LEXIGTON MISS. On Monday, Christopher Clay, 18, of Lexington, was arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart by Officer Robert Land.
Carthage Tony Rhodes, 43, of Memphis Tenn., shoplifting first offense at Kangaroo Crossing by Officer Mark Hill;
SHORT HILLS NJ In the Mall at Short Hills’ second brazen robbery in less than a week, two thieves smashed a glass display case at the Orologio watch store at the Millburn mall on Monday evening and fled with $28,000 worth of watches, police said today.
The suspects grabbed five watches and fled the mall around 7:43 p.m., said Millburn Police Lt. Michael Palardy.
Police said the two men fled the mall in a green minivan. Authorities said they do not know what the suspects used to break the window.
Last week, robbers rammed through the front door of Bloomingdale’s before 4 a.m. and tried to take three fur coat racks. Two coat racks were recovered outside of the store and one was still in the store. Police are looking for four suspects in that incident.
Police are looking for two suspects in the latest theft. Palardy said both men were wearing long black coats and had facial hair.
HUMBLE TX On Feb. 1, Officer N. Ball was dispatched to Deerbrook Mall in reference to a shoplifter in custody at JC Penney. Treva Simpson, 23, of Cleveland, was arrested for theft.
On Feb. 1, Officer S. Martin was dispatched to 19611 Hwy. 59 in reference to a man with a gun inside Kroger. Rochell White, 25, of Humble, was arrested for disorderly conduct and displaying a gun after a dispute over a parking space.
On Feb. 1, Officer M. Bascus was dispatched to Kohl’s in Humble in reference to a shoplifter in custody. Christie Cardona, 19, of Humble, was arrested for theft.
On Feb. 2, Officer M. Bascus was dispatched to 20325 Hwy. 59 in reference to three men spraying graffiti on the back of Hobby Lobby near Deerbrook Mall. Cameron Jackson, 17, of Humble, was arrested for vandalism.
SAN ANTONIO TX — A shoplifting suspect trying to escape a security guard jumped from a second-floor balcony at RiverCenter Mall on Sunday, police said.
The man landed on the cement-paved Riverwalk in front of dozens of visitors, police said.
“He just came down and landed on his head and cracked his skull,” said Bruno Trevino, a tourist who witnessed the fall. “Blood was squirting all over.”
The man was transported to a local hospital with a head injury, although police said he was coherent and was expected to recover.
ORLANDO FLA. A thief with a craving for fresh seafood stole more than 200 pounds of live lobsters from a local dealer Saturday, police said. Officers said an employee at Real Fish and Lobster, on Tallokas Street, called police after discovering that the tasty crustaceans and possibly other seafood had been taken from the business. An employee called the general manager at about 3:15 a.m. when he discovered that someone used a crowbar to pry open the rear door of the business. Once inside the property, the burglar removed dozens of live lobsters from several crates and broke into an ice cooler that contained frozen seafood. The burglar then leaned a truss against the fence and razor wire and took off with the seafood. Employees at the seafood distributor said the damage to the property is valued at $500 and the missing lobsters were worth about $2,000.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — What started off as shoplifting for three area youths ended with a cold swim when an 18-year-old Spring Lake Township man broke through the ice on Spring Lake Wednesday.
According to the Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Department, the 18-year-old man had tried to cross an ice-covered section of Spring Lake separating the village from Ferrysburg when he broke through the ice at around 10:45 a.m. The man was able to pull himself out and his two friends took him to the nearby Holiday Inn to get warm.
Responding police officers were in the process of taking down information on the frigid swim when they received word of a shoplifting incident earlier that morning from the Spring Lake Wesco involving three teens. Taken were beverages and snack food.
After questioning, one of the three teens — a 15-year-old Spring Lake Township boy — admitted to taking the items. He is being charged with retail fraud.
The 18-year-old who fell through the ice and a 17-year-old from Muskegon are not being charged.
MIAMI FLA. Police arrested a 26-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man on charges of grand theft at Macy’s, 19535 Biscayne Blvd., after store security saw them hide clothes valued at $568 inside two purses at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 15. Police said they also found a bag lined with foil to throw off anti-theft sensors.
Concord NH Adam Boisvert, 21, of Firefly Lane, Hillsboro, was arrested Feb. 21 on a warrant and charged with two counts of theft by unauthorized taking. He took 50 DVDs worth about $675 from Walmart, according to the police.
