Police Blotter: Man swindles WalMart
A man who cheated Walmart out of more then $130 was able to get away June 16.
The man was caught on surveillance cameras picking up a grass trimmer from the lawn and garden department. He then walked over to the service desk and asked for a refund using a receipt from a friend who had bought the same trimmer earlier in the day.
After being given $131, the man drove away before he could be stopped.
Store management said they will press charges if the man is identified.
Theft from vacationers
A man from Ohio reported a burglary at the condo in the was renting June 15.
He said he and his family were away from the condo for about two hours, which is when the breakin occurred.
Taken was a Ninento game system, two Ipods and Android notebook.
There are no suspects.
Counterfeit cash at Sunoco
The manager of the Sunoco on North Fraser Street called police Tuesday after a woman used counterfeit money at the store.
He said the woman walked in and asked the cashier if he could break a $20 bill which he said he could.
The woman then asked if he could change another bill. The cashier said no to that request.
The woman walked out with the change she was given and the manager noticed the $20 bill she used was fake.
He walked outside to get the license tag number off the woman’s car. He heard a man in the vehicle ask “did they take it?”
The manager said the woman used to work at the store but he was unsure of her last name.
‘Malnourished’ dog looked fine
Georgetown police received a call from a woman Monday morning who said there was a malnourished dog at a home in the 600 block of Kaminski Street.
An officer responded and reported seeing the dog and said he looked to be in “fair shape.”
There was no food or water for the dog, so the owner was warned the dog would be taken away and she would be fined if she did not provide those essentials.
Break-in on Elm Street
Someone broke into a home in the 1300 block of Elm Street in Georgetown Monday and took money from a safe located in a bedroom closet.
More than $640 was taken after the unknown person used a key that was hidden in a drawer to unlock the safe. Cash was also taken from a change jar.
There are no suspects.
Too young to drink
While on beach patrol in North Litchfield June 18, a deputy saw three men pulling a boat to shore. Two of the men were holding bottles of beer.
It was learned both of the men were under 21 so they were issued citations for being minors in possession of alcohol.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper
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