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Arkadelphia Siftings Herald - Arkadelphia, AR
  • 2013’s ‘They stole what?’

  • The following is a list of the most bizarre and unusual thefts reported to local law enforcement in 2013.
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  • Jan. 3 A Main Street daycare center reported the theft of a computer and 12 loaves of bread from the business. Jan. 5 A North Eighth Street, Gurdon, man reported the theft of $5,500 worth of items, including an old car and disc plows, from his mother's Potter Road, Gurdon, residence. Jan. 17 A Gresham Street woman reported the theft of a television and several packages of frozen meat from her residence while she was away. Jan. 23 A Carriage Place man reported the theft of about $15 worth of firewood from his yard. Jan. 25 The owner of a North 26th Street salon reported the theft of a $50 mop from outside his business. Jan. 29 A Highway 51 South, Okolona, man reported the theft of an assault rifle, 100 rounds of ammunition for a different caliber, $500 worth of tools and two chainsaws valued at $500 apiece. Jan. 31 A Richwoods Lane woman reported the theft of two concrete flower pots valued at $200 each from her late mother's Village Drive residence. Feb. 2 A South 22nd Street man reported the theft of a bottle of Viagra from his residence. Feb. 8 A deputy responded to a vacant First Street, Okolona, residence where the homeowner reported someone broke in and stole a dishwasher, stove/oven and refrigerator. Feb. 10 A Walmart loss prevention officer reported a known male suspect shoplifted a $12 universal plug from the store's electronics department and left. Officers attempted to locate the suspect but were unsuccessful. Feb. 15 A South Austin Street reported someone, possibly a known male suspect, stole $40 worth of meat from his freezer. Officers searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him. The owner of Splash Carwash reported someone took a coin hopper containing $400 in quarters and one-dollar bills from a vacuum machine. Feb. 21 The owner of Discount Tobacco reported two Hispanic suspects purchased $1,600 worth of cigarettes with a fraudulent credit card. A Red Springs Road, Gurdon, man reported someone broke into his house while he was away and stole a TV, two guns, a chain saw, a CD player and two large bags of loose change. March 8 A Phillips 66 clerk reported a known black male suspect shoplifted a 20-pack and a 12-pack of beer. March 11 A Country Club Road man reported someone stole a central heating and air-conditioning unit from outside his business office. The perpetrator(s) apparently cut the wires and left with the $1,800 unit, which had not been located at the time of the report. March 16 The manager of Brookshires reported the theft of 60-80 pallets, valued at a total of $1,760, from outside his business. March 19 A Group Living, Inc., employee reported the theft of $900 worth of rebar from outside the Beehive building. March 20 The owner of a Main Street salon reported someone burglarized her business, breaking into two bubble gum machines for change and making off with a third bubble gum machine. The perpetrator(s) apparently made entry through a back door. A Clinton Street man reported someone broke into his house while he was away and stole $2,800 worth of groceries, clothes and home items. The complainant said the thefts occurred while he was incarcerated between January and March. A landlord reported one of his tenants stole a stove, refrigerator and two air-conditioning units from a North 15th Street rental property. March 25 A Main Street man reported someone broke into his house during spring break and stole a drill and a PlayStation 2. The perpetrator(s) apparently made entry through a door as a door frame was damaged. March 28 The manager of Atwoods reported an unidentified white male suspect attempted to shoplift an $800 plasma cutter, which he claimed was his and wanted to return the item for a refund. Surveillance video showed the suspect walk into the store empty-handed. When the clerk requested a manager's assistance with the item, the suspect said he had to make a call and walked out, not to be seen again. April 11 Yomiya Lashay Nero, 20, of 807 Highway 67 South Apt. 5, and Tikara Shantez Bell, 20, of 2801 Twin Rivers Drive Apt. 33, were arrested for shoplifting three bottles of beer, two packages of baby wipes and an unknown brand of cough syrup. April 16 Shanel Sade Beasley, 23, of 670 S. Sixth St. Apt. 32, was arrested at Sav U Mor for shoplifting eight packets of Kool Aid valued at 30 cents each. An employee detained Beasley after observing her place the items in a shopping cart and then conceal them in her pants. April 28 A South Third Street man reported someone broke into his residence and stole $250 worth of fishing tackle and 10 beers. May 3 A Caddo Street Dollar General employee reported a customer shoplifted cans of air freshener. May 5 An O'Connell Street man reported someone broke into his rental storage unit at Robin Lane and stole a $250 pool table light, $930 worth of logging chains and equipment and a power washer. May 22 The manager of Brookshires reported a female suspect stole $13 worth of food items and returned them to the store, putting the return charges on her food stamp card. May 26 A Piney Grove Church member reported someone broke into the church and stole a propane heater, PA system and copier. May 30 A deputy responded to the Church of Latter Day Saints on Mount Zion Road for a report that someone stole a component to a heat pump valued at $3,000. May 31 A Country Club Road woman reported the theft of a folding lawn chair from her porch. June 6 A Clark County Farmers Market official reported the theft of about 40 Coral Impatiens flowers and a 50-foot garden hose from the North 10th Street market. June 10 A Walmart loss prevention officer reported an associate had stolen $140 worth of potted plants from the garden center. June 11 An Arkadelphia landlord reported a tenant stole a refrigerator from a Gurdon rental property where she lived and moved to a residence on Walnut Street, Arkadelphia. Officers went to Theresa R. Coburn's 