Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wal-Mart Crime report May 2017



Since last August when there was a surge in police reports about Walmart’s crime problem they’ve been claiming that they’ve been addressing this problem with what they call a “Restorative Justice” which they’re trying to portray as a success, since there are allegedly fewer calls to the police as a result of it. In some cases even the police call it a "great program." However it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if they stop calling the police as often for petty offenses it will result in fewer police call; unfortunately the calls for major offenses including shootings stabbings arson etc. almost certainly aren’t going down at all; if anything they seem to be going up.

As I pointed out in Walmart’s “Restorative Justice” Endangers Public Without Reducing Crime major incidents like shootings are breaking records since they escalated this “Restorative Justice” and it isn’t even hard to figure out what many of the biggest problems are, which for some bizarre reason Walmart simply ignores. They broke a record with at least 104 shootings last year and 53 shootings already this year, only five months in and the biggest time for high crime including shootings is often during the holidays which don’t come until the end of the year virtually guaranteeing a new record this year unless something changes fast, which doesn’t seem likely.

As I pointed out in my recent article about “Restorative Justice” it’s not hard to recognize that Walmart’s efforts to reduce crime aren’t effective at all despite their claims and “Making Change at Walmart” have easily recognized this as well; and in addition to protesting them this month demanding better security they’re asking people that have participated in this program to share their stories with them. Amazingly one New York store openly made a deal with the district attorney agreeing not to prosecute for shoplifting “less than $100,” which might make some degree of sense; however when it is reported in the news it might encourage more shoplifting for items under $100 which the local police complained about. However if this is one of the locations where they’re using “Restorative Justice” then it will be part of the plan anyway and they will presumably threaten them with prosecution if they don’t pay $500 for the program, which sounds like extortion and bypasses the justice system and it’s checks and balances and some of security experts and lawyers clearly agree, which is why they’re facing law suites as a result.

There were at least ten shootings with at least three deaths this month, including two alleged thieves killed by police; and at least one more near-by which led to a stand off at Walmart when the person responsible went to their parking lot after it. One of these shootings involved a man threatening to kill himself after killing a seagull and there was another stand off with another person that also threatened to kill himself at Walmart.

There were also at least ten other gun related incidents including at least five or six armed robberies an assault and at least one armed carjacking with a total of at least three kidnappings or attempted kidnappings including one carjacking where the carjacker was only wearing her underwear and bra and crashed into the store.

I don’t have to make these things up; this is Walmart!

There weren’t any suicides this month although they are quite common; but there were at least four more dead bodies in addition to the ones that died in the shootings. Most of these dead bodies are usually not considered suspicious, since they’re usually poor people without health care, often homeless, that have to die somewhere.

They also had a group of men come in with hammers smashing a case to steal cell phones.

They have to know that this is on camera and that they’re guaranteed to be on the news; but this is actually a semi-regular activity.

There was another man that came in to the store took a bat from the sporting goods store and simply went over to the TVs and started smashing them before going out to parking lot bicycling around until police came and surrendered peacefully. There has to be more to some of these stories but police typically don’t report it, or perhaps the media is the ones declining to investigate.

Some people simply hate Walmart and there are probably some people so accustomed to being thrown in jail on a regular basis that they don’t see it as a deterrent in the age of mass incarceration.

Research could be done to figure out some of these things; however the political media and economic systems are mostly if not all designed primarily for short term profit. If research indicates that profitable corporations might be a contributing factor to some of this crime it is often not done or suppressed.

They had at least three stabbings or attempted stabbings this month along with a couple arsons including one by a 7-year-old and another by an employee that wanted to get out of work early as a result of an argument with a co-worker. A significant amount of their employees crime problem results from arguments between co-workers; in some cases there are some indication that it might be at least partially a result of oppressive labor practices; however in most cases, if that is part of the problem, it’s not likely to make it into the news.

They only had one major crash hitting four vehicles; although they always have many more fender benders that aren’t likely to be reported widely. They had at least two or three brawls including a couple with a police officer and one where another officer was helped by a Coast Guard petty officer, and numerous other purse snatches, assaults or threats on employees.

Walmart responded to a racist rant by banning the woman after it went viral, which is the only way a for-profit corporation might be expected to respond to it. If we still have a government that doesn’t transfer all it’s responsibilities to for profit corporations they can respond to problems like this by increasing education and providing social services for abused kids in racist families which could dramatically reduce racism.

That’s clearly not the plan for multi-national corporations like Walmart that want to transfer all government responsibilities to for-profit corporations.

Walmart’s having more problems with alleged organic milk, E. Coli, connections to slave labor, and they’re trying to settle their bribery lawsuit for much less than the Obama administration was willing to settle for. They also obtained another verdict against a city that tried to stand up to them. A close look at Walmart’s history clearly indicates that they obtained their dominance through their political connections not by keeping customers happy. But these connections didn’t stop them from losing a lawsuit about trade secrets.

They’re seeking an “Anti-Corruption Certification.”

If they do a good job with the wink and nod bribery methods or using their political connections there’s a good chance they might get it but what reasonably well informed person would believe this means anything?



Walmart continues to have their share of strange animal incidents including a deer that may have been trying to go shopping inside the store when a man decided to tackle him and a Black Bear that settled for wandering around the parking lot before returning to the woods.

At least the teenage bears and deer weren’t throwing around sex toys and videotaping it.



Strange things happen at Wal-Mart!





In 2006 Wake Up Wal-Mart did a study, "Is Wal-Mart Safe?" based on incidents in 2004, (PDF) about crime at Wal-Mart which showed that it increased when Wal-Marts opened up and that crime was higher at Wal-Mart than at other retailers. Since then Wal-Mart Shootings began compiling a list of gun related incidents at Wal-Mart and demonstrated that they have a large number of them, including on average more than one shooting per week somewhere in the country. In January of 2014 another study, "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" provided additional statistical research indicating that Wal-Mart might be contributing to higher crime rates or at least a slowing of the decline in crime. The study found that. “on average, communities with Walmarts had 17 more property crimes and two more violent crimes per 10,000 people than those communities without Walmarts.” I reviewed this more in Wal-Mart’s crime problem, Rolling Back Safety more than prices? where I explained that although this study is helpful they could have done better with additional data that is available and I reviewed some of that. I also added my own review about why I think that Wal-Mart policies have been contributing to higher crime in a previous blog, Wal-Mart high crime rate continues un-investigaterd and have provided additional information under the author tag Walmart Crime Watch.

Stacy Mitchell has also compiled a list of other studies about Wal-Mart and how they impact society, Key Studies on Big-Box Retail & Independent Business. To the best of my knowledge Wal-Mart has done as little as they seem to get away with, often relying on rhetoric that isn't backed up with action, when it comes to addressing any of their critics concerns, including crime. One of the responses they’ve come up with is what they call "Restorative Justice" which gives first time shoplifters a chance to avoid being arrested or any criminal record if they take an on line course which costs $400 up front or $500 in payments, plus perhaps reparations. This has been part of the privatization process and often denies suspects of the due process or access to a lawyer, perhaps even intimidating and extorting from some people that might not even be guilty. Walmart seems to be trying to find a way to turn crime into a profit making situation instead of looking for the most effective ways to reduce it. Making Change at Walmart is asking If you or someone you know has gone through @Walmart's "Restorative Justice" program for first-time suspected shoplifters, send us a DM. 03/30/2017 to ensure that it isn’t doing more harm than good. The following are a list of incidents that occurred in April 2017. According to the "Is Wal-Mart Safe?" the average store in their sampling had 250 incidents per year, indicating that these are only a fraction of the crime reports at Wal-Mart, and presumably, the ones most likely to make the news on the internet nationwide. This isn't statistically representative, as the 2006 or the "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" study or some of the studies cited by Stacy Mitchell; but it does provide some additional information that may help recognize how many problems there are at Wal-Mart.




Police seek to identify fighting couple at East Windsor Conn. Walmart 05/01/2017

Good Samaritans foil purse snatcher's plans inside Northland Missouri Walmart 05/01/2017

Wal-Mart settles lawsuit with NH pharmacist 05/01/2017

Tooele man arrested in Utah Wal-Mart voyeurism case 05/02/2017

Judge dismisses charges in Fredericksburg Va. Walmart parking lot beating death 05/02/2017

Man Accused Of Exposing Himself To 9-Year-Old In Md. Wal-Mart 05/02/2017

Opelika police trying to identify 2 suspects in Ga. Wal-Mart theft 05/02/2017

ROBBERY ARRESTS: Suspects flee, punch NY Wal-Mart customer and employee, deputies say 05/02/2017

Two suspects are accused of robbing a Cortland County Walmart store, then punching an employee and a customer before they fled with stolen items.

The robbery happened around 8:20 p.m. Monday at the Walmart on Bennie Road in Cortlandville. According to Cortland County Sheriff's deputies, employees approached the suspects, who then punched one of the employees before racing out of the store.

Deputies say the customer was just walking into the store before the suspects assaulted him as well. Complete article


Man follows woman home from Ga. Walmart, flashes her in his car 05/02/2017

Carjacker in just her underwear and bra crashes car into a Fla. Walmart 05/02/2017

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A officer in Volusia County apprehended a near-naked car jacker after she crashed into a Walmart pole and two other vehicles.

Volusia County Sheriff's Office (VCSO) reports that one of their officers responded to a hit-and-run accident late Monday afternoon. Several 911 calls came in stating that a female in a gold color Mitsubishi struck a concrete pole in front of a Walmart.

En route to the scene, VCSO reported that they discovered that the vehicle at the Walmart was actually involved in a car jacking that occurred in Sanford just before this incident.

