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Police: Woman found sleeping in shipping container

BRUNSWICK - State Police have arrested a Castleton woman in Brunswick on petit larceny and criminal trespassing charges.

Police say employees at the Hoosick Street Wal-Mart on Thursday witnessed 52 year-old Elizabeth McGovern drink cans of beer in the store at around 6:30 p.m.  She was told to leave the store.

Employees then found her at 11:30 p.m. in an employee only  receiving area, sleeping in a shipping container, surrounded by three empty beer cans.  She was again advised to leave the store.

Police were called on Friday morning after McGovern allegedly stole and consumed a 24 oz Yuengling in the store bathroom.

Police arrested McGovern, she was arraigned in Brunswick and sent to the Rensselaer County Jail on $100 bail.

 
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