IL: Walmart Employees Playing Pokemon on Break Find ORC Thief Instead
Salem Police say the employees discovered Terrence
Laughhunn pushing items under the fence at the Garden Center to the parking lot
outside when playing the Pokemon game. Laughhunn had reportedly taken chain
saws, weedeaters and yard equipment. Laughhunn was located by Salem Police
hiding in the tree line while they were looking for other stolen merchandise.
Police say he offered no resistance. Laughhunn was arrested for burglary and is
being held in the Marion County Jail for felony retail theft in connection with
a similar incident in late June where a camera system, TV, and grocery items
were apparently stolen using the same method. Police say Laughhunn is also a
suspect in several high dollar thefts from the store.
Anderson County, SC: Two men in custody connected
to 6 store burglaries stealing nearly $25,000 of cigarettes and liquor
Two men have been charged in a string of recent burglaries that primarily
focused on stealing cigarettes from Pendleton- and Anderson-area convenience
stores. The robbers took thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes from the
stores, along with cash and liquor.
Depot thief on the loose after Swimming away from Police
A 29-year-old local resident is sought on allegations he shoplifted from a
Farmington store and then nearly struck an officer as he fled the scene. Joshua
Gonzales was charged Monday in Farmington with aggravated assault on a police
officer, aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer and shoplifting.
Farmington police allege Gonzales stole about $500 in tools from The Home Depot
and then stashed the items in a nearby refuse bin. An officer attempted to stop
Gonzales when he returned to recover the items, but Gonzales sped off in his
vehicle, nearly striking the officer. Gonzales then abandoned the vehicle and
fled on foot toward the Animas River and managed to escape.
Orland Park, IL: Shoplifter Nabbed After Third Time
Hitting Apple Store
A shoplifter arrested after
her third pass through the Apple store at Orland Square Mall, prosecutors said
in court. Rocio Figueroa, 54, appeared before Cook County Judge Peter Felice on
a felony retail theft charge. According to the allegations, Figueroa spotted
around 3 p.m. July 10 swiping five items from the Apple Store at 428 Orland
Square Drive. The display items were valued at $430. Orland Park police said she
had been at the store on two other occasions stealing from the store.
Livingston County, MI: Two
charged with Organized Retail Crime
Paul Douglas Haley,
plead guilty to first-degree retail fraud, deactivating a theft detection device
and organized retail crime. The prosecution agreed to recommend a minimum
sentence not to exceed the minimum state guidelines. Lauren Anthony Stratton,
28, of Flint, was sentenced to 21 months to 10 years in prison for three counts
of organized retail crime and 18 months to eight years for possession of a
controlled substance. He also was sentenced to 11 days in the county jail for
Guam: Macy's in the Micronesia Mall
apprehend a Shoplifter with $700 in merchandise
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