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North Texas: 18-Wheeler Pursuit
Is Part Of A Bigger Crime
The CBS News I-Team has learned the driver of an 18-wheeler, involved in a police chase, may have been trying to get away with a load of cabbage and lettuce. Troopers are now questioning 60-year-old David Arnold. They want to know why he left California headed for Maryland and ended up here in North Texas. Several sources tell the I-Team this is a case of cargo theft. Produce is among many products typically targeted. Lumber, prescription drugs, electronics, and meat are others. Texas recently passed a law toughening the penalty for cargo theft. Other states are working to do the same.

Kingston, NY: Bronx Man Arrested for ID Theft, Grand Larceny -
charged $4,300 in Bus Tickets
New York State Police at Kingston arrested Christopher H. Baker, age 22 of Bronx, NY on Wednesday for one count of Grand Larceny and one count of Identity Theft (felony). An investigation conducted by the State Police revealed that Baker utilized stolen credit card information to purchase online bus tickets from Trailways Bus Company in the amount of $4,697.50, according to police. Baker was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.

Coon Rapids, MN: Woman facing felony charges
for $1,275 Menards theft, hit 3 times
A 34-year-old woman was arraigned Dec. 29 in Anoka County District Court on a felony theft charge. Nicole Marie Roe of Fridley is being accused of stealing $1,275 worth of merchandise from a Menards in Coon Rapids on three separate days over a one-month period last summer. Pawn America also lost $300 from the money it paid for property it did not know was stolen since it was pawned the same day it was shoplifted.

Northampton, MA: Man with history of theft charges caught stealing
$750 Beats by Dre headphones
A Sunderland man with a history of theft charges has been accused of stealing $758 in merchandise from Yes Computers in Northampton. The theft took about 22 seconds from start to finish, police said. Investigators identified the suspect as Hubble, who was arrested by Northampton police on July 14 for shoplifting, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Hubble failed to appear in court for that case. Hubble had four outstanding default warrants, all charges were theft-related, with the exception of a drug possession.

Westland, MI: Police arrest $350 Lowe's power tool thief
Tips received after surveillance photos of the suspect were released resulted in the arrested of James Fry, 32, police said. Fry was arrested on charges of retail fraud, receiving and concealing stolen property and other unrelated warrants unrelated to this case on Jan. 11. On Dec. 20 two suspects were seen arriving at the store together. While inside one of the suspects is seen removing multiple power tools from their packaging, concealing the $350 tools in his clothing and exits the store.

Lake Havasu City, AZ: Woman arrested on organized retail theft charge
A woman accused of stealing several packages of batteries from Walmart was arrested Monday. According to police reports, Ashley Fixmer, 32, of Lake Havasu City, was arrested Monday after she removed several packages of batteries without paying for them, then attempted to return them using an old receipt. The price for the batteries was $18.21, the report said. She was booked into jail on a felony charge or organized retail theft.

Wayne, NJ: JC Penney LP nabs $1,200 shoplifter with clothing and jewelry

Grand Blanc, MI: Addict admits to stealing cologne to support his habit; $530 of merchandise recovered

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