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 …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Winder resident was accused of attempting to steal several items from a Dollar General store.
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Saturday, April 13
A woman accused of attempting to steal dish detergent, plastic fingernails, nail glue and hair clips from a Dollar General in Winder on April 10 talked with medics about being diabetic prior to her arrest. The suspect was speaking with the medics when a deputy with the Barrow County Sheriff's Office arrived at the store, where a manager reported the woman had concealed the items, valued at $11, in her purse. According to an incident report, the medics checked the suspect's blood sugar and said it was fine. Sydney Lynn Hall, 43, of 945 Dogwood Trail in Winder, was arrested and charged with shoplifting before being transported to the Barrow County Detention Center. You might also be interested in reading: Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Management at Quality Foods in Winder told police the man picked up a package of cheese, put it in his jacket and headed for a restroom.
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Sunday, March 24
A Winder man was arrested March 20, 2013, and charged with shoplifting after an officer with the Winder Police Department found him in a Quality Foods restroom with "cheese residue" on his face. Store management reported observing the man pick up a package of cheese, put it in his jacket and headed for a restroom. The officer found the suspect in a bathroom stall with crumbs on his face and leftover cheese floating in a toilet. Upon speaking with the man, the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. Charles Joseph Petrin, 51, 201 Wood Ave., Apt. 14D, Winder, was placed under arrest and transported to the Barrow County Detention Center. He is charged with theft by shoplifting and public drunkenness. You might also …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The female was reportedly wearing stolen clothing when she fled the Target store at Barrow Crossing, leaving behind her own clothes inside the purse, along with additional stolen merchandise.
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Friday, January 11
A female who shopped at Target at Barrow Crossing on Jan. 3, 2013, is accused of fleeing the store wearing clothes she didn’t purchase —her own garments tucked inside her purse she left behind. A deputy with the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the store and met with a witness, who said he had been shopping with the female when they went into Target. The male said he decided to go sit in his vehicle and the female wanted to keep shopping. A short time later, he said, the female ran from the store and jumped into the vehicle, claiming someone was after her. The male said the female had left her purse, along with his cell phone, inside the store. An argument reportedly ensued and the female jumped out of the vehicle and ran …
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.