1504 Walnut St. residence and arrested her for an unrelated warrant out of Clark County, and the theft of property investigation was ongoing at the time of the report. June 15 A Rowdy Adventures employee reported the theft of three motorized kayaks, which the suspects apparently sank in the Little Missouri River. June 22 Amber Lynn Butler, 27, of 2150 Malvern Road, Arkadelphia, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting makeup and $90 worth of phone accessories. A Charity Lane man reported the theft of $250 worth of fishing tackle from his vehicle. June 25 A Crittenden Street man reported someone, possibly his next-door neighbor, had for the past year been stealing small items from his porch like cigarettes, lighters and, most recently, a slingshot. June 26 Officers were summoned to Walmart for a verbal altercation between a man and his cousin, who reportedly tried talking the complainant into stealing chicken from the store. June 29 A Pine Street man reported the theft of three rolls of upholstery, valued at $500, from his shed. June 30 Nikki Sue Abrego, 33, of 4243 Caney Road, Bismarck, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting $15 worth of board and card games, a bottle of dishwashing detergent and a 20-ounce bottle of soda. July 6 Haven Lea Drake, 22, of 43 Saline Church Road, Delight, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting $177 worth of merchandise, mostly cosmetics. July 18 Steven Jesse Vanlenten, 36, of Webster, Texas, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting clothing, razors and two rock CDs. The total value of the stolen property was $136. July 20 A Phillips 66 clerk reported someone stole two cans of beer from the business and walked out. July 24 Matthew Walker, 21, of 3 Lark Place, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting $233 worth of shoes, pharmacy items, razor blades and candles. Aug. 8 A Pine Court Apartments woman reported the theft of her dentures, Xanax and a pair of panties from her residence. An officer who responded to the call located a bicycle outside that had been recently been reported stolen. Aug. 13 A Manchester Road woman reported the theft of two chain-link gates from McAnally Cemetery. Aug. 16 A Mt. Zion Road woman reported someone broke into her car while it was parked at Walmart and stole a laptop computer and a Bible. Aug. 24 Robert L. Hunter, 48, of Little Rock, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting a pair of pruning shears. Aug. 28 Princess Dansby, 31, of Prescott, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting $135 worth of beauty products, including a hair straightener. Aug. 29 Christian Daniel Dumas, 25, of 610 N. 15th St., Apt. 3, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting a book and a bouquet of roses. Labroderick Deanre Barnett, 25, of Whispering Oaks Apt. 302, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting a Duck Dynasty T-shirt and a CD/cassette adapter kit. Aug. 30 Corey Marsh, 34, of 1303 Wildwood, Apt. C, Gurdon, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting a pair of pants, a 12-pack of beer, a watch and a bag of candy. Sept. 24 Clara Bowie, 49, of 222 N. 20th St. Apt. 38, was arrested at Brookshires for shoplifting a plate of chicken, turnip greens and corn bread, a meal she took from the deli to eat outside without paying for it. A Garner Mountain Road, Alpine, woman reported the theft of two horses. Sept. 26 Taylor Hughes, 18, of 238 Open Banks Road, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting a Spiderman coloring book. Hughes was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia when officers found a marijuana pipe on her. Sept. 27 A Hunter Street woman reported someone stole her mother's motorized wheelchair. The wheelchair was later found on a Pine Street resident's front porch. The person claimed the wheelchair was found in the street. Oct. 2 Derick S.R. Bricklen, 27, of 1308 Walnut St., was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting a package of Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards. Oct. 6 Cagen A. Medlock, 21, of 1517 O'Connell St., was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting sandwiches and a corkscrew. Oct. 13 Clara Bowie, 48, of 222 N. 20th St., Apt. 38, was arrested at Brookshire's for shoplifting a fountain drink from the delicatessen. Oct. 16 A Caddo Street woman reported her neighbor had been stealing her electricity services after finding an extension cord running from her carport to the neighbor's house. Officers spoke to the neighbor, who admitted to the theft, and no action was taken at the time of the report. Oct. 24 Keith Alan Everett, 53, of 1415 Evans St., was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting two cans of canned air. Everett, who had a previous shoplifting conviction at Walmart, was additionally charged with criminal trespass. Rhonda Gail Lockwood, 42, of 1495 Red Springs Road, Gurdon, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting $74 worth of hair-styling products. Oct. 28 Christina E. Hubbard, 20, of Hensley, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting a DVD box set of "Big Bang Theory." Oct. 31 An Irvin, Texas, woman reported someone broke into her North 22nd Street house and stole $600 worth of furniture. Nov. 18 Tiffany Marie Krueger,19, of 706 N. Ninth St., Gurdon, and Tonya M. Arnold, 32, of 1113 E. Cherry St., Gurdon, were arrested at Walmart for shoplifting a combined total of $116 in cosmetics. Nov. 23 Coley R. Henson, 19, of Pearcy, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting $60 in Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards. Dec. 6 A Delight man and his 17-year-old wife were arrested at Walmart for shoplifting $87 worth of pet supplies. Dec. 9 Yvette Chen, 22, of Prescott, was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting cosmetics, two pairs of socks and a six-pack of beer. Dec. 18 A 10th Street Dollar General employee reported two black females shoplifted $10 worth of cosmetics from the business and fled in a grey SUV. Officers were unable to locate the suspects.
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