BANGOR — Bangor police say a 29-year-old woman faces charges after she became combative while being arrested for allegedly trying to steal a shopping cart load of items from a Sears store.

Police say Melissa Lacasse of Old Town was confronted by two police officers at the Bangor Mall late Saturday afternoon after it was reported she allegedly left the store without paying for items valued at $863.

When officers tried to arrest the woman, she allegedly assaulted one of the officers and spit on a security officer.

Lacasse was charged with theft, assault, and assault on a police officer, as well as trafficking in prison contraband after officials allegedly found prescription drugs on her.

Nobody required medical attention. Lacasse remained in jail this morning.

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