Shoplifting/Retail Security News Round-Up www.privateofficer.com
Shoplifting/Retail Security News Round-Up http://www.privateofficer.com
Ray D. Mccoy, 25, 49 Parkside Ave., was charged with possession of marijuana and retail theft on Nov. 18 after being caught stealing a cologne set from Walgreens, 1401 Western Ave., police said.
Keshia Smith, 39, of Marion, for shoplifting first offense and giving false information to a police officer. Michael Sebastin Hale, 48, of Mullins for shoplifting first offense.
Police were dispatched to Target in the Watertown Mall for a shoplifting report. Police met with security, who said Sharif Sharif, 52, of 87 Maple St. #2 in Boston, tried to steal 25 music compact discs and two DVD box sets valued at $449.73. Sharif had put the merchandise inside his jacket and attempted to leave the store. Sharif was charged with third offense-shoplifting.
Security officers at the Walmart on Gunbarrel Road said John Singleton tried to leave with eight packages of steaks worth $119.84, two chuck roasts worth $21.96 and a case of beer worth $12.38.Singleton is now facing a charge of theft under $500 and is banned from Walmart
On Nov. 21 at 2:46 p.m., police were dispatched to Filene’s Basement on Arsenal Street for a shoplifting report. Security had detained Ingrid Oge, 33, of 400 Heath St. 1045 in Brookline. She was reportedly observed removing shirts and slacks from displays and putting them in a bag. She attempted to leave the store with the items, which were valued at $339, security said. Oge was charged with shoplifting more than $100 worth of merchandise.
Carlos A. Santiago-Rivera, 29, of the first block of Prospect Street, carried away $162.98 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s department store in Park City Center without paying at 3:14 p.m. Friday, city police reported. Santiago-Rivera was arrested and taken to the city police station, where he is to be charged with retail theft, police said.Aaron H. Millisock, 29, of the 200 block of West King Street, was charged with retail theft at 11:40 a.m. Friday in the first block of North Queen Street, city police said. Police reported that Millisock was stopped by an employee of a business in that block when Millisock attempted to conceal a camera, value $13.99, in his shirt.Henry S. Hart, 35, of the 100 block of Donnerville Road, was charged with retail theft 11:31 a.m. Friday in the 1300 block of Columbia Avenue. He was also wanted on a bench warrant. Kyle M. Barninger, 21, York, was charged with theft by West Hempfield Township police at 7 p.m. Thursday.Police said Barninger removed a PlayStation 3 valued at $500 from his employer, Blockbuster Video, 3975 Columbia Ave., according to a Nov. 11 report.
George C. Beaton, 41, of 514 Governor Wentworth Highway in Melvin Village was arrested and charged with shoplifting
At approximately 4:36 pm, Officers of the Salisbury Police Department received a call to respond to the Boscov’s Department Store at the Centre at Salisbury for the report of a shoplifter. Upon arrival, the officers were advised that security personnel had observed the below listed suspect attempt to take clothing from the store without making payment. The clothing was recovered and returned to the store. ARRESTED: Anzhelika Sergeevna Stefanovich, 19 years of age Milton, DelawareCHARGES: Theft (under $ 500)Theft (under $ 100)DISPOSITION: Released to Central BookingCC # 200800041011
Grants Pass CO. Just before 5:30 yesterday afternoon, Grants Pass police were called to the Dollar Tree Store, located at the 1200 block of Northwest Sixth Street.An employee called Josephine County 9-1-1 dispatch to report suspicions that a female in the store was shoplifting.After the woman left the store, police apprehended her. Anee Marie Cicerano, 54, had an outstanding warrant from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for two counts of Failure to Appear on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Cicerano had two outstanding Grants Pass Department of Public Safety warrants for Failure to Appear on Theft II charges. She was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on her warrants, given an additional charge of PCS Meth and trespassed from the store.
