Salisbury, Md. - The Salisbury Police Department is attempting to reduce the amount of shoplifting that occurs at local businesses.
According to a recent press release, The Salisbury Police Department has publicly released names, addresses or photographs of nine suspects arrested and charged with theft in connection with shoplifting incidents reported between Aug. 10 and 18.
Fredrick Haile from Sussex County believes the alleged shoplifters will be embarrassed by the publicity and more than likely not repeat it.
"I am a 17 year veteran from the Philadelphia police force, it's about time that this initiative is taken." said Haile.
Department officials state media exposure works to reduce theft within area businesses.
In a recent press release, SBY Capt. Scott Kolb states the department will issue weekly media announcements about theft suspects “in hopes of curbing this costly crime.”
Among those charged are three Salisbury residents, Kristen Bullion, 31, Jeremiah Ross, 19, and an unidentified female juvenile, according to the SPD.
Also charged were Stacey Parks, 31, of Hebron, Marcus McConnel, 24, of Ocean City, and a female juvenile from Delmar.
The Salisbury Police Department offers current information about arrests on social media.
Listed below is a link to the current press release.