Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Atlanta GA May 26 2009


Rockingham NC
Two recent shoplifting incidents and one arrest have been reported by the Rockingham Police Department.

At a store at Falling Creek Plaza Shopping Center, Rockingham, suspects stole $65.12 worth of items in one incident and $57.61 worth of items in the second incident.

Both times the items were recovered.

Mary Faith Collins, 46, Smith Street, Rockingham, was arrested in connection with a shoplifting incident on a misdemeanor charge. Her bond was set at $300.

Sumter SC
The 13th time proved to be unlucky for a man described by police as a habitual shoplifter.

Clarence Lowery, 39, of 366 McDuffie St., was caught by employees at the Save-a-Lot grocery store, 674 W. Liberty St., after he was spotted stuffing three packages of pork ribs, valued at a total of $36, inside the waistband of his pants and walking out with paying for them at 9 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Employees detained him until police arrived.

He was charged with property crimes, third or subsequent offense, and taken to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

The emphasis in this case should probably be on "or subsequent" because, according to a police report, this was Lowery's 13th shoplifting offense.

Redmond WA
Redmond Police arrested an 18-year-old man after he tried to break free from two security guards with stolen merchandise at the Target in the 17700 block of Northeast 76th Street last Friday at around 4:30 p.m.
The store’s security manager identified himself and approached the suspect after he broke an MP3 player out of the packing and put it in his pocket, according to Jim Bove, Redmond Police spokesperson.
The suspect tried to run away, but the store manager, along with the help of an assets protection guard, were able to contain the suspect, Bove said.
The suspect assaulted both security guards in his attempt to break free before he was handcuffed and taken to a back office for questioning.
The store manager then called Redmond Police, which showed up at the scene, searched the suspect and found, in addition to the MP3 player, some mini DVDs. Police also found some “throwing stars” and a “folding knife” on the suspect, Bove said.

Goose Creek SC
An 18-year-old Summerville man is charged with 15 crimes in connection to shoplifting case and get away at a Goose Creek Wal-Mart on Thursday.
Authorities believe he and a juvenile accomplice took $12 worth of bath products.
Arrested in the case was Johnny Arthur Byrd, 18, of North Maple Street in Summerville. He faces a variety of charges ranging from being a felon in possession of a firearm, to hit and run and three counts of assault with intent to kill.
As they attempted to flee, they reportedly caused a crash that wrecked four parked vehicles, triggering thousands of dollars in damage.
Byrd was taken to Trident Hospital for a mental evaluation and was later released and taken to the Berkeley County detention center, awaiting a bond hearing being scheduled.
A 15-year-old juvenile was also taken into custody and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and shoplifting.

Buffalo NY
A Buffalo woman has been charged with petit larceny after being accused of stealing, along with another woman, about $300 worth of clothing from the J.C. Penney's store in the Eastern Hills Mall on Thursday.
Store security officers detained Joni M. Jones, of Newburgh Street, Buffalo, and Erie County Sheriff's Deputies Daniel Brinkerhoff and Robert Rine charged her with petit larceny and conspiracy.
Jones and her accomplice, who was not caught, are accused of bringing a couple of shopping bags with them and filling them with clothes before trying to leave the store without paying late Thursday afternoon.

ABERDEEN NJ Police have arrested a 46 year-old Keansburg man and charged him with robbery and shoplifting from the ShopRite located on Lloyd Road on May 19, officials said.
Stephen Rafferty, of Hancock Street is charged with robbery and shoplifting and then released on $2,500 bail.
Shop Rite store officials notified Aberdeen police at 2:45 p.m. that Rafferty was fighting with the store's loss prevention officer after he had been approached about stealing goods.
Aberdeen police officer Matthew McDow arrived to find that Rafferty had resisted the loss prevention officer and fled on foot into a wooded area behind the store.
Officer Michael Plant eventually found Rafferty and took him into custody. An investigation revealed that Rafferty had tried to take $129 worth of food and other items from the store.
Assisting in the investigation were Sgt. Raymond Sosa and Detective Michael Lasko.

