Yuba County CA May 18 2013 A Marysville woman punched a Walmart security agent in the face before pelting him with numerous rocks on Thursday as she tried to get away with lotions and body spray stuffed in her purse, Yuba County deputies said.
An apparent getaway car abandoned Evalee Havanna Hawkins as she left the store in the 1100 block of North Beale Road just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Undersheriff Jerry Read.
“The loss-prevention officer was taking pictures of the vehicle, and the driver apparently decided he didn’t want any part of what was going on and left,” Read said.
Hawkins then tried to get into another vehicle, which also drove off, leaving her alone with the security guard, who asked the woman to return the lotions.
“Then she punches him in the chin and tries to walk away,” Read said.
Several more guards stepped in as Hawkins began striking the same guard with multiple rocks.
The guard was not seriously injured.
Sheriff’s deputies detained Hawkins, who was booked into the Yuba County Jail on $50,000 bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery. She was still in custody Thursday.
Hicksville NY May 15 2013 Two Brooklyn men were arrested on Friday for an alleged robbery that occurred in Broadway Mall in Hicksville, police said.
According to authorities, Theodis Cole and Omar Sharpe, both 36, were seen by store security concealing an unknown amount of clothing in a bag at Macy’s in Broadway Mall.
As the two men exited the store, two security officers attempted to detain them in the parking lot. Sharpe then fled with the proceeds on foot through the parking lot, while Cole physically prevented the security officers from stopping Sharpe, police said.
As the security officers where escorting Cole back to Macy’s he began to kick and punch one of them causing a minor laceration to his hand. Police then arrived and placed Cole under arrest.
Sharpe was located by officers at the Hicksville Rail Road Station and arrested, police said.
Sharpe and Cole were charged with second-degree robbery
Vancouver WA May 13 2013 A security guard was stabbed Saturday afternoon after confronting a theft suspect at the Grand Central Fred Meyer store.
ROCHESTER, Minn. May 12 2013 – Police have a man in custody after they were called to the Cub Foods after a security agent was assaulted by a shoplifter.
ST. CLAIRSVILLE OH May 12 2013 – A major accident on Interstate 70 on Thursday near the Ohio Valley Mall, left one man with minor injuries and subsequently lead to a fight between a bystander and a mall security guard.
According to initial reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a commercial tractor trailer hauling a bulldozer was traveling east near Exit 218 at the Ohio Valley Mall when the vehicle rolled over the guardrail, losing the bulldozer in the process. The vehicle then rolled over the steep embankment.
The driver, Jerry L. Fox, 42, Dilliner, Pa., was transported to Wheeling Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Officials from the Patrol, Cumberland Trail Fire Department, Ohio Department of Transportation and a towing service arrived on-scene. Following the accident, traffic was reduced to a single lane on I-70′s eastbound side until 2 a.m. today when the site was cleared.
The accident is under investigation.
At the time of the crash, onlookers at the nearby Ohio Valley Mall gathered in the parking lot where a fight broke out between a mall security guard and woman onlooker.
According to Joe Bell with the Cafaro Co. which operates the mall, a woman was taking pictures of the accident on the mall property, which is against mall policy. She was asked by the security guard to desist when the two scuffled.
Police are continuing their investigation.
Little Rock AR May 9 2013 A mother who was holding her 6-month-old child is accused of pepper-spraying an employee at a Little Rock department store who moved to stop her from shoplifting, authorities said.
Stockton CA May 8 2013
Police say that a woman pulled a gun on a loss prevention officer during a shoplifting incident Monday afternoon.
The woman was seen putting some items in her purse at a store near Carolyn Weston Boulevard and Manthey Road around 4:17 p.m. She then tried to leave the store, only to have a security guard confront her.
But, the woman allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the guard – telling him to “back off.”
She was last seen heading down Manthey Road.
Baltimore MD May 1 2013 A warrant has been issued for a robber who assaulted a security guard while trying to steal food from Safeway.
According to Baltimore police, at 2:18 p.m., April 22, a robber was trying to take $40.81 worth of food from Safeway, 2401 N. Charles St.