Sheanna Nesseralla, 25, of Taunton, and Jason Logan, 28, of 20 Adams St. Taunton, were arrested at Hannaford Supermarket, 255 Joseph E. Warner Blvd., at 2:35 p.m. and charged with shoplifting by asportation.
Donald J. Cristiano Jr., 34, who is homeless, was arrested Wednesday at Costco, 6275 Naples Blvd. He was charged with stealing a $1,900 television from Costco. He used to make home deliveries for the retail store.
Sunday at about 1:45 p.m., an off-duty Bay County Sheriff’s deputy was working security at Dillard’s in Panama City Mall when a security employee caught a shoplifter, according to an incident report.
The man had concealed two T-shirts in his pants and was stopped as he walked outside. He admitted to the theft and gave up the two shirts, the report said.
The deputy cuffed the man and placed the man in his patrol car. The man asked the deputy to roll up the windows in his car before they left for the jail. At the man’s car, the deputy saw another shirt in the back seat.
The man admitted he had stolen it from Dillard’s as well. The three shirts, valued at a total of $150, were returned to the store. The man was booked at the Bay County Jail.
Oro Valley police responded to a call of shoplifting at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Oro Valley Marketplace at Tangerine and Oracle roads. Once there, a store security guard told the officer that she saw a woman remove a digital camera from its packaging and put it in her purse. The security guard followed the woman to the infant section where she put numerous items of children’s clothing in her purse along with a set of Halloween press-on nails. The woman attempted to leave the Wal-Mart when the security guard stopped her. The guard told police that the woman became loud and argumentative and questioned their right to stop her from leaving. The woman, an Oro Valley resident, later told police that she did attempt to steal the items and had intended to give them to her daughter. She was charged with shoplifting and released.
Police charged John Lee, 46, of Memorial Avenue in Port Norris, with shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia at the Acme at the Union Lake Crossing shopping center at 6:07 p.m. Thursday.
Carleen Blackwell, 41, of South Delsea Drive in Vineland, was charged with shoplifting $34.24 worth of food from the Wal-Mart in the 2200 block of North 2nd Street at 11:22 a.m. Friday.
Police charged Guy Tillman, 48, of Baptist Road in Newport, with shoplifting at the Wal-Mart in the 2200 block of North 2nd Street at 1:22 p.m. Friday.
Maria Jesus, 22, of the 100 block of South West Avenue, received a summons for shoplifting several clothing items and a Hershey bar Sunday from the Boscov’s department store on South Delsea Drive. A security officer saw the accused on surveillance video put items in a plastic bag and attempting to leave the store without paying. She only paid for one item at the register. The stolen items were valued about $202.15 and a girl’s turtleneck found in the bag from Children’s Place was valued at $8.
NATICK MA – Two teens were arrested Friday at 9:27 p.m after police said they shoplifted at Sears in the Natick Collection.A 14-year-old girl from Framingham and a 15-year-old girl from Milford were both charged with two counts each of larceny of property worth less than $250 and conspiracy to commit a crime, police said.NATICK MA- A Boston woman was arrested Saturday at 8:49 p.m. after police said she shoplifted at the Lucky Brand Jeans store in the Natick Collection.Elizabeth M. LeClair, 36, of 296 East Eighty St., was charged with larceny of property worth more than $250, police said.
MARLBOROUGH MA – A Worcester woman was arrested Sunday on shoplifting charges, police said.Janet Cuervo, 21, of 33 Providence St., was arrested at Sears on Donald J. Lynch Boulevard about 9:05 p.m. and charged with shoplifting more than $100 by price tag tampering, shoplifting by concealing merchandise and providing a false name/Social Security Number, police said.
Joseph P. Brennan, 21, of the 500 block of Sarah Place, was charged Thursday with shoplifting at Pathmark on North 2nd Street. He was processed and released on a summons.
BOYNTON BEACH FLA Boynton Beach police arrested two men on Thursday for stealing $2,000 worth of bras from a Victoria Secret store at the Boynton Beach Mall.