Spanish Fort AL
April 25, Robert D. Posey, 23, of West Blocton was charged with third-degree theft of property/shoplifting. The arrest was made at Belk in the Eastern Shore Centre.
April 25, Kashunda M. Brayan, 29, of Mobile was charged with third-degree theft of property/shoplifting and with second-degree possession of marijuana. The arrest was made at Dillard's in the Eastern Shore Centre.
April 24, Rachael L. Myers, 18, of Fairhope was charged with third-degree theft of property/shoplifting. The arrest was made at Belk in the Eastern Shore Centre.
April 24, Eric B. Reed, 23, of Fairhope was charged with third-degree theft of property/shoplifting. The arrest was made at Belk in the Eastern Shore Centre.
April 18, Larry Dean Williams, 18, of Cummings, Ga., was charged with third-degree theft of property/shoplifting. The arrest was made at Kohl's at the Spanish Fort Town Center.
April 11, Brittney M. Pettaway, 19, of Mobile was charged with third-degree theft of property/shoplifting. The arrest was made at Kohl's at Spanish Fort Town Center.
April 11, second-degree possession of marijuana was reported on Bass Pro Drive near the La-Z-Boy furniture store at the Spanish Fort Town Center.
April 11, James A. Tripp, 21, of Loxley was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana. The arrest was made on Bass Pro Drive.
April 10, Michael Holmes Smith, 27, of Bay Minette was charged with third-degree theft of property/shoplifting. The arrest was made at Belk in the Eastern Shore Centre.
April 10, public intoxication was reported at Cellar 43 in the Eastern Shore Centre on Ala. 181.
April 10, Juston E. Palmertree Jr., 31, of Spanish Fort was charged with public intoxication. The arrest was made at Cellar 43 in the Eastern Shore Centre.
April 3, third-degree theft of property/shoplifting was reported at Belk in the Eastern Shore Centre. Merchandise valued at $167 was stolen. All items were recovered.
April 3, Rikki L. English, 29, of Loxley was charged with third-degree theft of property/shoplifting. The arrest was made at Belk in the Eastern Shore Centre.
April 3, third-degree theft of property/shoplifting was reported at Dillard's in the Eastern Shore Centre on Eastern Shore Boulevard. Jeans valued at $30 were stolen. The merchandise was recovered.
April 3, Samone A. Brown, 28, of Foley was charged with third-degree theft of property/shoplifting. The arrest was made at Dillard's in the Eastern Shore Centre.
April 3, negotiating a worthless instrument was reported at a residence on Buckingham Court.
April 3, a civil problem was reported in the parking lot of Climate Master on Jay Drive.
April 2, third-degree theft of property/shoplifting was reported at the ABC Store in Blakeley Square Shopping Center on Spanish Fort Boulevard. Liquor valued at $83 was stolen.
April 1, third-degree theft of property/shoplifting was reported at Best Buy in the Eastern Shore Plaza on Eastern Shore Boulevard. A Motorola cell phone, valued at $219, was stolen. The phone was recovered.
April 1, Chad S. Jones, 27, of Fairhope was charged with third-degree theft of property/shoplifting. The arrest was made at Best Buy in the Eastern Shore Plaza.

Cookeville TN
Eric Frank Jones age 18 of Rickman, TN was arrested for Shoplifting at Hills IGA on N. Washington Ave after Cookeville Police Officer Harrington responded. Mr. Jones consumed several items while in the store and concealed the wrappers. Jones would not cooperate with Police. Jones was charged with theft under $500 and transported to jail.

Kimberly Tasha Woolfrom age 20 of Crossville, TN was arrested and charged with Trespassing and Shoplifting at Wal-Mart on S. Jefferson Ave after Cookeville Police Officer Ward responded and found that Ms. Woolfrom had been banned from all Wal-Mart Stores and Police found items she could not show a receipt for from Wal-Mart on her person.

Daphne AL
April 20, Luke Daniel Stewart, 19, of Spanish Fort was charged with third-degree theft of property. The arrest was made at Wal-Mart on U.S. 98.

April 20, Timothy Darwin Steiner, 19, of Fairhope was charged with third-degree theft of property. The arrest was made at Wal-Mart on U.S. 98.

April 20, Amanda Nicole Raley, 24, of Fairhope was charged with two counts of third-degree theft of property. The arrest was made at Wal-Mart on U.S. 98.
April 3, Rachel Elizabeth Singler, 27, of Fitzpatrick was charged with third-degree theft of property. The arrest was made at Wal-Mart on U.S. 98.

April 3, Joshua Matthew Singleton, 30, of Fitzpatrick was charged with third-degree theft of property. The arrest was made at Wal-Mart on U.S. 98.

WOODBRIDGE NJ — Police arrested a Macy's employee late Tuesday after he allegedly stuffed three T-shirts in his pants and tried to leave the store.
Omar Bailey, 30, of East Orange was stopped by security guards at the Woodbridge Center store at 10 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Officers responded and arrested him for a $289 warrant out of East Orange.
Bailey, who works in the receiving area of the store, was released after posting bail at police headquarters, police said. Macy's security guards said they would sign complaints against him at a later date.

Millville NJ
John Reginald Lee, 47, of Buck Street was arrested Wednesday at ShopRite on a shoplifting charge. Police said it was his second shoplifting arrest that day. He was jailed on $1,500 bail.

Cincinnati OH
A security guard at the Walgreens in North College Hill stopped a wheelchair bound suspect from leaving the store with unpaid goods.

The incident happened at 1:45 this morning. Police say 60 year old Robert Hurt of College Hill tried to put $100 dollars in soap products into his backpack at the Walgreens on Hamilton Avenue. A store security guard noticed the alleged theft.

Hurt, who gets around in a motorized scooter, was stopped in the parking lot by the security officer. When he tried to get away, the security guard grabbed the scooter and forcibly held it to keep Hurt from leaving the scene until police arrived.

Hurt is charged with theft.



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