Upon arrival, the VCSO officer made contact with the driver, Sharnett Burton, who was only wearing a bra and underwear. She was immediately detained, but she continued to resist and pull away from the officer. More officers soon arrived, so with the help of the additional officers and the Orange City Fire Department, Burton was finally placed in the patrol vehicle. Complete article


Citations issued to driver in Nebraska Walmart parking lot death in March 05/02/2017

Chicopee Mass. police investigating stalking after man follows woman through Walmart, posts pictures online 05/02/2017

Police searching for Ariz.Wal-mart shoplifters 05/03/2017

Man pepper sprayed in Tx. Walmart parking lot 05/02/2017

Couple allegedly steals Alabama Walmart electronics with false check 05/02/2017

Fla. Walmart worker breaks into Volusia home while on break, police say 05/03/2017

Woman accused of stealing liquor from La. Walmart identified 05/01/2017

Dorchester Road North Charleston SC Walmart evacuated for bomb threat 05/01/2017

Police looking to identify Okla. Walmart shoplifter 05/03/2017

Police: Man caught ‘huffing’ air cans in baby section of Texas Walmart he was banned from 05/03/2017

Family hopes for justice after deadly Clinton Tenn. Walmart shooting 05/03/2017

7 Bounty Hunters Who Shot at Wrong Car Outside Tenn. Walmart Charged With Murder 05/03/2017

(NASHVILLE) — Seven bounty hunters who descended on the wrong car outside a Wal-Mart have been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the killing of an unarmed man and the wounding of another, Tennessee police announced Wednesday.

The charges come after a chaotic scene in Clarksville on April 23, where police said the bounty hunters shot at the four people in the sedan and chased them for seven miles.

Not one of the men in the sedan was wanted on outstanding charges.

In fact, the Clarksville bounty hunters were looking for someone else, and there is no indication that any of the victims fired at the defendants or were even armed, police spokesman Jim Knoll said in an email.

Bail bondsmen are empowered to hire or act as bounty hunters to bring in people who violate the terms of jail bonds, but they can't use deadly force unless it's self-defense.

Killed was 24-year-old Jalen Johnson, a father of three from Clarksville. His family called him an innocent man who died in an act of terrorizing violence.

Johnson's uncle, Toni Jenkins, told The Associated Press that his nephew and the three men in the car with him had no idea why people would suddenly block their car in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Fearing an attack by gang members, they tried to flee.

The bounty hunters, Jenkins said, started shooting in the parking lot and continued to fire on them during the chase, even ramming the Nissan along the way. Complete article


Judge orders competency exam for Minn. Walmart suspect 05/03/2017

Police continue to seek public help in finding NY Walmart theft suspect 05/03/2017

Navarre man accused of pulling knife on Fla. Walmart manager 05/03/2017

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — A Navarre man is behind bars after deputies say he pulled a knife on a Walmart manager.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office says on Saturday, April 22, a manager for the Walmart on Navarre Parkway told deputies he was following a man and woman around after hearing that they were collecting items to try and shoplift.

The manager told deputies he kept his distance from the pair and at one point saw the woman emptying the items from her purse in one of the aisles. That's when the manager said 21-year-old Christopher Shaw approached him and flashed an arrow-shaped, razor-type of knife at him. Complete article


Police investigate shooting near midtown Tulsa Okla. Walmart 05/04/2017

Tulsa, Okla. - One person was shot in midtown Tulsa Thursday morning.

Police told KRMG the whole situation started in Broken Arrow Wednesday night.

This morning, the suspect reportedly kidnapped the his ex-wife from a house in Broken Arrow and drove to her current boyfriend’s house near 21st and Yale.

Police said the suspect attacked his ex-wife and shot her boyfriend.

We’re told the woman escaped to the Walmart Neighborhood Market, but the suspect followed her there. The store was placed on a brief lockdown.

The suspect was found in the Walmart parking lot with multiple weapons. Police said he was cutting himself in an apparent attempt to take his on life. Complete article


Arrest made for robbery, kidnapping at Alabama Walmart off 280 05/03/2017

HOOVER – A Dothan man was arrested and charged with robbery, kidnapping and other charges after an incident at the Walmart store off U.S. 280 in Hoover.

Hoover police responded to a report of a robbery at the store at 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, according to a release from Hoover Police Department.

The victim, who is a store employee, told police she was leaving work when she was approached by an unknown male in the parking lot. Complete article


A New Report Casts Serious Doubts on Walmart’s ‘Organic’ Milk 05/02/2017

Even though it’s one of the few food terms whose usage is regulated by the government, believing something is, in fact, “organic” requires accepting a lot at face value. A new exposé by the Washington Post gives you reason to be more cautious, at least when the word’s on a jug of milk: Reporters spent months investigating Aurora Organic Dairy, one of the country’s biggest organic-milk producers, and came away suspicious of the certified “USDA Organic” label on the cartons it makes — which just so happen to include Walmart’s Great Value, Costco’s Kirkland Signature, and the house brands at other supermarket chains.

Organic food has ballooned into a $40 billion-a-year industry — way too massive for the USDA to inspect every producer by itself anymore. To keep up, the agency now lets farmers outsource their own inspections to a third party. If this sets off alarms, the Post says that’s probably because it should. The story points to the issue of grazing, something certified-organic farms must let their cows do:

But during visits by The Washington Post to Aurora’s High Plains complex across eight days last year, signs of grazing were sparse, at best. Aurora said its animals were out on pasture day and night, but during most Post visits the number of cows seen on pasture numbered only in the hundreds. At no point was any more than 10 percent of the herd out. A high-resolution satellite photo taken in mid-July by Digital Globe, a space imagery vendor, shows a typical situation — only a few hundred on pasture. Complete article


Grovetown Ga. Walmart shoplifters still not found 05/04/2017

Driver cited after van crashes into pole near Bristol, Va. Walmart 05/04/2017

Woman tried to use fake bills to get money order from East Windsor Conn. Walmart, police say 05/04/2017

Wal-Mart Seeks Anti-Corruption Certification 05/04/2017

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville said on Wednesday it was considering getting certified under a new international program that could help companies defend themselves against isolated cases of corruption or poor business practices.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed the so-called anti-corruption compliance program and Wal-Mart is hoping to be the first U.S. company to get certified under it, said Jay Jorgensen, Wal-Mart's executive vice president and global chief ethics and compliance officer.

"We have begun looking for a company that would certify us," Jorgensen told the Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk Summit in New York.

The ISO is the world's largest developer and publisher of international standards. Complete article


Over 5,000 pounds of veal, beef, and pork recalled; sold at Food Lion, Walmart 05/04/2017

Marcho Farms, Inc. Recalls Veal, Beef and Pork Products Due to Possible Non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing E. Coli (STEC) Adulteration

Class I Recall
Health Risk: High

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017 – Marcho Farms, Inc., a Souderton, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,620 pounds of boneless veal, and ground veal, beef and pork products that may be adulterated withnon-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O111, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The veal, beef and pork products were produced on April 11 and April 14, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] Complete article


Fraudulent purchases at 33 Wal-Marts made with data from Union County Pa. gas pump skimmer 05/04/2017

Walmart responds to bikes in their dumpster at Streetsboro Ohio store 05/04/2017

2 people accused of shoplifting TVs, household items from Ga. Walmart identified 05/04/2017

Nebraska Walmart thief takes plea deal 05/04/2017

Victim hospitalized after attack at Naples Fla. Walmart 05/04/2017

Marion police investigate purse snatching at SC Walmart 05/04/2017

MARION, S.C. – The Marion Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify two men wanted in connection with a purse snatching incident at Walmart Thursday morning.

Capt. Chris Smith said two white men, driving a dark in color Toyota Camry approached a woman who was walking in the parking lot of Walmart around 8:30 a.m. As they drove past the woman, the passenger reached out and grabbed her purse, knocking her to the ground and dragging her approximately 10-feet, Smith said.

Smith said the vehicle is believed to have a West Virginia license plate and one of the men was wearing a grey short sleeve t-shirt, blue jeans, black shoes, has brown hair and small to medium build. Complete article

Two arrested in West Virginia for mugging woman outside Marion Walmart 05/17/2017


Traffic stop leads to chase, arrest near Ca. Walmart 05/04/2017

Suspect wanted for stealing $1,400 in merchandise from Franklin Tenn. Walmart 05/05/2017

Walmart wants to put sensors on everything so it can automatically order you stuff 05/05/2017

Walmart is thinking about the ways in which the Internet of Things could get more products into shoppers’ homes. In a patent publicly revealed this week and spotted by CB Insights, the company describes a system of connected sensors that could monitor customers’ product consumption. The sensors would be attached to products and rely on a variety of technology, like radio frequencies, Bluetooth, conventional barcodes, and RFID tags.

Walmart doesn’t suggest that any one sensor type would work best; rather, it lays out its options. Apparently it has a lot of ideas: these tags would all track how often a product is used and where it’s located in a home. They could also help Walmart figure out what other products it could market to users based off their purchases.

A tag reader installed on a fridge, for example, could scan every item that goes inside. This reader could then track when food is going bad or needs to be reordered. On the other hand, an RFID system could figure out when a person is picking up their toothbrush and use that information to estimate how much toothpaste is left. It could then be automatically reordered. More than anything, Walmart stresses that these tags will help collect valuable data on consumers, which is off-putting, especially if you don’t want your retailer to know everything about your consumption habits. Still, it’s entirely possible Walmart will never actually implement any of these ideas. Complete article


Wal-Mart employee charged with stealing $16,000 from New Hartford NY store 05/05/2017

PD: Man caught on camera stealing 2 TVs from Arkansas Walmart 05/05/2017

Man arrested in Wisc. Walmart theft case also charged with February felonies 05/05/2017

7-year-old accused of starting fire inside a Nogales Wal-Mart 05/06/2017

Nogales(KVOA)- A Nogales Wal-Mart is back open, after witnesses say a young boy started a fire inside the store.

