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Abilene police arrest Grinch who tried to steal Christmas

Sharmila Ramachandran, 46, was arrested during December 2017 for allegedly stealing packages from her neighbors.

{p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"}{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}{span style="line-height:115%"}Abilene police arrested the Grinch who tried to steal Christmas.{/span}ABILENE, Texas - {/span}{/span}

{p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"}{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}{span style="line-height:115%"}Police say Sharmila Ramachandran, 46, was stealing packages from her neighbors.{/span}{/span}{/span}

{p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"}{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}{span style="line-height:115%"}On Tuesday, police responded to a home in the 3100 block of Salinas Drive. A man said his home video surveillance system captured one of his neighbors stealing a package from his front porch.{/span}{/span}{/span}

{p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"}{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}{span style="line-height:115%"}Police served a search warrant at Ramachandran’s home, which is across the street and one house down. They found “numerous packages and mail” that belonged to her neighbors.{/span}{/span}{/span}

{p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"}{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}{span style="line-height:115%"}According to the arrest report, she had removed the names and addresses from the mail and tried to tear some of it into small pieces.{/span}{/span}{/span}

{p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"}{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}{span style="line-height:115%"}Ramachandran was arrested and charged with possession of identifying information and tampering with evidence.{/span}{/span}{/span}

{p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"}{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}{span style="line-height:115%"}She was released Wednesday on bonds totaling $22,500 bond.{/span}{/span}{/span}

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