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Millville NJ Vanessa D. Mack, 38, of the 700 block of South Sixth Street, Vineland, was charged Friday with shoplifting at Wal-Mart on North 2nd Street. She was processed and released on a summons.
Tina Marie Rossi, 36, of the 300 block of East Oak Street, was charged Saturday with shoplifting at Kohl’s on North 2nd Street. She also was processed on an unrelated warrant and released on a summons.
Vineland NJ Carl D. Harrison, 48, of the first block of Spruce Street, was charged Tuesday with shoplifting clothing valued at $234 from Sears on West Landis Avenue. Harrison also was processed on multiple unrelated warrants. He was held in the county jail in lieu of bail.
Michael L. Powell, 20, of the 300 block of County Home Road, Warrenton, N.C., and Jadea R. Jones, of Highway 58 in Warrenton, N.C., were each charged Tuesday with shoplifting video games valued at a total of $93.08 from Sears on West Landis Avenue. They were processed and released on summonses.
Johnson City TN A 51-year-old Johnson City man who allegedly pulled a knife when store employees tried to stop him for leaving Whites, 1950 Roan, St. with stolen property has been arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault and shoplifting.
Johnson City Police say employees tried to stop Terrance Norman, 1009 Buffalo St., from leaving the store with stolen merchandise Saturday, but backed off when he pulled the knife. That got him out the door, but not much further.
According to the police press release, officers saw Norman’s vehicle on University Parkway, stopped it and arrested Norman.
He has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and shoplifting.
He is scheduled to appear in Washington County Sessions Court this afternoon.
Lee County Fla. A woman was nabbed Wednesday for shoplifting $932 worth of merchandise from the Neiman Marcus at the Miromar Outlets in Estero, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Hazel Roberts, 20, of 3344 Lincoln Boulevard, Fort Myers, was charged with larceny theft after deputies said she took 12 items of clothing from the store and ran into the parking lot without paying for them.Three employees gave chase and caught her as she reached her vehicle, deputies said. Roberts fought with the employees until two of them managed to grab her keys and restrain her, they said.
NASHUA NH Two women were arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing from local stores.Nashua police arrested Delores Mitchell, 53, of 9 Applewood Drive in Hudson, around 4:40 p.m. for allegedly stealing from Kohl’s on Gusabel Avenue, police said.Police were called to the store Nov. 19 around 9 p.m. when employees reported that a woman had shoplifted and fled the scene. Police reviewed security tape of the store, and paired with the license plate of the car Mitchell allegedly got into, obtained a warrant for her arrest, police said.Mitchell is charged with felony shoplifting and could face up to seven years in prison, police said.She was released on personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned in Nashua District Court on Dec. 31, police said.Kara McCarty, 19, of 1-3/4 South St., Nashua, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. She’s charged her with felony shoplifting for allegedly taking video games worth more than $500 from the Target at 600 Amherst St. on Nov. 29 and 30, police said.McCarty was held on $5,000 cash or surety bail pending her Monday arraignment.
JENSEN BEACH Fla — Martin County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 35-year-old woman after she tried stealing more than $400 worth of clothing from a Jensen Beach department store, according to a sheriff’s office report.
Spring Lyn Marriner took 24 various pieces of clothing off the racks at Kohl’s Department Store and concealed them within a stroller Friday, according to the report.
Marriner admitted to the theft and was very apologetic, according to the report.
Deputies arrested and charged her with retail theft of more than $300, which is a felony, according to the report. She was taken to the Martin County jail and bailed out later that day on $5,000.
Freemont NE Two men were arrested Sunday morning after being accused of shoplifting and fighting, Fremont Police reported.Jonathan M. Gunderson, 19, of Fremont was charged with obstructing a peace officer, a Class I misdemeanor, and minor in possession and disorderly conduct, Class III misdemeanors.Brian Gunderson, 22 of Fremont was charged with theft by shoplifting, a Class II misdemeanor.
Sgt. Bob Buer said officers were called at 3:18 a.m. Sunday to Kum & Go, 209 W. 23rd St., where Brian Gunderson was accused of entering the store, requesting a carton of cigarettes and then running out the door without paying. He was not arrested immediately following the incident.At about 5 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to the800 block of W. 10th Street because of a fight in progress. When officers arrived, Jonathan Gunderson took off running and was chased down by an officer.Buer said another officer recognized Brian Gunderson from the surveillance video at the store and then found several packs of the same brand of cigarettes that were stolen. A clerk at the store identified him.
ORLEANS MA — A 24-year-old Chatham man was arrested on Main Street Monday afternoon after allegedly attempting to steal DVDs from the Super Stop & Shop at Cranberry Cove Plaza, police said.
Christopher Callender of Captains Landing was charged with shoplifting and larceny over $250, according to an Orleans Police Department press release said.
At about 3:15 p.m., police were called to the Stop & Shop for an alleged shoplifting incident, a police spokesman said. Officers were told a shoplifter had fled on foot after being confronted by store employees, the press release said.
The suspect allegedly dropped $858 worth of DVDs, which were tucked into store tote bags, near the front entrance before he fled, Stop & Shop employees told police.
Police learned the alleged shoplifter was picked up by a woman driving a green Pontiac Grand Prix, which is registered to Kelly Johnson of Yarmouth.
Police located the car on Main Street and stopped it, the press release said. Police searched the vehicle and found three tote bags full of DVDs and CDs in the trunk of the car. All were new but none were in their cellophane wrappers.
Callender told police the DVDs and CDs were all his, but he could not name the titles, the press release said. The goods were seized on the suspicion of being stolen.