Employees put the fire out a little before 11:00 Thursday night, but they had to shut down the entire store to clean up the mess.

Surveillance video showed a young boy using a lighter to set fire to merchandise, then he ran away.

After a quick search, officers found a 7-year-old, who fit the description, and his mother in the store parking lot.

The boy's mother denied he had anything to do with it, but police had enough evidence to show he's the prime suspect.

No arrests were made, but multiple charges, including arson, were referred to the local County Attorney's Office. Complete article


Central Texas woman confronted at Walmart for breastfeeding 05/05/2017

Suspects seen stealing, returning over $1200 in items from Pasco Wash. Walmart 05/04/2017

Man Hits 4 Vehicles in Minn. Walmart Parking Lot 05/05/2017

ABC 6 News) -- A Rochester man is facing a Third Degree DUI charge after hitting several vehicles in a Walmart parking lot.

According to Rochester Police Captain John Sherwin, 65-year-old Alan Zinsmeister of Rochester ran into 4 vehicles in the Walmart North parking lot, located at 3400 55th Street Northwest in Rochester. It happened around 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 4.

Captain Sherwin says Zinsmeister had a blood alcohol concentration of .21. Complete article


Beaufort SC Wal-Mart briefly closed due to fire Saturday 05/06/2017

Bomb threat at Walmart on Decatur & Charleston Las Vegas Nevada turns out to be hoax 05/06/2017

Brawl inside Baytown Tx. Walmart bank 05/06/2017

BAYTOWN, Texas (KTRK) -- It's not something you see every day -- two women slugging it out inside a Baytown bank branch.

Shoppers in the Baytown Walmart Supercenter saw the fight unfold.

Brandy Hamons recorded video of the fight between the two women and posted it online where it quickly spread.

Hamons said she was checking out at the front of the store as the fighting happened in the Woodforest National Bank branch located inside. Complete article


One dead from gunshot wound outside Chubbuck Idaho Walmart 05/07/2017

CHUBBUCK, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Law enforcement is investigating the death of a man, shot in the head outside of the Chubbuck Walmart Saturday evening.

Officers were called to the area near the store's south entrance around 8:40 pm. Investigators believe the shooting may have been self-inflicted, but it is still under investigation.

The man's name has not been release. No one else was hurt in the incident. Complete article

Authorities say fatal shooting in Chubbuck Idaho Walmart parking lot was suicide 05/07/2017


Walmart on Cummings Hwy Chattanooga Tenn. reopens, bomb threat cleared 05/06/2017

Peorian indicted on charges of theft at East Peoria Ill. Walmart 05/07/2017

Walmart is Selling the Most Racist Product Ever 05/07/2017

Outage causes shock to Glenmont NY Walmart employee 05/07/2017

West Warwick RI Man Arrested for Shoplifting BB Gun at Walmart 05/08/2017

Witness to Orlando police lieutenant Debra Clayton's killing in Fla. Walmart parking lot speaks out 05/08/2017

Man steals $2,846 in electronics from Jefferson County Wal-Mart, police say 05/05/2017

Police: suspect drives Land Rover to Arkansas Walmart to steal merchandise 05/08/2017

Woman Reports Up-Skirting at Manassas Va. Wal-Mart 05/08/2017

Oklahoma City PD investigating after 1 injured in northwest metro shooting 05/08/2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — One person is in the hospital Monday morning after telling police they were shot outside an Oklahoma City Walmart.

Police say around 10 p.m. Sunday night, they were called to an apartment complex near NW 82nd and Council. That's where officers found a shooting victim laying in the street.

The victim reportedly told officers they were robbed and shot by two black males at a nearby Walmart parking lot. Complete article

2 arrested in connection to shooting outside metro Walmart 05/15/2017 Police reports show a man was found lying in the street outside an apartment complex. The man told police he parked outside the garden department of a nearby Walmart, where he was robbed at gunpoint and shot.

Man wanted in connection to attempted robbery and shooting at metro Walmart 05/24/2017


PD: Man fights officer outside Ohio Walmart, angry store didn't have boots his size 05/08/2017

FAIRFAX, Ohio — A Fairfax police officer was slammed to the ground in a Walmart parking lot by a man who'd just been kicked out of the store, police said.

Investigators said the man was drunk and had created a mess in the shoe department.

Fairfax police said the parking lot showdown happened on Saturday around 7 p.m. after the man erupted in the store because they didn't have boots in his size.

Video WLWT obtained Monday shows a startling scene outside the Walmart.

A Fairfax police officer and Lorenzo Watts, 56, were on the ground in a fight. Complete article

Fairfax officer talks about 'wrestling match' with angry Walmart customer 05/10/2017


Man injured in shooting outside Walmart in Antioch Tenn. 05/09/2017

ANTIOCH, TN (WSMV) - A man was shot outside the Walmart in Antioch overnight.

The victim told police he was approached by a gunman and they got into a fight.

The victim, who was shot in the foot, was taken to Southern Hills Hospital. Complete article


2 in custody after a shootout at the Center Point Alabama Walmart 05/09/2017

CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) — Two suspects are in custody after a shootout in Center Point, according to Jefferson County Sheriffs.

The incident happened at the Neighborhood Market Walmart late last night. Officials say no one was injured in the shooting. Complete article


Man accused of exposing himself Sunday afternoon on Pa. Walmart parking lot 05/09/2017

Suspicious object discovered outside Walmart in Johnson City NY 05/08/2017 The Endicott Bomb Squad has not said what the item is, but say it will be taken away for examination.

Police working to identify two men accused of shoplifting from Okla. Walmart 05/09/2017

Crime: 19 cellphones 2 BB guns stolen from NC Wal-Mart in separate incidents 05/10/2017

Coast Guard petty officer helps police subdue attacker in Portsmouth Va. Wal-Mart 05/09/2017

Roger Brown knows that the first thing most people do when they stumble on a crime is pull out their phone and start recording.

"It's kind of strange to think today that that's what a lot of people would do," said Brown, a Coast Guard petty officer first class stationed in Portsmouth.

Brown never thought of his cellphone when he heard a scuffle recently at a Portsmouth Wal-Mart. When he realized a man had a police officer on the floor on his back and was beating him in the face, Brown leapt into action and started striking the attacker with his knees.

"I tried to grab him and get him off the cop, and another cop was trying as well," said Brown, 39 and a Portsmouth native. "So I started giving him some knee strikes, trying to break it up, until another Samaritan jumped in and was able to roll them over so the cop was on top. Complete article


U.S. Asks Wal-Mart to Pay $300 Million to Settle Bribery Probe 05/09/2017

Penalty in foreign bribery case is far less than what the Obama administration had sought.

U.S. authorities have asked Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to pay $300 million to settle a five-year investigation into foreign bribery, according to a person familiar with the talks, a penalty far less than what the Obama administration had sought.

The settlement offer comes after Wal-Mart spent nearly $840 million on its internal investigation of the bribery allegations and upgraded compliance operations, according to financial filings.

Wal-Mart hasn't yet agreed to the offer, this person said, but negotiations are in the final stages. Spokesmen for Wal-Mart and the Justice Department declined to comment. Bloomberg News earlier reported Wal-Mart was close to resolving the probe for $300 million.

As the Obama administration prepared to leave office late last year, the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission attempted to reach a settlement with the world's largest retailer of as much as $1 billion.

Those talks stalled over several issues beyond the amount Wal-Mart would pay, including the retailer's ability to accept food stamps in its 5,300 U.S. Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores. A company can lose its right to government contracts after pleading guilty to a federal crime. Complete article

Wal-Mart CEO to be questioned in U.S. lawsuit over Mexican bribery 05/11/2017


Idaho Falls Walmart sees produce shortage 05/09/2017

Man jailed after shoplifting at Tx. Walmart 05/10/2017

Woman, Pushing Tot in Cart, Commits Identity Theft at Ca. Wal-Mart: Deputies 05/09/2017
Woman Accused of Identity Theft at a Santee Ca. Wal-Mart Arrested: SDSO 05/24/2017

Woman sought in connection with Pa. Wal-Mart theft 05/09/2017

Police: Woman distracted cashier, stole $500 from register at Va. Walmart 05/09/2017

Woman arrested after stealing from Missouri Walmart, leaving child at the scene 05/09/2017

Driver hits several vehicles in Bend Oregon Walmart parking lot 05/09/2017 4 people injured; may have involved medical issue

Affidavit: Woman fighting with coworker set Tx. Wal-Mart warehouse fires 05/09/2017

FORT WORTH A 22-year-old woman started two separate fires at a Fort Worth Wal-Mart warehouse last month because she had a fight with her girlfriend and didn’t want to stay at work, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Star-Telegram.

Investigators determined that the two incidents, March 7 and 17, began after cardboard boxes were set on fire with a lighter.

Annalyssa Porter is seen on surveillance video about 9 a.m. working in the area where the first fire started, looking at the boxes on the lower level and leaving the area in a hurry, according to the affidavit. The area of the second fire did not have surveillance cameras.

Her girlfriend also works at the warehouse through SIMOS and said she knew nothing about the fires, according to the affidavit.

