoon, Officer Michael Roush, with the Orange Police Dept., was dispatched to the 3700 block of 16th St. in reference to a possible shoplifter. Upon arrival at the Market Basket store, Officer Roush made contact with store employees at the front cash registers.

Employees told Roush that a female suspect, identified as Dania Sherea Horton, 37, of Orange had been stopped after they had observed her trying to hide a bottle of wine, and then leave the store without paying.

While talking with Horton, police detected a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and person from three to five feet away. She was also observed to be unstable and off balance, with red glassy eyes.

At this time, officers thought Horton to be intoxicated and a danger to herself or others, and was placed in custody for public intoxication.

While police were gathering information on Horton, store employees advised Officer Roush that Horton had entered the store with a male subject, who was identified as Dennis Peter Carlin, III, 43 of Sulphur.

When employees approached Carlin in the store, he removed a beer can from his person and threw it to the ground. Employees then escorted Carlin outside the store, and to Officer Roush’s location.

Upon talking with Carlin, alcohol was smelled on his breath, and he was also observed to be unsteady on his feet, and staggering while walking. His eyes were glassy and bloodshot.

Carlin admitted to drinking beer earlier in the morning, and was placed into custody for public intoxication.

Both Horton and Carlin were transported to the Orange County Jail and booked on public intoxication charges.

Employees did not with to file theft charges against Horton, but she was issued a trespass warning from the store.

The bottle of wine was valued at $5.99