RETAIL SECURITY/LOSS PREVENTION NEWS ROUND-UP BY; RICK MCCANN www.privateofficer.com


Garner, N.C. Angela Shante Peebles, 22, of Raleigh, was arrested Sept. 28 at Super K-Mart at 4300 Fayetteville Rd. on charges of shoplifting. Hair products valued at $21 were involved in the incident.

Lorris Ewayne Davis, 52, of Raleigh, was arrested Sept. 28 at Super K-Mart on charges of shoplifting. Martha Stewart bedding valued at $231 was involved in the incident.


Splata Rafaela Aria, 37, of Raleigh, was cited Oct. 1 at Super K-Mart at on shoplifting charges. More than $40 in clothing was involved in the incident.


Gary Lee Burden, 42, of Garner, was arrested Oct. 2 on shoplifting charges.

A minor was arrested Oct. 2 at Target at 2700 Timber Dr. on shoplifting charges. During the incident, $30 in cash was recovered.

Katrina Williams, 20, and Lashawn Lauri Felton, 20, both of Raleigh, were arrested Oct. 4 at Super K-Mart on shoplifting charges. Clothing valued at $117 was involved in the incident.



Westminister CO. A mother and son allegedly tried to take a vacuum off the shelves and return it for a refund at Wal-Mart, 200 136th Ave. in Westminster at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 10. According to the report, the mother and son were in the store, when the son allegedly took the vacuum off the shelf and took it to customer service to try and get a refund for it. Store clerk officials became suspicious when he didn't have a receipt and had two prior instances of trying to return goods without receipts. Store cameras allegedly showed the two walking into the store, without the vacuum and then the man taking it off the shelf. After saying that they were returning the vacuum because they never used it, they allegedly eventually admitted to the offense.


Nacogdoches TX. Aggravated robbery, 1215 North St., Kroger. An officer working security saw someone leaving the store with several thirty packs of beer without paying. The person then got into a vehicle and the vehicle hit the officer, but not seriously injuring him, according to the report. The vehicle was later located on Houston Street and the occupants, Kevin Cook, 31, of 3212 Appleby Sand Road and Jeremy Shirley, 23, of P.O. Box 235, fled on foot only to be later captured at the University Drive Chevron. They were found to be in possession of a stolen can of boat gas that had been taken from a boat on Martinsville Street, and they were arrested for aggravated robbery.


Lubbouck TX. A man is behind bars this morning after allegedly stealing four quarts of oil from a Lubbock convenience store. Police arrested the suspect around 12:45 a.m. Friday at the Town & Country at 82nd and I-27.
Officers put him in the back of a police cruiser, but he allegedly kicked out the window and took off running. Police chased the man down, strapped him to a board, and took him to jail in the paddy wagon.


Indianapolis IN. A suspected shoplifter who ran from a Southside Kmart store late this afternoon was apprehended after a short chase by store security and officers, police said.
Two men accused of shoplifting beer at Kmart, 2715 Madison Ave., ran out of the store, said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Sgt. Doug Forest. One fled on foot and the other drove off in a van, he said.Store security and police officers pursued the suspect in the van until he parked the vehicle in the 2600 block of Brill Street, Forest said. Officers then arrested him, he said.The man’s name was not immediately known. The suspect who fled on foot was not caught, police said.


FRAMINGHAM MA.
A Framingham man admitted he shoplifted at an Edgell Road liquor store on Wednesday, but his lawyer said today it was not an armed robbery.Christian Candelario, 23, did not threaten Datti's Liquor's clerk Daniel Doirado with a bottle of liquor as police allege, defense lawyer Michael Brennan said during this morning's Framingham District Court arraignment."All he wanted to do was give the bottle back, he wasn't using it to threaten the clerk," said Brennan. "It was a stupid thing to do. He knows what he did and he knows what he did was stupid, but it's just not an armed robbery."Candelario walked into the liquor store at 5:14 p.m. and slipped a bottle of liquor into his book bag, prosecutor Michael Rubin said. When confronted by Doirado, Candelario appeared to be panicked and lifted the bottle over his head in a threatening manner. Candelario then ran from the store, but left his bag."There were several items within the bag, and they (police) were able to use that to track Mr. Candelario," Rubin said.Among the items were Framingham District Court probation paperwork, as well as receipts for money orders. Candelario turned himself in at the station at 7:57 last night.Candelario, of 915 Edgell Road, was charged with armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon. Judge Robert Greco ordered him held on $500 bail. Candelario is due back in court on Nov. 13 for a pretrial conference.


