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ORC 11-9-15




Polk County, FL: Lowes hits back at copper thieves
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Polk County Sheriff's Office Organized Retail Crime detectives arrested 41-year-old, Brian Hunsche of Lakeland, charging him with 8 counts of Grand Theft, 5 counts of Dealing in Stolen Property, and 5 counts of False Verification to a Second Hand Metal Recycler. Hunsche thought he could get away with stealing copper wire from several Lowe's stores. He was wrong. PCSO detectives, working with store Loss Prevention/Safety personnel, identified Hunsche as the suspect who had been to three different Lowe's locations on eight different occasion during September and October, stealing over $6,000 in copper wire. Hunsche then took the wire to a local recycle center and sold it for cash. Detectives took Hunsche to jail.

Waterford, CT: $7,000 in Designer Coats Stolen From Macy's
The Waterford Police Department is trying to identify the two subjects in the above pictures. The two men are suspects in the theft of approximately $7,000 worth of Tommy Hilfiger and North Face coats from the Macy's store in Waterford. The thefts took place over a three-day period at the end of October, police said.

Glastonbury, CT: Man Suspected in $6,000 Cigarette Theft
A man accused of breaking into a Glastonbury convenience store and stealing more than $6,000 worth of cigarettes is suspected of committing several thefts with his brother and sister, according to Glastonbury Police. Police arrested Kevin Marshall, 50, on Nov. 5 and said he broke into the Sam's food store in Glastonbury in June and stole the cigarettes. He, his brother and sister, are accused of committing a string of convenience store burglaries throughout the state, Glastonbury Police said.

New City, NY: Two busted for shoplifting at the Best Buy at Palisades Center
At 12:15 PM Nov. 8 the Clarkstown Police Department received a report of shoplifting at the Best Buy at the Palisades Mall. Police say that Andre Pritchard, 44, and Michael DeMaio, 46, had reportedly been observed by loss prevention employees taking merchandise valued at $1,395.00. The merchandise consisted Bose headphones and a UP3 Jawbone. The duo attempted to leave the scene, but were apprehended by responding officers, police said.

Portland, OR: Two Safeway employees sprayed with Raid
during Shoplifter's attempt to flee
A 52-year-old man who police say was caught stealing a cart load of merchandise from a Portland Safeway store reached for something unexpected when a security guard confronted him. Security guard Christopher Neifert stepped in front of the cart as Lawrence Howard Dorris was about to exit the store without paying for about $700 worth of goods, police said. When Neifert attempted to push the cart back into the store, Dorris grabbed a can of Raid bug spray and sprayed it in Neifert's face. When another Safeway employee attempted to stop Dorris and grabbed onto his cart, Dorris sprayed him as well. While spraying both Safeway employees, Dorris also threatened to ignite the flammable substance. After struggling over the cart with the two men, Dorris eventually gave up and left the store. Dorris is set to be arraigned at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, facing first degree robbery and 2 counts of unlawful use of a weapon from the Aug. 24 incident. He was arrested Oct. 29.

Orange, CT: Kohl's shoplifter fled officers but left bag with ID behind
A New Haven woman is facing a slew of charges after police say she escaped from officers after shoplifting earlier this month - but left a bag with her ID and address at the scene. She was also allegedly found to have outstanding warrants on the Shoreline. Police found Eliana Perez, 32, at her home and arrested there after the Nov. 2 incident. Police also say Perez was wanted on warrants from police in Branford and Madison. Officers responded to the Kohl's store on Bull Hill Lane shortly after 10 p.m. Nov. 2 on a report of a shoplifting. They allegedly found Perez had taken $486 worth of clothes and shoes without paying. She was stopped by store security but broke free and fled in an awaiting vehicle.

Little Rock, AR: Walmart Loss Prevention Associate smartly retreats
as suspect pulls a gun
Walmart store security told Little Rock police that when they approached a possible shoplifter Saturday afternoon, the man said he had a gun and ran away, according to a police report. Christopher Smith, 32, of Little Rock, was seen about 1 p.m. Saturday putting items in a backpack. Afterward, Little Rock police officers located him a short distance away and arrested him. Smith is accused of taking $340.88 worth of assorted electronics from the store. He was charged with aggravated robbery and theft of property.

Waterford, CT: Police investigating credit card fraud at Target
The Waterford Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify two people who are suspected of credit card fraud. The department says two people used an illegal credit card at the Target store on Route 85 on Friday, November 7th around 6:00 p.m. to purchase bath towels and gift cards.

Kinston, NC: Three Charged in Vernon Park Mall burglary;
attempted Hibbett Sports break-in
Kinston Police arrested three teens and a juvenile after a store larceny and breaking and entering early Monday morning. Officers say the four broke a glass door at Vernon Park Mall which sounded the alarm at Hibbett Sports. There was damage to the security gate at the entrance to the store, but the suspects didn't get inside. Meanwhile, a larceny was reported from the Sweet Frogs just two miles away. Officers looked at security footage from both locations and identified the suspects. Police were able to arrest and charge the four in connection to the larceny at Sweet Frogs.

Londonberry, NH: Police are warning people to be aware of a spike in credit card fraud, particularly involving altered gift cards - a phenomenon that has appeared recently in clusters around the country
Londonderry has been seeing multiple reports of credit card fraud per week for the past several months, police detective Chris Olson said. He said criminals obtain stolen credit card data online, re-encode magnetic strips on gift cards with that information, and then use the gift cards on spending sprees. Since gift cards don't have identifying information, it's easy for people to use them without getting caught. In Londonderry, Visa Vanilla gift cards in particular have accounted for many of the reports of fraud, Olson said. Londonderry has seen instances reported at places such as Hannaford, CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid.

New Zealand: Retailers work together to fight crime in Wellington CBD
Wellington retailers have taken the law into their own hands, starting a successful crime-prevention initiative. The Eyes On campaign is a between 180 CBD retailers and police. They share CCTV footage and images of offenders with a security company, which immediately sends a text message and email 'warning' alert to other retailers. The initiative first started in November 2014 but dwindled away after Christmas. It was revived again in March this year by the Inner City Association which used a grant from Wellington City Council to employ staff member Heather Morris. Police say the initiative has resulted in arrests and a downward trend in shoplifting. Constable Roger Fouhy, of the Wellington neighborhood police team, said the inner city was a problem area with a high crime rate but recent statistics showed shoplifting in the area was on a downward trend since April. "I'd like to think Eyes On is having a huge effect and this will continue."

ORC 11-9-15
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