Monday, October 1, 2018

Walmart Crime Report September 2018

Walmart had at least fifteen to seventeen shootings related to activity at their store this month; at least fifteen of these incidents involved shots fired on the premises; and at least six of those shootings resulted in deaths. This is the second highest number of shootings in a single month, and most of the remaining incidents caused additional injuries. In addition to the fifteen incidents where shots were fired on the premises there was another incident where an argument led to a chase and another shooting in a nearby town, and a fifteenth incident what a suspect surrendered to police at Walmart and was charged with "aggravated discharge of a firearm," but articles didn't specify the location of the shooting, although it was probably at or near a house near Walmart where there was a confrontation before he went to Walmart, presumably still armed.

One of the fatal shootings was a murder of a woman's husband during a custody dispute; and three of the other ones were officer involved shootings where suspect was reportedly killed by police, however, on one of those later reports indicated he actually committed suicide after being fired at by the police and running into the woods. At least three of these incidents involved suicidal men, including the one who did commit suicide after the police fired at him and missed, and another one where the suspect was only being charged with stealing a bottle or milk and fired at police that were there to investigate. Whether at Walmart or anyplace else the standard response to suicidal people often seems to be to charge them with a crime, as a deterrent, which is obviously ineffective if he really is suicidal. Other countries try to find ways of dressing social problems before people are likely to become suicidal. There was also a shooting on the premises of an air-gun, in addition to firearms shootings.

In addition to the six people killed in shootings there were two more bodies found in parking lots and a ninth death by someone run over in a getaway hit and run, for a total of nine deaths on the premises, and two more accidents nearby, including one Walmart worker killed on a skateboard, in another hit and run. There were at least ten to twelve more gun related crimes, including one where the victim disarmed his attacker and beat him with his own gun and several other arguments or robberies that involved drawn guns without firing shots.

Walmart has been sued for a wrongful death as a result of a previous shooting, claiming that they knew about the large crime problems they have, citing a Bloomberg reports from 2016 saying that there were hundreds of injuries in that year, however that report came out in August, and it didn't cover all the violence incidents, for the first eight months and couldn't possibly have known about the additional violence that happened in the last four months, which included the holiday season, when they broke two consecutive records for fifteen shootings in November of 2016, and eighteen for December of 2016. So it's actually worse that even their lawyers seem to be arguing, and if Walmart wants to know about the full extent of their crime problems they could and should, however there appears to be some evidence that they routinely try to minimize reporting of these incidents.

One example of how they minimize this, or refuse to cooperate with the police happened this month, when police in Paso Tx. were investigating a stolen wallet where credit cards were used at Walmart and they refused to cooperate, according to the police because the decisions are often made at the corporate office and they may not know what's happening in the stores. Many police departments claim this is a serious problem with all large corporations, however Walmart is almost certainly the worst. Springfield Missouri is continuing a growing practice of increasing their surveillance capabilities so they can watch, everyone instead of recognizing the causes of increased violence on their stores, which often include store design, self-check out lanes, corner cutting so their are fewer workers to help people or prevent problems from escalating, union busting, and other issues that often might impact profits.

Our society didn't always rely on these Big-Box stores for our economy, and some types of crime have been getting worse at these stores while it's going down elsewhere; however, the government and corporations are controlled by those more concerned with profits than social concerns and the best researchers are routinely marginalized so they have little or no impact on decisions. If people in power wanted to know what's causing this high crime problem they could and it could be reduced dramatically, and in areas where the local people are better informed it often is.

However it continues to get worse with this month almost breaking the records made in November and December 2016 and there were also couple police officers, arrested for theft, as well; they rarely get charged for shooting or killing people but are often charged for stealing from Walmart, although they aren't treated as bad as the rest of the public for shoplifting, which is often treated lighter for police.

There was also an attempted kidnapping, and at least six knife attacks, including four that stabbed people causing injury and a fifth one were the perpetrators stabbed herself, a couple causing evacuations or panics.

In addition to the three people killed in accidents, one in the parking lot, two nearby, there were more than half a dozen or so chases, crashes, and a couple carjackings. One of these incidents involved a teen that was riding on the hood of a car when she fell off and the car stopped with the wheel driving over her head, and she was in critical condition at the time of the report. Another involved a thief that had to jump start his car while he was trying to get away quickly after stealing things, ending with another chase; and one more involved police chasing a suspect into the parking lot where he smashed into several parked cars before they were able to stop him.

They had at least five fires, including at least two arson, and the cause of the other three wasn't reported. There were various other crimes as well, including, a mace attack, someone who caused a panic by jokingly saying he could kill three people with a grenade all at once, another that claimed to have a suicide vest, but after a panic and evacuation they found out it was a bluff. Almost all bomb threats are bluffs, and the few that have actual devices are usually incompetent and pose no threats; No one has been killed by these threats in years, while dozens have been killed in shootings or crashes, however, if they have one that is real that it change that statistic significantly.

There was also another brawl, and several incidents where massive amounts of money have been stolen; by cutting so many corners in their hiring practices, they've made incidents like this routine, and a large portion of the expenses for policing the increase in crime is paid by tax payers, so it's what they call a negative externality, which means that as long as they can count on the government to cover the costs it doesn't impact profits and they have an incentive to ignore solutions.

Walmart is trying to increase their share of the toy market, now that Toys are Us is out of business, by using "Kidfluencers," which as Susan Linn author of "Consuming Kids" and Juliet Schor author of "Born to Buy" explained involves psychological manipulation of children from an early age to turn them into compulsive shoppers, to increase profits regardless of how it impacts their social development, education, or even their capacity to develop critical thinking skills and see through scams either in commercial or political advertising. They even go so far as to explain how this type of indoctrination could impact our democratic process, since it restricts critical thinking skills needed to hold political leaders accountable, and recognize when corporations are impacting education.

The psychological research that they do to manipulate children is often considered "proprietary," which means that they can require employees involved in it to sign non-disclosure agreements so the public doesn't know how they're being manipulated. Fortunately, some good researchers, like Schor, Linn, and Professor Roy Fox, have exposed some of this, and expressed outrage that instead of providing disclosure laws to expose psychological manipulation of children the politicians who accept enormous amounts of campaign donations from corporations pass laws helping them keep it secrets. Some of it may even lead to increased arguments with parents or friends, like the "Nag Factor" study which tries to encourage little children to nag their parents to buy stuff, or the "Girl's Intelligence Agency" which recruits cool girls to try to influence their friends to buy certain types of stuff, although it could lead to arguments or resentments, putting corporate profits ahead of the social development of children.

Now in addition to manipulating people through marketing, they're also applying for a patent to see if people are "stressed" with sensors attached to the shopping carts. They say it's so they can recognize when customers need help; however, there's a good chance they might use this as a surveillance practice or more marketing purposes. They're also trying to use virtual reality as part of their employee training but there's little or no review of this to see if it could also be part of their indoctrination practices, which are increasingly common with large corporations that rely on high tech and psychological manipulation research to increase profits. additional research is encouraging more market share by Walmart thanks to professors that are offering $50 Walmart Gift Cards to Expectant Mothers and Fathers as part of a research into their job options and if they face discrimination; however Walmart has repeatedly been charged with violating discrimination laws, so there should be major doubts about conflicts of interests for this research. Professors and psychologists that expose their problems are often marginalized by the media political establishment, and sometimes even universities, although there are times where some of those do help with the research.

Walmart had one evacuation of it's stores because it's employees were sickened for an unknown reason, they checked for gasses, but didn't report full details; another store was closed after a Legionnaires' disease scare; and they requiring suppliers of lettuce or other leafy vegetables to use Blockchain as part of an attempt to reduce cases of E. Coli. What the media isn't reporting is that this problem with food contamination, along with other like Salmonella, has increased with the centralized mass production of food where small problems can spread through a much larger area in a way that wasn't possible when we relied much more on small farmers and a diverse distribution process. Woden Clark and Susan Teachout authors of "Slow Democracy" reported about one example of this where they had increased problems with mass production of food, and came up with safety precautions for mass production facilities, where the problem actually existed; however, large corporations lobbied the government to require small producers, where the problem didn't exist, to to adopt those safety features as well. This may seem to make sense to some but the inspection process was very expensive for small producers, to fix a problem that didn't exist, giving large producers a competitive advantage even though they have a greater threat of contamination.

Increased concentration of corporate power also continues to combine mass production with health care as more steps to increase Walmart's influence on health care happen every month. Fortunately Bernie Sanders is introducing a bill to force oligarchs to pay for welfare benefits when they use their union busting powers to force the government to subsidize their workforce by not paying a living wage, but that's only addressing a minuscule fraction of the fraud committed by corporations.

Walmart insanity seems to be growing even before the holiday shopping has begun. It's always a good idea to dress well for court; however it also helps if you don't get caught shoplifting the clothes to do that. I don't know if any of you ever assumed that the police left cars in parking lots, so that you could test drive them, but when a woman used that excuse for stealing a car, the police were't willing to accept it. Tossing milk in the air as part of a prank, isn't considered fun and games, even if it costs tax payers hundreds if not thousands of dollars to clean up after spilled milk at Walmart.

Florida police often even chase people down for drinking a bottle of Coca-Cola, although after finding one man the Walmart told them he may have also stolen a bicycle, which he claims he gave to homeless people, like a modern day Robin Hood. However spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on petty theft from corporations is routine; but protecting consumers from corporate fraud is practically never done even when it's happening on a much larger scale and it contributes to their crime problems.

Walmart also had a suspect who "fled on foot," although I can't imagine what they thought the crime that this "suspect," who happened to be a deer, that might simply have wanted to go shopping for all I know.

Another "suspect" that may not have committed any obvious crime happened to be wearing mask, a bullet proof vest and swung a baton, while looking at ammunition, before leaving the store.

I suppose that might have panicked some people, since it does look unusual.

Strange things happen at Walmart!

In 2006 Wake Up Walmart did a study, "Is Walmart Safe?" based on incidents in 2004, (PDF) about crime at Wal-Mart which showed that it increased when Walmarts opened up and that crime was higher at Walmart than at other retailers. Since then Walmart 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 Walmart’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 Walmart policies have been contributing to higher crime in a previous blog, Walmart 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 Walmart and how they impact society, Key Studies on Big-Box Retail & Independent Business. To the best of my knowledge Walmart 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. I did my own review of this program as well at Walmart’s “Restorative Justice” Endangers Public Without Reducing Crime. The following are a list of incidents that occurred in September 2018. According to the "Is Walmart Safe?" the average store in their sampling had 250 incidents per year, indicating that these are only a fraction of the crime reports at Walmart, 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 Walmart.

Police: Suspect distracted Va. Walmart worker while other man grabbed cash 09/01/2018

Dead bodies found at Walmart stores in Brevard is phenomenon 09/03/2018

Covington Ga. police officer shot at Walmart; 1 person dead 09/03/2018

A Covington police officer is fighting for his life after he was shot Monday while responding to a shoplifting call at a local Walmart.

