Theft of gum from a supermarket led to two arrests in Port Chester.
A homeless man was charged with shoplifting after he was found hiding in a closet of his sister's home in Port Chester, and a man who was also at the sister's house was arrested on a warrant issued by Mount Vernon city court.
Police said they were called to the on Midland Avenue about 12:10 a.m. Monday, where store employees said a man they have had previous problems with had stolen seven boxes of gum worth a total of $70. Police said Tyrone Chambliss, 45, a Port Chester homeless man, was accused of putting the gum in a backpack and leaving the store without paying for the merchandise.
After Chambliss left the store, Port Chester police officers went to his sister's home just across Midland Avenue on Eldrige Street. When police arrived, they were told Chambliss was not at the home.
Police said they were allowed into the home, where they encountered three men who each said they had not seen Chambliss. However, village police officers noticed a nearby closet door move and discovered that Chambliss was indeed hiding in the closet.
Chambliss was arrested and charged with petty larceny.
Police asked the three men who were also in the home to show their identification. As a result, police said they discovered that one of them, Demon Walls, 40, of Tuckahoe, was wanted by police in Mount Vernon on a warrant charging him with second-degree criminal contempt.
Walls was taken by Port Chester police to Mount Vernon, where he was then turned over to local police.