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Grass Valley woman arrested allegedly fleeing shoplifting incident

A Grass Valley woman allegedly fled from, then spit on Grass Valley Police officers after shoplifting from a local pharmacy.

Officers responded to the store in the 1000 block of Sutton Way at about 1:30 a.m. Monday after a woman reportedly stole items. According to dispatch reports, she left in a vehicle, which then began driving around the parking lot. The woman then allegedly came back into the store.

When officers tried to detain Cassarah Kay Tocher, 19, “she decided she wanted to run,” said Capt. Rex Marks.

Tocher allegedly fled on foot across Sutton Way and was eventually detained behind the California Highway Patrol office, Marks said.

While being arrested, Tocher allegedly spit in an officer’s face.

“She appeared clearly to be under the influence of a controlled substance,” Marks said.

She was medically cleared and then booked into county jail on suspicion of second-degree burglary, possessing drug paraphernalia, being under the influence, resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer. She was being held in lieu of $13,500 bail.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.

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