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Tammy Danielle Cobb, 31, of Fairhope, was arrested at Walmart on County Road 48 and charged with property theft, III.
Kurt Ruark, 22, who police say is homeless, grabbed a package of tobacco and deodorant – total value $8.07 – and stuffed them in his pockets at 10:48 a.m., cops said.
Sherry L. Young, 397 Windmere Circle, Matteson, was charged with retail theft for attempting to steal $36 of cosmetics from Walgreens, 1401 Western Ave., police said.
G ULFPORT MS— A Gulfport woman arrested today on a felony shoplifting charge is accused of under pricing merchandise at a business she was working at, Gulfport police said.
Kimberly Simmons, 19, was charged with felony shoplifting and jailed on a $2,500 bond.
Police said Simmons allegedly caused the business to lose about $4,000 over a two-month period.
Leann Vandergriff and Alison Vickers were cited for Shoplifting at Walmart on s. Jefferson Avenue after Walmart security caught them trying to leave without paying for several items
Myrtle Beach NC
Two North Carolina women were charged with shoplifting at Kmart in Myrtle Beach, according to a police report.
A 15-year-old girl and Vickie Dale Morrison, 20, both of Asheboro, N.C., were charged with shoplifting less than $1,000 after Myrtle Beach police were called to the store at 2 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
A store employee told police that he saw the women take two rings, a necklace, package of hair ties, some hair care products and lipstick and put them in their purse before trying to leave the store at 1403 N. Kings Highway, according to the report. The items, valued at $54, were returned to the store.
Morrison was taken to jail while the teen was released to the care of a family member, who was in the store shopping when the incident occurred, according to the report.
ANDERSON SC — An Anderson man and woman were told to pay fines of about $2,000 Wednesday after police arrested both following a reported shoplifting of items worth about $19 from a retail store.
Amanda Gurley, 23, of Howard Lane in Anderson was charged with shoplifting at Hamick’s on 3112 N. Main St.
Joe Gantt, 53, of Bolt Drive was charged with simple possession of marijuana and having an open container.
According to testimony in Anderson Municipal Court, Gantt was waiting in the parking lot for Gurley.
Officer Brandon Surratt said he was trying to tell Gantt about Gurley’s arrest when he got out of his Ford F-150, revealing an open bottle of beer. Moments later, Surratt found two bags of marijuana, according to court statements.
Hamrick’s officials said Gurley had attempted to steal earrings and a DVD.
Gantt, who pleaded guilty to simple possession of marijuana and having an open container of beer, was ordered to pay fines of $832.50 or spend 50 days in jail.
Gurley, who pleaded guilty to shoplifting, was ordered to pay $1,092.50 or spend 30 days in jail.
State police arrested two Watertown women after they allegedly shoplifted several items at the LeRay Wal-Mart.
Troopers responded to the Loss Prevention Officer at Super Walmart on Monday, who stated that 2 females entered the store and shoplifted goods totaling $137.94. The pair allegedly went in to the store to make a return, and then left the store after putting several items in a cart and covering them with a jacket.
The women were later identified as 42-year-old Shellie J. Mcardell and 22-year-old Mandy D. Davis, both of 731 Huntington Street. Troopers stated Davis made a return to the store in the amount of $648.53 and then shoplifted the items with Mcardell.
Both women were contacted and responded to State police in Watertown, where they were charged with 1 count each of Petit Larceny and released with an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of LeRay Court.
Grand theft arrest: Loss prevention officers at Home Goods at 5416 Pacific Ave. spotted a man steal a wallet from a customer’s purse at about 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to a Stockton police report. Responding police offices found 45-year-old Maurice Bowman of Stockton on the San Joaquin Delta College campus, and he was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and resisting or obstructing police, and on a no-bail parole hold.
ANDERSON COUNTY SC— A Williamston couple faces multiple criminal charges, including one related to the destruction of a police patrol car window, after a reported case of shoplifting.
Lisa Taber, 30, of Joe Black Road was charged Friday with disorderly conduct, malicious destruction of city property, public intoxication and shoplifting.
At a hearing after her arrest, Taber pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, malicious destruction of city property and public intoxication.
Anderson Municipal Court Judge Ken Mattison ordered Taber to pay fines of $1,725 or spend 80 days in jail.
Taber asked Tuesday for a jury trial after pleading not guilty to shoplifting.
Alan Lamar Herndon, who according to officials and court testimony is Taber’s common-law husband, was arrested during the same incident and charged with public intoxication and shoplifting.
Herndon, who was previously ordered to pay a fine of $262.50 after his guilty plea to public intoxication, also asked Tuesday for a jury trial after also pleading not guilty to shoplifting in relation to the incident Friday.
The couple’s trial has been scheduled for Feb. 18.
The couple was charged in relation to the theft of makeup valued at $57 around 3:30 p.m. Friday from Dollar General store on Clemson Boulevard in Anderson.
After the arrest, Taber kicked out the rear window of the patrol car, according to a police report.
A restitution hearing is set for Wednesday in city court.
Taber could still be in jail Jan. 23 when a jury is selected to hear charges that Taber was driving under the influence and speeding on Dec. 8, 2008.
Taber, charged with public intoxication, was arrested Dec. 1, 2008, after a report that windshield of Herndon’s truck had been smashed, causing $500 damage, with a statue on East Market Street in Anderson, according to a police report.
Taber also pleaded guilty Nov. 4, 2008, to malicious destruction of property after a $575 office window was smashed at the Thunderbird Motel in Anderson. Taber was ordered to pay $1,092.50 or spend 30 days in jail plus pay restitution of $575 within 30 days of her release from jail.
An Athens man led police on a high-speed chase Thursday after stealing $63 worth of boots and work gloves from Wal-Mart.
Police arrested Patrick R. Vandyke, 31, on Thursday afternoon and charged him with two third-degree felonies — one for attempting to evade police and another for attacking a Wal-Mart security guard as he fled the store. Municipal Court Judge William Grim set Vandyke’s bond at $15,000, and he was taken to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
Both Vandyke and a woman who rode in his gray Buick as he tried to evade police had outstanding arrest warrants, said officer Krishea Osborne of the Athens Police Department. Police sought Vandyke for theft and the woman for traffic offenses.Vandyke attempted to leave Wal-Mart with two pairs of brown Brahma boots and a pair of work gloves, according to a police report. Osborne said he put one pair on, carried the other and attempted to hide the gloves under his jacket. When approached by a Wal-Mart security guard, Vandyke ran.
The guard grabbed Vandyke with his left hand and began calling the police with a cell phone in his right, Osborne said.
Vandyke then attacked the guard, she said, bloodying the man’s arm and tearing off several of his fingernails.
Once free, Vandyke took off. He drove west on US 33 at more than 80 mph, narrowly avoiding other cars as he attempted to evade police, according to the report and Osborne’s account. Eventually, police pinned Vandyke’s Buick against a guardrail and he surrendered to officers
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