By: Brett Davis
Private Officer News Network
Security personnel at a Wal-Mart said that they watched a 29-year-old city man shoplifting and when they tried to stop him they were assaulted.
Leo J. Scarpazzi of 3229 Arbor Rd. SW is accused of hiding his merchandise on his person at the Wal-Mart store at 400 Tuscarawas St. W. and then resisting and fighting with security as he left the store.
When he tried to leave without paying, he fought with store security personnel, the report said.
Scarpazzi fled and was later arrested in the 1200 block of Raff Road SW. and booked on robbery charges. He was being held in the county detention center pending a bond.
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Lt. Eric Sheppard, commander of the Canton post said his post lost three sergeants and eight troopers from his staff of 32. He said the post is attempting to rearrange shifts to make up the difference but has had to seek help from Medina and Stark County posts.
Troopers were fired for using cheat sheets or knowing about the cheat sheets and not alerting officials.
Troopers and other police officers must be certified annually before they can administer tests that measure alcohol on drunken driving suspects.
The troopers’ test involves 50 multiple choice questions. Canton city prosecutors said up to 70 drunken driving cases could be affected.
In making the announcement, officials did not say how the manpower for the Canton post would be restaffed or the names of the troopers involved.
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Chillicothe OH A woman assaulted a Chillicothe Walmart security agent after being confronted about attempted shoplifting Friday.
According to the Chillicothe Police Department, a Walmart loss prevention officer witnessed Traci Ramsey selecting about $170 worth of merchandise about 4:30 p.m.
After being stopped at the door, Ramsey tried to use an old reciept to leave without paying. When the loss prevention agent didn’t buy her story and grabbed Ramsey to stop her from leaving, Ramsey punched her in the stomach.
According to the police report, The security agent then restrained Ramsey in a headlock and other employees helped escort her to an office when the police officer arrived.
Officers have charged Ramsey with one count of robbery and she is being held in the Ross County jail pending a bail release. The WalMart agent was not injured in this arrest..
Authorities say that a West End man was arrested Saturday afternoon after police say he stole three pieces of lingerie worth $440.
According to court documents, 46 year-old Kenny Killings went to the Saks Fifth Avenue Downtown where he allegedly selected three intimates items, then hid them under his clothes as security agents watched his every move.
Police officers responded to the store after store security apprehended Killings while he was leaving the store without paying.
Killings is charged with theft, and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at 9:00 a.m