MORGANTOWN \u2014 Shoplifting is on the rise at the Morgantown Mall, Westover Police Chief Rick Panico told Westover City Council recently.\r\nHe said the uptick in the crime would continue until the end of the year because of the holiday season.\r\nOfficers are patrolling the mall on foot twice a day and Pancio said he\u2019s working with mall officials to change mall policy so employees can follow shoplifters and get their license plate numbers when possible.\r\nThat could make it easier for the department to find and pull over suspected thieves, he said.\r\nHis department received 470 calls for service, made 18 traffic stops and issued 10 citations, between Nov. 6 and Nov. 18, Panico said.\r\nTwo of those calls were for counterfeiting at the Morgantown Mall. One of the three suspects, Duquan Markies Keys, was arrested by Star City Police. When he was arrested, Keys was in possession of a stolen vehicle, Panico said.\r\nPanico said the other two suspects have warrants for their arrests.\r\nCouncilwoman Janice Goodwin passed on a compliment to Panico she said she\u2019d received from a constituent. She said the resident was one of the people Pancio sat down with after the Nov. 5 council meeting in regards to a dog that was regularly running loose in the neighborhood.\r\nGoodwin said the resident told her the dog was on a leash lately and had not been roaming. They appreciated Panico taking the time to sit with them, Goodwin said.\r\nPanico said he appreciated hearing the feedback.