On Sunday, October 25, 2009, at approximately 6:57pm, an officer conducting a detail at the South Bay Mall was flagged down by the manager of Famous Footwear for a shoplifter on the property.

The officer was informed that a male and female were observed in the woman’s section where the female removed her boots and tried on a pair of high heeled shoes. The male then walked away from her and she was observed placing her boots back on over the shoes.

The female then attempted to walk out of the store without paying for the shoes. She was stopped by store personnel and detained until the arrival of the BPD. Officers spoke with the female suspect and learned of her identity. A computer check showed she had several outstanding arrest warrants out of Waltham District Court. The male individual exited the store and could not be located.

Officers arrested Laura Beauparlant, 29, of Dorchester on the charges of Shoplifting and several outstanding arrest warrants.