The injured officer was identified as Matt Cooper, 34, a six-year veteran of the police force, according to the GBI. He is an Army veteran, married and a father of two young children.

Cooper was summoned to the Walmart in the 10000 block of Industrial Boulevard shortly before 12:30 p.m.

There, Cooper encountered Aaron Demonta Fleming, who was seen leaving the store with a bag in his hand, the GBI said. According to Channel 2 Action News, he was allegedly trying to steal bandannas from the store. Fleming, 21, ran across the street and behind another shopping center with Cooper in pursuit.

Several shots were fired. Cooper was hit in the head and flown to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was in serious condition Tuesday morning, Channel 2 reported. Complete article

Suspected overdose at Knoxville Tenn. Walmart turns into wrong-way chase 09/03/2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Knoxville police were alerted to a possible overdose at a local Walmart but it quickly escalated into a high-speed chase.

Just before 6 p.m. Sunday, Knoxville Police Department officers were flagged down at the Walmart at University Commons for a possible overdose in the parking garage. A woman was observed passed out behind the wheel of a red Pontiac Vibe. When the woman awoke while officers attempted to remove her from the vehicle, she tried to start the already-running car with a pair of pliers before tearing out of the parking lot, striking a KPD officer in the process.

The suspect was spotted minutes later driving on nearby Cumberland Avenue. A pursuit was initiated and the driver entered onto I-40E driving the wrong direction from Dale Avenue and was eventually taken into custody after merging onto I-640W while still driving the wrong way on the interstate. Complete article

Stabbing reported at Battle Ground Oregon Walmart 09/03/2018

Battle Ground police responded to a reported stabbing at the Walmart on Southwest 13th Avenue Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Both parties, who have not yet been identified, were transported to different hospitals, said Bonnie Gilberti, public information officer for the Battle Ground Police Department.

“I can confirm there was an incident at the Walmart in Battle Ground, I don’t know if it was inside or outside,” Gilberti said. “There was an assault, possibly a stabbing. The suspect and victim, it appears that they knew each other, so there’s no threat to the public.” Complete article

Walmart Should Send Thank You Notes To Washington And The 'Fight For $15' Minimum Wage Movement 09/01/2018

Walmart’s leadership should send a couple of thank you notes these days — for getting American shoppers back to its stores, that is.

One of those notes should go to Washington, for cutting taxes and let Americans decide how to spend their own money rather than having the government decide for them. The other note should go to ‘Fight for $15’ -- for wining minimum wage hikes and placing more money in the hands of the low-income Americans.

That’s the shopper group, which spends 20-22% more on Walmart (WMT) that it spends in other retailers, according to IfoScout. Complete article

Walmart Suppliers Thrown By Fulfillment Changes 09/04/2018

Walmart is reportedly trying out a new fulfillment strategy, and some vendors that use to sell goods are not pleased.

Reports in Talk Business & Politics on Friday (Aug. 31) said is testing out a Geo-Gating solution in an effort to streamline fulfillment services. The changes apply to vendors selling consumable goods.

The publication explained that, today, suppliers set up as Drop-Ship Vendors (DSV) keep inventory for goods sold on in their own warehouses. Walmart sends them a packaging slip when items are sold, or those vendors ship an item to a physical Walmart store, with shipping costs covered by Walmart.

The changes mean Walmart would only cover shipping costs for items above $28 under the new Drop-Ship Vendor guidelines. If suppliers no longer fit the criteria of a DSV, they can still sell items on Walmart’s eMarketplace, but will be responsible for both fulfillment and shipping. Complete article

Walmart refused to help Paso Tx. police during theft investigation — and it isn’t the first time 08/30/2018

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, a wallet and a Lincoln MKZ were stolen from separate houses in the same Paso Robles neighborhood. And according to the man who lost his wallet, Walmart slowed down the investigation.

“How can you call yourself a good corporate community partner if you can’t help solve this crime?” Mark Kennedy said in response to Walmart refusing to provide the police with information for the investigation.

Kennedy reported to the Paso Robles Police Department that his wallet was stolen from his unlocked car parked in his driveway on Aug. 15. His wallet was later found in the nearby bushes, but all of Kennedy’s credit cards had been stolen.

The following day, one of the stolen cards was used to make an online purchase at Walmart, Kennedy said.

Police believed whoever stole the credit card was also responsible for stealing Kennedy’s neighbor’s car.

When Kennedy told the police his card had been used to make a fraudulent purchase, they asked Walmart for the address where the goods were to be shipped — but Walmart declined to share the information. ......

This is not the first time a corporate store such as Walmart has denied police information, Paso Robles Police Commander Steve Lampe said.

“It’s a challenge. They often won’t provide us information without a warrant, but that’s not always the case,” Lampe said.

“It’s not just Walmart, bigger stores and banks, too,” Lampe said. “The decision is made much higher up than the employees we are dealing with.” Complete article

Deputies: Man arrested after causing disturbance at Ky. Walmart 09/03/2018

Walmart Employee Steals Merchandise On Last Day of Work: Warrant 09/04/2018 According to the allegations, Kendall Jennings was captured on store surveillance video Jan. 5 stuffing a duffle bag with merchandise on his last day of employment at Walmart. Store management did not notice the theft until Jan. 8, when they reviewed the video.

SUV, motorcycle crash near Walmart in Boardman Ohio 09/03/2018

Walmart Expands In-Home Services Program Nationwide 09/04/2018

Cowboy wrangles TVs, grill from Cape Coral Fla. Walmart, police say 09/04/2018

Smell from malfunctioning motorized shopping cart caused evacuation at Pa. Walmart 09/04/2018

Bernie Sanders to introduce legislation to tax Amazon, Walmart for workers' welfare benefits 09/04/2018

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., will introduce an anti-corporate welfare bill Wednesday targeted at corporations such as Amazon, Walmart and American Airlines. The legislation would levy a tax of 100 percent for all federal benefits for low-income workers the corporations' employees receive.

The legislation is set to be introduced on Wednesday.

Sanders has criticized Amazon in particular for allegedly not paying its workers a living wage and has solicited the employees to share stories of this with his office. He has argued that taxpayers are effectively subsidizing Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, by providing welfare benefits for Amazon workers who are in poverty. Complete article


Police seek suspects who allegedly stole five computers from Manheim Twp. Pa. Walmart 09/04/2018

Police search for suspect who attacked senior citizen at Walmart in Milford Delaware 09/05/2018

Utica NY Police And Walmart Team Up For Backpack Giveaway 09/05/2018

Thefts at Walmart over Labor Day weekend lead to arrests, citations 09/04/2018

2 People Shoplifted At Walmart In Milford Conn.: Police 09/04/2018

Police seek help in identifying man who suffered medical emergency in Mass. Walmart parking lot 09/05/2018

Suspect in Little Rock Arkansas Bank OZK robbery wearing Walmart greeter vest 09/05/2018

Police confirm shooting at Cabot Arkansas Walmart, one man suffering gunshot wound to leg 09/05/2018

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Cabot police have confirmed that a shooting took place today, Sept. 5, at the Walmart on South Rockwood Drive.

According to Sgt. Shane Moore with the Cabot Police Department, a male was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. No suspects are in custody at this time. Complete article

Assault in Walmart diaper aisle ends with victim beating attacker with his own gun, SC cops say 09/05/2018

A South Carolina Walmart employee turned the tables on an alleged attacker in the diaper aisle by taking the man’s gun away and repeatedly smacking him over the head with it, reported TV station WCBD and other news outlets.

The jail mugshot of suspect Deshaud Ali Gourdine, 25, of Georgetown, shows he sustained significant injuries, with bandages covering the side of his head.

The incident took place on Aug 30 at the Walmart on Centre Pointe Drive in North Charleston, WCBD said.

Investigators say the victim reported he was working in the store when three men walked up to him shortly before 9 p.m., and one began punching him as the others stood by, reported WCSC. When the attacker allegedly pulled a pistol, the victim made a grab for it and the two began fighting, the station reported. Complete article

Authorities in Moore County looking for suspects in carjacking at Dumas Tx. Walmart 09/05/2018

MOORE COUNTY, Texas (KVII) — The Moore County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men accused of carjacking a woman in the parking lot of the Walmart in Dumas.

According to police, on Sept. 1, Dumas Police Department officers were dispatched to the Walmart at 2003 S. Dumas Avenue in reference to a robbery in the parking lot. The victim told officers that two men approached her, and using force, stole her vehicle.

Due to the nature of the call, Moore County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to assist the Dumas PD officers.

As the deputies and officers arrived at the Walmart, they were made aware that the subjects that had stolen the vehicle left the scene and began driving south on Highway 287 towards Amarillo. Deputies began driving southbound in an attempt to locate the stolen vehicle. Deputies eventually located the vehicle south of Dumas and attempted to make a traffic stop and take the suspects into custody.

The suspects failed to stop and a chase ensued. The deputies chased the suspects into the Amarillo city limits. Once in the city limits, the suspects were able to elude the deputies. Complete article

Grenade ‘joke’ at Fla. Walmart lands Palm Coast man in jail 09/05/2018

A 67-year-old Palm Coast man who told deputies he was joking when he threatened to blow up three Walmart employees with a hand grenade Wednesday was arrested and charged with a felony.

William Bailey Rudd Jr., of Peppercorn Lane, was being held without bail at the Flagler County jail, records show.

According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, a Walmart employee called deputies Wednesday morning to report that a man had entered the store off Cypress Point Parkway and told three employees they were standing so close together that if he threw a grenade, he could blow them all up. Then he began laughing loudly and entered the public restroom.

Responding deputies established a perimeter and stopped people from entering the shopping center. They also recommended to Walmart management that the store be evacuated but they declined, the release states. Palm Coast Fire Department Engines 22 and 21 responded and staged at a safe distance along with Flagler County Fire Rescue 21. Complete article

Argument leads to gun being pulled at Pa. Walmart, police say 09/05/2018

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. - Criminal charges are pending in the case of a gun being pulled during an argument between two men at a Walmart store in Berks County.

The incident happened Wednesday morning at the store on the Allentown Pike in Muhlenberg Township.

The two men were arguing when one of them hit the other on the head with some sort of can, police said. The man who was hit, they said, then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the other man.

No shots were fired, according to police, who provided no information about the men's identities or about any injuries suffered by the man who was hit by the can. Complete article

Clinton man charged with pointing firearm in Iowa Walmart parking lot in Davenport 09/06/2018

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A Clinton man is out on bond after Davenport police say he pointed a gun at someone in a Walmart parking lot.

Davenport police were called to the Walmart on Elmore on Sunday, Aug 2. Police say according to witnesses 22-year-old Christopher Delay was driving his vehicle when someone was walking towards the entrance of Walmart. Police say Delay pointed a gun towards that person while Delay was in his car.