Police said they later learned that Callender used to work at the Stop & Shop in Yarmouth but was let go last month for stealing DVDs.
Boston MA. Around 3:57PM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol in the area of Warren and Quincy Streets when they were flagged down by down by a Walgreen’s employee and security guard.
Officers responded to the store and were informed that a store customer had just shoplifted numerous containers of deodorant and walked out of the store and failed to pay for them. The store employees then reported to officers that they followed the suspect outside the store and observed him walk to the rear of the store and steal a ladder that was lying behind the store.
Officers followed the direction that they were pointed and located the suspect a short while later carrying the ladder belonging to Walgreen’s, and a bag containing 16 containers of deodorant. The suspect, Cheval J. Holmes, 38, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Larceny and Shoplifting. At the station, the suspect exclaimed, “Yeah, I stole that (expletive) and the ladder, that just slowed me down!”
Palm Desert Wal-Mart on Monterey Ave. Dalena Lopez, 22, of Palm Desert, was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.
OCEAN SPRINGS MS — In unrelated shoplifting incidents three juveniles and two adults were arrested, Ocean Springs Police Department spokesman Michael Pol said.
Two 16-year-old boys were arrested last Wednesday and charged with one count each of shoplifting after they are accused of attempting to steal energy drinks, a video game and a digital camera from the U.S. 90 Wal-Mart.
In another incident Sunday, a 14-year-old girl was arrested on a shoplifting charge after she allegedly attempted to steal a gift set from the Family Dollar store.
Also last Wednesday, Beverly M. Wilson, 66, of Hastings Road, Gautier, and Lynda G. Bell, 60, of Lampkin Road, Moss Point, were arrested after a Wal-Mart employee caught them allegedly attempting to steal two bracelets and a watch from the store.
ROCHESTER NH — A Columbus Avenue resident who allegedly stole products from Family Dollar Store on Main Street and Sears in the Lilac Mall faces felony shoplifting charges because she has two prior shoplifting convictions and is being held on $5,000 cash-only bail.Heidi Rainier, 38, of 20 Columbus Ave., 307, appeared in District Court on Thursday via video from the House of Corrections to answer to two felony shoplifting charges.One charge alleges Rainier stole a “five-piece combo kit” from Sears in the Lilac Mall, an item valued at $259.99, on Nov. 12. The other charge alleges that on Nov. 19, Rainier stole merchandise from Family Dollar Store on Main Street, including clothing, a handbag and a feminine product, with an accumulated value of about $51.Rainier was previously convicted of shoplifting out of Rochester District Court on April 4, 2006, and Feb. 8, 2007.Rainier is being held on $5,000 cash-only bail. If she posts, Rainier will be monitored by Strafford County Community Corrections and is ordered to have no entry into Sears or Family Dollar Store. Assistant County Attorney Dorothy Walch explained she requested the cash-only bail because Rainier has prior felony charges, failures to appear and bail jumping. Rainier also has a suspended sentence over her head, Walch said.”She’s a flight risk,” Walch said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif Mall security cameras captured the images of a man who was apparently teaching a young boy how to rob and steal, according to authorities, reports CBS station KOVR-TV in Sacramento.Police say the man was showing the boy how to steal from Arden Fair Mall stores by sneaking in through the employee entrances.”He was basically mentoring this child in how to commit a burglary,” said security director Steve Reed.The pair was then caught on camera breaking into an unmarked police car in the mall parking lot, making off with a duffel bag.Authorities are searching for the man and the boy, and say they will look into charging the man with child endangerment. They note that the boy had a cast on one arm, and hope someone will come forward with information.
MILLTOWN, Del. Delaware State Police say a man trying to steal GPS units from a store punched a security officer and fled.
It happened about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Kohl’s Department Store in Milltown.
Troopers say the man placed eight GPS units in a shopping cart and covered them with a sweat shirt. The store security officer went outside the store near the fire exit, and the suspect left through those doors with the unpaid-for merchandise.
Police say the security officer confronted the suspect, who punched him twice in the face. The suspect then took off in a car without the merchandise.
DOVER, Del.- A Felton man is facing shoplifting and related charges after being accused of stealing cologne from a department store and then leading police on a high-speed chase.
Dover police say that on Friday, Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m., 22-year-old Christopher Russom stole cologne from the Sears in the Dover Mall. Police say responding officers spotted Russom leaving the mall in a red Ford Mustang. Police started to pursue Russom and discontinued the chase, due to traffic conditions.
Police were able to obtain a registration number that led to Russom’s arrest on Sunday, Nov. 30. Russom was charged with shoplifting, resisting arrest, second-degree reckless endangering, failure to stop on command, reckless driving and 11 other traffic-related charges. He was released after posting $11,400 secured bond.
Casper WY A Casper man faces allegations he assaulted a Wal-Mart security officer who suspected him of trying to shoplift football cards and a calculator on Black Friday.John David Christensen, 24, was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of assault after the security officer reported the incident at the westside Wal-Mart.The security officer told police he saw Christensen allegedly conceal a calculator and 11 packs of pro football cards inside a plastic tote box, according to a police officer’s sworn statement. The security officer said he was punched and elbowed when he tried to stop Christensen from leaving the store.The security officer, with the help of another employee, got control of Christensen and handcuffed him.
Police who responded noticed a red lump on the security officer’s forehead, along with a couple of small cuts on his head, the affidavit states.Christensen denied stealing anything from the store, according to police. He was arrested and booked into Natrona County Detention Center.The calculator and football cards were valued at $69.15.
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