Friday, May 17, 2013
It was for a man recently arrested in a Loganville Walmart.
You're out shopping -- wearing some new jeans you bought at another store and forgot to remove the tag from. A store employee gets suspicious, and police ask you to step into the loss-prevention office so they can check out your pants to make sure you're not shoplifting them. You're not shoplifting, so you say no, you can't check out my pants. And out come the handcuffs. The charge for not cooperating, you're warned, is disorderly conduct. What do you do? A Loganville man recently opted for the disorderly conduct charge rather than agree to take his tag-on jeans to the loss-prevention office. A review of security tapes showed he hadn't been shoplifting the pants, but the disorderly conduct charge stuck. Did he commit a crime? Share your …
Monday, March 11, 2013
After a thorough investigation, police believe many of the items that a man pawned in January were stolen from various stores in the area. He turned himself into police in March.
A Lawrenceville man turned himself into police after admitting that he stole a number of items he had pawned in January. Daniel Brown Baker was arrested March 2 and charged with four counts of theft by shoplifting, seven counts of theft by deception and three counts of theft by taking. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, an officer was checking the "top pawners" list on Business Watch International and it indicated that Baker was a top pawner with 29 transactions. The list showed that he had pawned eight digital cameras, four DeWalt drills, three wicker fire pits and several other tools that appeared to be brand new. When police first called Baker, he claimed all the items were his. He explained that some of the items were from…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tyrall Mikal Jackson, 19, was charged with theft by shoplifting, possession of tools for commission of crime, obstruction of law officer, and giving false name and date of birth.
A Berkmar High student living in Lawrenceville was tasered and arrested in connection to shoplifting at Fry's Electronics in Duluth earlier this month. Tyrall Mikal Jackson, 19, was charged with theft by shoplifting, possession of tools for commission of crime, obstruction of law officer, and giving a false name and date of birth. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, officers responded to the Commerce Avenue store around 4:45 p.m. Feb. 16 after the theft was reported. The suspect had fled on foot toward Venture Parkway, dispatch said. Another officer in the area made contact with a man matching his description, and he kept him detained until other officers arrived, but it didn't come so easily. The officer told the man, …
Friday, March 16, 2012
What was this week's most unusual story?
Whatever happened to the days when retail troublemakers just stuffed merchandise under a sweater? This past week in Northeast Georgia, shoplifting, and related shenanigans, got a lot more creative. Then there were some cases of general rudeness and rule-breaking: What's the strangest thing that happened to you this week? Tell us in the comments.