After collecting more witness statements and evidence, police then obtained an arrest warrant for Delay.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Delay was involved in a car accident and responding officers saw he had an active warrant. Delay was then placed under arrest. Complete article

Walmart Thinks 'Kidfluencers' Will Help Nab Share Of Toys 'R' Us' $11 Billion Business 09/05/2018

Now that Toys “R” Us is defunct, Walmart is swooping in for market share with a “retailtainment”-style makeover of its toy business.

The “experiential” push includes 2,000 in-store events, 30% more new merchandise and products vetted for the first-time by a committee of kid influencers that the retailer boasts would usher in “the nation’s “biggest and best toy experience.”

“We want you to think of us as America’s best toy shop,” said Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of toys for Walmart, at an event in New York City last week to fete the makeover.

Of course the nation’s biggest retailer is not alone in vying for chunks of Toys “R” Us' $11 billion business: Amazon, Target, J.C. Penney are angling for it, too. .....

On a panel at the Walmart event, “kidfluencers” such as Clara Lukasiak, Gavin Raygoza, Kenzie Mitchell and Gabe and Garrett, weighed in on their top toy picks and key play trends like surprise collectibles, which are all about the joy of discovering a surprise toy inside a mystery box — not unlike the mystery book trend for adults — such as the Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg, a favorite of Raygoza, and a Hatchimal, set to bow on October 5. Complete article

Report of woman trying to abduct child at Wood River Ill. Walmart is unfounded, police say 09/05/2018

Police Log: Page sex offender located near Ariz. Walmart 09/06/2018

Argentina Walmart stores close overnight amid financial fall 09/05/2018

Former Walmart employee in Port Arthur Tx. admits to stealing more than $11,000 from the store 09/0/2018

Crime Stoppers: Man allegedly groped shopper at Alabama Walmart 09/05/2018

Police ID body found in NY Walmart parking lot last month 09/05/2018 The man found in his car in the Greenport Walmart parking lot was dead for nine days before he was discovered, police said Wednesday. Thomas W. MacGregor, 59, of Athens, died from a heroin overdose Aug. 20, according to a statement from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

1 suspect, 2 Walmart stores: State College Pa. police investigate computer theft 09/05/2018

Goldthwaite woman arrested at Brownwood Tx.'s Walmart on theft and drug charges 09/05/2018

Father demands answers after NC Walmart loses video of late son 09/06/2018

Woman's Wallet Grabbed at Benton Arkansas Walmart, Suspect Caught 09/06/2018

Can you ID person of interest in Piqua Ohio Walmart ‘organized theft?’ 09/06/2018

Brown Deer woman arrested for child neglect after two children left in car at Wisc. Walmart 09/06/2018

Walmart employees in Alabama share $5.4 million in bonuses 09/06/2018 .... Earlier this year, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage for all hourly associates in the U.S. to at least $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits, and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000.

Walmart Just Wanted to Sell Pricey Outdoor Gear. Then ‘All Hell Broke Loose.’ 09/06/2018 Several outdoor-product brands have asked Walmart to remove items from its website after outcry from retail rivals Walmart Inc.’s plan to sell high-end hiking, camping and other outdoor gear on its website hasn’t started well, a sign of the challenges the discount chain faces as it tries to stretch further into Inc.’s territory. Last week Walmart said it would start selling items including $250 Deuter hiking backpacks and $100 Leki hiking poles, adding to its website brands already sold through Moosejaw, the small outdoor retailer Walmart bought last year. The brands were clustered in a “premium outdoor store” within

Man dies after being found shot on Walmart parking lot in south St. Louis County Missouri 09/07/2018

A man has died after being found shot on the parking lot of a Walmart in south St. Louis County.

Police say the unidentified victim, a man in his late 20s, was in a car outside Walmart at 3270 Telegraph Road. He was found at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday and died later at a hospital.

St. Louis County Police Officer Benjamin Granda said police aren't sure if the victim was killed by someone he knew. However, it appears the victim was targeted, Granda said but didn't elaborate. The man had been shot at least once, Granda said.

The Walmart there is a 24-hour Supercenter. Granda said the killing "had nothing to do with the business" except that it happened somewhere on the parking lot. Complete article

Man dies after being found shot in South County Walmart parking lot 09/07/2018

'Person of interest' sought after South Co. chef found fatally shot on Walmart parking lot 09/06/2018

Man charged with St. Louis County chef's murder served prison time for Maplewood arson 09/08/2018

Suspect in south St. Louis County Walmart murder may be connected to CWE kidnapping 09/07/2018

Police charge Rockland Me. woman with taking $1,000 in goods from Walmart 09/06/2018

Cash Drawer Stolen From Lexington Walmart, Two Suspects Sought 09/07/2018

Jacksonville NC police trying to ID Walmart theft suspect 09/07/2018

Man arrested after spraying someone with mace at a Putnam Conn. Walmart 09/08/2018

Putnam, Conn. (WTNH) - A Putnam man has been arrested on various charges after spraying a person with mace at a local Walmart.

State Police say 32 year old Daniel Carroll attempted to assault another male with a baseball bat after spraying him with mace late Friday afternoon. When police went to his Battery Street residence they found crack cocaine, digital scales, packaging equipment, cash and suboxone strips.

Carroll is charged with assault 3rd degree, threatening 2nd degree, breach of peace and various drug related charges. Complete article

Guildford Canada Walmart closes after Legionnaires' disease scare 09/07/2018

A Surrey Walmart was closed on Friday after seven people got ill and water-cooling towers at Guildford Town Centre tested positive for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease.

Fraser Health confirmed seven cases of Legionnaires’ disease in patients who were in the Guildford area in the past two weeks. Officials spoke to them and their family members about possible sources of exposure, said Dr. Aamir Bharmal, a medical health officer with the authority.

After confirming that some of the patients had visited the Walmart at Guildford Town Centre, Fraser Health staff tested cooling towers, water features and decorative fountains inside the mall, where water is aerosolized, Bharmal said. The bacteria is carried in droplets of water.

Cooling towers inside the mall and the Walmart tested positive for the Legionella bacteria, but are not definitively what made the patients get sick, so the health authority is continuing to investigate, inspect and resample, Bharmal said. Fraser Health is also awaiting test results to determine whether all seven patients got sick from the same source. Complete article

De Pere Wisc. OKs curb-side beer pickup for Walmart customers who order 4 hours ahead 09/07/2018

DE PERE - Add intoxicating beverages to the items you can have delivered to your car in parts of Wisconsin these days — but some local health professionals say that's not a positive development.

De Pere on Tuesday became the latest in a slowly growing number of Wisconsin cities and villages to open the door for adults who want to buy beer without leaving their cars. Complete article

Woman kills husband at La. Walmart in front of 3 children, cops say 09/09/2018

A woman met her estranged husband at a Louisiana Walmart and then shot him dead in the presence of their three children, police said Saturday.

The victim died of a gunshot wound to the chest, Alexandria Police said. His name was withheld by police. Kayla Coutee, 31, of Alexandria, was charged with murder.

A report of shots fired sent officers to the Walmart in Alexandria Saturday morning, police said. Complete article

Gag order, motions filed in fatal Walmart shooting case 09/21/2018

Woman indicted on 1st-degree murder charge in Walmart shooting 09/25/2018

Police: Man critically injured in shooting outside Walmart in Fox Meadows Tenn. 09/09/2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department is searching for a suspect after a man was shot outside of Walmart in the 2800 block of Hickory Hill Road in Fox Meadows Sunday night.

Officers responded to the scene around 7:30 p.m. after receiving calls about a shooting.

One man was found suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Regional One Medical Center in critical condition. Complete article

Greece man stabbed multiple times at Hudson Ave. Rochester NY Walmart 09/08/2018

A Greece man was stabbed multiple times at the Hudson Avenue Walmart in Rochester early Saturday.

Rochester police say they responded to the location about 2 a.m. and located the unidentified 22-year-old Greece resident outside with multiple stab wounds.

The man was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Complete article

Man detained after firing Airsoft gun inside Everett Wash. Walmart, police say 09/09/2018

EVERETT, Wash. — A man was detained inside a Walmart on Evergreen Way after reports that he was firing a gun, police said Sunday.

Everett officers found the man in a bathroom at the Walmart. He had an Airsoft pistol on him. Airsoft guns shoot small pellets that typically won’t kill anyone but could leave welts.

The Walmart at 11400 Evergreen Way was briefly closed while police responded to the reports. Complete article

Officers fatally shoot robbery suspect at Spanaway Wash. Walmart 09/10/2018

SPANAWAY, Wash. -- A suspect is dead following an officer-involved shooting at the Walmart in Spanaway.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says just before 2 a.m. Monday, an armed man wearing camo robbed cashiers at the Walmart on Mountain Highway. The man then walked around the store.

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Detectives responding to deputy involved shooting at Walmart on Mountain Hwy in Spanaway. Armed suspect wearing camo robbed store at 1:51 a.m., deputy arrived as suspect exited store & suspect charged at deputy, deputies fired at suspect; suspect ran into bushes & found deceased. Complete article

Walmart robber kills himself after being fired at by Pierce County deputies 09/10/2018 After being given cash, Barboza wandered around inside the store and even stopped to grab a pizza, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Man charged after armed robbery at Salisbury NC Walmart 09/09/2018

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man is being held under a bond of $50,000 after being charged with armed robbery.

According to the police report, Steven Todd Hunsucker, 45, robbed the pharmacy at Walmart, 323 S. Arlington Street in Salisbury, on Saturday just after 5:30 p.m.

Hunsucker threatened the workers there, according to the report.

Police arrested Hunsucker a short time later, charging him with robbery with a firearm or other dangerous weapon. Bond was set at $50,000. Complete article

GPD: Man steals bikes from Fla. Walmart, gives bikes to homeless 09/09/2018

It wasn’t the stolen bikes that took him in. It was the Coca-Cola.

Brian C. Wasilenko, 36, of Gainesville, is accused of stealing two bicycles from Walmart last Thursday and Aug. 23, according to a Gainesville Police arrest report. On Saturday, Wasilenko was arrested after he drank a bottle of Coca-Cola without paying, police said.

A Walmart security guard told police he saw Wasilenko drink the Coke and leave the store, the report said. Police approached Wasilenko less than a mile away from the store and asked him to return to Walmart with them.

While at the store, the guard told police Wasilenko stole a Mongoose bike Aug. 23 and a black mountain bike last Thursday, said GPD Lt. Marc Plourde. The guard showed police photographs of Wasilenko stealing a Mongoose bicycle worth $129 and a black mountain bicycle worth $149, police said.

After he was read his Miranda rights, Wasilenko admitted to stealing the bikes from Walmart, police said. He told police he gave the bikes to homeless people or threw them in the woods. Complete article

VIDEO: Fish come out of Ohio Walmart water system 09/09/2018

2 women steal $3,000 TV from northwest Columbus Ohio Walmart, police say 09/09/2018

Officials need help identifying individual regarding incident at Rome NY Wal-Mart 09/10/2018

Deputies looking for man who exposed himself at Va. Walmart 09/10/2018

Sahuarita Ariz. Police: Man wanted in connection to Walmart theft 09/10/2018

Moraine Tenn. PD: Two in custody after shots fired at witness, officer after theft from Walmart 09/0/2018

LMPD: Woman who claimed attempted abduction at Ky. Walmart charged with 'filing false report' 09/10/2018

Moraine Ohio PD: Two in custody after shots fired at witness, officer after theft from Walmart 09/10/2018

MORAINE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Moraine Police said two people have been taken into custody after shots were fired at a witness and responding officer after a reported theft from Walmart.