SECAUCUS N.J.-- A Carlstadt woman who was shoplifting clothing from a Kohl's store Tuesday faces a charge of child abuse and neglect because her 3-year-old child was with her at the time, police said.
The mother and another Carlstadt woman were charged with shoplifting $441 worth of clothing.

Detective Capt. John Buckley said police were called to the store at the Mill Creek Mall on a complaint that two women had been piling clothes into a shopping cart, covering them with bags, and trying to remove them from the store without paying. Police took Giorgina Kirner, 26, and Francisca Ramirez, 66, into custody, issued them summonses and released them.
Kirner, who was accompanied by her child, faces the additional child neglect charge in state Superior Court.


JACKSONVILLE TX. Patrick Neely and Johnny Marquez, both 32, were arrested Saturday afternoon after attempting to steal approximately $700 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart.“There were eight different items they were attempting to steal — a 22-inch television, some computer hardware, some batteries, a battery charger, a video game, an Xbox wireless adapter, some memory sticks and coaxial cable,” Franklin said. “They had some Wal-Mart plastic bags, and they went down the aisles, placed items into the bags like they had already purchased the items and then walked out of the store through the automotive department side-door.”

Four other people were also arrested for shoplifting from the store this weekend, including two juveniles. Franklin said a loss prevention task force visited the Jacksonville Wal-Mart this weekend.


ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Police say a man who claimed to be a New York City detective stole more than $500 in video games from a store at the Lehigh Valley Mall. Police say 23-year-old Samuel H. Weeks Jr., of Ridgewood, N.Y., placed 10 video games in a backpack while he was in Game Stop around 6 p.m. on Oct. 9. After he was arrested, authorities say Weeks claimed to be a detective with the New York City police. But a department spokesman says no one by that name works there. Weeks has been arraigned on charges of retail theft and sent to Lehigh County Prison under $5,000 bail.


PARIS, Mo. - High winds from a possible tornado struck rural northeastern Missouri early Thursday, killing a couple in a mobile home, authorities said. Several twisters hit in the southwest part of the state without causing major damage.
A tornado also touched down in the Florida Panhandle on Thursday, damaging the city's major shopping mall as a line of violent thunderstorms made their way across the state's western Panhandle.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Eddie English Jr., a department store clerk, said he heard the wind outside the store suddenly speed up and get louder. Then mall security guards entered the store and ordered about 200 to 300 employees and shoppers to evacuate to the basement.
Lindsey Lassiter, manager of the mall's Express for Men store, said the ceiling in her store was damaged and that water was pouring in.
Jack Cullen, a meteorologist with the U.S. National Weather Service in Mobile, Ala., confirmed that a tornado touched down shortly before noon.



NEW HARTFORD N.Y.- A family of four has been charged in relation to a theft of over $700 worth of merchandise from JC Penney at Sangertown Square mall.New Hartford Police were called to the store after store loss prevention officers observed four people stealing from the store. Loss prevention subsequently stoped the four individuals who were identified as Nicole Fallon, 26, Elizabeth Woodard, 17, Carl Wright, 50, and Edna Wright, 59, all of whom are related and reside together in Rome, for stealing store merchanidse consisting of clothing.When police arrived, all four were taken into custody at which time the vehicle that they were traveling in was found to contain stolen property form retail stores located in the city of Utica, Village of Whitesboro, and several other stores in the Town of New Hartford, all of which was in addition to what the family was observed taknig at JC Penney.Upon the arrest, police officers searched the vehicle that the family arrived at JC Pennye's in, where over $1,500 worth of stolen clothing taken frmo the other stores was recovered.All four were charged with petit larceny, which is a misdemeanor for the theft at JC Penney.All four were additionally charged with one count of criminal possession of stolen property int he fourth-degree, for being in possession of the stolen clothing from the stores in the City of Utica, Village of Whitebsoro, and Town of New Hartford.All four subjects were taken to the New Hartford POlice Department, where they were processed on the charges and where 125 pieces of stolen merchandise were inventoried and later returned to the respective stores from which they were taken.Allf our will answer these charges in the Town of New Hartford Court at a later date.