Humble TX On Feb. 8, Officer T. Morgan was dispatched to Deerbrook Mall in reference to two shoplifters in custody at Macy’s. Kimberly Gonzales, 22, and Sharda Nandlal, 21, both of Houston, were arrested for theft.
*On Feb. 9, Officer R. Moore was dispatched to Deerbrook Mall in reference to a shoplifter in custody at Dillard’s. Richard Cancino, 21, of Houston, was arrested for theft.
On Feb. 9, Officer T. Morgan was dispatched to Deerbrook Mall in reference to three juvenile shoplifters and an adult in custody at Sear’s. Ana Parrilla, 44, of Cleveland, was arrested for theft
On Feb. 10, Officer M. Bascus was dispatched to Deerbrook Mall in reference to a shoplifter in custody at Sear’s. Andrea Breedlove, 18, of Willis, was arrested for theft
DANBURY CT. A Western Connecticut State University student was arrested Sunday after he shoplifted DVDs at Walmart, then pulled a knife on a security guard who tried to stop him, police said.
Michael Peszke, 19, of Old Saybrook, was taken into custody outside the Newtown Road store about 4:30 p.m.
He was charged with second-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny, possession of a shoplifting device and disorderly conduct.
Police said Peszke fled from the store and pulled a knife on the security guard who caught him. He then began struggling with the guard before being subdued.
MUNCIE IND.– A Dunkirk woman offered to pay for items she allegedly stole from a local department store Saturday evening, even after she knew she’d still be charged with the theft.
Carrie S. Garrett, 34, was arrested at Sears just before closing time for hiding tools in her coat and purse, and trying to leave the store without paying.
She said she would pay for the tools, but loss prevention agents said the store was closed at 9 p.m.Police didn’t take the suspect to jail, but gave her a court date for the theft.Garrett told police she had planned to give the items to her father for his birthday.
MOUNT PLEASANT SC A police chase in Mount Pleasant this morning ended with the arrest of two men suspected of a crime in North Charleston.
Mount Pleasant Police say North Charleston officers were searching for two men suspected of shoplifting at a store on Rivers Avenue.
A Mount Pleasant police officer spotted the vehicle that the suspects were believed to be driving. Shortly after, the suspects took off, leading police on a chase.
The two suspects jumped out of the car on Shellmore Boulevard and were quickly apprehended.
PRINCE FREDERICK Two juveniles were charged with theft on February 20 at about 5:52 p.m. after they were observed by store security leaving K-Mart in Prince Frederick without paying for items in their possession. After DFC Carl Fischer conducted a search of the juveniles, it was discovered that one of them, a 17-year-old male from Prince Frederick, was also in possession of suspected marijuana. He was charged on a youth report with theft and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and released to a parent. The second juvenile, a 16-year-old male from Prince Frederick, was charged on a youth report with theft and released to a guardian.
Richland County SC– Richland County deputies say the 47-year-old woman accused of stealing a name tag and radio from a department store employee turned herself in Monday.Deputies charged 47-year-old Karen Knightner with strong armed robbery.Officers say Knightner got into a physical argument with an employee of the Kohl’s on Two Notch Road, and she stole items from the employee. Investigators believe she had the help of another suspect.Investigators say they are still trying to determine who the second suspect is that helped Knightner take merchandise from the department store.Investigators say the original incident happened on February 13, when Knightner tried to shoplift several items from the store, and an employee approached her.That’s when deputies say Knightner initiated a physical altercation with the employee. Officers say the employee was able to take back some of the items.But investigators say Knightner and the unknown second suspect took a Kohl’s two-way radio and name tag before leaving the store. Investigators are still searching for the second suspect. If you have any information that could help them, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-559-TIPS.
Hanover Ma Feb 10 2008 5:43 p.m. Washington St., and Famous Footwear, larceny-shoplifting. Arrest: Shemekia R. Washington, 35, 36 Whitten St., Dorchester. Charges: Shoplifting (2nd offense), shoplifting by asporation, receiving stolen property.
4:26 p.m. Washington St., and Famous Footwear. Arrest: Porchea C. Kornegay, 24, 935 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester. Charges: Shoplifting by asporation (2 counts), receiving stolen property. Arrest: Karisha Q. Perry, 24, 91 Ames St., Dorchester. Charges: Shoplifting by asporation, receiving stolen property.
Pascagoula MS 1317 Telephone Road, Wayne Lee’s Grocery, Jason Watson, 23, 6525 Gregory, Moss Point, was arrested for shoplifting. Jacklyn Coleman, 41, 6505 Wayne St., Moss Point, was arrested for shoplifting 2nd offense.
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