In an interview April 11, investigators said, Porter admitted to starting the fires because she was stressed after a fight with her girlfriend on the way to work both mornings, the affidavit states. Complete article


Accident closes offramp near Walmart in Avon 05/10/2017

Clearwater Fla. police seeking trio suspected in Walmart thefts 05/10/2017

Newly released surveillance video shows accused killer Markeith Loyd inside Fla. Walmart 05/10/2017

Fond du Lac Wisc. Walmart put on lockdown after call of man with gun 05/10/2017

Early Wednesday morning, May 10, at 7:27 AM the Fond du Lac Police Department responded to a call to the Walmart parking lot for a report of a man sitting in a car and talking on the phone while holding a gun to himself.

Police responded and set up a perimeter around the area. Businesses in the area were put on lockdown.

20 minutes after police responded, the man was taken into protective custody without incident. No shots were fired and no one was injured. Complete article


Springfield Ill. woman arrested for alleged attempted purse snatching at Walmart 05/10/2017

Walmart looking into note found recounting forced labor in China 05/10/2017

Kearny NJ Police Department: Cops were kept busy at Walmart 05/10/2017

Westfield Mass. detectives seek to ID man suspected of stealing nearly $800 in cash from Walmart 05/11/2017

Opelika Ga. police searching for men accused of stealing Wal-Mart cash registers 05/11/2017

Child left in hot car while woman shops for pizza at Fla. Walmart 05/11/2017

Thieves get away with nearly $2,000 in iPads from Hilton Head SC Wal-Mart 05/11/2017

Ashland Va. Police arrest man accused of indecent exposure at Walmart 05/11/2017

Walmart using 'Restorative Justice' program to help stop shoplifting 05/11/2017

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Pull into any Walmart parking lot and you’ll notice two things: other shoppers and that someone is watching you.

Walmart, the largest retailer in the country, is pulling out all the stops to stop crime.

Last month, police say three men entered a Hendersonville Walmart and stole three TVs.

“When retailers lose $45 billion a year, about $20 billion … a year of that is due to shoplifting. It’s a very serious crime. I tell my students if they want to study property crime, go to the mall,” said Dr. Richard Hollinger, a retail crime expert. .....

Security expert Buford Tune said because suspects enrolled in the program must also pay a several-hundred-dollar fee, he is not completely sold on Restorative Justice.

“I hate to use the term extortion, but it kind of sounds like you’re kind of putting the person in the position,” Tune said. “If I don’t agree, I’m going to jail.”

C.E.C., a company that administers the program for Walmart, was sued in California for that very reason in 2015. Since that time, Walmart claims its employees are better trained and that suspects are carefully advised about their options for a program that essentially gives them a second chance. Complete article


2 men wanted for using stolen credit card information at Tenn. Walmart 05/11/2017

Search for Conn. Walmart cell-phone thieves 05/11/2017

Tracy Morgan has forgiven Wal-Mart driver who nearly killed him 05/11/2017

Couple sues Wal-mart for injuries sustained at Lewisburg WV store 05/11/2017

Pa. Walmart thieves identified; police probe additional related thefts 05/11/2017

VIDEO: Road rage incident ends with Fla. Walmart parking lot brawl 05/11/2017

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA)- Clearwater Police are investigating a road rage incident that left two vehicles damaged last Wednesday.

Investigators released surveillance video provided by Walmart on Highlands Avenue. The crash happened in the parking lot.

Detectives say David Blakenship slammed his truck into the other driver.

“These two individuals ended up in a parking lot. They never should have been there. It never should have escalated to that and you never ever use your motor vehicle as a weapon to hit somebody else,” said Rob Shaw, with the Clearwater Police Department. Complete article


Man sentenced to life in 2014 Stafford Tx. Walmart shooting death, officials say 05/11/2017

California Couple Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart with Children 05/11/2017

Hamden Conn. Police investigate fraud claim at Wal-Mart 05/12/2017

Suspect wearing Walmart employee vest robs bank in Norwalk Conn. 05/12/2017

City must pay $2 million for ‘irrational actions’ in Wash. Walmart fracas 05/12/2017

The city of Tacoma has been ordered to pay $2 million to Allenmore Medical Investors after a U.S. District Court judge said the city was wrong to apply a moratorium to permit applications for Tacoma’s Walmart.

AMI, the limited liability company controlled by developer Jeffrey Oliphant, filed suit in Pierce County Superior Court in August 2014, contending the city’s efforts to stop Walmart from opening cost the real estate developer $1.8 million.

After learning in August 2011 that the developer planned to put a Walmart on the property formerly owned by the Elks Lodge, Councilman Ryan Mello requested that the city attorney draft a moratorium to stop the development of big box stores, according to court papers.

Days later, the City Council passed a six-month moratorium that banned the city from accepting and processing building and other permits for stores with a floor area more than 65,000 square feet. Complete article

Tacoma to Appeal Order That It Pay $2M in Walmart Dispute 05/15/2017


Richland Township police investigate theft from Pa. Wal-Mart 05/12/2017

Body of teen missing from work at Ariz. Walmart found 05/12/2017

The body of Lianna Lefler, 18, was located Friday, May 12, at approximately noon by personnel who were surveying the area for the new connector road on top of Glassford Hill, Prescott Valley Police reported.

Based on the finding, law enforcement and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority personnel from the Prescott Valley area responded to the location and corroborated the finding. The location of Lefler’s body was off of a maintenance road close to the top of Glassford Hill mountain.

Lianna Lefler's next of kin have been notified, PVPD stated in a news release.

On Saturday, April 29, at about 1:30 p.m., Lefler was reported as missing to the Prescott Valley Police Department by co-workers at Walmart in Prescott Valley. Complete article


Suspects found with heroin, baby in car at Madison Walmart 05/1/2017

Mother jailed after young child left in hot car outside Jacksonville Wal-Mart 05/12/2017

Walmart on Billings Montana West End evacuated due to bomb threat 05/13/2017 When officers arrived at the scene, management said an unknown male caller said there was an explosive device in the store and demanded cash and gift cards.

Ephrata Pa. police seek to ID Walmart theft suspect 05/14/2017

Elderly man arrested in Fla. Wal-Mart theft 05/14/2017

$7.5 million settlement proposed between Walmart, employees over same-sex marriage benefits 05/15/2017

Car Break-In Spree Suspect Caught At NC Walmart 05/14/2017

Rapper Travis Scott Arrested After Concert At Arkansas Walmart AMP 05/14/2017

Flowood Mississippi Walmart evacuated Saturday afternoon due to a bomb threat. 05/13/2017

Police: Bad drug deal at Warsaw Ind. Walmart ends with 1 arrested, 1 shot 05/14/2017

WARSAW, Ind. (WANE) – Warsaw police said a drug deal gone bad led to a shooting Saturday night.

Warsaw Police Department Captain Kip Shuter said officers were called to U.S. 30 and State Road 15 around 11:30 p.m. after a person had been shot. A few minutes later police were called to a gas station on State Road 15 North after a man reported being pepper sprayed and robbed.

Shuter said investigators learned the two calls were connected.

According to investigators, a woman was shot in the arm after attempting to by an ounce of marijuana from a man in the parking lot at Walmart. The victim told police during the drug deal a man approached her with a gun. The woman then used pepper spray and started driving away when the man shot towards the car and hit her in the arm. Complete article


Marion SC police investigate Walmart armed robbery 05/14/2017

MARION, S.C. – Marion Police officers are searching for a man that ran inside Walmart in Marion with a handgun around 10:22 p.m. The man was described between 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall, light complexion, wearing dark pants, a black hoodie, slender build, approximately mid to late twenties, and wearing a tan colored book bag.

The man grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the cash cart as an associate was removing money from the self-checkout registers.

As the associate unlocked the cash cart to put money inside the suspect ran into the store, straight to the cash cart, grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. Complete article


Feds and Walmart allege canned tuna prices fixed 05/16/2017

BANGKOK (AP) — Executives of the most popular tuna brands in the U.S. — Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee and StarKist — conspired regularly to keep prices high for consumers with a taste for one of America's favorite sandwich ingredients, according to criminal and civil court records updated this week.

A typical can of tuna today costs about $1.50 and the U.S. Department of Justice says that price may be the result of price fixing by Thai, South Korean and U.S. seafood dealers, while major retailers are suing alleging they've been ripped off.

The U.S. government began investigating criminal price fixing between the three companies more than two years ago. Complete article


Union's 'Expose Walmart' tour launches in Phoenix Ariz. 05/15/2017

A union that represents thousands of grocery and retail works launched a national tour Monday in Phoenix to draw attention to Walmart's wages and the thousands of police calls to its mega stores that are costing local taxpayers each year.

The Expose Walmart tour is led by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which represents 1.3 million professionals in the United States, according to its website.

The Phoenix kickoff began downtown at the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building, and featured elected officials from the city, county and state. ...

Andrade and other officials cited a December report in The Arizona Republicthat showed how three Phoenix Walmart stores made up the No. 1, 3 and 4 locations with most calls to police between 2011 and mid-2016.

Critics say Walmart relies too heavily on taxpayer-funded police, while other big-box stores deploy more rigorous in-house security measures. Complete article

Group takes on Walmart over law enforcement resources 05/16/2017


Workers say Wal-Mart discriminated against thousands of pregnant women 05/15/2017

Two former Wal-Mart Stores Inc employees have filed a lawsuit accusing the retailer of treating thousands of pregnant workers as “second-class citizens” by rejecting their requests to limit heavy lifting, climbing on ladders and other potentially dangerous tasks.

The proposed class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Illinois on Friday, May 12, by Talisa Borders and Otisha Woolbright, who say that until 2014, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart had a company-wide policy that denied pregnant women the same accommodations as workers with other disabilities.

