Thursday, May 2, 2013
Two are charged in the theft, troopers report, but two others on the same day stole and filled Walmart re-usable bags and walked away without paying.
The Walmart in Lower Macungie Township had a tough stretch in April and in March, according to police reports. As reported most recently, two people succeeded April 10 in helping themselves to re-usable Walmart bags for sale on store shelves, filled them and walked out of the store without paying, according to state police at Fogelsville. The pair had not been caught as of April 25. That same day, two people allegedly used a black trash can to conceal merchandise. The pair placed several items in the trash can and walked out of the store at 1091 Mill Creek Road without paying for the goods, police said. Elmer Garbriel Rosado-Gonzalez, 29, of Allentown and a 16-year-old Allentown boy are accused of retail theft in the incident, police said…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
State police report pair filled two re-usable bags from store shelf and walked out without paying.
They weren't big-ticket items, but the re-usable Walmart bags that two shoplifters recently used to steal merchandise might have added insult to injury. Two people picked up two re-usable Walmart bags from a shelf and put several items inside, according to state police at Fogelsville. The pair then left the 1091 Mill Creek Road store in Lower Macungie Township on April 10 without paying for the merchandise. Police offered no description for the two but said the retail theft took place at about 6:40 p.m. Anyone who witnessed the crime is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The following alleged incidents in Lower Macungie have been reported by state police at Fogelsville.
Charged: Rebecca Nicole Wetzel, 31, of Alburtis with retail theft and conspiracy to commit retail theft at 12:21 p.m. March 23; conspired with a 17-year-old Alburtis girl to take items including costume jewelry, baby formula and pain reliever from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, police said; $159.57 total value; Wetzel held in Lehigh County Prison under $7,500 bail and charges waived to court at a preliminary hearing April 1, according to online court records; disposition of juvenile unknown. Arrests do not indicate conviction. Theft/fraud/forgery: Reported by a 53-year-old Allentown-area woman; victim's wallet was taken from the parking lot at 1042 Mill Creek Road between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. March 17, police said; wallet contained a …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Montgomery County shopper paid the price of a plastic storage tote for a computer then fled, troopers report, but she has not yet been charged.
Police say a Montgomery County woman swapped price stickers and got a computer for the cost of a storage box at Walmart in Lower Macungie Township. Theresa L. Wampole, 49, of Perkiomenville removed a label from a storage tote and placed it over the one on a computer box between 3 and 3:15 p.m. March 24, according to state police at Fogelsville. The storage tote label was used to pay for the computer as if it were the price of the storage tote, police said. She then tried to leave the store at 1091 Mill Creek Road. Wampole fled in an unknown direction. Police did not say whether she had the computer when she fled, nor did they provide the retail value of the item. Wampole has not been charged in the incident, according to online court …
Friday, March 22, 2013
A man and woman removed security device, got past loss prevention officers and drove away from Lower Macungie Walmart before being caught on the interstate, troopers report.
For a time, it looked as if a pair of alleged shoplifters had made all of the right moves. First, they removed the security detection device from a computer they wanted to steal at Walmart in Lower Macungie Township, according to state police at Fogelsville. Next, they fled after being confronted by loss prevention officers, and they even made it a few miles up the road before being stopped for good. Events began for Donald and Heather MacGillivray, 29 and 32 respectively, of Flemington, N.J., about 4:05 p.m. March 16 inside the store at 1091 Mill Creek Road. They removed the security device and put the computer into their cart, police said. They added a few items and attempted to leave without paying, police said. The pair eluded security…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The following Lower Macungie Township incidents have been reported by state police. They do not indicate conviction.
Theft from motor vehicle: Reported by Lynnette Marie Schutt at 4615 N. Hedgerow Drive; silver necklace stolen from vehicle sometime March 1-3, police said; no value given. Charged: Joseph Myers, 22, of Allentown with retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road; employees saw him tuck four DVDs into his pants at 11:09 a.m. March 5 and attempt to leave the store without paying, police said; no value given. Terroristic threats: Reported Feb. 26 by Alfonso Velez, 32, of the 1100 block of Pine Grove Circle; victim was approached by two people who made threatening statements to him on Feb. 26, police said; no further information available. Theft: Reported March 10 by a female resident of Fieldview Drive; victim discovered several pieces of …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Criminal mischief and burglary incidents also reported.
Criminal mischief: Reported by Kay Chrin overnight March 1; an unknown substance was thrown at the front window of Designer Re-Runs at 4887 Hamilton Blvd., police said; no damage estimate provided. Theft: Unknown motorist fueled at the Giant gas station at 7150 Hamilton Blvd. at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15 but drove off without paying, police said; no description given; $53.75 value. Charged: Sean Joseph Cook of Allentown with retail theft; at 12:35 p.m. March at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road; Cook attempted to return merchandise for credit for which he had not paid, police said; $159 value. Criminal mischief: Reported by James Carl Snyder at N. Hedgerow Drive and Barnside Court between 1:30 and 10:30 a.m. March 3; passenger's side window of …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The following Lower Macungie Township incidents have been reported by state police at Fogelsville
Charged: Marcus George Dengler, no age provided, at 8:43 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 2700 block of Springhaven Place; found to possess unspecified type and quantity of illegal drugs and paraphernalia, police said. Theft from motor vehicle: Reported by an unspecified 17-year-old at 1473 Dayspring Drive between 9 p.m. Feb. 21 and 8 a.m. Feb. 22; car broken into and money and gift cards taken, police said; no value given. Charged: Adam John Kooker, 21, of Breinigsville with retail theft at Kohl's Department Store, 6900 Hamilton Blvd.; 4:20 p.m. Feb. 17 with retail theft; observed by loss prevention officers conceling several unspecified items that were not paid for, police said; no value given. Criminal mischief: Reported Feb. 16 by Larry Dengler of …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Someone walked out of the Zionsville Antique Mall in Upper Milford Township and took two thermometers without paying, police say.
The thermometers sold at the Zionsville Antique Mall are a hot commodity these days—at least that’s true of the two thermometers that someone recently picked up from a shelf in the mall and then walked out of the building without paying, according to police. The two thermometers were stolen from a booth in the Zionsville Antique Mall at 7567 Chestnut St. at 3 p.m. Feb. 9, state police at Fogelsville said. No value was given. Police classified the incident as a retail theft. It was the second time in 11 days that the mall had a theft. A cast iron “piggy bank” was taken on Jan. 29, according to police. About this column: These reports are from Pennsylvania State Police.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Also, truck bed cover taken from vehicle parked at Texas Roadhouse, police say.
Access device fraud: Reported by Katlyn Elise Molinaro of 5720 Springhaven Lane on Jan. 24; someone used her debit card at Walmart.com to buy $97.40 in merchandise, police said. Charged: Diane Marie Kressley of New Tripoli; at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 12 with retail theft and receiving stolen property after trying to leave Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, without paying for $180.92 in merchandise, police said. Theft from motor vehicle: Reported by Jason Schutz of Macungie; truck bed cover stolen from vehicle between 5:30 and 6:40 p.m. Feb. 13 at Texas Roadhouse, 6268 Hamilton Blvd., police said; no value given. Charged: Nitzo Coraly Norales Velazquez, 19, of Allentown; at 3:48 p.m. Feb. 9 with retail theft after trying to return from money an it that…