Monday, December 21, 2009

Big retail weekend

Must have been a big weekend in the retail businesses. Compare last weekend's list of shoplifted goods with the quantity from this past weekend's 17 cases:

ORBIT MIST MANGO SURF GUM 1.49
REESE'S SNACK BAR CANDY 1.19
REESE'S FAST BREAK CANDY 1.49
DURACELL AA BATTERIES 5.33
M&M ICE CREAM COOKIE SANDWICH 1.69
SILVER ALTUS MP4 PLAYER 29.99
SILVER BOULLION INTERNATIONAL BRACELET 11.99
SILVER CURB BRACELET 11.99
BLACK/RE QUIKSILVER HOODED COAT 59.99
PINK TANK TOP 38.00
BLACK TANK TOP 58.00
ADDIDAS SHORTS 24.00
WHI LIQUID PAPER 22ML BOTTLE 2.29
RED 4 STAR MEMO PAD 6.99
MULIT 4 STAR WILLOW TREE ORNAMENT 12.00
WHI 4 STAR SNOWFLAKE NECKLACE 14.99
MULTI 4 STAR 2 STAR ORNAMENTS 7.98
CLEAN LIQUID MAKEUP 4.50
NAIL POLISH REMOVER 4.50
AUGEN NETBOOK PC 159.00
PHILLIPS 18 GAUGE SPEAKER WIRE 14.99
WHT IPOD CHARGING KIT 24.99
JACKASS, THE NOTEBOOK, 7 POUNDS MOVIES 44.97
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA MOVIES (3) 92.97
BLU ALMOST FAMOUS BLUE JEANS. 29.99
UNK BIC VELOCITY PENCIL 3.15
SCU BASIC HDWRP 4.85
PM MEGA PENCIL PACK 2.89
SIL JARU HANDCUFFS 7.15
BIC VELOCITY PENCIL 3.15
BIC MATCH PENCIL 3.55
PM CPNT MECHANICAL PENCIL 4.59
DURACELL 2 PACKAGES AA BATTERY'S 7.90
ENERGIZER 3 PACKAGES AA BATTERY'S 11.97
DURACE 1 PACKAGE 8 PACK BATTERY'S 5.75
BEST CHOICE 3 LIGHTERS 4.02
SMIRNOFF VODKA 100 PROOF, BLUE LABEL 17.99
GRAY/BLA ECKO T-SHIRT WITH DESIGN 28.00

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just wonder how one feels after they give their loved one a stolen Christmas present. Is it that same warm fuzzy feeling or not?

JIM J said...

My friend, the manager of a grocery store, nabbed a shoplifter in the act. He was escorting the suspect to the office in the front of the store (near the cash registers), when the shoplifter broke from his grip and tried to run.
After a scuffle, my friend pinned him against the wall and looked up to see a number of surprised customers staring at him.
"Everything's fine, Folks," he reassured them. "This guy just tried to go through the express line with more than ten items."

Anonymous said...

December 21, 2009 6:51 AM:
Ask our Social Security Admin this question.
They take money out of workers checks and will not be giving it all back.
It is going broke and no one is fixing it.

Anonymous said...

How about that mother who took her little kid shoplifting at Gordman's, and stuffed merchandise inside his coat (and got charged with child abuse in addition to shoplifting).

Steve said...

I think if you drink some of the stolen 100-proof vodka first, you'll get that warm fuzzy feeling!

Anonymous said...

$58 for a black tank top?
I hope it is only worn on Sundays and hand washed afterwards.

Maybe retailers can install security tags that shock the crook after it walks out the store doors.

Anonymous said...

Chief,

Regarding HIR A9-125418, do people normally kick in doors in that neighborhood, expecting to find the resident with a large amount of cash on hand? I wouldn't have thought so, especially late in the month. Do you suspect anything else was stolen, something that the victim didn't want to tell your officers about?

Tom Casady said...

JIM J @ 6:58 -

That should be a felony!

9:42 -

I trust that's a rhetorical question,.

Anonymous said...

"I trust that's a rhetorical question."

Indeed it is, but since the victim wasn't charged with any violation, and lives in a rental (thus making their identity a mystery to the public), I can't run their names here and here, to look for prior drug cases.

Anonymous said...

10;48

After Jan 4, you won't be able to use the /cnty/atorn site anyway. They're shutting it down.

Anonymous said...

2:41 --

Why are they shutting down the County Attorney's online database?

Anonymous said...

2:41pm

Why are they shutting the site down? I know a lot of people who use that site on a regular basis. Are they thinking this is too much information about people in our city? Heck, I even get curious about people and look them up. It is amazing the things you find out about the people you work with and work for!!

I am sad that this site won't be available anymore.

Anonymous said...

Chief,

Well, here's another robbery story that doesn't pass the sniff test. One can't run the names of the victims at either of the two links listed earlier, because they weren't cited for anything (thus the names weren't disclosed), and it was probably at one of the rentals on the block, so we civilians can't look them up. I wonder if either of them had any history of drug contacts/arrests...

66th & Burlington just isn't the kind of area where you'd expect find the average resident carrying $300 cash at 10pm in the middle of the month, much like the one at 19th & Garfield. I wonder how the robbers knew the victims had that cash on them, and that it was in the woman's purse, not the man's wallet...

Anonymous said...

Chief,

Here's another question regarding that 66th & Burlington robbery, one that often comes to mind when I read about some shootings in Omaha: Why would a gunshot victim call a relative, then wait for a POV to arrive and convey them to a hospital that may or may not have a trauma team on site, instead of calling an ambulance?

The wait for the EMTs would likely be shorter, you could apply pressure to the wound and elevate the leg while you waited, the EMTs could begin treatment en route to the hospital, they'd take you to a hospital with a trauma team on site, and the team would be prepped and waiting for your arrival.

Then again, I suppose if you didn't want LPD in your apartment (I wonder why that might be), as they would be for a shooting investigation, you wouldn't want LFR there either. Like road kill, this story gets stinkier as time goes by.

Anonymous said...

Whoops, it looks like at least one of the victims might get charged with something after all:

NE B 004 NARCOTICS, SALE/DEL 0328 12-22-2009 6600 BLOCK BURLINGTON AVE A9-125753 NARC/SCALE WERE FOUND BY OFC IN HOME

Tom Casady said...

4:57, 1:03 -

It is my understanding that the County Attorney is implementing new software, and that this current web application is "fed" from their old software. I do not know whether they intend to stand up something similar in the future.