The class could include at least 20,000 women and possibly up to 50,000 who worked at Wal-Mart while pregnant before the policy change, according to the lawsuit. A Wal-Mart spokesman on Monday said the company had not seen the lawsuit and did not have any comment. Complete article


Police looking for alleged flasher at Gastonia NC Walmart 05/15/2017

Shoplifter Falls Flat on Her Face Running Out of Fergus, Ontario Walmart 05/16/2017

Salem Ohio Walmart open again following bomb threat 05/15/2017

VIDEO: Car catches fire in Leland NC Walmart parking lot 05/15/2017

Ignacio man arrested on suspicion of filming upskirt video at Colorado Walmart 05/15/2017

Man charged with robbing Mississippi Walmart customer 05/15/2017

Discrimination claims at Walmart, Coca-Cola 600 changes and more 05/16/2017

Woman Says Man Exposed Himself At Grapevine Tx. Walmart 05/16/2017

Suspected meth dealers arrested in Ga. Walmart parking lot 05/16/2017

Police: Woman leaves newborn in Ohio Walmart parking lot 05/16/2017

Suicidal Man with gun shooting a seagull to death at Wisc. Wal-Mart charged 05/16/2017

FOND DU LAC - A Fond du Lac man accused of holding a gun to his head as well as shooting a seagull to death in a Wal-Mart parking lot remains in custody on a $3,500 cash bond. Eric Golemgeski, 57, has been charged with first-degree reckless endangering safety, mistreatment of animals, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, failure to comply with an officer's attempt to take a person into custody and disorderly conduct. He appeared Tuesday before Judge Gary Sharpe. Businesses all along Rolling Meadows Drive in Fond du Lac were on lock down the morning of May 11 after a man, later identified as Golemgeski, was spotted by a passerby in the Wal-Mart parking lot, holding a gun to his head. Complete article


Nampa man to spend minimum of 6 years in prison over Idaho Wal-Mart shootout 05/16/2017

Georgetown SC police work to track down couple who left money at Walmart 05/17/2017

Deer caught looking for deals at Minnesota Wal-Mart 05/17/2017

Wadena, Minn. — Shoppers got quite the surprise at the Wadena Wal-Mart when they noticied a deer perusing the aisles.

The picture above has been circulating all over social media, and the Wadena Police Department confirms a deer did wander through the superstore.

Authorities say it happened around 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, May 16.

A man was able to catch the deer and wrestle it to the ground by the dog food section. Complete article


Jersey City man tries to steal $236 worth of bacon, Redbull from NJ Walmart: cops 05/18/2017

State police seeking help finding pair for NY Walmart larceny case 05/17/2017

Three people in custody in connection to armed robbery at Meridian Idaho Walmart 05/17/2017

MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) — Police have taken three people into custody who tried to rob a woman in a Meridian Walmart parking lot early Tuesday morning. Meridian Police say a 59-year-old woman was sitting in her car when two men approached her vehicle. One of the men shattered her window with a baseball bat and demanded everything in her possession. Police say the woman drove away without giving either of the men any of her belongings. Complete article


Investigation Reveals That Walmart and Lowe's Have Direct Links to Slave Labor 05/17/2017

This story is the third in a four-part series on slave labor practices at logging camps in Pará, Brazil, produced by Repórter Brasil. Read the first, second and fourth parts on Mongabay.

Products derived from timber extracted by workers living in conditions analogous to slave labor in Brazil are connected to a complex business network linked to the U.S. market—possibly reaching the shelves of large retailers and being used in renovation of landmarks —according to a new investigation conducted by Brazilian news outlet Repórter Brasil. After purchasing from suppliers held liable for that crime by the Brazilian government, local traders exported timber to companies like USFloors, which supplies the retail chain Lowe’s, as well as Timber Holdings, which supplied timber for construction projects at Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

The commercial network linking retailers to sawmill companies was identified by a three-month investigation and confirmed by the companies. The wood products were mixed at Brazilian intermediaries, so the investigation was unable to track the exact destination of each piece of wood. However, its findings reveal that large retail and construction groups are sourcing the product from companies whose supply chains are contaminated by the alleged use of criminal practices, with the conditions of workers rescued from sawmill sites aligning with slave labor practices as defined by Brazilian law. Complete article


$6.40 an hour for nine years: how I got stuck in a career as a Walmart employee 05/17/2017

“You don’t know shit!” is a hard lesson to swallow, but it was one of the first things I learned when I started my nine-year career as a sales and inventory control associate at a Walmart in Laramie, Wyoming.

When I was hired by the company at $6.40 an hour, I believed I would only be working there for a few months before I landed a cool gig at a non-profit in Denver, or had my manuscript discovered by Random House. I had dropped out of college to pursue my dream of becoming the next Stephen King. I thought I was wise beyond my years and looked down on many of my new co-workers: soon I would be living in Denver, Santa Fe, or even New York City while they would still be stuck at the local Walmart.

Of course, my Gothic novel was not picked up by a fancy publisher, and soon the harsh reality set in: no one would be hiring a kid from Wyoming with only a high school degree and no work experience in the midst of the recession.

Almost nine years later, I was still working at the same store. I was broke, in debt, and Walmart was one of the few employment options in town. Complete article


Portage Wisc. teen arrested for alleged gun threat at Walmart 05/17/2017

A Portage teen was arrested Friday after an incident at Walmart involving an alleged threat with a gun.

Gavan Kennedy, 17, appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court on Tuesday charged with misdemeanor possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18, negligent handling of a weapon and disorderly conduct. ....

When they left the store, he told the officer, Kennedy followed them into the parking lot. The store employee rolled down his window as Kennedy was approaching, reportedly to talk to him, at which point Kennedy allegedly pulled a .38 caliber revolver from his waistband and threatened that if he did anything to hurt the girl he would “put a .38 in (his) skull.”

The officer asked the girl what had happened and she said that she had been hanging out with Kennedy earlier in the day and asked him to drop her off at Walmart. At the end of the incident, she told the officer, Kennedy pulled out a gun, though not pointing it directly at the victim, and threatened, “If you ever touch her or make her hurt I’ll blow your brains out.” Complete article


Stuart Fla. Walmart shopper records shoplifters stealing computers; Stuart police investigating 05/17/2017

STUART, Fla. - Stuart police are working to identify two men who they say shoplifted computers at a Walmart off Pomeroy Street and U.S 1.

The theft was captured on cellphone video by a shopper.

In the video, you hear a man, described by the shopper as an employee, yelling at a man lying in the bed of a pickup truck.

One thief is seen lying on top of two boxes, which the shopper said were computer boxes.

“Just tell him to give me the computers back so you don’t get a felony … give me the computers man,” the employee said.

Other shoppers eventually step in, one throwing a shopping cart behind the car to try to stop the driver from leaving. Complete article


Police Looking For Suspects Who Stole From NW Oklahoma City WalMart 05/17/2017

Lowville man accused of shoplifting at NY Walmart 05/18/2017

19-year-old accused of grabbing stranger's breasts inside Nebraska Wal-Mart 05/16/2017

Florence police release photo of man wanted for questioning in SC Wal-Mart assault 05/18/2017

Mom arrested after police find 4-year-old headed to Ky. Wal-Mart alone 05/1/2017

Man trying to buy gun robbed by seller at Ooltewah Tenn. Walmart 05/12/2017

OOLTEWAH, TN (WRCB) - Collegedale police are investigating a carjacking off Little Debbie Parkway Thursday night.

It happened at Walmart in Ooltewah shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Investigators say the victim was meeting the suspect in the parking lot of the store to buy a gun.

However, when the victim showed up to make the purchase, the man selling the weapon approached him at gunpoint and forced him out of his car.

The suspect took off in the victim's car and has not been found. Complete article


Suspected Gunman Captured After Shooting at Car in Bucks County Pa. Wal-Mart Parking Lot 05/19/2017

Police in Bucks County say a man who opened fire in the parking lot of a Quakertown Wal-Mart before driving away was captured Thursday night.

32-year-old Brandon Grosso was taken into custody after 11 p.m., according to the Quakertown Police Department's official twitter account.

Sean Lavin told NBC10 he and his mom had just dropped his sister off at work at the TJ Maxx near Wal-Mart around 5:30 Thursday afternoon and were driving behind the store when someone started following them, riding their bumper and trying to get around.

He said as soon as they turned the corner behind the Wal-Mart, "We hear BANG!"

Lavin turned around and looked at the back seat and says, "The window has been shot out, glass hit me in the arm." Lavin said the man driving the car took off. Complete article


Clinton Tenn. Walmart shooting suspect accused of leaving woman to die in separate crime 05/18/2017

Lawsuit: Wal-Mart store design, defective barriers complicit in deadly Pella Iowa crash 05/19/2017

Four sentenced in Ga. Walmart check fraud scheme 05/18/2017

Scottsburg parents claim man is lurking in children’s section of Ind. Walmart 05/18/2017

Police: Man Sought For Stealing $1,000 Worth Of Meat From Pa. Walmart 05/19/2017

Woman arrested after overdosing in Myrtle Beach SC Wal-Mart restroom, report says 05/19/2017

Man wanted for allegedly filming 'upskirt' video of woman, daughter, 10, in Va. Walmart 05/19/2017

Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in West Memphis Arkansas Walmart Parking Lot; Suspect Sought 05/19/2017

West Memphis, Ark. - The West Memphis Police Department is searching for a suspect accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint in a Walmart parking lot.

Police say, on May 13, the suspect pictured above approached a woman in a Walmart parking lot, pulled out a small handgun, and demanded money from her.

