Deputies: Purse contained stolen items, pistol

Lauren CalderonSPRINGVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two women from out of state are accused of stealing from Walmart in Springville on Tuesday. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said they located two shoplifting suspects at a nearby hotel, after viewing in-store video surveillance of the suspects.

Deputies located 19-year-old Ashley Ball, of North Carolina, and 22-year-old Lauren Calderon, of Virginia, and interviewed them about the complaint. One of the women emptied the contents of her purse on the hotel bed, when the stolen merchandise and a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol fell out, according to police.

Ball and Calderon were arrested for petit larceny, Ball faces an extra charge for criminal possession of a fire arm. They were transported to the Erie County Holding Center, where they are being held without bail pending a court appearance. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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