Police said that Miguel Martinez, 42, and William Vasquez, 27, had foil-lined bags which allow shoplifters to walk out of a store without setting off an alarm, but when they were caught they ran from the store
Martinez was able to get into his car and drive toward Interstate 95 but accidentally turned into a parking lot where he was met by police. Martinez was charged with grand retail theft, felony fleeing and eluding, and possession of anti-shoplifting countermeasure device. Vasquez was charged with grand retail theft and possession of anti-shoplifting countermeasure device.
On Saturday a man was caught trying to steal items from the mall.31-year-old Martin Garcia is being charged with theft. Once taken into custody, officers discovered he had a previous amphetamines charge in federal courts.He was served with a u-s marshal warrant yesterday evening and is being held at the Webb County Jail on both charges
A 37-year-old Milford man was arrested Saturday and charged with shoplifting, police said.
Brian Degnan, of 7 Plain St., Apt. 1, was arrested outside Kohl’s Department Store on Medway Road around 8:45 p.m., police said. Degnan was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, third offense, after workers told police he left the store with two MP3 players, police said.
A security guard at the Duane Reade at 322 Eighth Ave. stopped a man who was trying to exit the store without paying for six bottles of body wash and 14 bottles of skin moisturizer stuffed into his backpack, police said. The shoplifter pushed the guard, spat at him and said, “Get out of my way. I have AIDS.” Police arrested the suspect, Larry Graves, 50, and charged him with grand larceny and menacing.
The store manager at CVS, 272 Eighth Ave., arrested Nelson Lopez, 47, at 7:50 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 6, and charged him with larceny for walking out without paying for 27 packs of bubblegum.
A loss prevention security officer saw Darlene Gwinnett, 40, of Effort try to shoplift two video games from Kmart in Mount Pocono on Tuesday, according to Pocono Mountain Regional Police.
Gwinnett was followed and recorded by a security camera concealing the games, avoiding the cash register area and leaving the store without paying for the merchandise, police said.
The loss prevention agent approached Gwinnett and told her she was being detained for stealing. Gwinnett said it was a mistake, that she forgot she had the games and then gave the games to the security fficer and said she was leaving.
The officer told her she had to stay and wait for police to arrive. Gwinnett became irate and tried to force her way out of the store, police said. The loss prevention agent forced her to the ground and held her there until she calmed down and a police officer arrived.
Charges of retail theft and disorderly conduct will be filed, police said.
Marlene F. Falle, 32, of 17 Algonquin Road, North Reading, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise
Theodore Croom, 71, 2106 Sharon Court, Kinston, misdemeanor shoplifting, misdemeanor second degree trespassing. Bond: $500. Arresting officer: M. Gulino.
Burlington Coat Factory Officer Brandon Toney #198, was dispatched to 4800blk of Texoma PK in reference to two females shoplifting. Upon arrival I spoke with loss prevention. He had Angela Beggs and Krystal Lay detained for shoplifting. Both subjects concealed property and left the store without paying for them. The total amount taken was over $50.00. Beggs and Lay were arrested for theft and taken to the Grayson County Jail.
Michael C. Quinlan, 20, 15 Blueberry Lane, Methuen, Mass., charged with simple assault, shoplifting and resisting arrest
John Kristopher Walton, 22 Perkins St., 4, Amesbury, Mass., was charged with shoplifting.
Johnson City TN
Officers of the Johnson City Police Department placed Laleh Harmon and her daughter under arrest for Felony Shoplifting. The arrest was the result of an investigation at Belk’s Women’s Store, 2011 N. Roan St. Both defendants were apprehended by loss prevention as they attempted to leave the store with several pieces of clothing and handbags valued at $614 dollars. The juvenile was issued a citation into Juvenile Court on December 19th, 2008. Laleh Harmon was arrested and taken to the Washington County Detention Center where bond was set at $3500 dollars. She is scheduled to answer the charges on Monday November 17th, at 1300hrs.
