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St. Mary’s Sheriff Dfc. J. Kirkner responded to a theft complaint (shoplifter) at the K-Mart in California.
Investigation revealed the store security officer was detaining a subject for theft of several DVDs. The detained subject provided a name, however, further investigation revealed the subject provided both the security officer and Dfc. Kirkner with a false name.
The subject was eventually identified as Jonathan David Elkins, 21 of Mechanicsville.
Elkins was arrested and charged with theft less then $500 and false statement to a police officer.
Watertown teen was charged with Petit Larceny when deputies were called to investigate a shoplifting incident Friday evening at a store in the Town of Watertown.Mariaha Kevarr Harris, 17, of 823 Bronson Street is accused of attempting to steal a pair of white shoes from Burlington Coat Factory on State Rout 3. Investigators say the shoes were taken from their box and placed in a black handbag Harris was carrying at about 5:45 p.m. Friday.Harris was transported to the PSB and later released with an appearance ticket for Town of Watertown Court on October 27th.
ASHLAND MA- A Hopkinton woman was arrested Sunday at 3:46 p.m. after police said she shoplifted at the Union Street CVS.
Judi Ann Solot, 47, of 16 Appletree Hill Way, was charged with shoplifting, police said.
Christine Quinonez, 36, of 376 Hollis St., was charged with larceny of property worth more than $250, police said
NATICK – A Natick woman was arrested Saturday at 8:02 p.m. after police said she shoplifted at J.C. Penney.
Sandra Hong Yoo, 63, of 10 Lupine Road, was charged with larceny of property worth more than $250, police said
The MPD was called again at 9 p.m. to the Morehead Wal-Mart concerning an alleged shoplifter. Officer Derek Howard responded to the call and arrested 27-year-old Richard D. Johnson of Morehead. Johnson was charged with theft by unlawful taking under $300, shoplifting, first-degree possession of controlled substance and public intoxication. “He was allegedly discovered with five Oxycodone tablets and $31.77 worth of merchandise he had stolen,” Steve Howard said. Johnson is being held in the detention center on a $3,000 full-cash bond.
After being caught shoplifting at Herbergers in the Moorhead Center Mall by a loss prevention officer, the man struck the officer and fled the scene on foot
He ran past the Hjemkomst Center and then jumped into the Red River.
He was taken by ambulance to MeritCare hospital.
Sgt. Chris Carey of the Moorhead Police Department said the 53-year-old will be cited for 5th degree assault and released.
Succasunna resident Marlana Mee, 28, was arrested on Friday by Officer Fran Ross on charges of shoplifting at ShopRite. According to reports, Mee had entered the store on Oct. 16 with an empty baby carriage, loaded it with $458 worth of razor blades, covered the items with a blanket and exited the store.
Police said Mee returned Friday and made the same attempt, this time being caught by security. Apparently Mee loaded the carriage with razor blades, and then unloaded it prior to being caught. The value of the theft from the second incident is $209.89. The razor blades were being resold for cash. Criminal complaints are being signed by ShopRite.
• Volodymyr Tendora, 23, of 1433 W. Superior St., Chicago, was arrested Oct. 12 at Kmart, 4201 N. Harlem Ave., and charged with felony retail theft. Store security agents told police they watched on closed-circuit television as Tendora cut a cellular telephone and batteries from their packaging, concealed them in his pocket and left the store without paying. He was escorted to the store’s security office, where the items, valued at $112.48, were recovered, police said. A felony charge was approved based on Tendora’s arrest record, according to police reports. At an Oct. 13 hearing in Rolling Meadows, bond for Tendora was set at $20,000. He is scheduled to appear at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7 in Room 108 of the Rolling Meadows Court House.
• Lee Yagac, 30, of 7471 Flower, Hanover Park, was arrested Oct. 8 at Best Buy, 4100A N. Harlem Ave., and charged with possession of stolen property, criminal damage to property and possession of drug paraphernalia. Store agents told police they saw Yagac remove packaging from DVDs, which he placed on a counter before leaving the store. He was escorted to the store’s security office, where agents found a mobile telephone in his pocket. Serial numbers on the phone matched serial numbers on an empty package employees had found, police said. According to police reports, agents also found three syringes and a spoon with a black substance on its bottom in Yagac’s pocket. Bond for Yagac was set at $2,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 28.
Woodstock Police say they’ve broken up a shoplifting ring operating in Georgia and Florida.
25-year-old James Jesse Clay of Silver Creek, Ga., was caught at a Wal-Mart on Highway 92 along with two women. A child with the trio was placed in protective custody.