Officers said a good Samaritan witnessed the theft from the location on West Dorothy Lane and followed the suspects in an attempt to get the license plate number, when shots were fired in that person's direction.

The suspect then continued westbound on West Dorothy Lane, and officers were able to track it down in the area of Springboro Pike. Shots were then fired at the officers, who, who chased the suspects on Arbor Boulevard near the Low Dam, when they were taken into custody without further incident. Complete article

Report: Man Attacks Tenn. Walmart Customers 09/11/2018

A man who allegedly assaulted several people Monday afternoon in the Greeneville Walmart and then scuffled with police will appear Wednesday in General Sessions Court.

David L. Houston, 34, of 110 Benbow Road, was charged with three counts of assault, resisting arrest and retaliation for a past act-bodily harm with no weapon.

Houston committed the offenses about 5:45 p.m. Monday “by attacking numerous people at Walmart,” Officer Ethan Metcalf said in a report. Complete article

Report: Armed Man Allegedly Apprehended at Big Spring Tx. Walmart on 9/11 09/11/2018

BIG SPRING, TX — Big Spring Police reportedly apprehended a man who walked into the Walmart Supercenter in Big Spring allegedly armed with two long guns and a handgun Tuesday morning. We received this report from multiple witnesses in Big Spring.

San Angelo Live! Reporters at the scene say witnesses report the man allegedly walked into the Walmart Supercenter at 201 W. Marcy Dr. shortly after 4 a.m. on 9/11/2018 with the weapons. No shots were fired and no one was injured according to the people on the scene.

Big Spring Police reportedly took the man down at the entrance of the store before he could do any harm. Complete article

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Walmart parking lot, Clinton Mississippi police say 09/11/2018

CLINTON, Miss. — A woman was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning in the parking lot of the Clinton Walmart, police said.

The woman was approached about 9:10 a.m. by a man who who showed the weapon and stole her purse, police said. The man drove off after the robbery, police said.

The woman wasn't injured, authorities said. Complete article

Woman with gun, meth, pills arrested at Ind. Walmart 09/11/2018

JASPER — Police called Monday night to a shoplifting complaint at the Walmart Supercenter encountered a woman found to possess methamphetamine, pills and a pistol.

The Jasper Police Department was called to the 4040 N. Newton St. store at 8:20 p.m.

Jennifer R. Jones, 25, Lawrenceville, Illinois, was allegedly found to have paid for some of the items in bags in her cart but not others. Police allege she had taken $77.55 worth of miscellaneous items past all points of sale. Complete article

Shaquille O'Neal once put $70,000 on a credit card at Walmart 09/11/2018

Caution taken during welfare call at Longmont Colorado Walmart, but no arrests necessary 09/10/2018

Amid trucking shortage, Walmart doubles spending on drivers 09/11/2018

Pa. Walmart pharmacist accused of stealing hundreds of pills 09/1/2018

Man tried to take ‘upskirt’ photo of 7-year-old at Leavenworth Kansas Walmart, jury says 09/11/2018

Man steals cart full of printers and threatens to kill Walmart worker at Meyerland Tx. store 09/11/2018

Wanted armed Suspect Takes Shelter Inside Sacramento Ca. Walmart 09/11/2018

SACRAMENTO -- A suspect on the run raced inside a south Sacramento County Walmart Supercenter Tuesday, dumping his Chevrolet Tahoe right in the middle of a parking lot aisle at the end of a high-speed chase.

Patricia Callaghan had just come into the Gerber Road Walmart Supercenter to do some major stock-up shopping.

"I was ready to come out the end of the aisle and all I heard was sound of running feet. 'Get out of the way, get out of the way.' And I saw at least four or five cops just running by," Callahan recalled. "And I pulled back and kind of hung out in the corner. And I heard people say, 'Let's go hide behind the clothes.' People were saying, 'Let's get out of here,' dropping everything and running out."

Right before that happened, her friend Shannon Sinclair, who was waiting for her outside in the parking lot, thought she was going to become a victim of the out-of-control driver behind the wheel of that Tahoe.

"I was on the sidewalk and it was going so fast," Sinclair said. "I thought for sure it was going to hit me and then it stopped and the guy ran in."

Now, on top of the warrants for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm and possession of drugs for sale, at the minimum he'll be facing new felony charges for evading law enforcement. Complete article

Man accused of setting clothing rack on fire in Ky. Walmart 09/11/2018

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Bell County man is accused of setting a clothing rack on fire in a Walmart in Middlesboro, according to police.

Investigators say 30-year old Richard Brown, of Pineville, is charged with arson.

Because of the fire, the store was evacuated as a safety precaution. Complete article

Port St. Lucie police want to identify masked man seen in Walmart 09/10/2018

A man police say walked through a Port St. Lucie Walmart wearing a black face mask, and what appeared to be a bulletproof vest and utility belt, has caught their attention.

After entering the store at 1850 SW Gatlin Blvd., Sunday around 7:35 p.m. they say he walked to the hunting section and stopped to look at ammunition.

Police say at one point he removed his mask but then put it back on and took out a baton from his utility belt and carried it as he left the store.

They say he was swinging it several times outside.

Police say he is in violation of improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon or firearm. Complete article

3 carts of items stolen from Athens Ga. Walmart 09/11/2018

Suspects accused of using counterfeit cash at Live Oak Fla. Walmart 09/11/2018

Attention Walmart shoppers: The secrets of selling electricity in Texas 09/10/2018

Federal records: Suspected repeat Walmart robber jailed in New Orleans La. 09/11/2018

85 people lose jobs when Ill. Walmart closes 09/12/2018

Woman Allegedly Uses Check Stolen From Colfax Home At Rocklin Ca. Walmart 09/12/2018

Violent attack and fatal shooting outside Shawnee Kansas Walmart in 2016 leads to lawsuit 09/12/2018

GJFD crews respond to overnight fire behind North Avenue Grand Junction Colorado Walmart 09/12/2018

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Grand Junction Fire Department is working to find out what caused a fire behind the North Avenue Walmart Tuesday night.

Around 11:30, crews were called to a report of a fire. When they got to the scene, they found a large cardboard recycling storage area on fire.

No one was hurt, according to crews. They were quickly able to put it out before it spread. Complete article

Mass. Police: Walmart shoplifters tried to steal clothes for upcoming court appearance 09/12/2018

WAREHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - A couple caught stealing clothes from a Walmart in Wareham Tuesday night told police that they needed to wear the items to an upcoming court appearance, officials said.

Officers responding to the store on Tobey Road for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress around 10 p.m. encountered 25-year-old Heather Murphy and 33-year-old Jason Willoughby just as they were leaving the store, according to the Wareham Police Department.

Murphy allegedly opened a handbag that she was holding, handed over clothes that she had attempted to steal and told officers she needed to wear them in court Wednesday. Complete article

Woman describes attempted stabbing at Walmart in Fleming Island Fla. 09/1/2018

CLAY COUNTY — It was a scary moment for Alis Muntain of Orange Park. She was shopping for cat food and litter when a teenager approached her in the store Tuesday night.

She says a teenage boy threatened her saying, “I want you to have sex with me, I have a knife in my pocket.”

She detailed the ordeal in a Facebook post.

She says after the boy confronted her, a man nearby was legally carrying a concealed weapon.

He bought her time to run away from the boy. After he tried chasing after Muntain, he left the store. Clay County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the 1400 block of CR 220 where they found the boy. Complete article

Vandals toss milk in the air, leave mess at Lincoln Walmart 09/12/2018

LINCOLN, Neb. – Lincoln Police are asking for the public’s help finding two men who walked into a Walmart, threw gallons of milk in the air, and walked out.

According to Lincoln Crimestoppers, the incident took place at the Walmart located at 87th and Andermatt.

The two men walked around the store, then grabbed multiple gallons of milk, and tossed them in the air causing them to break and spill. Complete article

Shoplifters steal nearly a dozen shotgun shells from Ascension Parish La. Walmart 09/12/2018

DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies are looking for three men suspected of stealing shotgun shells from an Ascension-area Walmart.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says the theft was reported Sept. 3 at the Walmart in Donaldsonville. According to the sheriff's office, three unidentified men walked into the store, opened a box of shotgun shells and walked out with about 10 of those shells.

Surveillance spotted the three walking through the store and leaving in a silver four-door vehicle. Complete article

Walmart to close three Neighborhood Market stores in San Antonio Tx. 09/12/2018

Man jailed following West Bank robbery spree that targeted La. Walmart, Winn-Dixie 09/12/2018

Woman posing as La. Walmart manager swindles cashier, walks out with cash 09/12/2018

KPD: 5 arrested in shoplifting scheme at Tenn. Walmart 09/12/2018

Ex-Mich. Walmart clerk accused of selling stolen merchandise online 09/11/2018

Repeat NY Walmart shoplifter headed to prison 09/13/2018

Bogus $20 bills passed at Eddystone Pa. Walmart, cops say 09/12/2018

Those $1 Bitcoins at Walmart have one big catch — they’re made of chocolate 09/12/2018

Police: Shoplifter run over, killed by getaway car after Delaware Walmart spree 09/13/2018

A woman was run over and killed by an accomplice after they shoplifted from an Elkton Walmart on Saturday, police said.

Police say 35-year-old Keneesha Cunningham was sitting in the trunk of the car, trying to shield the license plate from a store security guard.

Chermaine Tee Mayo backed out of the parking space, and kept reversing through the lot, hitting one curb, then another, according to Elkton Police Capt. Joseph Zurolo.

Cunningham fell out of the trunk and was pinned underneath, Zurolo said.

Cunningham, Mayo, 38, and Donisha Jaquil Harris, 26, all of Wilmington, walked into the Walmart on East Pulaski Highway around 1 a.m. and filled a shopping cart with $1,194 worth of clothing, food and household goods, Zurolo said. Complete article

Oregon Walmart evacuated amid 'active situation' 09/13/2018

A southern Oregon Walmart store was evacuated Thursday morning amid "an active situation," according to police and local media.

A woman had cut herself with a knife and locked herself in a bathroom, prompting a large police response, according to the Grants Pass Daily Courier. A police lieutenant told the newspaper that the woman had been in the bathroom for over 90 minutes and came out shortly before 9:30 a.m.

The woman was to be taken to a hospital, the lieutenant said. She will face criminal charges. Complete article

Police chase crosses parish line, ends in crash after woman allegedly shoplifts from La. Walmart 09/13/2018

(WAFB) - A police chase happened Thursday night that started in Gonzales and ended in Baton Rouge with a crash.

