Weymouth grandmother arrested after allegedly shoplifting, hiding in fridge

A Weymouth woman was arrested Thursday after she allegedly stole items from a local Wal-Mart and left her grandchildren in a restaurant, according to Weymouth police. 

Police arrested 47-year-old Sandra Savage of Memorial Drive on charges of shoplifting, reckless endangerment of a child, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and malicious damage to property. 

Savage had two young children with her when she went inside the Wal-Mart, and one of them was a one-year-old boy. Police said she was spotted hiding items from the store inside the baby’s carriage.

When loss prevention confronted her, Savage returned the items, which were valued at $34, and ran away. Police said she fled toward Washington Street with the baby and young boy in tow.

Officers found Savage inside of Domino’s restaurant, but she fled again when they approached her. 

According to police, Savage left the children behind in the waiting area of the restaurant while she ran into the back. She tried to hide by locking herself inside of a walk-in refrigerator.

After several attempts to convince Savage to come out of the refrigerator, officers had to force the door open. 

Officers arrested Savage, and the two children were taken to the Weymouth Police Station until the Department of Children and Families responded. 

Police said one of the children was her grandson, and the other was her friend’s son. 

According to police, Savage has been convicted of shoplifting six times before this incident. 

Savage was held overnight on $5,000 cash bail and was arraigned in Quincy District Court Friday morning.       

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