Racine woman allegedly tried returning a vape pen, was told no, then stole three vape pens | Crime and Courts

RACINE — A Racine woman allegedly stole vape pens after trying to return one.


Krista M. Smith, 28, of 1700 block of Holmes Avenue, was charged with a felony count of robbery with use of force.

According to a criminal complaint:

At 12 pm on April 6, an officer was sent to Assad Vape and Tobacco, 2401 Lathrop Ave., for a robbery.

Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the owner who said a woman, later identified as Smith, tried to return a vape pen earlier. He could not accept it, though, because she did not have a receipt.

She then got upset and went behind the counter to grab more vape pens. She managed to grab three Deluxe Pro Vapes and exited the store without paying.

An officer then spoke with a woman who was the driver of the vehicle Smith got into. She said Smith returned from the store angry and mentioned something about an employee putting their hands on her.

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Smith was given a $1,000 signature bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Wednesday. A preliminary hearing is on July 6 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records show.

Mugshots: Racine County criminal complaints, June 22, 2022

Today’s mugshots: June 22

These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.

David C Juarez

David Juárez

David C Juarez1000 block of Villa Street, Racine, attempting to flee or elude an officer, operate motor vehicle while revoked, misdemeanor bail jumping.

Emonjae James Kinney

Emonjae James Kinney1100 block of Park Avenue, Racine, first degree intentional homicide (use of a dangerous weapon), discharge firearm from vehicle.

Micah T. Lminggio

Micah T. Lminggio3200 block of Kinzie Avenue, Racine, first degree intentional homicide (use of a dangerous weapon).

Sara M Meiller

Sarah Meiler

Sara M Meiller1600 block of Hayes Avenue, Racine, felony bail jumping, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carlos Antonio Oporto Ruiz

Carlos Oporto Ruiz

Carlos Antonio Oporto RuizGurnee, Illinois, possession of a controlled substance.

Krista M Smith

Krista Smith

Krista M Smith1700 block of Holmes Avenue, Racine, robbery with use of force.

Jordan T. Hanson

Jordan T. Hanson1000 block of Main Street, Union Grove, disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments).

Nicole M Hurt

Nicole M Hurt2600 block of Dwight Street, Racine, fraudulent use of a credit card.

Jeffery Aaron Polcyn

Jeffery Aaron PolcynLake Geneva, Wisconsin, lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct.

Christopher L Anderson

Christopher Anderson

Christopher L Anderson1200 block of Hagerer Street, Racine, possession with intent to deliver fentanyl (between 10-50 grams), possession with intent to deliver/distribute/manufacture THC (less than or equal to 200 grams), misdemeanor bail jumping.

Terry T. Canaday

Terry Canada

Terry T. Canaday1400 block of Villa Street, Racine, possession of THC, misdemeanor bail jumping.

Henry J.Gryer III

Henry Gruyer

Henry J.Gryer III3000 block of Glendale Avenue, Racine, possession of a firearm by adjudicated delinquent.

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