The Gonzales Police Department says officers pursued a woman suspected of shoplifting from the Walmart in Gonzales. When the chase reached the parish line, Louisiana State Police picked up the pursuit. The chase ended in a crash on I-10 W near College Drive around 8:30 p.m., and troopers were able to stop the vehicle. Complete article

Police: Man dragged cart, Walmart employee out of Gainesville Tx. store 09/13/2018

Police say a man dragged a Walmart employee and a shopping cart full of nearly $600 worth of merchandise out the door of the superstore early Thursday morning before fleeing with one of the items in the cart.

Jeremy Paul Copling, 32, of Gainesville, was arrested later Thursday morning after police found him at a nearby apartment complex and chased him briefly through the complex.

Gainesville police were called to Walmart, 1800 Lawrence St., about 1 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, to a report of a theft in progress. When they got there, they were told a man had tried to push a shopping cart with almost $600 in merchandise toward the store exit without paying for the items.

A 42-year-old Walmart employee grabbed the cart to try to prevent the theft, according to a press release from the Gainesville Police Department. The man kept pulling at the cart, causing the employee to fall, and continued dragging the cart and the fallen employee from the store to the sidewalk in front of the business, according to the release.

Then the man grabbed one of the items and ran off, police say, leaving the employee with minor injuries. Complete article

Police: Shoplifting suspects drag elderly Wareham Mass. Walmart employee with car 09/14/2018

WAREHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - A 76-year-old Walmart employee who tried stopping shoplifting suspects was dragged by the suspects’ car before getting rammed by a shopping cart Thursday evening, Wareham police said.

Officers responding to the Walmart found the elderly employee on the asphalt being tended to by bystanders around 6 p.m.

An investigation revealed that the victim tried stopping the shoplifting suspects as they tried to put stolen items from the store into a car that was waiting by a fire exit, according to police.

The employee confronted the three suspects before they pulled the car away, allegedly dragging the employee several feet until he fell to the ground. Complete article

Police: Man forcibly touched man at NY Walmart 09/14/2018

Theft and indecency alleged in Boardman Ohio Walmart episode 09/13/2018

Man accused of attacking woman in July at Wisc. Walmart parking lot pleads not guilty 09/13/2018

Woman's May Walmart crash case bound over 09/13/2018

Video Shows Chaos in North Carolina Walmart Ahead of Hurricane Florence 09/12/2018

Man and woman arrested on drug charges at Randleman NC Walmart 09/13/2018

Woman faces felony for NY Walmart theft attempt 09/13/2018

Missing Man Last Seen Behind Bangor Me. Walmart 09/13/2018

Suspect in Montco Pa. Walmart shooting last month will face county court 09/14/2018

Two felons arrested in Rohnert Park Ca. suspected of possessing drugs, guns 09/14/2018

Sheriff's Office wants to ID man taking photos under women's dresses at Houma La. Walmart 09/14/2018

'Subject fled on foot' | Police respond to deer in Monticello Arkansas Walmart 09/14/2018

MONTICELLO, Ark. (KTHV) - Monticello police officers found themselves responding to a strange call early Friday morning: a deer loose in Walmart.

At about 12:18 a.m., a deer was reported running loose in the Monticello Walmart.

In disbelief, officers asked for her to repeat that, according to MonticelloLive. Then they responded.

The officers were overheard telling dispatch, “the subject fled on foot.” Complete article

Woman faces felony for NY Walmart theft attempt 09/13/2018

Walmart Finally Makes It to the Big Apple NY via 09/16/2018 Walmart’s e-commerce business,, is leasing a 205,000-square-foot warehouse in the Bronx that will soon begin supplying MacBooks and organic eggs to New York’s well-heeled shoppers.

Here’s another reminder that there’s no left turn into the Spanaway Wash. Walmart from Mountain Highway 09/16/2018

Shots fired in in Utah Walmart parking lot send man to hospital 09/15/2018

A man with what was reported as a self-inflicted gunshot wound was transported to a local hospital Saturday night after he led police on a foot chase that ended in the Walmart parking lot in North Logan.

The first call to dispatchers came at about 9:15 p.m. when an individual who knows the suspect reported seeing the man with a gun behind Big Lots. The caller told dispatchers the man was suicidal and making threats to harm his girlfriend, who was not with him at the time.

As police were responding to the scene, the suspect fled on a bicycle across Main Street into the shopping complex north of Walmart. He ditched the bike at Starbucks and took off on foot, running toward Walmart. Police shouted commands at the man, but he refused to obey.

Disatchers relayed information to police that the suspect is a convicted felon who would likely fire his gun if approached, and moments later police shouted that there were shots fired.

A couple who was shopping at Walmart said they were loading things into their car just feet away from where the incident took place, but they did not see the chase or the shooting. They did see the man after he was detained, and they say police Tazed him after he continued to be combative. Complete article

Logan man charged in connection with Walmart shooting 09/24/2018

Belton man receives shock time for fraud at Joplin Missouri Walmart stores 09/16/2018

A Belton man charged in Jasper County Circuit Court with acting in concert with a female accomplice two years ago to commit fraudulent transactions at Walmart stores in Joplin was sentenced recently to 120 days of shock time in prison.

Circuit Judge David Mouton assessed Donnir A. Hamilton, 31, seven years on a conviction for receiving stolen property with the term to be served under the state's shock incarceration program, which calls for a court review after 120 days for possible placement on probation. The judge also ordered the defendant to pay $13,514,48 in restitution and administrative handling fees in the case.

Hamilton pleaded guilty to the offense Oct. 16 in a deal dismissing three other counts of receiving stolen property and a single count of trafficking in stolen identities.

Probable-cause affidavits state that a driver's license and checks belonging Kansas City-area woman were stolen from her car on Aug. 27, 2016. The victim closed the account for the checks on Sept. 15, 2016, but Hamilton's alleged accomplice, Crystal Austin, began writing bad checks on the account using the victim's driver's license for identification, according to the affidavits. Complete article

Hazmat crews respond to Kenosha County Wisc. Walmart after employees sickened 09/17/2018

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- It was a scary situation at the Walmart in Salem after three workers had to be taken to the hospital.

It happened Sunday morning at the location on Brumback Boulevard.

The employees got sick after spending time in a cooler.

A hazmat crew came in and evacuated the store while they checked it for dangerous gasses. Complete article

Walmart acquires delivery startup in Mexico, Chile 09/16/2018

Wexford Co. Mich. Deputies Looking For Man Accused of Stealing Purse from Walmart 09/17/2018

Philadelphia Eagles fan suspected of theft at Pa. Walmart, cops say 09/17/2018

Intoxicated man assaults police officer outside Minot ND Walmart 09/17/2018

Woman accused of stealing $340 worth of goods from NY Walmart 09/16/2018

Multiple wallets stolen from purses left unattended in shopping carts at Waterloo Ill. Walmart 09/17/2018

Union Missouri police release photos of person of interest after vehicle stolen from Walmart lot 09/17/2018

Suspect arrested in San Leandro Ca. Walmart shooting 09/17/2018

SAN LEANDRO — A 29-year-old man was arrested in San Jose Sunday night less that six hours after he is suspected of a drive-by shooting at a Walmart parking lot that left another man wounded, police said Monday.

The man who was shot, who police said knew the suspect, was treated and released for a gunshot wound to the neck.

Police identified the suspect as Israel Jaquez but did not say where he lived. He was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm and other firearm counts. He is being held without bail.

The shooting happened about 12:35 p.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot, 15555 Hesperian Blvd. Police did not release the name, age or residence of the victim who was walking in the lot when he was shot. No one else was injured. Complete article

Alleged Walmart Shooter Could Spend Life In Prison 09/28/2018

Video Shows Minn. Walmart Employee Allegedly Harassing Muslim Customer 09/17/2018

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A video posted to Facebook showing an incident at a Walmart in Bloomington is quickly going viral.

On Monday, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations quickly condemned the video, which they say is from 2015 but was recently posted online, that shows what appears to be an employee harassing a Muslim customer.

The video shows a confrontation between the employee and a female customer in Islamic attire attempting to try on clothing in a fitting room.

The employee can be heard saying “If she wants to go in, she can go into a dirty one,” and “they think they own us. And I’m sick of this s—. They think they own the world.’

The employee is shown bending over and watching the customer in the fitting room. Complete article

Police investigating pedestrian death near Walmart Kapolei Hawaii 09/19/2018

KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police and other emergency responders are at the scene of a fatal pedestrian incident in Kapolei Tuesday night.

EMS officials said it happened around 7:30 p.m. near the Kapolei Walmart at 91-600 Farrington Highway.

A 55-year-old woman was pronounced dead on arrival when EMS crews got there.

Around 8:15 p.m., Honolulu police said westbound lanes of Farrington Highway were closed from Kealanani Ave. to Fort Barrette Road. Complete article

Police: Woman critical after car stops on her head outside San Antonio Tx. Walmart (graphic) 09/19/2018

SAN ANTONIO - A woman is in critical condition after a car came to a stop on top of her Monday night in a North Side parking lot.

San Antonio Police Department Sgt. T. Hardeman said the woman, 19-year-old Maria Hoover, was run over at about 9:50 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot at 5025 Northwest Loop 410.

Police said she was on the hood of a Toyota Yaris as it was moving between 5 and 10 miles an hour.

"She fell off and it came to rest on top of her," Hardeman said, noting that they she may have simply been playing around. Complete article

88-year-old woman carjacked in Walmart parking lot in Livonia Mich. 09/19/2018

LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - Two suspects are in custody for allegedly carjacking an 88-year-old woman.

The victim was shopping at Walmart on Middlebelt and Plymouth on Tuesday, police say. Two suspects approached her while she was at her car.

Police say they knocked her down and took off with her vehicle and purse, but left evidence behind that helped police track them down and take them into custody. Complete article

Little Rock Arkansas police investigating Walmart robbery on Shackleford Road, identified 19-year-old suspect 09/17/2018

The suspect attempted to rob a female customer before going inside the Walmart to rob the bank with a fire extinguisher.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock police are investigating a robbery at the Walmart on Shackleford Road that occurred today, Sept. 17.

According to Lt. Michael Ford with LRPD, a suspect, 19-year-old Kortevon Hall, attempted to rob an individual before robbing the bank inside. Customers stopped him from robbing the female, and then he ran away and came around the back of the building. Complete article

Lithuania: Walmart to remove Soviet-themed shirts 09/18/2018

Hillsborough Fla. deputies search for man suspected of stealing credit cards, using them at Walmart 09/18/2018

Update: One hospitalized after crash near Hardeeville SC Walmart. Wreck was 3rd of morning 09/18/2018

Man accused of stabbing teenager on December 1, 2017 at Shawnee Okla. Walmart avoids trial by pleading guilty 09/18/2018

Granite Falls NC Police search for person connected with Walmart theft 09/18/2018

Kootenai County Wash. deputies searching people of interest in Hayden Walmart theft 09/18/2018

Two Glennville teens charged for Ga. Walmart bomb threat Sunday 09/19/2018

Man gets prison time for Wyoming WalMart theft 09/19/2018

Walmart fan charged with trespassing in Milford Conn. 09/18/2018

First responders save woman’s life at Fla. Walmart 09/19/2018

Grand Theft Suspect Detained After Spree Of Burglaries At Ca. Walmart 09/18/2018

Man Shoplifted From Walmart, Tried To Run From Cops: Naugatuck Conn. PD 09/19/2018

Mich. ACLU to Walmart: Stop selling gear with Redskins school mascot 09/19/2018

Millington Tenn. Walmart evacuated after natural gas detected 09/19/2018

Police investigate death at NC Walmart 09/19/2018

HICKORY — A Charlotte man was found dead at the Walmart Supercenter on U.S. 70 in Hickory on Tuesday, according to a Hickory Police report.