Police say Clay was the mastermind behind a scheme where the suspects would legitimately purchase electronics equipment from Wal-Mart stores and then re-enter the stores with their sales receipts and use them to steal identical items.
Clay is a registered sex offender from Florida who has also been charged with failing to register as a sex offender after he allegedly absconded from Niceville, Florida a couple of weeks ago.
Joanna Kang, 23, of 207 E. John St., No. 102, Champaign, was arrested at 3:25 p.m. Oct. 4 at Woodfield Mall for allegedly leaving the store without pay for $575 in clothing. Her court date is Nov. 5.
Two employees of Target, 1235 E. Higgins Road, were arrested at 4:48 p.m. Oct. 8 and charged with allegedly under ringing merchandise at cash registers. They were Tamika T. Ivy, 25, of 875 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove Village, and Uranub Ismail, 24, of 5609 Court Leona, Hanover Park. They have Oct. 30 court dates.
Wheatfield• TRESPASS: Thomas E. Harris, 17, 10010 Colvin Blvd., Niagara Falls, was charged Sunday afternoon with trespass. A security officer reportedly told deputies he saw Harris inside the mall after Harris has been told he is not welcome there. Harris was released on an appearance ticket and is due Nov. 6 in Wheatfield Town Court.
Troy Nathan Lee, 36, of the 200 block of East Broad Street, was charged Tuesday with shoplifting at CVS on South High Street. He was processed and released on a summons
JACKSON TOWNSHIP OH Jessica R. Smith, 22, of 1358 Linwood Ave. SW, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Kohl’s department store at 5478 Dressler Rd. NW on a robbery charge involving two stolen pair of jeans, reports sa
Two people were arrested Monday evening for attempting to steal digital cameras at Wal-Mart.Scottsboro Police arrested Latricia Patrice Hilton, 28, of Scottsboro and Cory Allen Brown, 34, of Grant at 6:52 p.m. Monday.”They attempted to take $559.52 worth of electronic products,” said Sgt. Scott Matthews.Matthews said Hilton and Brown were both charged with theft second degree. He added, due to the amount total of theft, both were charged with a felony.Brown was also charged with giving false information to law enforcement.
ROUND LAKE BEACH IL
•Alejandro Garduno-Nunez, 30, 1502 Kildeer, Round Lake Beach, was arrested around 6:10 p.m. Oct. 14 and charged with sexual exploitation of a child and disorderly conduct after he exposed himself at Super Kmart, 400 E. Rollins Road, and a witness saw him looking up the shorts of a female juvenile, police said. A Waukegan court date was not available.
VERNON HILLS IL
•Marcela Lopez-Bautista, 27, 622 Sheridan Road, Apt. 3C, Highwood, was arrested Oct. 13 and charged with retail theft after a security agent for JCPenney in Westfield Hawthorn mall saw her take clothes valued at $463, police said. Her Waukegan court date was set for Nov. 10.
Corey Nardone, 18, 280 Dodge Road, Rowley, was arrested Thursday at 11:11 a.m. and charged with shoplifting. Officer John Mounsey made the arrest on Lafayette Road.
HAUGHTON, LA. Shane Pierre Romero, a jockey who has ridden at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, has been arrested for theft.
The 39-year-old Romero faces shoplifting charges after a complaint Thursday from the Dollar General Store in Haughton. Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen says a cashier showed a deputy an empty box of laxatives and said Romero had the packets.
Romero pulled the laxatives out of his pockets and two air fresheners. The items were worth about $4.
Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Baswell says Romero was released from the parish jail after posting $500 bond.
Security saw the Waltham woman hide makeup in her sleeve, police said.
Police were called to The Solstice Store when an employee saw the suspect leave with a pair of $410 Chanel sunglasses. Upon investigation, police discovered he also had stolen a $575 Cole Haan jacket.
Willie Kelsey, 51, of 444 Harrison Ave., was charged with two counts of shoplifting. Kelsey was also arrested on a warrant charging him with being a fugitive from justice.
Yuri Korol, 46, of 14 Allen Ave., Newton, was arrested Saturday, Oct. 11, on charged he shoplifted at Whole Foods Market, 916 Walnut St., police said.
Richard Shroter, 37, was charged with shoplifting at Hannaford Supermarket, 55 Russell St., police said.
He was charged with shoplifting at CVS, 12 Harvard St., police said.
FORT OGLETHORPE GA
Wanda Christopher, 72, of 6936 Alabama Hwy 75, Ider, Ala. was arrested on Oct. 17 and charged with shoplifting.
Kristin Johnson, 25, of 39 Fine St., Rossville, was arrested on Oct. 22 and charged with shoplifting.
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