01/19/10 An employee of Albertsons reported that a Seattle man had attempted to steal Ribeye Roasts from the grocery store on Jan. 19. According to the police report, the suspect was seen putting the meat into a duffel bag. He then left the store without paying. The man was contacted by the employee. Police found the meat in some bushes a few blocks from the store. The man was arrested and taken into custody. The Seattle resident had been suspected of shoplifting from Albertsons several times over the course of two weeks. Staff had reported seeing the same man steal multiple canisters of Tide detergent and other items. The acts were caught on the store’s security camera. (Mercer Island, WA)
01/21/10 Police are looking for the man who robbed a West Valley business and escaped with a rather odd item.
The owner of a TV repair shop was unloading equipment from his van when a man came into the business at 1607 W. 3500 South and demanded cash.
When the owner went inside the store, the suspect went out and removed a $1,200 meat packing scale from the van and started putting it in his car.
The owner confronted him and the man flashed a gun, so he backed off. No shots were fired.
The man drove off in a red Chevrolet Cavalier with a temporary license plate on it.
Police are still looking for the suspect. (West Valley City, UT)
01/11/10 Three alleged Walmart burglars evidently planned on carry-out for dinner and a quiet evening at home Friday as they tried to exit the Pekin Walmart with potato wedges and chicken tenders, two 12 packs of soda, a king-size comforter and a DVD and video games.
Walmart security nabbed three people at 8:21 p.m. Friday when they placed items in their own Walmart bags and allegedly tried to exit the store without paying, said Pekin Police Public Information Officer Mike Sanders.
Pekin police arrived at the Walmart where they found the three suspects, Matthew D. Wasion, 22, of 2032 Westgate Drive, Pekin; James Bader, 20, of the same address; and Audrianna Jo Larson, 19, of 5008 38th Ave., Kenosha, Wis., in the custody of Walmart loss prevention officers, said Sanders.
The police officer asked the trio if they had money to pay for the items. All said they had no money. The total amount stolen was valued at $354.62, said Sanders.
All three suspects were taken to the Tazewell County Justice Center where they were released on notices to appear. (Pekin, IL)