The woman told police she gave him her money and he then sped off in the red car pictured above. She said the suspect left the lot headed toward the West Service Road. Complete article


Suspected shoplifter stabs Federal Way Wash. Walmart worker 05/19/2017

A worker at a Federal Way Walmart was stabbed late Friday by a shoplifting suspect, according to South King Fire & Rescue and KING 5.

The employee was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to fire officials. No information was available on his condition.

The employee, a loss-prevention officer, said he followed a female shoplifting suspect out of the store, according to KING. He was stabbed in the abdomen, and bystanders stopped the suspect until police arrived, KING reported. Complete article


Hewitt Tx.: Four arrested in Walmart theft cases 05/19/2017

Officials: Five S.C. men targeted Va. Walmart stores to commit credit card fraud 05/19/2017

Police search for woman involved in theft at Tallahassee Fla. Walmart 05/19/2017

Police find man dead in Pass Christian Mississippi Wal-Mart parking lot 05/21/2017

Pass Christian police found a man dead in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart on Saturday night.

Police Chief Tim Hendricks said police were responding to a request by the man’s family to check on him.

Hendricks said police found the man in a tractor-trailer in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart on U.S. 90.

“The family told us the man was reportedly sick,” Hendricks said. “When they couldn’t reach him, they called the police.”

Hendricks said it doesn’t appear foul play is involved. Complete article


14 Shocking Walmart Secrets Revealed, Straight From Employees 05/21/2017

You never know what you might get when you enter the wacky world of Walmart - but it's certainly never boring. A Walmart employee who worked in the auto shop, another who works as a cashier, and one who was a customer service manager did Reddit IAMAs and revealed some very interesting details about the jobs, and some may really surprise you!

1. Do you have to get together for pre-shift spiritually motivated auto shop meetings each day?

"Thank god no. When I worked on the sales floor and worked morning they would have morning meetings where all of management and everyone would get in a big circle and talk about the goals for the day. At the end they always did this Walmart chant that still makes me cringe just thinking about it." 9. Why 40 checkout stations but only 4 people working them?

"Walmart has this weird thing about hiring people for some reason. Cashiers are some of the hardest people to keep around too because they give them some really sh*tty hours. In all honesty though I think it might just be because they just hate hiring more people."

13. Do you try to always do things at your very best, or do you feel like "meh, it's just Walmart"?

"When I first started I always worked pretty hard to do things to the best I could, but over time I learned that I don't get rewarded for it so there's really no point to it." Complete article


Mental evaluation sought for alleged 2015 Pa. Walmart gunman, trial halted 05/22/2017

Man jailed after pushing cartload of merchandise past self checkout lane out of Fla. Wal-Mart without paying for it 05/22/2017

Armed Man arrested on burglary charge in La. Wal-Mart parking lot 05/22/2017

A New Iberia man was arrested Monday morning on multiple charges after customers said they saw him attempting to burglarize vehicles in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

According to Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Maj. Wendell Raborn, customers at the store on E. Admiral Doyle Drive called the IPSO and said they saw a man checking for unlocked vehicles in the parking lot.

Raborn said a detective responding to the scene found 20-year-old Carnellius Boutte of New Iberia and determined he had already burglarized one vehicle and attempted to enter two others. Additionally Boutte was found to be carrying a loaded handgun. Complete article


Off-duty Correctional Officer's gun goes off while shopping at Clinton Tenn. Walmart 05/22/2017

An off-duty employee of the Anderson County Sheriff's Department accidentally caused quite a bit of a scene inside an East Tennessee Walmart when his gun discharged during a shopping trip.

According to an incident report from the Clinton Police Department, on May 18 Brian Ball told authorities he had just made his purchase at the Clinton Walmart and was walking past the restrooms when he heard a loud bang.

Ball then realized his gun had gone off.

He told responding officers that the bullet blew a hole through his shorts and grazed off the inside of his foot, but he wasn't severely injured.

According to Chief Deputy Mark Lucas, Ball is an employee of the jail. Complete article


Man allegedly assaults ex-wife at Montana Wal-Mart infant section 05/22/2017

Walmart announces guaranteed pay for military workers 05/23/2017

Man charged with taking upskirt photos of women at Jupiter Walmart 05/23/2017

Woman charged with making bomb threat, assault while at NC Walmart 05/22/2017

A woman was charged with making a bomb threat, which is a felony, and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon as a result of an incident at Walmart on U.S. 421 in Wilkesboro Sunday night.

Arrested at the store was Evonne Mae Gagen, 34, of Lovette Homes Street in Millers Creek.

Wilkesboro Police Chief Craig Garris said Gagen was at the Walmart customer service desk about 9 p.m. Sunday when she claimed to have a bomb and threatened to set it off.

Gagen had a hand in her pocketbook and indicated that an explosive device was inside it, Garris added. She also said she wanted police to come and harm her, he said.

Jamie Patterson, a loss prevention officer at Walmart and former Wilkesboro police officer, was at the store and responded.

Patterson acted quickly to take Gagen into custody when she started moving toward people who were evacuating the store, said Garris, adding that Patterson had realized that she didn’t have an explosive device in her hand. Complete article


Police: Kidnapping at gunpoint foiled at Laurinburg NC Walmart 05/22/2017

LAURINBURG –Two Robeson County men have been charged with kidnapping after Laurinburg police were called to break up a fight in the parking lot of the Walmart shopping center.

Sunday’s incident first appeared to be an altercation, but police said they soon learned that one of the men had been kidnapped in Robeson County and brought to Laurinburg.

The man, Miguel Silver, 43, of Shannon, told authorities that he was walking to his job at Mountaire Farms in Lumber Bridge at 5:40 a.m. Sunday when the driver of an SUV stopped and offered him a ride. A female passenger told the victim that she knew one of his coworkers, according to Major Anthony Thompson of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

Thompson said once inside the vehicle, a passenger demanded money at gunpoint. The passenger searched Silver’s pockets and took his wallet with $60 and his bank card, according to Thompson. Complete article


Owings Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Dunkirk Md. Walmart 05/23/2017

Opelika Alabama police say men ran out of Walmart with cookware sets, vacuum cleaners 05/23/2017

Wal-Mart bolsters Central Florida footprint with 2 new warehouses, 2,000 jobs 05/23/2017

Person wanted for allegedly stealing credit card; attempts to buy items at Md. Walmart 05/23/2017

Rowlett Wal-Mart Reopens After Suspicious Package Found, Evacuation Ordered 05/23/2017 Bomb squad did not give any details about the package, but added that it did not appear to be part of a hoax or designed to cause any panic.

Boulder Colorado’s Walmart, subject of protests when it opened, to close next month 05/23/2017 The mega-retailer Walmart on Tuesday announced plans to close its Boulder outpost, a Neighborhood Market concept, less than four years after opening.

Florence police search for man accused of shoplifting from SC Walmart 05/23/2017

Video of racist encounter in Centerton Arkansas Walmart goes viral 05/23/2017

CENTERTON - Ark. — A video of a woman making racist remarks at another shopper in the Centerton Neighborhood Market has gone viral on Facebook.

Eva Hicks is the woman behind the camera. She told 40/29 News, she never expected something like this to happen to her.

It was a normal trip to the grocery store for Hicks, until she turned down the medicine aisle. That is where she encountered the woman in the video. She says she politely asked if she could pass, and the woman was immediately hateful.

The video shows the woman shouting "Go back to Mexico!" and "We don't want you here." Hicks is a U.S. citizen and has lived in Northwest Arkansas for 23 years Complete article

Walmart plans to ban woman in racist viral video 05/24/2017


Suspects steal personally owned wheelchair from Fla. Walmart 05/23/2017

Deputies looking for women wanted in connection to Ga. Walmart theft 05/23/2017

Unruly customer breaks NY Walmart manager's phone, police say 05/22/2017

A Binghamton man is accused of breaking the cellphone of a Walmart manager after an employee refused to sell him alcohol, according to Johnson City police.

Jonathan Morales, 27, was arrested May 12 after police responded to a report of an unruly customer who refused to leave the Johnson City store.

After the alcohol sale was refused, police said, the manager asked Morales to leave. Morales grabbed the manager's phone as he tried to call 911 and threw it to the ground, breaking it, police said. Just before police arrived, Morales drove away, but officers were able to track him down. Complete article


Armed Man allegedly assaults two women outside of Tx. Walmart 05/23/2017

PARIS, Texas (KXII) -- Paris police are investigating after a man allegedly assaulted two women and pointed a gun at one of them outside Walmart.

Police say it happened just before midnight, Monday night in the Walmart parking lot.

Witnesses told police the man was assaulting a woman in the parking lot.

When someone tried to stop him, he allegedly assaulted another woman and then threatened to shoot her and pointed a gun at them. Complete article


First-degree murder charge dropped in fatal February Ashland Va. Walmart shooting 05/25/2017

Students survive 48 hours in Ind. Walmart without going insane or getting arrested 05/24/2017

Port Arthur Tx. Walmart bomb threat worries shoppers 05/24/2017

5 Investigates: Police Calls to Wisc. Walmart 05/24/2017

Every year, dispatchers around the country receive hundreds of calls to one place with the lowest prices, but a lot of crime - Walmart.

"They are always, for the past few years, the number one place where we get calls for service," said Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith. "There's a lot of discounts that they have, a lot of lower price merchandise, and of course that's attractive to a lot of folks."

"They have absolutely everything there from clothing, food, you can even get tires, oil change whatever it may be," said Officer Travis Waas with the Grand Chute Police Department.

5 Investigates gathered the top calls for service from eight different police departments in northeast Wisconsin. Of those eight - Green Bay, Manitowoc, Oshkosh and the Brown County Sheriff's Office have Walmart as their top call for service in 2016. Grand Chute and De Pere have Walmart as their number two call for service, and Fond du Lac as number three. Appleton was not able to provide their information.