Jon David Brantley, 54, was found dead just after 4 p.m.

Shopper Margaret Warren said she saw a body covered with a white sheet as she was leaving the store. Officers were looking inside a vehicle located next to the body, Warren said. Complete article

Fire in Halloween section closes Marrero La. Walmart Wednesday morning 09/19/2018

Authorities are investigating the cause of a "suspicious" fire that started in the Halloween section of a Walmart in Marrero and shut down the store Wednesday morning (Sept. 19).

No one was injured in the blaze, which occurred at the 4810 Lapalco Blvd., according to Chief Don Robertson of the Marrero-Harvey Volunteer Fire Department.

The East Bank Consolidated Fire Department is working alongside the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office to determine the cause of the fire. The fire department is investigating the blaze as a "suspicious fire," said East Bank Consolidated Chief Dave Tibbetts.

The 911 center received a call about 9:15 a.m. reporting a structure fire inside the store, Robertson said. An employee in the parking lot said she looked over and saw "big flames" in the seasonal section, which includes Halloween costumes, candy, treats and other decorations. Complete article

Man wanted for starting fire in Marrero Walmart, JPSO says 09/24/2018

Teen arrested, JPSO continues search for getaway car in fire at Marrero Walmart 09/28/2018

Walmart wants to bring its ‘everyday low prices’ to health care 09/19/2018

When most people think about health care, rarely do “discounts” and “low prices” come to mind.

But Walmart is looking to change that.

The retail behemoth, which markets itself as the leader in “Everyday Low Prices,” is beefing up its presence in the health care sector. It inked a deal last month with Anthem, one of the nation’s largest insurers, to entice more Medicare enrollees to buy over-the-counter medications and health supplies at its stores. It recently tapped former Humana executive Sean Slovenski to lead its health and wellness division. And it was reportedly looking to buy PillPack before Amazon purchased the online pharmacy in June. Complete article

Not sure of your health status? Walmart offers free help this Saturday 09/20/2018

Walmart store invaded by thousands of buzzing bees in NW Harris County Tx. 09/19/2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Walmart shoppers in northwest Harris County had to duck and dive to get into the store.

A viewer sent this video in to Eyewitness News, showing bees swarming the front entrance of the store Wednesday on Highway 290 at Eldridge.

We reached out to Walmart to see what was being done about the hive, but the company has not responded. Complete article

Man flees Summerfield Fla. Wal-Mart after attempt to steal cartload of groceries foiled 09/19/2018

NC Quarries are flooded, Walmarts are closed, but Butterball says Thanksgiving turkeys are OK 09/19/2018

Deputies taser man trying to steal from north Macon Ga. Wal-Mart 09/19/2018

Fla. Walmart evacuated over bomb threat; nothing suspicious found 09/19/2018

Bonnie to Walmart Clydes pleads guilty in grand larceny in Nevada 09/19/2018

LPD: Women busted for using counterfeit money at Laredo Tx. Walmart 09/19/2018

Waterford Conn. police look to identify man who allegedly stole from Walmart 09/20/2018

Chicopee Mass. police seek 2 men suspected of stealing $1200 worth of merchandise, including hoverboards, from Walmart 09/20/2018

Jupiter Fla. police searching for man accused of taking photo under woman's dress at Walmart 09/20/2018

Walmart deploys 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to train its employees 09/20/2018

Walmart said on Wednesday that it is providing Oculus Go virtual reality headsets to all of its US stores as part of a nationwide expansion of a VR-based employee training program. The big box retailer first experimented with VR in its training academies a year ago and now says the program has proved its worth, with employees reporting boosts to confidence and technology familiarity after training on the headsets.

Starting next month, Walmart will ship four Oculus Go headsets to every Walmart supercenter and two units to all of its smaller Neighborhood Market stores. The headsets will give employees access to 45 activity-based modules created by VR software company STRIVR.

All told, more than 17,000 Oculus Go headsets will be in stores by the end of this year, and every employee will have access to the training programs.

Walmart said it is using the headsets to train within three key areas: new technology, compliance, and soft skills like empathy and customer service. With the technology training, Walmart is aiming to prepare employees for the wave of in-store technology it's rolling out as part of its overall digital strategy. Complete article

Walmart gains patent to eavesdrop on shoppers and employees in stores 07/13/2018

Ivanka Trump Visits Mesquite Tx. Walmart, Tries Virtual Reality Training 09/21/2018

Walmart sets stage to offer banking services — in India 09/21/2018

Woman banned from Ohio Walmart arrested at Alliance store 09/21/2018

Baltimore Man Shot In Face At Md. Walmart Sentenced One Year 09/20/2018

Mom of Colorado Walmart shooting victim apologizes for withholding donated money from his kids 09/20/2018

Couple leaves with $150 after quick-change scam at Moline Ill. Walmart 09/21/2018

Congressman Rice, Walmart help evacuees at Conway shelter 09/20/2018

Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes on bikes, Christmas lights 09/20/2018

Chesterfield Missouri Police search for Walmart theft suspects 09/21/2018

Walmart employee and deputy save woman $136,000 in a phone and computer scam. 09/21/2018

Man stabbed in Halloween section of a South Florida Walmart won’t press charges, cops say 09/21/2018

An argument in the Halloween section of a Hollywood Walmart Friday afternoon left one man with a minor wound, police say.

Hollywood police responded to a call concerning a stabbing at the Walmart store at 301 S. State Rd. 7.

“Officers attempted to conduct an investigation but the person involved said he did not want to cooperate,” said Hollywood Officer Christian Lata. Complete article

Caught on Camera: Theft Suspect "Rolling Back" Stalled Getaway Vehicle at Idaho Walmart 09/21/2018

Ian always has his phone out capturing content for his band 'Unconfined.'

"Yeah, I film a lot for the band," he says, "but I guess you just never know and it's that age where if you see something you can catch it. You never know." It was "content" that he found one Friday afternoon that turned an unexpected sight into a video now seen by nearly 30,000 people and shared close to 600 times.

On September 14th, Ian was shopping at the Clarkston Walmart. ......

"This *expletive* dude just stole from Walmart," Ian says in the Facebook video, "and he's fleeing the scene but this *expletive* gotta push his car to start it. He's gotta push-start his car!" There in the Walmart parking lot, Ian captured the man rolling back and forth trying to start his pickup.

Ian even walked up and talked to him. "They're gonna get you," Ian says from behind his phone. The man stops pushing just long enough to look at him and say, "I know." Complete article

Walmart Hit With Class Action For Allegedly Discriminating Against Pregnant Workers 09/21/2018

Walmart was hit with a class action lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Friday.

The suit alleges that women workers at a Walmart warehouse in Menomonie, WI were the victims of pregnancy discrimination. According to the filing, Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, refused requests for accommodations, including taking a lighter workload during pregnancy. Instead, the retail giant forced the pregnant warehouse workers to take unpaid leave, according to Reuters. The EEOC, the agency that filed the class action in a Wisconsin federal court, enforces federal laws about workplace discrimination.

The employees are seeking punitive damages, back pay, and measures that will correct Walmart’s policies about pregnancy going forward. Complete article

Blaze Forces Evacuation of Walmart in Rialto Ca., Chars $750K Worth of Products 09/22/2018

A Walmart Supercenter in Rialto caught fire, sending a thick column of black smoke into the sky, while customers were in the store late Friday afternoon.

The garden and outdoor portion of the store was gutted by the flames, with its roof charred to ashes and the products inside burnt to a crisp, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

Crews responded to the location at 1366 S. Riverside Ave. shortly before 4:30 p.m., and the blaze was extinguished by 5 p.m., the Rialto Fire Department said. Complete article

Former Hindsdale Mass. police chief accused of shoplifting at Walmart 09/22/2018

A woman once in charge of enforcing the law is now accused of breaking it.

Former Hinsdale police chief Nancy Daniels, 52, was arraigned Wednesday on a single charge of shoplifting, reports the Berkshire Eagle.

Daniels on Sept. 19 allegedly failed to scan $71.68 worth of merchandise at a North Adams Walmart. Store security told police Daniels is also a suspect in previous thefts.

Daniels appeared in Northern Berkshire District Court, where the charge was continued without a finding and dismissed upon payment of $100 in court fees. Complete article

4 charged with using fraudulent cards at Meridian Idaho Walmart 09/21/2018

Police nab accused Pa. Walmart purse snatcher 09/21/2018 A tip from a Blair County police department led to the arrest Thursday of a Johnstown woman charged with snatching a purse last month at Walmart in Richland Township, authorities said.

Walmart, Patagonia and Lyft Make Push to Increase Voter Turnout 09/23/2018

Walmart is teaming with a Seminole Heights chef to promote Fla. grown mushrooms 09/23/2018

Man shot, killed by police outside Oak Harbor Wash. Walmart 09/23/2018

OAK HARBOR, Wash. — An investigation is underway after deputies shot and killed a man in Oak Harbor Sunday evening.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman said the suspect allegedly tried to steal a car from the Safeway parking lot on Erie Street at about 6:30 p.m.

He then walked to a nearby Walmart where he tried to seal a gun, but only got away with ammunition.

Officers and deputies met the suspect in the Walmart parking lot.

Trooper Axtman said the suspect failed to comply with their demands and shots were fired. Complete article

UPDATE: Witness describes shooting at Alabama Walmart on I-65 Service Road 09/23/2018

Update (8:22 a.m.)

Law enforcement sources say one person was shot in the leg.

Update (6:22 a.m.)

A shooting in the parking lot of WalMart on the I-65 Service Road in Mobile appeared to involve store employees, according to a witness who does not want to be identified.

The witness told News 5's Katarina Luketich she was loading groceries in her car when she heard several gunshots around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Complete article

Mobile Police arrest man in connection with Walmart shooting on I-65 service road 09/24/2018

Altercation at Raymore Walmart leads to attempted shooting in Belton Missouri (shots were fired, not just attempted) 09/23/2018

BELTON, MO. (KCTV) -- Police in Belton are investigating after a car with multiple people inside fired gunshots into a second car.

Police say they responded to a report of a shooting at 6:40 p.m. in the area of Second and Walnut on Sunday evening.

No one from the second vehicle was injured, police say, and the suspect's vehicle fled east.

