Somerville police arrested three Dorchester residents on Aug. 13 after they allegedly stole 12 smoke detectors and two light bulbs from Home Depot, according to a Somerville police report.
The report says Reinaldo Aviles, 46, Lidia Paniagua Nova, 44, and Natacha Moore, 34, entered the Home Depot, at 75 Mystic Ave., at around 5:49 p.m.
It says the three split up but then met again in the same aisle, where they put the smoke detectors in their bags.
The report says Moore tried to leave the store through the garden section without paying. It says Aviles and Paniagua Nova went to the register, where they paid for a bag of chips but not for the smoke detectors.
Plain-clothed officers stopped Moore as she tried to leave the store, and she had smoke detectors and light bulbs in her purse, the report says.
Offices stopped Aviles and Paniagua near their car, and they had smoke detectors in the trunk of the car, the report says.
The total worth of the allegedly shoplifted items was $668.38, according to the report.
All three were charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise. Moore was also arrested on warrants for larceny and assault.
The above information was supplied by the Somerville Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.