Two women were booked on shoplifting charges after Walmart store loss prevention officers saw them trying to wheel a cart loaded with merchandise out of the store without paying for it Monday afternoon. When the two were confronted, they picked up their small children and pushed their way past security and fled.
Officer Pat Dayton was flagged down while he was on patrol at 3:04 p.m. with information that the women were leaving in a gold-colored Jeep. He stopped the vehicle and arrested Celestina Bajaran, 20, of Modesto and Vanessa Montero, 34, of Oakdale.
The purloined goods were returned to Walmart.