The eight departments averaged a total number of 397 calls to Walmart in 2016 alone. In all eight communities, that's more than 3,000 police calls. .... Walmart's Restorative Justice program offers first time, low-risk offenders a second chance to make things right by participating in an educational course in lieu of being prosecuted. ..... Local police tell us these are great programs, Complete article

Walmart's “Restorative Justice” program is not a "great program" as the police or Walmart claim and doesn’t stand up to fundamental scrutiny, since it totally ignores the causes that led to Walmart’s high crime problem in the first place, as I pointed out in Walmart’s “Restorative Justice” Endangers Public Without Reducing Crime


Man says stranger with gun threatened to kill him at Walmart: Mayfield Heights Ohio Police Blotter 05/24/2017

A man reported May 12 he was at Walmart when an unknown man approached him and said "I will kill you." He said he left the store because he was concerned the situation would escalate. He said the man followed him outside, repeated the threat and then took a gun from his truck and loaded it. The suspect then exchanged words with the man and left without any further incident. He has been identified as a 78-year-old Euclid man. The incident is under investigation. Complete article


Activists Say Whitehall Ohio Walmart Is A Drain On Police Resources 05/25/2017

Walmart, the world’s largest retail, has long been criticized for its massive buying power and lower prices that can drive smaller stores out of business. Now some activists are accusing the retailer of relying too much on local police for security at a store in Whitehall, and others around the country.

But Whitehall Police disagree.

The Expose Walmart tour stopped at the Whitehall Walmart at 3657 E. Main Street on Wednesday. Activist Amy Ritter says it’s part of a nationwide effort to try to draw attention to Walmart corporate practices.

The tour is led by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, one of the unions that have long pressured Walmart to improve wages and work conditions.

Ritter points to police figures that show 1,099 police calls for service originated at the Whitehall store in 2016. Of those, police say 686 were “self-initiated,” meaning they came to the store in the course of an investigation and weren’t called by managers. ....

Whitehall Deputy Police Chief Tracy Sharpless says Walmart pays to keep a special duty officer at the store 12 hours a day, seven days a week. At his department’s rate of $45 per hour, that would equal $196,560 a year.

Sharpless says his department has special duty officer arrangements with 15 other businesses. Complete article

Are some police departments more concerned about reducing crime, possibly by avoiding contributing causes of crime, or are they more concerned about allowing crime to happen so they can get bigger budgets?


Keep Your Eye On Wal-Mart's Bold, Brilliant Behavioral Program 05/2/2017

In this age of blurred industry boundaries, Wal-Mart initiated a bold and brilliant behavioral program that spans the retail and banking sectors. Investors who focus on the long-term value of Wal-Mart's stock should take note, as should traditional banks and Wal-Mart's competitors.

Wal-Mart’s behavioral success is its aptly named Prize Savings program, which was featured on an NPR Planet Money program and which journalist Vivienne Woodward wrote about for Good magazine. The program induces people to sock away money, while simultaneously providing them opportunities to earn substantial prizes. They save by using a Wal-Mart debit card, called the MoneyCard, which has a special feature called the “vault.” These vaults are essentially sub-deposits, structured to be off limits to immediately being spent. Very important is that the potential to earn random prizes increases with the amount deposited. For every dollar deposited per month into the vault, a person receives a “ticket” giving them a chance to win one of 500 cash rewards, with $1,000 being the maximum reward.

People are notorious for lacking the self-control necessary to save money, even to have a rainy day fund in case of emergencies. The Prize Savings program incentivizes people to “stash” money into their vaults; and Wal-Mart tells us that the program is succeeding. Complete article


Police looking for Pa. Walmart TV thief in Lower Nazareth 05/24/2017

Police: Hudson Valley NY Man Caught Masturbating At Local Walmart 05/25/2017

State police seek public’s help finding Watertown NY Walmart larceny suspect 05/24/2017

Crime Stoppers: Duo steals customer's phone at Alabama Walmart 05/24/2017

Man charged with exposing himself on Pa. Walmart parking lot 05/25/2017

Fayetteville police release suspect photos after SUVs burgled, stolen cards used at NC Walmarts 05/25/2017

Police: Man steals employee's vehicle from metro Oklahoma City Walmart 05/25/2017

Woman arrested after spotted walking out of Fla. Wal-Mart with purple suitcase 05/25/2017

Hagerstown Md. Police seek public's aid in identifying robber of cash center in Walmart 05/25/2017

NY Walmart shoplifters may get break 05/26/2017

In Rensselaer County, taking items worth less than $100 may not bring police response TROY – Police aren't being called to arrest shoplifters caught stealing less than $100 in merchandise from Walmart stores in Brunswick and East Greenbush under an agreement reached between the retailer and Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove.

Abelove said the move is meant to ease court overcrowding, but police aren't happy. Setting parameters for when Walmart will summon troopers, deputies or police officers runs counter to their law enforcement training, they say.

"We shouldn't be sending the message that stealing is acceptable," said Sheriff Patrick Russo, whose deputies respond to the Walmart Supercenter at 760 Hoosick Road, Brunswick.

The State Police are unaware of any similar arrangements in the Capital Region, said Trooper Mark Cepiel, a spokesman for Troop G. "If we get a call, we're going to respond," Cepiel said. East Greenbush Chief Chris Lavin declined comment when asked about the policy affecting calls to the Walmart Supercenter on 279 Troy Road, which is in his department's coverage area. Complete article


How science-based targets guide Walmart's sustainability course 05/26/2017

Walmart is the first retailer to sign up for approved science-based targets around emissions reductions, said Kathleen McLaughlin, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer for Walmart Stores.

"We are committing to reducing emissions by 18 percent by 2025 in our operations," she said, a level of rigor that "has pushed us to be more creative."

Walmart's sustainability goals are as varied as its product offerings. The company is also working towards a zero-waste supply chain by 2025 in both upstream and downstream operations. Furthermore, it's reducing the deforestation imprint of commodities, such as palm oil, beef, soy and paper production. Complete article


Springfield Mass. Walmart shopper denies groping 3 female customers; bail set at $2,500 05/26/2017

Henrico Va. Police searching for suspect after sex assault at Walmart parking lot 05/26/2017

Police identify suspect in Santa Fe NM Walmart bomb scare 05/26/2017 Police say Pacheco was seen acting suspiciously while walking through the store before telling a cashier that he left a bomb in the building.

Walmart store in Coventry RI evacuated over small fire 05/26/2017 The fire was reported at about 7 a.m. It started in the pool chemical aisle, as a bottle of liquid chlorine leaked down and into an electrical outlet.

20-year-old to spend 8 years in prison for assaults on Rims, at Montana Walmart April 21, 2016 05/26/2017

Sparks Police search for man who stole bill exchange machine from Nevada Walmart 05/26/2017

Teens Caught Throwing Sex Toy In Pa. Walmart Refused To Leave: Police 05/26/2017

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS)—Police were dispatched to a Walmart in Bucks County after they say two teens were throwing around a male sex toy inside the store.

According to the Warrington Police, Brian Spiegle, 19, of Lansdale, PA and Justin Urban,18, North Wales refused to leave store at the request of Walmart employees on Friday night.

They were allegedly filming themselves throwing around the toy. Complete article


Medford Wisc. Walmart reopens after bomb threat 05/26/2017

State Police: Woman tries to steal underwear, cherries from NY Walmart 05/26/2017

Search for Suspect in Armed Robbery at Escondido Ca. Wal-Mart 05/23/2017

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Wal-Mart in Escondido Tuesday night.

According to the Escondido Police Department, the robbery occurred at 9:30 p.m. on the 1300 block of E Grand Avenue near N Ash Street.

A suspect pulled out a semi-automatic handgun when loss prevention units attempted to stop him from shoplifting.

The suspect ran from the store and got into a waiting car with other people inside. The car then drove off from the scene. Complete article


Woman in jail after locking kids in car trunk at Riverdale Utah Walmart 05/26/2017

RIVERDALE, Utah, May 26, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman was arrested and booked into the Weber County Jail for child abuse Thursday after leaving her children locked in the trunk of a car while she went shopping.

According to a news release from Riverdale Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Riverdale Walmart on a report of child neglect.

A witness there told officers a woman had locked the children in the trunk of a passenger car. The children, ages 2 and 5, started making noise and “moving frantically, causing the vehicle to shake,” the release states. “Several good Samaritans observed this and came to the aid of the children.”

One of the witnesses on scene instructed the 5-year-old girl to pull the emergency latch inside the trunk, and the children were freed from the vehicle. Complete article


Inflated hotel prices? This family decided to camp at SC Wal-Mart, and they’re loving it 05/28/2017

Deputy shoots, kills suspected shoplifter at Raytown Missouri Walmart 05/28/2017

RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) - A Jackson County deputy shot and killed a suspected shoplifter Sunday night following a struggle with the deputy's stun gun.

The incident happened just outside of the front doors of the Walmart on Missouri Highway 350.

The deputy, serving as a third party security officer at the store, attempted to apprehend the suspected shoplifter about 10 p.m.

That's when the suspect disarmed the deputy of her stun gun, said Sgt. John Payne, public information officer for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

"A struggled ensued. She was disarmed of her Taser, so she drew her service weapon and shot the suspect," Payne said. "He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead." Complete article


Black Bear Spotted At Ky. Walmart 05/29/2017

SOMERSET, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Some late-night shoppers in Pulaski County got quite the surprise when a bear showed up.

