Park, KS woman charged in $100K theft case A suburban Kansas City
woman is charged with stealing more than $100,000 in merchandise. The Kansas
City Star reports that a single theft charge was filed Friday against
45-year-old Kelli Jo Bauer. Police have carted off multiple vans full of
suspected stolen goods from her $900,000 home in an upscale Overland Park
development. The Johnson County district attorney's office says police began
investigating after they learned Bauer was selling "high-end" women's clothing
on Facebook swap-and-shop sites. A police spokesman says it probably will take
several weeks for the items to be cataloged to determine their value.
Fencing Operation: Police said investigation shows link between Lebanon, PA pawn
shop, drug users A member of a retail theft ring bragged to a Lebanon
County detective that he and his fellow shoplifters were treated like "rock
stars" whenever they went to JT's Buy and Sell to sell what they had stolen.
When they entered the Lebanon store, they went to the front of the line, Cory
Bugg told Lebanon County Detective Michael DiPalo in January. Bugg said he and
his fellow shoplifters were permitted to place their items on the floor behind
the counter in an area not accessible to other customers. Store employees
stopped waiting on other customers to wait on them and paid them quickly for the
items they brought into the store, Bugg told the detective. Bugg awaits trial
next month on theft and other charges.
Hendersonville, TN Police investigate Serial shoplifter stealing TVs and Dyson
vacuum Hendersonville Police are looking for a woman they say stole
items from the Hendersonville Wal-Mart at least three times in a 10-day period.
The woman stole more than $1,000 worth of property on March 21, 26 and 31,
according to a HPD media release. The stolen items include two televisions, a
television soundbar and a Dyson vacuum cleaner. Police believe the woman was
accompanied by a man who remained in the vehicle while the woman committed the
crimes. The woman is also believed to have stolen items from the Lowe's in
Memphis Police Organized Crime Unit arrest 3 for trailer theft
Memphis investigators at the Raines station and Memphis Police Department's
Organized Crime Unit arrested three men in connection to a trailer theft.
According to a Facebook post by MPD, officers made the scene in the 5000 block
of Urbana Road where they had received reports of a possible meth lab and
several stolen cars in a yard. Investigators from the Raines Station began
questioning four men after finding a Toyota Corolla that had been reported
stolen in Marion, Arkansas. A detective also found a large trailer in the
backyard filled with tools. He determined the trailer had been stolen from
Mississippi on Friday. When police officers searched the home, they say they
found over 11 grams of meth and license plates from several more stolen cars.
Police are still investigating this situation.
Alton Police charge man with 5 counts of Retail Theft from Kmart
A Carlinville man is facing several charges after Alton Police discovered stolen
items from several stores in his possession last month. 32-year old Kenneth D.
Armstrong was taken into custody on the parking lot of the Alton K-Mart store on
March 30th after allegedly stealing an air soft pistol from the store.
Subsequent questioning and a search of a vehicle led to the seizure of drug
paraphernalia and a backpack with stolen goods from other stores in Alton and
Godfrey. He has been charged with five counts of retail theft and one count of
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hartford, CT Police arrest Trio from New York Used Stolen Gift Cards at Best Buy
West Hartford police recently arrested three New York residents for allegedly
using stolen gift cards to purchase merchandise at the Best Buy at Corbins
Corner Shopping Center on New Britain Avenue. Police arrested Ronald Sutherland,
24, Joley Steve Aristhee, 22, and Robert L. Snipes, 22, on March 11. Police said
that the suspects were also believed to have done something similar a month
Laurel, PA couple steals $2,700 worth of baseball bats from Dick's Sporting
Goods Mount Laurel police have issued arrest warrants for a
Philadelphia couple accused of using a baby stroller to shoplift pricey baseball
bats from a sporting goods store. Police said Edward Hatch, 37, and Nicole
Hatch, 33, walked into Dick's Sporting Goods on Nixon Drive around 8 p.m.
Tuesday, stroller in tow, cut security locks from several Easton Mako Torq BBCOR
baseball bats, placed five of them in the stroller, and left. The "high-end"
bats are together worth more than $2,700, police said. The Hatches are also
accused of employing the stroller strategy March 21, when they allegedly looted
arcade and vending machines at a Mount Laurel amusement park.
Four suspects arrested in Sparks, NV shoplifting case
Four people are under arrest in Sparks after allegedly shoplifting at a Walmart
off Pyramid Highway. Sparks police say the suspects drove off in one vehicle and
refused to pull over for officers. Police followed the car to the Community
Garden Apartments on Wedekind Road where all four were arrested. Some people who
saw the police pursuit told News 4 about a potential high speed chase. But
authorities say -- while there were multiple police vehicles involved -- this
was not a high-speed incident.