January 24, 1990 |
A $60 pair of sneakers cost a Riverside man more than they were worth late last week. Aihan Akcakaya, 30, of Scott Street, was accused of trying to shoplift from the Port's store on Route 130 several weeks ago and then charged Thursday morning with trying to bribe the guards not to testify against him. After being told by Port's guards Charlie Craige and Don Knuth that Akcakaya had offered them $1,000 not to testify against him, the Willingboro...
February 13, 1991 |
The Cherry Hill Juvenile Conference Committee of Robert Burdette, Warren Jordan, Judy Williams and Herbert Spellman recently encountered a youngster whose enthusiasm over his new Jeep led him to drive it, illegally, on a beach. Decision: 15 hours of community service and an apology. Pilfering is a more common indiscretion, however, and Camden County youngsters accused of that are directed to a different remedy - the Rev. Peter A. Molnar's shoplifting prevention seminar, a three-hour catharsis aimed at putting the price of thievery in a new light.
March 8, 1990 |
State store employees in Narberth are not urged to use physical confrontation to detain or identify shoplifters. But Edgar Bolden ignored caution not once, but twice, within eight days in January, and it led to the arrest of two people for shoplifting. At 10 a.m. today at the liquor store, 1 Station Circle, state Reps. Lois Sherman Hagarty (R., Montgomery) and James H. Clark (R., Montgomery) will present Bolden with a citation for his actions. "We kind of tell them not to put themselves in jeopardy like that," store manager Guy Stewart said.
February 19, 1987 |
A South Jersey company has a tiny high-tech tag up its sleeve - an invention that it says has the power to scream out to stop shoplifters, and to save retailers money as they try to thwart thieves. The Checkpoint Systems tag, with its embedded electronic circuitry, can be printed to appear as any ordinary information sticker on a package - a bar code, price tag, or even sale ticket - and sit silently until a shoplifter tries to steal goods. Then, the tag's tiny circuitry triggers a loud signal from a detection device at the store entrance.
September 2, 1988 |
A 21-year veteran of the city police force faces dismissal if found guilty of stealing three pairs of socks from a Hamilton Township department store Tuesday. Atlantic City Police Chief Joseph Pasquale said yesterday that Sgt. Charles Hudson, 48, of Dorset Avenue, Ventnor, had been suspended without pay pending a departmental hearing on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer. He was suspended from the force yesterday.. If Hudson were found guilty in municipal court of shoplifting charges, he would automatically be fired from the department, according to Pasquale.
May 21, 1989 |
World-class lightweight boxer Calvin Grove, his cousin and a friend are seeking more than $100,000 in damages from an Exton Mall store owner who accused them of shoplifting two years ago, according to court documents filed in Chester County Court on Monday. Grove, 26, his cousin Isaac Louis Grove, 30, and Ronald Deveaux, 32, all of Coatesville, were acquitted of retail theft charges by a Chester County jury in February 1988. The jury could not decide whether the men were guilty of receiving stolen property and conspiracy, but the District Attorney's Office decided not to further prosecute the case, according to court records.
April 6, 1993 |
Sam Walton is not a name usually associated with Sears Roebuck & Co., but for Upper Darby police, the connection is becoming well-established. In the fall, Walton, 30, of 433 Main St. in Darby, was convicted of shoplifting clothing from the men's department at Sears' 69th Street store. On March 26, he was arrested again on charges of taking $110 worth of clothes from the same department. Walton's apparent affinity for Sears was not lost yesterday on District Justice Michael Ballezzi, who bound Walton over for trial in the latest incident.
August 20, 1993 |
Boiled down to basic facts, the police report makes it sound like a routine, penny-ante crime. Not worth even a line in the news reports. A woman is shoplifting in a department store in a suburban mall. She's spotted by a security guard, runs from the store, jumps in a car driven by a man, and they get away. Things like that go on a hundred times a day in a metropolitan area as big as Chicago. But if you were there, as I happened to be, it didn't seem routine. Especially when I think of what might have been.
March 21, 1989 |
Margo Adams, who has made a career out of a defunct affair with baseball star Wade Boggs, has been arrested and charged with trying to shoplift a $258 coat from a department store in Costa Mesa, Calif. She was charged on Sunday, then released on her own recognizance after signing an agreement to appear in court later. In January, Adams, 33, pleaded guilty to running up $4,871 in bills at several stores with a charge card that wasn't hers. She was ordered to pay restitution and was put on three years informal probation.
April 13, 1990 |
Frederick T. Martens, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission, was charged in December with shoplifting two bottles of cologne from a Pathmark supermarket in Allentown. However, Martens, reached by telephone yesterday, denied that he tried to steal anything and said that whole matter was a blunder by store security and that Pathmark had since agreed to drop the charge of retail theft so long as he promised not to sue. Court documents show that the case is still open.