A bear was spotted in a Walmart parking lot in around 1:30 Monday morning.

Police and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials came to lure the bear into the woods. Complete article


$5,000 reward offered for info on suspect who allegedly robbed E. Side San Antonio Tx. Walmart, threatened employee 05/29/2017

Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating and identifying a man accused of robbing an East Side Walmart and threatening an employee.

The suspect allegedly robbed the Walmart in the 2100 block of Loop 410 around 12:30 a.m. on May 2.

An employee noticed the suspect attempting to shoplift and tried to stop him, but the suspect told him to back off because he had a gun, according to a Crime Stoppers report.

The suspect then fled the scene. Police say he is now wanted on charges of robbery by threat. Complete article


Body found behind Walmart off Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem NC 05/29/2017

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A body was found behind the Walmart on Parkway Village Court, off Peters Creek Parkway, about 11 a.m. Sunday, Winston-Salem police said.

The identity of the body will be released once the next of kin has been notified.

A police spokesman said Monday that the death appeared to be from natural causes and did not appear to be suspicious. Complete article

Police identify woman whose body was found behind Walmart on Peters Creek Parkway 05/30/2017


UPDATE: Police to analyze calls after bomb threat hoax at Detroit Lakes Minn. Wal-Mart 05/29/2017

Wal-Mart cash theft suspect jailed for alleged violations 05/30/2017

Pair charged in purse theft at Tx. Walmart 05/26/2017

Man arrested after stabbing at Walmart in South Nashville Tenn. 05/30/2017

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Metro Police say a man was stabbed during an altercation at Walmart on Nolensville Road in South Nashville early Tuesday morning.

The man was sleeping when the suspect woke him, telling him to leave the area. He then attacked the victim and started punching him.

The suspect pulled a knife during the fight and cut the victim on the neck, Capt. Gregory Blair says in a statement.

He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect also received minor injuries and was treated at Southern Hills Medical Center. He was taken into custody and booked.

According to victim and witnesses of the incident, the suspect had been bullying the victim. Complete article


Group demands Walmart pay higher wages, more benefits 05/30/2017

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Lawmakers, religious leaders, and other citizens publicly criticized Walmart for the wages the retail giant pays its employees.

Making Change at Walmart said Walmart is not paying employees a living wage, which results in the company's employees needing to rely on government assistance programs to survive. The group said the focus is on low wages, high turnover, and taxpayer waste.

A single, full-time Walmart employee working 34 hours a week with 2 kids, still qualifies for Medicaid and food stamps even if they make Walmart's average hourly wage claim of $13.75, according to Making Change at Walmart.

The group said it chose to hold the demonstration outside the National Civil Rights Museum because Martin Luther King Jr. worked "50 years ago for the sanitation workers' rights and 50 years later we're taking workers' rights away."

"It's costing us $6.2 billion as taxpayers to support a full-time worker at Walmart," one protester said. Complete article

Women to rally at New Orleans La. Walmart in protest for equal pay 05/30/2017

Walmart workers in New Orleans will hold a second line Tuesday to protest the state's gender pay gap.

Employees will demand that the company put their money where their mouth is and reveal the average wages for women versus men.


Wal-Mart ordered to pay Cuker Interactive more than $12 million over trade secrets 04/22/2017

A federal jury seated in Fayetteville awarded Cuker Interactive more than $12 million in damages from a former business relationship with Bentonville-based Wal-Mart Stores.

The retailer began the litigation when it filed a breach of contract complaint against Cuker in 2014 regarding a contract to build the Asda website, Wal-Mart’s grocery/retail chain located in the United Kingdom.

Cuker in 2014 filed a counterclaim against Wal-Mart alleging the retailer swiped trade secrets and did not keep their end of the deal. The case was heard over the past 10 days in the court of U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks in Fayetteville. A verdict was rendered late Friday when the jury absolved Cuker from the breach of contract claim and finding in their favor on four separate claims regarding stolen trade secrets.

The total jury award to Cuker from Wal-Mart includes breach of contract by Wal-Mart ($30,629), and Coker’s unjust enrichment claim against Wal-Mart ($400,000).

Claims for misappropriation of trade secrets against Wal-Mart totaled just over $12 million. Complete article

Cuker Attorneys Seek $4.1M in Fees for Wal-Mart Case 05/30/2017 The lawyers who successfully represented a Southern California digital design firm in a lawsuit that resulted in a $12.4 million jury verdict last month against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have asked the U.S. District Court judge to award them court costs and attorneys' fees.


Pair of women arrested after allegedly concealing merchandise in handbags at Fla. Wal-Mart 05/30/2017

Authorities hope to identify two behind theft at metro Okla. Walmart 05/30/2017

Police: Man donned Walmart vest, tried to steal TVs 05/31/2017

Investigators looking for woman who shoplifted from Ga. Walmart 05/30/2017

Man arrested after allegedly stealing tablet from Idaho Walmart 05/30/2017

Men armed with hammers make off with cellphones from Mississippi Walmart 05/30/2017

PEARL, Miss. — Pearl police were investigating Tuesday after a break-in at Walmart.

Four men armed with hammers walked into the store on U.S. 80 about 4:30 a.m. and went to the electronics department, where they broke open a display case and stole cellphones and possibly iPads, police said.

"An employee saw the males behind the counter and when she went to question the subjects, they displayed hammers and threatened the female employee (saying) that they would strike her if she came any closer," Lt. Brian McGairty said in a news release. Complete article


Mayetta man with outstanding warrant captured hiding in South Dakota Walmart 05/31/2017

Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs and three separate thefts At Ill. Walmart: New Lenox Blotter 05/30/2017

Charges dropped against remaining defendants in Fredericksburg Pa. Walmart beating case 05/30/2017

2 wounded in officer-involved shooting at Hesperia Ca. Walmart 05/31/2017

HESPERIA, Calif. (KABC) -- Two people were struck by gunfire and wounded at a Hesperia Walmart Wednesday, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

Two medical helicopters were requested to transport the victims from the scene on the 13400 block of Main Street.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department confirmed on Twitter that an officer-involved shooting had taken place at the retailer.

An apparent accident involving at least two vehicles could be seen in the parking lot of the Walmart. There was no immediate word on the crashed vehicles' connection to the shooting. Complete article

3 Hurt In 2 Deputy-Involved Shooting Outside Hesperia Walmart and Target 05/31/2017 At 6:08 p.m., deputies were searching for a suspect, identified as 41-year-old Dearld Edward Wicker, in connection with a previous shooting in a Target parking lot. The deputies made contact with Wicker, who was armed with a handgun, and a shooting occurred, SBSD reports.

Deputies Kill Suspected Car Thief Outside Walmart In High Desert 05/31/2017

HESPERIA (CBSLA.com) – San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies killed one suspected car thief and wounded another outside a Walmart in Hesperia Wednesday morning.

The two suspects were in a dark green stolen Honda in the parking lot of the store on Main Street when they were shot shortly before 8 a.m., according to deputies.

The sound of gunfire sent shoppers running for their lives.

“It was scary,” Chiana Hunter, who was shopping with her kids. “Put your hands down. Sir, put your hands down,” Hunder recalled deputies shouting out commands to the suspects.

“It’s scary. I need to move. I’m about to move out of here,” Hunter said.

According to authorities, before the shooting, the California Highway Patrol and Fontana police were conducting a stolen car operation. After they found one stolen vehicle outside Walmart, they noticed the suspects were trying to steal another.

Officers boxed the suspects’ car in to stop the three from leaving. That was when the driver went forward and reversed. He almost hit the officers, prompting them to open fire.


Man smashes 8 TVs in Oregon Walmart with a bat 05/31/2017

A man allegedly walked into the south Medford Walmart Tuesday afternoon, grabbed a baseball bat from the store’s sporting goods section and used it to whale on several flat-screen televisions.

Bruce Garrett Warren, 36, no known address, caused about $5,500 in damages during the 3 p.m. outburst in the store’s electronics section but did not menace any customers before walking out of the store and pedaling around the store’s parking lot on a bicycle, Medford police Lt. Kerry Curtis said.

“One of the witnesses watched him ride around the parking lot and then return to the front of the store,” Curtis said. “It didn’t appear he was trying to flee.”

Police arrived just about the same time Warren returned to the store’s entrance, Curtis said. He was arrested on first-degree criminal mischief charges without incident, remaining mum about his reasons for destroying the electronics. Complete article


Moncks Corner police investigating suspicious activity at SC Walmart 05/31/2017

Employee caught smoking inside Walmart McDonald's in Orange Park Fla. 05/31/2017

Teen accused of April 2016 Ind. Walmart beating will return to jail after judge revokes bond 05/31/2017

Man scammed out of $6,000 in Walmart gift cards: Mayfield Heights Ohio Police Blotter 05/31/2017

EPD arrests man hours after finding stolen 4Runner near Ca. Walmart 05/31/2017 “Near Walmart” is now the way many media outlets refer to Walmart’s parking lot; prior to the large number of police reports last August they virtually always referred to these incidents as happening in “Walmart’s parking lot.”

Dilworth Police are investigating a body that was found outside ND Walmart 05/31/2017

Dilworth Police Chief Ty Sharpe tells Valley News Live that the department is investigating a case in which a deceased male was found in a vehicle outside of Walmart.

Chief Sharpe says on Wednesday morning, Walmart called a towing company to remove a vehicle that had been parked in the parking lot for a couple of days. When the towing company arrived, they found the body in the back seat under a blanket. Sharpe says it appears the man had been sleeping in the car and had been there for a couple of days.

Right now there are no signs of foul play and the identity of the man is being withheld pending notification to the family. Complete article



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