The vehicle is described as an early 2000s Ford 500.

The incident started at the Walmart location in Raymore. The suspects followed the victims into the city of Belton and then fired into the car. Complete article

Grand Blanc Township Mich. Walmart evacuated 09/22/2018

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An eyewitness says Walmart on Saginaw Street has been evacuated tonight.

There has been a report of fire, but the witness says no smoke was seen.

The Walmart employee said the store will be closed for the rest of the night. Complete article

Man accused of burglary at NY Walmart 09/24/2018

Woman arrested after shoplifting at Ky. Walmart 09/23/2018

Franklin Woman Arrested at Walmart in Pa. Cranberry 09/24/2018

San Antonio Tx. District 3 losing 2 Walmart Neighborhood Markets, limiting fresh food options for community 09/22/2018

Police: Thieves twice target New Lenox Ill. Walmart 09/24/2018

Woman spends $7,000 at Missouri Walmart using stolen credit cards 09/24/2018

PD: Police shoot armed suspect during shoplifting call at Peoria Ariz. Walmart 09/24/2018 Suspect died for stolen milk

No officers were hurt and a possible shoplifting suspect was taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting in Peoria.

It happened at the Walmart at 79th Avenue and Peoria Avenue around 6:30 p.m.

Investigators said officers went to the Walmart after someone called them saying there was a shoplifter.

"From our understanding, the officer arrived on scene, tried to confront him right away, started shooting at him and they returned fire," said Ofc. Brandon Sheffert with Peoria Police. Complete article

Man shot by police at Peoria Walmart identified, dies at hospital 09/25/2018 ..... The incident all started on Monday around 6 p.m. after Stout shoplifted a bottle of milk from the megastore near 79th Avenue and Peoria Avenue, police said. .....

When the first officer got out of his SUV, Stout fired multiple shots at the officer, with several hitting the patrol SUV. That officer fired one round, and the backup officer fired four rounds at Stout from inside of his SUV through the windshield, according to police.

Police search for man suspected of firing shots inside Blue Springs Missouri Walmart 09/24/2018

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Blue Springs police are searching for a man suspected of firing shots inside Walmart Monday night.

Police said officers were called at 9:30 p.m. to the store at 600 NE Coronado Dr. on a report of shots fired.

Investigators learned that a man fired multiple rounds during a confrontation inside the store.

No one was hurt. Complete article

Tx. Walmart loss prevention officer stops pair from snatching child from cart, police say 09/24/2018

FORT WORTH A loss prevention officer at a southeast Fort Worth Walmart stopped a possible kidnapping from happening on Monday evening, police said.

The employee confronted a man and a woman who were seen trying to take a child out of a cart, Officer Tracy Carter said.

The pair then left the store, which is in the 2900 block of Renaissance Square off of East Berry, and drove away in a red SUV. Complete article

Man with knives chases Walmart security guard early Sunday, arrested in southwest Oklahoma City 09/24/2018

A man who pulled out two knives and chased a Walmart security guard early Sunday in southwest Oklahoma City was arrested by a police officer who caught up with the man in the parking lot.

The security guard told police he saw the man identified as Edgar Reva Munoz, 28, trying to steal a watch at the Walmart, 3301 SW 104, about 1 a.m. Sunday.

The security guard said he told Munoz to leave the watch alone and he escorted him to the parking lot, according to an Oklahoma City police report.

Instead of leaving, Munoz pulled out two knives and charged the security guard who ran back into the store. Munoz chased the guard in the store and then walked into the parking lot outside. A police officer who arrived saw Munoz and arrested him, according to the report. Complete article

Charges pending against Fayette County man for stealing from WV WalMart and crashing into parked car 09/24/2018 

LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) - Charges are pending against a Fayette County man after he allegedly stole $2500 worth of merchandise from Walmart.

According to the Lewisburg Police Department, officers were called to Walmart in Lewisburg on Monday, September 24 at 1 a.m. for reports of a Jeep Liberty ramming vehicles in the parking lot.

Police later learned the suspect left the store through the emergency exit on the lawn and garden side with the merchandise. A customer who had been in the parking lot noticed the suspect and heard the alarm go off. The customer attempted to block-in the suspect while talking to the 911 center and relaying information to the police.

Police said the suspect threatened the customer with a knife, rammed his vehicle and then left the parking lot, traveling north on Route 219 and then west on I-64. Complete article

Walmart Has a New Way to Track E. Coli Contaminated Foods, and of Course It Involves the Blockchain 09/24/2018

Every few days seems to bring another recall of contaminated food. Walmart thinks it’s found a solution to respond quickly to such incidents: the blockchain.

In the past couple of years, the blockchain has gone from arcane technology with a disruptive potential to a buzzword that often seems overhyped. But Walmart is introducing what could be a promising use case for the blockchain. It’s asking suppliers of lettuce and leafy greens to use the blockchain to trace their products through Walmart’s supply chain.

2018 has seen a disturbing increase in food recalls. Last month, Cargill recalled 25,000 pounds of beef after an E. coli outbreak, and this month it recalled another 132,000 pounds. Salmonella outbreaks have caused recalls of raw turkey, Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, pre-cut melon and more than 200 million eggs. Complete article

Death investigation underway after man’s body found in Tenn. Walmart parking lot 09/25/2018

COOKEVILLE — Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a car in Cookeville.

A Putnam County deputy was searching for someone in connection with an unrelated case when he discovered the man’s body in the parking lot of the Walmart on Jefferson Avenue.

The deputy said the vehicle matched the description of the car belonging to a person who was reported missing on Monday. Complete article

Body found in Walmart parking lot in Cookeville identified as missing Haitian man 09/25/2018 Authorities have identified the man as Philippe Ceverain, 47, from Haiti. Investigators say Ceverain had been in the country for an extended period of time on a work visa, and was reported missing by a co-worker after he failed to show up for work for several days. Ceverain was reportedly homeless and believed to have been living out of his vehicle.

Former constable charged with theft; Worked as a security guard for Walmart 09/25/2018

A former Cameron County Tx. Precinct 4 constable arrested a week ago is accused of stealing $860 worth of merchandise while working as a security guard for Walmart. The Brownsville Police Department arrested Jerry Xagoraris on Sept. 17 and charged him with official oppression and theft.

According to a police report, the asset protection manager for the Walmart at 3500 W. Alton Gloor Blvd. contacted the Brownsville

PD on Aug. 21 to file a complaint for continuing theft of property against Xagoraris.

The manager told police that Xagoraris worked for Walmart as an off-duty security guard at the location for about four years. Complete article

High Point officer trying to stop possible overdose at NC Walmart got face full of heroin, police say 09/25/2018

HIGH POINT — An officer got a face full of heroin Saturday while trying to stop a man from possibly overdosing.

It happened when officers responded to a larceny call at 10:10 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart at 2710 N. Main St., High Point police spokesman Curtis Cheeks said.

Cheeks said Cheyenne Lafayette Transeau, 24, of 120 Northgate Court, Apt. A, in Trinity, was taken into custody and brought to the store's loss prevention office.

Cheeks said while Transeau waited with police in the office, he tried to destroy a large amount of heroin by swallowing it.

"An officer tackled him to the floor to prevent the ingestion and possible overdose," Cheeks said.

Cheeks said because the heroin package was fully opened, it went into the officer's face. He said the officer immediately felt the effects. Complete article

Mechanicsville woman's murder trial begins in fatal Feb. 18, 2017 shooting at Ashland Va. Walmart 09/24/2018

Man arrested for filming woman in Dumfries Va. Walmart 09/24/2018

Driver Leaves After Striking A Car At Ga. Walmart 09/24/2018

Man accused of burglary at NY Walmart 09/24/2018

Counterfeit Bill Passed At Tenn. Walmart Salon 09/24/2018

Woman jailed after EMS responds to report of unresponsive pair at Wal-Mart in Summerfield Fla. 09/25/2018

Franklin Wisc. Walmart store evacuated after report of man with bomb vest strapped to chest 09/25/2018

FRANKLIN, Wis. — The Walmart store on South 27th Street in Franklin was evacuated of all employees and shoppers on Tuesday evening because of a call from West Allis police saying there could be a suicidal man with a bomb vest strapped to his chest near the store.

Franklin police responded, set up a perimeter and evacuated the Walmart and the adjoining Sam's Club. Ordinance detection dogs from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and Milwaukee Police Department were also called to the scene.

Police searched the store and did not find the man, Franklin police Capt. Kevin Magno said. He said officers were doing a walk-through of the two stores with managers and then the stores would be turned back over to management to reopen. Complete article

Police make arrest after suicide bomb threats force evacuation of Walmart, Sam's Club in Franklin 09/26/2018

20-year-old man charged in Franklin Walmart bomb scare 10/01/2018
According to a criminal complaint, 20 year-old Aaron Ziehr texted his sister suicidal threats on September 25. He told her he had a bomb strapped to his chest at the Walmart in Franklin and if the police were called, the bomb would detonate.

Court documents say the sister told West Allis Police her brother had ongoing mental health issues and she was concerned for his safety. She then gave police Ziehr’s phone number. .....

He admitted to sending the text messages to his sister, saying he wanted to get a “rise” out of her. According to the criminal complaint, Ziehr told police he was in the Walmart parking lot on September 25 but never went inside the store and was never armed with a bomb.

Springfield Missouri Walmart adds eyes in the sky, new 'lot cops' in parking lots of Springfield stores 09/25/2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Shoppers will now see an increase in security at local Walmart Supercenters.

Many of the Springfield stores have long been a high crime area-- because criminals like to prey on any area that draws a large crowd.

Now, Walmart is fighting back even more-- with more security than ever.

Like it or not-- you are being watched.

"I love it, because I know it's needed," said shopper Elva Roberts. "I've been here when I knew that somebody was there observing me getting in and out of my car." Complete article

Missing 4-year-old left with man at Ga. Walmart while mother ran errands, police say 09/26/2018

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. - Police are searching for a 4-year-old girl they said was last seen at Walmart on Old National Highway.

City of South Fulton police said they are searching for Obrielle Curry.

Police said she was left by her mother with Moses Allen at Walmart while her mother went to run errands.

When her mother returned, Allen and the child were gone. Complete article

UPDATE: Police find 4-year-old who disappeared with caretaker at Walmart 09/26/2018

Taser Used On Man After Theft From NY Walmart 09/26/2018

LAKEWOOD — A Taser was used on a Dunkirk man after allegedly stealing items from Walmart and leading Lakewood-Busti police on a foot pursuit.

Facing charges after the Monday incident was 26-year-old Luca A. Brownlee. Police said Brownlee took unspecified items without paying around 5 p.m. before being confronted by asset protection at Walmart, located at 350 E. Fairmount Ave.

The Dunkirk man was found by officers of the Lakewood-Busti Police Department in the parking of Olive Garden next door. When confronted, Brownlee allegedly led officers on a foot pursuit through the Chautauqua Mall parking lot.

