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ORC 3-23-16




Palm Coast, FL: Fake Target Employee Steals $31,000 in Cellphones
Flagler County sheriff's deputies are looking for a 26-year-old Georgia man who dressed up as a Target employee and stole 41 cellphones valued at $31,000 from the retailer's Palm Coast store. A warrant for the arrest of Jarmal Brown on charges of grand theft and burglary was issued Tuesday, sheriff's spokesman Jim Troiano said. Brown entered the store about 10 a.m. Monday dressed like a new Target cellphone sales team member and asked to be let into an equipment room, Troiano said. After gaining access from another employee, Brown took the cellphones from a secured cabinet and left the store.

Joliet, IL: Will County Sheriff's office makes interstate crime arrest
The Will County Sheriff's Office is announcing the arrest of Jorge Ochoa-Perez and Josue Frias-Gomez on what detectives believe to be an interstate crime operation. On 3/21/16 , Sheriff's deputies were traveling westbound on I80 when they observed an SUV with Colorado plates, traveling at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was made where deputies spoke with the driver, Josue Frias-Gomez, and the passenger, Jorge Ochoa-Perez. Frias-Gomez was not able to provide deputies with any type of identification and a consent to search the vehicle was granted. Upon the search, multiple bags and boxes of new items such as, high end clothing, various sizes of shoes, DVD's, perfumes, headphones, sunglasses, and roller blades were found inside the vehicle, along with over 40 credit/debit cards and gift cards. Several recently dated merchandise receipts were also located and a fraudulent Virginia state driver's license. None of the credit cards displayed the names of Ochoa-Perez or Frias-Gomez, but had various other names on them. Also found inside the vehicle was paperwork from where the SUV was rented in Denver, CO. The paperwork did not include either subjects name as the person who rented the vehicle.

Holland, OH: Smash and Grab Burglary flee with $5,600 of cars, drones and boat from Hobby Town
Police in Lucas County are asking for the public's help identifying a high-dollar smash and grab robber. The Holland Police Department said an unknown person broke the glass doors of the Hobby Town before the store opened on March 16, before making off with multiple remote-control vehicles. Police say the thief stole four drones, a remote control boat and two remote control cars valued at $5,679.96.

Neosho, MO: $2,385 worth of Electronics stolen from Walmart
Police responded Monday morning when loss-prevention personnel at the 3200 Lusk Drive store reported the theft that occurred the previous day, according to Lt. Jason Baird. "We've got a photo of the guy," Baird said. "He went out the grocery side, took it to the back of the business and placed it in a black Ford Mustang. It was mostly electronics." Police are reviewing surveillance to identify the suspect.

West Norriton, PA: Shoplifter flees Wal-Mart, leaves 11-year-old behind A retail theft suspect tried to steal nearly $300 worth of tools from the Wal-Mart on March 17, but wound up leaving the merchandise behind, along with an 11-year-old boy. According to store security, the suspect entered the store around 7:25 p.m. with the youngster in tow. The suspect reportedly began looking over his shoulder while placing tools into a shopping cart. He then headed to the men's section, where he was observed placing the items into plastic bags, before heading to the exit, where he was confronted by loss prevention personnel. The suspect quickly ditched the items and the boy, fleeing the area in his car. The boy told security the man he came in with was his stepfather, and provided a contact number for his mother. But when his mother arrived, she claimed she "didn't really know" the man whom she said she left her child with while she went to work.

Springfield's 'most wanted' shoplifting suspect has tattoo
declaring 'Only God Can Judge Me'
The skills that earned Erika E. Parent the title of Springfield's "most wanted" shoplifter were allegedly captured on videotape at a Marshalls department store. Minutes after walking into the Boston Road store on Monday, Parent walked out with eight shirts and a bottle of Juicy perfume stuffed into her pocketbook, according to the arrest report. Confronted by security outside the store, she jumped into a waiting car and took off. When police traced the vehicle to an Elizabeth Street home, they found $182.90 in stolen merchandise heaped on a table in the living room, the report said. After the store's security officer identified her, Parent was arrested on a shoplifting charge - her second in two months.

ORC 3-23-16
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