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SHOPLIFTING/RETAIL SECURITY NEWS
Compiled By; Bryan Hill
Mesa AZ Aug 28 2008
A man was found dead Monday morning inside a truck parked at a Mesa Wal-Mart.
Police don’t know how long 31-year-old Adrian Arviso had been dead before a Wal-Mart security guard noticed that his truck had been there for days and called police.
The Wal-Mart is located at 6131 E. Southern Ave.
Mesa police spokesman Detective Steve Berry said the security guard noticed a foul odor and saw Arviso “slumped over in the front seat of the truck.”
The truck was parked in an area where there are few passersby.
Police don’t suspect any foul play in Arviso’s death and there were no signs of trauma.
The cause of his death will be determined during an autopsy at the Maricopa County Forensic Science Center, police said.
Denise Wallace is accused of pepper-spraying store security officer Rashon Thomas when he tried to arrest her for shoplifting in the Wal-Mart at 5311 Coldwater Road around 4 p.m. Tuesday.Thomas wasn’t seriously injured, according to Fort Wayne Police officer Christopher Reed’s incident report. Wallace, age and address unavailable, faces battery and criminal conversions charges.
Elk Grove CA Aug 16 2008
7960 Gerber Road, near Power Inn Road, arrest. Courtney Pritchard, 33, was arrested at 10 p.m. July 29 on suspicion of petty theft and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. Pritchard entered SaveMart and was reportedly seen by store security officers loading his backpack with merchandise. He allegedly left without paying and was stopped by security officers . A search revealed two metal pipes commonly used for smoking narcotics in his wallet, according to reports.
L. NAZARETH TWP. PA Aug 21 2008 A pair of women from East Stroudsburg tried to leave the Kohl’s department store on Route 248 on Saturday with more than $1,000 in clothing, police said.
Marjorie Aristide-Moreau, 34, and roommate Janice M. Erskine, 43, removed the tags from a large number of items Saturday about 1 p.m. and pushed a shopping cart into the parking lot before being stopped by store security, according to court documents.
The alleged stolen merchandise totaled $1,012.
The women were charged with retail theft and conspiracy to commit retail theft. They were sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $3,000 bail each.
BOARDMAN OH — Police are investigating a report of a shoplifter who threatened to harm a store security officer.
The security officer at Sears, Southern Park Mall, told police that a man selected 12 pairs of work pants, valued at about $300, about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. When the man came out of a dressing room, the officer saw the man had stuffed the pants under his shirt. He then started to walk out of the store without paying.
The guard stopped the man outside and initially the man was cooperative, but the man then told the security officer that he had something in his pocket that the officer didn’t “want to get poked with” and placed his hand in his pocket, a police report said.
The store employee backed off and the man got into his car, but the security officer prevented the man from closing the door. When the car moved, the security officer was struck by the door as the man drove off.
JACKSONVILLE, FL — A shoplifting suspect is in custody after a crash on Atlantic Boulevard.
Police say the suspect stole some items from Burlington Coat Factory in Regency. As he was leaving in his SUV an officer arrived on the scene and followed him.
Officers say the suspect crashed his SUV into a pickup in the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Monument Road.
The suspect was taken into custody.
The driver of the pickup was not seriously hurt.
Traffic was slow at the intersection for more than an hour. A tow truck had to get into the middle of the road to pull the pickup out of the way.
Shoplifting: Police arrested Brittney O’Hara of the 15000 block of 85th Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens and charged her with petit retail theft.
North Lebanon PA
Garry Unger, 52, New Oxford, was charged with taking $232 in merchandise from Wal-Mart, 1355 E. Lehman St., without paying for it at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 13, police said.
N. Londonderry PA
Two boys from Hershey were charged with taking $58 in merchandise from Wal-Mart, 100 N. Londonderry Square, at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Douglas County CO.
Police responded to a report of shoplifting at The Buckle in Park Meadows, 8045 Park Meadows Center Drive, at 2:52 p.m. Aug. 8. A 22-year-old employee at the store told the deputy she saw the suspect enter the store at about 2 p.m., select two shirts and enter a changing room. The employee saw the woman leave the changing room a short time later without the shirts. The employee found two sensors that previously were attached to the shirts in the changing room and called the police. Police found the 21-year-old woman in the mall, who surrendered the two shirts and a black wallet to the officer. The officer also determined the woman had an outstanding warrant for theft in Westminster. As the woman was being taken to the police sub-station, she told the officer, “I’m sorry. I don’t have any money.” The total theft is valued at $124.
Josephine Rivera, 61, of the 200 block of South 2nd Street, was charged Sunday with shoplifting a pack of Tums antacids valued at $2.49 from ShopRite on North 2nd Street. She was processed and released on a summons.
Juan R. Vargas, 42, of Hammonton, was arrested Monday on charges of shoplifting and contempt. He was taken to CCJ in lieu of $10,437 bail.
On Aug. 2, Kim Baylor, 31, was arrested for theft at Deerbrook Mall. Officer E. Squier was the arresting officer.
* On Aug. 2, Karen Baylor, 28, was arrested for theft at Deerbrook Mall. Officer J. Culp was the arresting officer.
* On Aug. 3, Gerado Zavala, 18, arrested for theft at Deerbrook Mall. Officer B. McCandless was the arresting officer.
On Aug. 3, Deputy Burr responded to a shoplifting call at Target in Atascocita. Ryan Stanley, 17, of Humble, placed an AM/FM car CD player, valued at $169, inside the box of a CD car carrier worth $21. After re-sealing the box, Stanley proceeded to the cash register to make his purchase and was arrested for theft.