AUSTIN TX. Highland Mall security guards face scrutiny after a shoplifting incident Monday afternoon.
Sheree King fled police and mall security after they questioned her for shoplifting.
Brian Hinojosa said he was driving away from the mall when King jumped into his car, and then a mall security guard pepper-sprayed him.
A spokesman for the security company said on the phone the officer felt he was in danger.
Yet the driver said he was just an innocent man leaving the mall after a shopping trip.
"There has to be some kind of policies and procedures, not just, 'Hey pull out your deal, and just start spraying!'" Hinojosa said. "I mean, there's got to be something else besides that, but, you know, hey, that's just me."
"Our officer ordered the driver to turn the vehicle off, and the driver failed to comply," said Larry Reuben, spokesman for Allied Barton Security.
Hinojosa said he's contacted a lawyer for legal action.
Police took King into custody for evading arrest.


POHATCONG TWP. PA. A man allegedly broke into the Phillipsburg Mall on Oct. 10, township police report.
Barry Deans, 43, with addresses in Roosevelt, N.Y. and Maxton, N.C., is charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief. Police said mall security officers saw the suspect in the mall about 1:52 a.m. and called 911. Township police responded and arrested Dean, authorities said. Police said he pried open an entrance into the mall.



VERNON HILLS IL. -- A local man suspected of sexually assaulting a young woman last July in the parking lot of the Target store on Townline Road was arrested last week after he allegedly attempted a retail theft and was recognized by an employee.
The sex assault occurred around 8:30 p.m. July 3 in the target parking lot at 313 Townline Road. The 23-year-old victim said she was walking to her vehicle in a remote area of the parking lot when a man confronted her and then sexually assaulted her. She was treated and released from Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.

On Oct. 9, a loss prevention agent at Target recognized the male from the store's surveillance cameras and observed him commit a retail theft, said James Levicki, crime prevention officer with the Vernon Hills Police Department.
Jose A. Gutierrez, 31, of 357 Farmingdale Circle, Vernon Hills, was arrested for the retail theft, and police investigators questioned him about the sexual assault.
"Our hats are off to the loss prevention agents at Target for helping us identify the offender in this case," said Police Chief Mark Fleischhauer.
"This just goes to show how much of a difference one person can make when you choose to get involved," he said.
Gutierrez was charged with one count of criminal sexual abuse and one count of criminal sexual assault and is being held in Lake County jail in lieu of $500,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Lake County Circuit Court at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9, police said.



VINELAND N.J. -- Police filed a shoplifting complaint but could not locate Alvin G. Graves, 44, of the 1200 block of Mayfair Street following an incident at Rite Aid at Delsea Drive and Landis Avenue Sunday morning.
Graves allegedly dropped his identification when he left the store with a $19.99 beard trimmer around 11 a.m. and left in a white Oldsmobile.

Police found the car a short time later at Seventh Street and Landis Avenue, but Graves could not be located. He was mailed a summons charging him with shoplifting. Graves was charged with shoplifting Oct. 10 at Rite Aid in the 500 block of Landis Avenue, police said.
In other recent shoplifting arrests:
Rufus Gist, 45, of Villa Avenue was charged with shoplifting items valued at $24 at the Delsea ShopRite Sunday afternoon.
Rodney J. Gibson, 46, of the 300 block of Linwood Avenue was charged with shoplifting $177 in merchandise, including three packages of Crest White Strips, at the Delsea ShopRite on Sunday morning.
Heriberto Garcia, 27, of the 300 block of North Pearl Street in Bridgeton was charged with shoplifting cologne valued at $186 at Boscov's in Cumberland Mall Friday. Garcia was served warrants for failure to appear in Vineland and Bridgeton municipal courts.




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