As the robber was trying to get away with the stolen items a security guard confronted the robber. The robber then assaulted the security guard and ran from the scene.
However, while assaulting the security guard the robber’s identification was dropped. An arrest warrant has been issued for the robber.
A normal day of shopping was interrupted at a North Carolina Wal-Mart store after one of the shoppers was involved in a domestic dispute that soon turned dangerous.
Police responding to the call for assistance from store employees say that while on the way to the situation they were advised that the man, later identified as 44-year-old Ricky Edward Frazier, of 1705 Shamrock Lane armed himself with a rifle.
Rocky Mount police officers quickly responded to the store located at 1511 Benvenue Road on Saturday at 2:43 p.m. in reference to the domestic disturbance but found that Frazier had went into the sporting goods section of Wal-Mart, smashed a glass gun case and took out a rifle. Frazier ran into the men’s restroom with the rifle at the back of the store and barricaded himself and refused to leave.
Police not knowing whether or not the man had ammunition, cleared out employees and shoppers and were eventually able to take Frazier into custody.
Frazier is charged with larceny of a firearm, going armed to the terror of the public, and damage to property. He also faces charges for multiple outstanding warrants for driving violations.
He was placed in Nash County Jail under a $20,000 bond.
ROCK HILL SC April 28 2013 — Two Rock Hill sisters face shoplifting and assault charges after police say they stole from Target and then fled to a gas station before one hid in the trunk of a car and the other bit a store employee Monday.
At about 6:30 p.m., police searched the area between Dave Lyle Boulevard and Tinsley Way after receiving word of two women who shoplifted from Target and then ran toward the gas station on Tinsley Way, according to a Rock Hill Police report.
An officer saw Ladorea White, 32, and her sister, Damaria White, 29, walking behind the gas station’s garbage bin, the report states. Police approached both women and managed to detain Ladorea White, but Damaria White took off running.
Ladorea White struggled with officers and had to be taken to the ground before she was handcuffed, the report states. A bystander told police that Damaria White got into a green Ford Taurus that drove off.
Officers found the Taurus, made a traffic stop and spoke with the front-seat passenger, who said she had nothing to do with the Target theft, according to the report. She said Damaria White jumped into her backseat and said, “Go, go, go,” before she hid in the trunk of the car.
An officer opened the trunk and found Damaria White inside, the report states. The driver didn’t know Damaria White, but a passenger did, said Rock Hill Police Executive Officer Mark Bollinger. When Damaria White saw them, she flagged them down for a ride.
Once in the car, she pulled down the back seat of the Taurus and climbed into the trunk, Bollinger said.
Police took both sisters back to Target at the Manchester Village Shopping Center to identify them, the report states. They found two shirts worth $50 in Ladorea White’s purse, and a baby bottle and accessories worth $34 in Damaria White’s purse.
The loss prevention officer told police that he tried to stop Ladorea White while she was shoplifting but she bit him on his left arm, breaking into his skin, according to the report.
The store employee went to Piedmont Medical Center for evaluation, where doctors gave him shots and antibiotics, said a victim’s advocate during Ladorea White’s Tuesday afternoon bond hearing.
“The injuries you’re charged with caused a great deal of difficulty for this gentleman who was doing his job,” said Rock Hill Magistrate Ray Long before setting Ladorea White’s bond at $28,000.
She is charged with second-degree assault and battery, shoplifting and driving under suspension after police learned her license was suspended when she initially drove her sister to Target.
Damaria White was charged with shoplifting. Police learned that she also had an outstanding warrant for shoplifting in Lancaster. She received a $1,000 bond Tuesday morning before she was taken to the Lancaster County Detention Center, where she received a $5,000 bond. Source- heraldonline.com
Palm Beach County Fla April 28 2013 A scuffle with security at a Greenacres Walmart lead to the arrest of a Royal Palm Beach woman and girl, 16, on Thursday.
Greenacres police say Tiyler K. Scharmer, 20, and the girl stole phone chargers, sleeping pills, sandals, and Caesar salads.