* On Aug. 3, Deputy Burr responded to a report of a shoplifter in custody at HEB in Atascocita. Amy Smith, 30, of Dayton chose the self-checkout line to purchase a basket full of groceries, but did not scan all the items before placing them in bags. After an inventory of the groceries, Smith was found to have scanned and paid for only $100.54 of the $117.92 worth of merchandise. She was arrested for theft.
* On Aug. 6, Deputy Carroll responded to a report of a shoplifter in custody at CVS Pharmacy in Atascocita. The manager observed Dustin Gorham, 27, of Kingwood, select a GPS system and carry it to the back of the store. Gorham emptied the contents of the box in the purse of a companion and returned the empty box to the shelf. The pair was stopped when they attempted to exit the store without paying. Gorham was charged with theft, but no charges for filed on his companion.
Lowe’s parking lot, Ashley Shanet Tillman, 26, Woodforest Drive, Gulfport, arrested for shoplifting. Astrin Shanay Tillman, 26, arrested for shoplifting second, and Jennifer Marie Shaw, 20, Hensley Avenue, Gulfport, arrested for shoplifting.
Fort Oglethorpe GA
Thomas Hall, 28, of 217 Mineral Ave., Rossville, was arrested on Aug. 8 and charged with shoplifting.
Magen Hampton, 25, of 2716 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, was arrested on Aug. 8 and charged with shoplifting.
Roxanna Evens, 17, of 2715 13th Ave., Chattanooga, was arrested on Aug. 10 and charged with shoplifting.
Keandra Tucker, 19, of 3229 5th Ave., Chattanooga, was arrested on Aug. 10 and charged with shoplifting.
Paul Jenkins, 41, of 1611 Glowmont Drive, East Ridge, Tenn., was arrested on Aug. 13 and charged with shoplifting.
· Lisa Fran Price, 29, 3354 Daughtey White Road, Kinston, Aug. 15, misdemeanor shoplifting by concealment, two counts misdemeanor failure to appear. Bond: $2,300. Arresting officer: J. Camp.
Tahlequah police are investigating an alleged beer theft reported last Saturday. Love’s Country Store said the beer was taken at 11:23 p.m. Aug. 8.
Jonas Wildcat, 20, was arrested by Officer David Craig Tuesday for shoplifting after allegedly taking $40 of meat from Reasor’s.
Fort Oglethorpe GA
Sasha Carr, 20, of Hunter Hills, Ringgold, was arrested on August 15 and charged with financial transaction card fraud.
Tabitha Blevins, 23, of 8406 Walker Ave., Rossville, was arrested on August 18 and charged with forgery.
Misty Duncan, 23, of 8406 Walker Ave., Rossville, was arrested on August 18 and charged with forgery.
Florance Walker, 62, of 146 Laurel Wood Circle, Rossville, was arrested on August 16 and charged with shoplifting second offence
Amanda Lewis, 27, of 1700 48th St., Chattanooga, Tenn., was arrested on August 16 and charged with forgery 1st degree, forgery 2nd degree, and theft by shoplifting
Susan Henry, 48, of 184 Pursley Drive, Ringgold, was arrested on August 18 and charged with shoplifting.
Dylan Heath, 17, of 3811 Wilhoit Road, Apison, Tenn., was arrested on August 20 and charged with shoplifting.
George Yates, 19, of 283 Brock Circle, Ringgold, was arrested on August 20 and charged with shoplifting.
Leslie Marie Clausen, 19, was arrested and charged with felony theft by shoplifting. She was booked at 4:22 p.m. on Aug. 19
At 11:45 a.m., Amarilde Cardoso, 19, of Brockton and Olinizia Lopez, 22, of Brockton were arrested and charged with shoplifting at Kohl’s at Taunton Depot Plaza.• At 1:21 p.m., Brianna Braga, 19, of 30 Tremont St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting at Sears at the Silver City Galleria.• At 2:07 p.m., Lisa Henry of Brockton, 41, was arrested and charged with shoplifting at Kohl’s at Taunton Depot Plaza.
Tinley Park IL.
RETAIL THEFT An unidentified man stole stole ratchet and doorknob sets Aug. 21 from Super Kmart, 16300 Harlem Ave., and then returned to the store to steal three dog kennels, police said. They said that when store security tried stop him, he fled in a car.
RETAIL THEFTLeon Wade, 22, of Oak Park, was charged with retail theft for stealing alcohol, CDs, Cheetos, deli sandwiches and a bottle of cologne Aug. 23 from Super Kmart, 16300 Harlem Ave., police said.
North Myrtle Beach SC
A 19-year-old woman was arrested after she stole gloves, batteries, a sheet set, and tape from a North Myrtle Beach Wal-Mart, according to a police incident report.
Amanda Wallace, of North Myrtle Beach, was seen around 8:44 p.m. Monday at Wal-Mart, 550 U.S.17 North, removing a tag from a back pack, putting items throughout the store in the back pack, and leaving the store without paying for the items, the incident report stated.
The items were estimated to be $116, the report stated.
Johnnie Anderson, 44, of the 500 block of North 3rd Street, was arrested at 12:26 a.m. Saturday at Rite Aid on the 900 block of North High Street. He was charged with robbery, shoplifting and simple assault. He was held on $50,000 bail.
Carnell Logan, 46, of Columbia Avenue, Vineland, was arrested Friday night at Wal-Mart on North 2nd Street for allegedly shoplifting $19 worth of groceries. He was released on a summons.
David Crist, 28, of Nicolette Court, Vineland, was charged Friday with shoplifting at ShopRite on North 2nd Street. He was found with $165.88 worth of seafood
Fergus Falls MN
Charges are pending against a loss prevention officer with Target after the man admitted stealing over $1,000 worth of merchandise from the Fergus Falls store.
The thefts included CDs, DVDs, an iPod, a Webcam and books over the course of the past few months, according to Fergus Falls police. The man admitted to stealing the items and faces theft charges.
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