'Walmart 5' arrested, charged in Winona, MN: $8000 of merchandise spread out on
the highway Winona police were called to Walmart at
1:15 a.m. Feb. 20 to investigate a theft. Upon arriving, police were told that a
man and a woman — one carrying a large bag, the other pulling a large suitcase —
walked out of the store, activating anti-theft alarms as they did. The two were
then followed in short order by two women and a man with another large suitcase.
They were followed into the parking lot by an employee who reported hearing
someone in a vehicle yell, “Ditch it!” — whereupon the suitcase was abandoned
and the three piled into a blue SUV. Police reported spotting the suspect SUV
westbound on I-90. Following the vehicle, he saw the driver change lanes, then
spotted a large bag lying in the right lane. The five were taken into custody
without incident. Meanwhile the St. Charles officer returned to inspect the bag
on the highway — which had been struck by a semi, spreading items and pieces of
items across both lanes and beyond. Items found in the suitcase recovered from
the Walmart parking lot, the suitcase found on I-90, and items from the bag run
over by the truck matched electronics removed from locked Walmart display cases.
The total value of the items was $8,277.46.
Women charged in over $3,000 theft from Belk in Dothan, AL
Dothan Police recently arrested two women on felony charges alleging they stole
more than $3,000 worth of property from the Belk’s Department store. Court
records show police investigators arrested Kellia DeShawnta Foster, 38, of
Kinsey, and Maya Antoine Singletary, 37, of Dothan, on Wednesday and charged
them each with a single felony count of first-degree theft of property.
Queens Man Charged with Felony Grand Larceny for Brewster, NY Home Depot Theft
State police say they have charged a Queens man with grand larceny for
a theft that took place at the Brewster Home Depot on Tuesday. Police said that
Santiago Alarcon, 18, of Jackson Heights in Queens, was observed by
loss-prevention officers at the Home Depot put $1,700 worth of copper wire in a
garbage can and leave the store without paying for it. Alacron was charged with
fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony.