DE Police: shaming shoplifters is reducing theft from shelves Dover
Police say shoplifting complaints are down 19-percent in the past five months,
since beginning a weekly shoplifter notification program. Dover Police post
weekly updates and mug shots of people charged with shoplifting on its website
and sends them to the media. Police say in previous years officers were
responding to an average of three shoplifting complaints per day. Investigators
say the majority of such crimes involve repeat offenders. Dover Police say the
shaming tactic has also helped lead to arrests in other unsolved crimes.
O'Reilly Auto Parts stores hit for a 7th Burglary in Eastern Tennessee
Burglars disabled the alarm, cracked a safe, and got away with two days worth of
cash deposits during a "professional" heist discovered Sunday morning at the
Mount Carmel O'Reilly's Auto Parts store. Mount Carmel Police Department
Assistant Chief George Copas said these burglars knew the layout of the store
and knew how to disable the alarm system without being detected. "These weren't
your average, everyday burglars," Copas said. "These guys were pros." Copas
noted that this was the seventh identical O'Reilly's Auto Parts burglary over
the past 10 weeks in East Tennessee. If the seven burglaries are connected, this
was the farthest east they've hit, with previous O'Reilly's burglaries having
taken place in Maryville, Knoxville, Lenoir City, Sevierville, Seymour and
Suspects Tied to Dollar General Robberies in Detroit Metro Area
Collaborating with the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Detroit Police
Department, Dearborn police zeroed in on suspects. Three suspects have been
arrested in connection with a rash of robberies at Dollar General stores in the
Detroit metro area, including one in Dearborn about 7:50 p.m. on Dec. 29 at a
store in the 7600 block of Wyoming. In the Dearborn robbery, suspects selected
several pieces of store merchandise and approached the checkout counter to pay
for the items, police said in a news release. One suspect paid for the
merchandise and when the register was opened the second suspect brandished a
handgun demanding the money in the register. A third suspect stood near the exit
door acting as a lookout. All three suspects exited the store and fled the
scene. The Detroit Police Department and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force
previously had identified Dontae Guines and Lamarc Peacock as the perpetrators
in numerous Dollar General robberies. Dearborn police used that intelligence to
positively identify the two and obtain a federal warrant for their arrest,
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said.
Arizona man in San Tan Valley a suspect in multiple shoplifting incidents
Hugo Rivera, 32, of San Tan Valley was arrested Dec. 9 in connection with three
shoplifting incidents that occurred at the Wal-Mart store in San Tan Valley,
according to a press release issued by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.
Suspect Rivera is a corrections officer for the Arizona Department of
Corrections in Florence. He was taken to PCSO's San Tan Valley substation for
questioning and later booked into the Pinal County Jail on three felony counts
each of theft, burglary and organized retail theft.
Texas Man steals more than $1,500 from Home Depot in ticket switching scam
A man is wanted after stealing more than $1,500 from a Home Depot over several
months, according to a Travis County arrest affidavit Tuesday. According to the
arrest affidavit, on July 11, 2014, a Home Depot loss prevention employee
noticed a "known" theft ticket switching subject at her store. Jeremy Erdman,
41, was trying to checkout in the self checkout line when the employee noticed
the electrical wire price on the self-checkout screen showed the price of
electrical tape, a $150 price difference.
Police in PA look for two suspects in over $2,000 Target credit card fraud
Police are looking for two suspects in the use of stolen credit cards in
Carlisle and Silver Spring Township. Silver Spring Police said the two made
purchases totaling more than $2,000, and several other attempts were denied.
They then attempted to use the card at Target in Carlisle.