The Sun Sentinel is not identifying the juvenile because of her age and the nature of the crime.
The fight broke out when security stopped the two outside, according to the report. Other employees helped security, but the duo also fought them, according to police.
Scharmer faces charges of robbery, battery, resisting arrest, drug possession and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was booked into Palm Beach County Jail on Thursday where she is held in lieu of $10,000 bail. The juvenile faces charges of robbery, battery and resisting arrest.
Source- Sun Sentinel
WILMINGTON, Del. – April 25, 2013 — A Philadelphia man is facing a long list of charges after allegedly crashing his car on Concord Pike while fleeing from a shoplifting.
47-year-old Lewis A. Maye Jr. is charged with Theft: Organized Retail Crime, Terroristic Threatening, Possession of Shoplifter’s Tools, Shoplifting Over $1,500, Conspiracy Second Degree, and numerous traffic offenses.
Police say it was 1:00 p.m. Wednesday when Maye entered the Kohls store located at 401 Rocky Run Parkway.
According to investigators, Maye used a booster bag, a bag designed to evade store security sensors, to conceal over $2,500 worth of merchandise.
When a store employee confronted Maye he allegedly left the store and threatened to shoot the employee.
Maye then fled south on Concord Pike in a white 2007 Chevrolet Impala.
As the vehicle approached the intersection with Nichols Avenue, Maye attempted to pass southbound vehicles by driving in the northbound lanes. In doing so, he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a sign for Art Fitness.
Maye ran from the vehicle to a nearby McDonalds where he was found hiding in the bathroom by police.
After his arrest police were able to link Maye to an April 6 incident where he and another male allegedly ran out of the same Kohls store with almost $2,000 worth of merchandise.
Maye was charged then released after posting $3,000 secured bail.
Philadelphia PA April 25 2013 A 20-year-old Philadelphia man faces simple assault, harassment and other charges after police say he assaulted a security officer while running from the Target store in the 800 block of Baltimore Pike last Monday.
According to police, Target security reported a man had just fled the store at 12:51 p.m. on April 15. Police say the store reported that the man was involved in a “retail theft incident and assaulted the security officer before fleeing.”
A Springfield patrol officer found the man in the 1200 block of East Woodland Avenue. Police say the man was identified by security and arrested.
According to police “the man was charged with Retail Theft for taking $108.09 worth of merchandise from the store, Simple Assault, Harassment, and Disorderly Conduct. No one was injured during the incident. The incident is under investigation.”
Commack NY April 25 2013 Police have arrested Brian Healy, 29, of Smithtown, in Commack April 19 on a charge of robbery in the second degree, a felony.
According to police, Healy was attempting to steal goods from Walmart on Commack when he was stopped by store security and a struggle ensued.
During the escape attempt, Healy cut and injured the hand of a security officer who attempted to stop him.
Healy was taken into custody on the felony charge and is awaiting trial.
A security officer at a Hilldale Mall store was punched three times in the groin by a woman he was trying to detain for shoplifting Friday, according to Madison police.
The Macy’s security officer told police he contacted the suspect near a sandwich shop at the mall when she grabbed chairs, a table and a rack for chips while swearing and yelling at the Macy’s officer.
Carrie J. Evert, 28, of Madison was arrested on suspicion of theft and possession of cocaine. Police said she stole three purses.
Harborcreek Township PA April 18 2013 An attempt to stop a suspected shoplifter set off a chase that turned deadly on Monday afternoon, when a man fleeing from state police crashed his car in Harborcreek Township.
The victim, whose identity had not been confirmed Monday night, is believed to be a 31-year-old Chautauqua County, N.Y., resident, state police spokesman Sgt. Mark Zaleski said. He was killed when the Nissan Sentra he was driving at a high rate of speed went out of control and hit a tree in the 6400 block of Firman Road. The man was thrown from the car and landed on a parked car, Zaleski said.
An autopsy on the man will be performed today, Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook said Monday night.
The incident that led to the crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. Monday, when state police were notified of a retail theft that had occurred at the Harborcreek Walmart, 5741 Buffalo Road, Zaleski said. The man had reportedly stolen DVDs and fled from store security, he said.
An off-duty state police trooper who had witnessed the confrontation between the man and store security approached the man as the man walked toward the nearby Harborcreek Township Building. The off-duty trooper told the man that he had to go back and talk to store officials, but the man didn’t respond and instead went to his car, which was parked in the Walmart lot, and drove off toward Depot Road at a high rate of speed, Zaleski said.
State police troopers who responded to the shoplifting call began pursuing the man as he turned onto Firman Road from Depot Road. The troopers started backing off the pursuit because they were uncomfortable with the speed they were traveling. Within seconds, the man lost control of his car and crashed into the tree, Zaleski said.
Sacramento CA April 18 2013 A man was arrested for attempted robbery thanks to fast work by mall security officers, Sacramento officers and a police dog.
A man reported to Arden Fair Mall security about 8 p.m. Tuesday that an armed robber tried to hold him up in the parking lot. Police were notified and mall security provided a good description of the suspected robber’s vehicle.
Police arriving to the call made a stop of the vehicle away from the mall parking lot.
Police said Jordan E. Urban, 22, (pictured) then fled from the car.
Urban was brought into custody with the assistance of a police dog. A discarded, loaded handgun was booked into evidence.
Urban was booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of attempted robbery, carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony and giving false identification to police. Source-sacbee.com
Pleasanton CA April 16 2013 After purportedly swiping $120 of goods Friday evening from JCPenney, two Richmond women allegedly pepper-sprayed a store security guard and then fled on foot — with the guard right behind them — all the way to a Dublin Safeway, where they barricaded themselves in an employee restroom.
Kinasha Brown, 18 and Corrin Ray, 21, were arrested for suspicion of felony robbery at 7:22 p.m. at Safeway, on the 7400 block of Dublin Boulevard, by the Pleasanton Police Department.
Brown also faces an additional count of illegal use of tear gas — for reportedly spraying the security guard in the face — twice — with pepper spray.
The JCPenney theft-prevention employee was doused once after attempting to detain the pair as they exited the store, and again during the foot chase to Dublin, according to police reports.
The security worker said he followed the suspects as they left the Stoneridge Shopping Center, heading toward the nearby BART station — and stayed on their tail as they kept running to Dublin. The duo reportedly ducked into Safeway through an employee entrance, and proceeded to the employee restroom, where they locked the door, police said.
The mall guard waited outside the restroom until police arrived and arrested Brown and Ray.
Ray was also charged with probation violations, records state.
Both women listed themselves as transients in booking files.
The stolen merchandise — $120 of socks, belts, jeans and a jacket — was recovered by police.
This incident was the second crime logged in two days at the Pleasanton retailer. Burglars broke into the store at 2 a.m. Thursday, making off with an undetermined amount of jewelry.
Elmhurst IL April 13 2013 Karyn Flynn, 44, 411 Perrie Drive, Elk Grove Village, was arrested and charged with Class 3 Felony retail theft after a security officer at Kohl’s, 303 S. Route 83, reportedly saw her place numerous jewelry and clothing items into a purse, which she also did not purchase, between 1:38 and 2:28 p.m. April 9. She passed all points of purchase, police said, and was arrested with merchandise worth a total of $585.83. She was taken to DuPage County Jail and released with an April 22 court date.
Kimberly Zientara, 48, 383 Scott St., Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with retail theft after police said she took NicoDerm CQ patches worth $49.89, a bra worth $9.99 and another bra worth $13.99 from Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, at 9 p.m. April 6. She was released on bond.
Stephanie L. Fey, 29, 818 E. Division Apt. 4, Lombard, was arrested and charged with retail theft after security personnel at Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, said they saw her remove merchandise worth $109.99 and walk past the point of purchase at 5:37 p.m. April 9. She also had a warrant out of Glendale Heights. She was turned over the Glendale Heights officers.
