Sammie Sheff has had a rough couple of weeks.
The 50-year-old White Plains man has been arrested twice since Nov. 9, accused of a petty theft in White Plains and driving while ability impaired following an alleged theft in Tarrytown.
During the Nov. 9 incident, Tarrytown Police say Sheff was driving after another man, 47-year-old Kevin Whitted, also of White Plains, stole five bottles of body wash from the CVS in the Bridge Plaza.
According to police, the Sheff refused to stop his vehicle when an officer tried to flag the men down at about 7:45 p.m. The men then led police on a brief chase up White Plains Road and onto the northbound NYS Thruway before the car stopped near exit 10, according to police.
Sheff was charged with misdemeanor driving while ability impaired and traffic violations. Whitted was charged with petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, misdemeanors.
Both men were processed at Tarrytown Police headquarters and released.
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Just 10 days later, on Nov. 19, White Plains Police arrested Sheff a second time. This time the White Plains man was accused of stealing shrimp and pastrami from the Stop and Shop at 154 Westchester Ave. in White Plains.
Police say a store manager noticed Sheff inside the store at about 6:08 a.m., a little less than an hour before the store opens. As the manger approached, he noticed Sheff was stuffing bags of frozen shrimp in a laundry bag, according to an arrest report.
The manager called police, and store employees were able to stop Sheff as he attempted to leave the store, police say. According to an arrest report, police found eight shrimp bags and two pastrami packages in Sheff's laundry bag. The total value of the food was about $215, police say.
Sheff was held at White Plains police headquarters for arraignment.