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ORC 12-20-13




U.S. Marshals arrest 151 in Operation Grinch Stopper 2 in Arizona  The U.S. Marshal Service, with the help of law-enforcement agencies throughout the state, arrested more than 150 people in a three-day operation called Operation Grinch Stopper 2. Operation Grinch Stopper was created last year after Tucson police Sgt. Robert Carpenter was shot while responding to a burglary alarm. Carpenter survived. For the second year in a row, Deputy U.S. Marshals and our law enforcement partners in Arizona have targeted and arrested individuals who have victimized others for their hard-earned money and possessions," said David P. Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona. "Law-abiding citizens can feel secure that there are far fewer thieves, fences, robbers and burglars on the streets this holiday season." (Source

Former Suns player arrested in organized retail theft in Arizona in Operation Grinch Stopper 2  Former Suns player Richard Dumas was arrested Thursday on suspicion of organized retail theft as part of statewide roundup of people with outstanding warrants, authorities said Friday. Dumas was indicted on suspicion of eight counts of organized retail theft. Operation Grinch Stopper 2 focused on people who held outstanding warrants in connection with various property crimes. The operation ran from Tuesday to Thursday. Authorities from 27 agencies across the state made 151 arrests. Dumas was a rising NBA star as a forward with the Phoenix Suns in the early 1990s before his career came to an early end. After a 1998 cocaine arrest, Dumas tried to revive his basketball career in Croatia as a center but injured his knee. (Source

Holiday Shoplifting: Fighting Organized Retail Crime In MA  Officer Jones works at the Square One Mall Police Substation, which is a partnership between Saugus Police, Simon Malls and Allied Barton Security. “The biggest problem is shoplifting and whether it’s one person walking into a store and seeing something and realizing they don’t want to pay for it so they steal it, or whether it’s organized retail crime, nationwide, it’s a big problem,” says Officer Jones. (Source

Two arrested for theft of baby formula from Pick 'n Save in Racine, WI
Two Racine residents have been arrested in connection to crimes involving the theft of baby formula from a Pick 'n Save on Green Bay Road in the Village of Mount Pleasant. According to police, the thefts occurred on Dec. 9,10, 13 and 14th. (Source

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