The lawsuit, filed last week in Fulton County State Court, accuses Hinesly of assault and battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional stress.
West Covina CA April 13 2013 It was a bloody scene at a Home Depot in West Covina, Calif., on Wednesday when a man entered the store and began sawing his arms off with a hand saw, scaring customers into a panic, according to local police.
The man, who is in his late 50s, is not being identified and is in critical condition. However both his arms were saved, a Queen of the Valley Hospital spokesperson said.
Capt. Art Hurtado, an off-duty paramedic from Pasadena, said in a press conference Thursday that he was going to the store for supplies for a project and had stumbled upon police outside the store. He ran in to help with the scene and saw the man lying face down and surrounded by a pool of blood.
“There was pandemonium when I walked into the store. A lot of chaos, people running in all directions,” Hurtado said. “As I walked in, he was face down and I thought it was a crime scene with a fatality, that is how it seemed. There was a pulse, a very faint pulse and he was barely breathing. I knew I had to slow the bleeding down, or this patient may or may not make it.”
Hurtado said he did not have the equipment he normally would have with him had he been working. So he immediately had to “engage in some cursory care” by asking for towels and rope, which he used to make a makeshift tourniquet to stop the bleeding.
We started the tourniquet in his worst arm, and the dressings were applied to both,” he said. “We got him into a gurney, and he was taken to the local hospital.”
The man was taken to the hospital and his family was notified early Thursday morning, the hospital spokesperson said.
Hurtado, who has served with the Pasadena Fire Department for 22 years, said he is always ready to help, whether he’s at work or not, because of his “training as a firefighter and a paramedic.”
“I am always on duty, just like any other brother and sister firefighter,” he added.
Stephen Holmes, a spokesman for Home Depot, told ABCNews.com he commends all individuals involved in the rescue of the man.
“We greatly appreciate the fantastic support from the first responders, the city, and our employees and we’re all pulling for a full recovery for this individual,” Holmes said. “It was obviously extremely tragic, and we want to show our appreciation to the city and the great job they did.”
The Home Depot was cleaned by a third-party hazardous-material team and opened for business as schedule Thursday, Holmes said.
Source: ABC News
SARASOTA, FL. April 12 2013- Sarasota Police have arrested a man for stealing bars of deodorant and attacking a store security guard. It happened Wednesday around 7:15 pm at the Publix located at 1044 N. Tamiami Trail.
Lone Tree CO April 11 2013 Lone Tree police said they teamed up with mall security officials March 30 to thwart an attempted robbery at Park Meadows shopping center. A woman was arrested, and two male suspects, one of whom apparently had been carrying a stolen handgun, still are being sought.
While shoplifting is common at malls nationwide, robberies — especially those involving a weapon — are unusual. “We don’t have a problem with robberies at the mall,” Lone Tree Police Chief Jeff Streeter said.
source- our lone tree news
Chief Mark Mew, taking questions from reporters by phone Saturday morning, gave no explanation for the officers’ actions.
At about 4:38 p.m., Yuma police responded to the Food City, 1240 W. 8th St., for a call of employees having been pepper sprayed. An investigation revealed that four males tried to shoplift items from the store, and when confronted, the subjects pepper-sprayed the store employees and fled the scene in their vehicle.
Officers later located the suspect vehicle at Gateway Park, 200 N. Penitentiary Ave., and searched the area. Three of the suspects were observed by officers and were taken into custody without incident at the park.
Arrested were Jeremy Rose, 19, William Murrietta, 23, and Rafael Garcia-Campuzano, 20, all of Yuma. All three were booked into Yuma County jail on charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.
The fourth suspect, however, was not located in the area. He has been identified as Pedro Garcia, 23, of Yuma. Garcia is described as being a approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, 130 pounds, with a shaved head, brown eyes and a small moustache.
He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, denim shorts and black Converse sneakers. Yuma police warn anyone who may see Garcia not to approach or try to detain him and to call law enforcement immediately.
The Yuma Police Department encourages anybody with information about this case to call YPD at 783-4421, or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.