Arthur Darosa, 20, of 29 Myrtle St., was arrested at 12:13 p.m. and charged with shoplifting
Giovanna Prindle and Clarinda Alves, both 20, from New Bedford, were arrested at 7:58 p.m. and charged with shoplifting.
30 Year Old James Carl Allen, a Gainesboro, TN man was arrested for Evading Arrest and Shoplifting at Tractor Supply Company on S. Jefferson. Cookeville Police were called while a Tractor Supply Co. employee was chasing him. After further chase by the Police Mr. Allen was apprehended still wearing the Boots he had taken without paying for. The boots still had the sticker tag and anti-theft device in them. Allen was charged with THEFT OF PROPERTY, LARCENY, THEFT-BREECH OF TRUST and EVADING ARREST.
Joseph P. Brennan, 21, of the 500 block of Sarah Place, was charged Thursday with shoplifting at Pathmark on North 2nd Street. He was processed and released on a summons
A Heartland woman was cited and release for shoplifting at a west Omaha Bag & Save. Police say she was trying to steal hamburger.
According to the police reports, on Wednesday, October 29th, the 42-year old woman switched the price tags on two packages of ground beef in the Bag & Save located at 144th and Center.
The Zorinsky Lake Neighborhood woman paid $3.97 for a family pack of hamburger which should have cost $8.85.
Store security spotted the switch and called police. The woman was cited and released
Lee County Fla
Ryan Thomas Smith, 30, of 15173 Iona Lakes Drive, No. 10, Fort Myers, was arrested Saturday on a complaint of petty theft/shoplifting.
Priscilla Estrada, 20, of 725 Crestview Drive, No. 203, Immokalee, was arrested Friday on a complaint of petty theft/shoplifting.
Jerry Wayne Bostick, 43, Brown Street, Rockingham, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of shoplifting. Bond was set at $500.
BETHEL PARK, Pa. Bethel Park police are investigating an alleged attempted robbery and kidnapping at South Hills Village Mall.
A 31-year-old woman told Channel 11 News that a man approached her as she put her baby and her purchases into her car at about 3 p.m. Sunday.
The woman said he demanded cash and when she gave the man the few dollars she had at the time, he allegedly told her to get in the car and drive him to a bank.
The victim managed to lock her baby safely in the car and then run for help.
In a statement released Monday night, mall management said, “We are committed to providing a safe, quality shopping environment to our shoppers and our employees. To do this, we take several proactive security measures, including maintaining a continuous security patrol of our mall.”
No arrests have been made.
A carefully orchestrated theft netted two Opp men a brand new computer Thursday, but detailed video footage allowed Andalusia and Opp investigators to quickly apprehend the tech savvy thieves.James David Holloway, 32, and an unidentified juvenile suspect, both of Opp, visited Andalusia’s Wal-Mart Supercenter Thursday and walked away with a Dell XPS computer system valued at $998, APD Investigator Barney Tyree said.
“The two had removed the security band prior to making their way to the front entrance,” Tyree said. “The juvenile suspect distracted one of the Wal-Mart clerks located at the entrance and Holloway pushed the computer out the door.”Video footage later revealed the two left the parking lot in a maroon Chevrolet pickup with a utility trailer hooked to the back. Tyree said the footage was shown to an individual who revealed the same truck had been seen transporting scrap metal in Andalusia just prior to the theft Thursday.
“I began checking with all of the scrap yards in the area to determine who had sold scrap metal on the day in question,” Tyree said. “I found a drivers license, which all yards are required to photo copy anytime scrap metal is sold, that I immediately identified as the juvenile suspect involved in the theft.”Holloway and his juvenile accomplice were quickly located with the help of investigators from the Opp Police Department, according to Tyree, and placed into the Covington County jail Friday.Both suspects were charged with second-degree theft of property, a class C felony, and held on a $50,000 bond.“Everyone should be aware that Wal-Mart has over 300 cameras placed throughout the store and in the parking lot,” Tyree said. “If you come there to steal merchandise, then you will be on video and you will be caught.”