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Retail store "large-scale fencing operation" in Milwaukee County
After an extensive investigation earlier this year, police believe the store was not just a good place to pick up groceries, but a bustling place for residents to unload gold, gems, precious metals, GPS devices, cell phones, musical instruments, computer tablets and tools. Police say nearly 500 different kinds of tools, including saws, cordless power drills, weed whackers and drywall equipment were stored in the store's basement. That wasn't all. Carniceria El Indio also doubled as a kind of alternative drugstore for residents without access to a doctor. Investigators say the store was selling medication such as penicillin and other antibiotics from Mexico as well as banned vitamins over the counter, no questions asked. With investigations still under way, Vega and his wife, Rosa Guzman, have each been charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver prescriptions. Suspecting the store was a large-scale fencing operation, Thiele said his officers confiscated the goods and tools from the store. It took the equivalent of a 24-hour shift for officers to remove the goods, Thiele said, and filled two truckloads. The tools and other goods were eventually returned to the store's owners because it could not be proved they were stolen. "It's one thing to sell prescription medication, but we believe we were able to shut down a fencing operation," Thiele said. (Source

Trio ORC gang busted hitting Wal-Mart in Winter Haven, Florida  A trio of "shoppers", all with criminal histories, were arrested Sunday after police say they stole numerous items from a Winter Haven Walmart. Winter Haven Police say around 8:40 p.m. on June 2, Willie Lawson, Sr., Tomeka Fields and Dina Johnson went into the store in the 7400 block of Cypress Gardens Boulevard and split up to collect their bounty. When leaving with their stolen goods one suspect pushed a shopping cart into the associate and came towards them in an aggressive manner. The police found the trio at one of the suspects homes a short time afterwards. All three where charged with grand theft. (Source

Safeway's "most wanted" ORC liquor thief busted in Bainbridge Island, WA.  Bainbridge police said Siva targeted certain stores. “He goes to Safeways in rural areas because the security isn’t as high.” Siva also allegedly hit the Safeways because they commonly stock brands he preferred to steal, such as Ciroc vodka, Grey Goose vodka and Remy Martin cognac. Siva would either sell the liquor or trade it to support his drug addiction, Weiss said. Police said the liquor thefts from across the region amount to more than $4,200 worth of liquor that was taken from multiple Safeways. "The Safeway loss prevention people were very excited because he was on their own most wanted list,” Weiss said. Camera footage also allegedly shows Siva working with up to two other suspects at various stores.
Siva admitted to police that another person was involved in the crimes, but refused to name them, according to a police report. (Source

Ten people arrested in counterfeit check ring at Walmart in Greensboro, AL  The Demopolis Police Department arrested four more Greensboro individuals on Friday, May 31 involved in a recent counterfeit check ring. According to officials, the Demopolis Wal-Mart filed a complaint of the checks being cashed and after an investigation officers were lead to the check ring in Greensboro. The individuals would present forged State of Alabama checks at Wal-Mart to be cashed. The checks were not real State of Alabama Checks, but were printed on a home printer. The department arrested six individuals on Wednesday, May 29 who were all from Greensboro. After Friday’s arrests, the total suspects taken into custody have now reached ten. (Source

Police recover $500K in stolen goods from Chicago warehouse.  A search warrant executed Saturday led Chicago police to recover more than $500,000 in stolen chocolate, alcohol and other merchandise from a South Side warehouse. Several pallets of Ghirardelli chocolate products valued at $150,000 were recovered from the warehouse, in addition to $175,000 worth of alcohol, a pallet of BMW auto parts and multiple pallets of cement water fountains. Several stolen vehicles were also recovered from the parking lot outside the warehouse, including three full-length trailers, two semi-tractors, a cargo van and a cargo truck. The Illinois State Police Cargo Theft Unit assisted in the investigation. (Source

Five arrested after extensive Thursday night manhunt: robbery at Williamsburg Mall in Jasper.  Following a manhunt conducted by a number of law enforcement agencies Thursday evening, five individuals were arrested on suspicion of their involvement in at least one robbery in eastern Iowa. , Dispatchers received a request at 6:50 p.m. for mutual aid assistance regarding a robbery that occurred at Tanger Outlet Mall in Williamsburg. Two females at the car ran south across both travel lanes of the highway and were eventually captured and taken into custody. It was determined at least two more males had exited the vehicle. During the search, Officers located numerous counterfeit $100 bills. The five subjects were taken into custody with pending charges of robbery and theft. Officers were also notified that Coralville Police was investigating a similar incident at Coral Ridge Mall earlier in the day, with these subjects. (Source

Police Seek 3 Men for theft at Westmoreland Mall Macy’s. Surveillance photos from the Macy’s at Westmoreland Mall shows the three men as they gather up more than $1,000 worth of clothing in the men’s polo department. When a loss prevention officer approached the men, they took off through the parking garage and ultimately got away. (Source


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