In an attempt to stop Brownlee, officers reportedly deployed a Taser in front of Planet Fitness. Lakewood firefighters were called to examine Brownlee though no further medical treatment was needed. Complete article

University Professors Offering $50 Walmart Gift Cards to Expectant Mothers and Fathers 09/25/2018

Looking for another way to support your clients as they prepare for the arrival of their precious babies?

Researchers at Baylor University (A top Texas Christian University) are offering $50 Walmart gift cards to expectant mothers and fathers who complete their study over the next few weeks. Conducted by university professors, the study focuses on expectant married couples’ experiences in the workplace with the hope of addressing discrimination they may face.

“As parents ourselves, we were interested in the discrimination that women in the workforce often face while pregnant,” says Dawn Carlson, Ph. D., professor of management at Baylor University. “As such, we designed a study with the goal of understanding what women are experiencing in terms of discrimination both while pregnant and after they return to work, in hopes of helping organizations and policy makers to pursue changes that enhance women’s experiences in the workplace.”

But that’s just the beginning. Carlson and her colleagues also want to hear from expectant fathers. Complete article

Captain Walmart isn’t make-believe, he’s a real superhero (Wash.) 09/25/2018

Raleigh man accused of pleasuring himself in front of child, woman inside NC Walmart 09/26/2018

Fake $100 Left On Windshield in Randleman NC Walmart Parking Lot: Police 09/26/2018

Car crash near Nebraska Walmart 09/26/2018

Band of thieves stole $2M from Mich. Walmart, feds say 09/26/2018

Detroit — Federal prosecutors say a gang of thieves cloned credit cards and went on a $2 million, nationwide crime spree.

A 23-count indictment unsealed Wednesday charges eight members of the so-called Free Band Gang, a group of individuals who engaged in large-scale fraud targeting Walmart stores, authorities allege.

The group consisted of seven men from Metro Detroit and one from Brooklyn, New York. A grand jury indicted the members on multiple charges, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and aggravated identity theft. Complete article

Woman found guilty in February 2017 Ashland Va. Walmart murder 09/27/2018

Felon arrested with drugs, ammunition after Volvo pulled over at Fla. Wal-Mart in The Villages 09/27/2018 Marcus Jerod Blackwell, 31, of Wildwood, had been at the wheel of the white Volvo XC90 at 12:12 a.m. Thursday when he was stopped at the Wal-Mart because he and a passenger were not wearing seatbelts, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Oro Valley Ariz. Police search for couple after stealing from Walmart 09/27/2018

Class action lawsuit says Walmart gift card scam is ‘rampant’ 09/27/2018

A Springfield woman did not notice anything odd about the $25 Walmart gift cards she purchased in December for her niece and nephew.

It wasn't until after Christmas when the woman's niece tried to redeem the card that it became clear something was wrong.

According to a class-action lawsuit filed Monday in federal court, the Springfield woman had fallen victim to a common scam.

Here's how the lawsuit describes the scheme: criminals remove security tape from the back of the gift cards, then photograph the PIN number and replace the tape with a similar-looking product.

After the cards have been purchased but before they have been given out as gifts, the criminals will activate the cards and make purchases on

The plaintiff in Monday's class-action lawsuit, Debbie McCoy, claims that someone had used up all the money on her niece's card before her niece even got to the store, and Walmart associates refused to refund the money. Complete article

Woman accused of stealing car at Walmart told Rogersville Tenn. police she was on a test drive 09/27/2018

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County woman who was out on bond in connection with three pending criminal cases was arraigned Monday for felony theft after allegedly stealing a car loaded with groceries at the Rogersville Walmart on Sept. 19.

Shortly before the alleged theft, Jenna Elizabeth York, 25, 121 Murphy Road, Mooresburg, had walked out of Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, where, according to police, she was a patient that same evening.

When Rogersville police arrested her in the stolen car, she reportedly stated she had taken it “for a test drive” and she assumed the police had left it at Walmart for her to take. Complete article

Sheriff’s report: More than $54,000 worth of items stolen from Utah Walmart 09/27/2018

A woman stole more than $54,000 worth of items from Walmart over the weekend, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

Dispatch received a report about the theft on Sunday at around 4:15 a.m., a Sheriff's Office report states. The suspect fled before deputies arrived.

Employees were unsure what the woman took until Sunday while conducting inventory, the report states. The total amount was estimated to be more than $54,000 and included several smartphones. Complete article

HPD: Skateboarder killed in I-45 hit-and-run was possibly Tx. Walmart employee 09/28/2018

HOUSTON – A man riding a skateboard was struck and killed along I-45 North on Friday morning, Houston police say.

Whoever hit the man fled the scene.

The crime happened at about 1:20 a.m. in the 5600 block of the North Freeway.

According to the Houston Police Department, the victim was skateboarding on the sidewalk alongside the northbound frontage road when someone in a dark vehicle jumped the curb and struck him. He died at the scene. Complete article

Family adopts puppy they saved from hot car outside Merritt Island Fla. Walmart 09/28/2018

Thief wheels three 43-inch TVs out of Tenn. Walmart in a shopping cart 09/27/2018

Chico Ca. Police: K-9 Officer Detains Wanted Man at Walmart 09/28/2018

Brownsburg Ind. PD look for couple stealing from Walmart shoppers 09/28/2018

Pair arrested in early morning heist at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza Fla. 09/28/2018

Ga. Walmart wrongful death lawsuit claims they know how unsafe their parking lots are 09/28/2018

After a man was shot and killed in a Gwinnett Walmart parking lot, a lawsuit claims it's a bigger problem that Walmart knows about. SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- The wife of a man shot in a Walmart parking lot is now suing the retailer and her husband's alleged killer, Troy Hunte.

In a wrongful death lawsuit, Bahra Delkic blames her husband's death on Walmart for its lack of safety. The lawsuit accused Walmart of knowing that their parking lots are not safe and knowing the "statistical incident rate of criminal assaults in its parking lots that produces hundreds of injured victims per year" before Fadil Delkic's death.

The lawsuit said people who come to Walmart stores are "exposed to considerable danger from criminal activity" and points to violent incidents reported in the news.

According to a Bloomberg Business Week article back in 2016, more than 200 violent crimes, including attempted kidnappings and multiple stabbings, shootings, and murders, happened at Walmarts across the country. Complete article

Widow of man shot outside Gwinnett Ga. Walmart files civil lawsuit 09/25/2018

5 charged after brawl at Natchitoches La. Walmart 09/28/2018

Five people have been arrested after a fight that broke out Wednesday at Walmart in Natchitoches.

The Natchitoches Police Department was alerted about a large fight happening inside the Keyser Avenue store. At that time, three people were arrested and charged with simple battery.

Two of them are juveniles. The other person is Earlena Lucas, 17. No mugshot was available for Lucas, according to police. Complete article

Walmart wants to learn how stressed customers are 09/28/2018

BENTONVILLE, AR (WLOX) - Walmart filed a patent application so it can learn even more about the company’s shoppers.

According to the patent application, the company wants to equip shopping cart handles with the ability to measure heart rate and body temperature to determine a shopper’s stress level.

Based on the collected date, at least one store associate will be alerted if a shopper needs assistance.

The application says the data will be collected in near real-time as soon as a shopper grabs the shopping cart handle and sent to a server for analysis before sending an alert to store associates. Complete article

Walmart filed a patent application for a shopping cart that would track your stress levels as you're shopping and alert employees if you're internally freaking out 09/27/2018

Man receives life sentences in string of Ind. Walmart robberies 09/28/2018

An Arkansas man was sentenced for his role in a robbery spree during the summer of 2016, which included the Kokomo Walmart.

Maurice Greer, 54, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker to three concurrent life sentences plus 32 years.

“Reducing violent crime remains a top priority in my office,” United States Attorney Josh Minkle said in a press release. “Those who choose to terrorize our communities and use firearms to further their crimes will be held accountable. The court’s life sentence in this case reflects the seriousness of Mr. Greer’s actions and is representative of the community’s outrage with these types of violent acts.”

Between June and September of 2016, Greer, along with his cousin Christopher Davis, 46, his stepbrother Darryl Williams, 49, Tyrone Townsell, 47, and former Walmart employee Deidre Orkman, 52, conspired to rob the Walmart on West 10th Street in Indianapolis twice, and the Kokomo Walmart once. Complete article

Armed, suicidal man charged after surrendering to police at Anna, Ill. Walmart 09/26/2018

ANNA, IL (KFVS) - A man who was believed to be armed and suicidal who surrendered himself to authorities was charged.

Josh Baker, 34, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm/occupied vehicle. His preliminary hearing was scheduled for October 9.

According to authorities with the Union County Sheriff’s Department, Baker was present for his first court appearance on Thursday, Sept.. 27 in union County. He was formerly charged with one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Baker’s bond was set at $150,000. Sheriff’s Office authorities said Baker is scheduled to appear in court again on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m.

He surrendered at the Anna, Illinois Walmart, according to the Union County sheriff, after authorities searched for him overnight.

On Sept. 25, just after 4 p.m., the Union County Sheriff’s Department, Anna Police Department, Cobden Police Department, Illinois Conservation Police, and the Illinois State Police responded to a call of an armed, suicidal person on Old Saratoga Road in Union County. Complete article

Union County suicide suspect in custody 09/26/2018

ANNA, Ill. -- Authorities captured Josh Baker in the Anna Walmart. Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel said Baker was taken into custody at 11 p.m. inside the Walmart with no incident. Deputies have not said if there will be any charges.


ANNA, Ill. -- The Union County Sheriff's Department, Anna Police Department, Cobden Police Department, Illinois Conservation Police, and the Illinois State Police are searching for a man they believe is armed with a pistol and long gun.

Just after 4:00 p.m. the departments responded to a call of an armed suicidal subject inside a home on Old Saratoga Road in Union County.

The man who has been identified as Josh Baker, 34, of Anna, left the home and authorities have not been able to find him.

Lights & Sirens | Suspicious subject reported at Ohio Walmart 09/28/2018

Two Charged Following Theft at Ohio Walmart 09/28/2018

GPD: Man stole underwear from Fla. Walmart, tried to sneak bath salts into jail 09/26/2018

Alberta Canada Health Services says agreement reached with Walmart in Fort McMurray wildfire case 09/29/2018 Alberta Health Services says it has reached an agreement with Walmart Canada in a case where the retailer is accused of keeping and selling food that was potentially contaminated by the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Woman fires weapon into air during fight at West Memphis Tenn. Walmart 09/29/2018

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Police are looking for a woman who allegedly picked up a gun and fired it into the air in a Walmart parking lot.

West Memphis Police say two groups got into a verbal fight in the parking lot near the I-40/I-55 split around 9:30 Friday night. The fight turned physical and someone’s gun dropped from their waistband onto the ground.

That’s when a woman on the other side of the fight picked up the gun and fired several shots into the air, police said. The fight broke up, and one side stayed on the scene.

A man allegedly took the gun from the woman and dropped it off at someone’s house in Memphis. Police have not located the woman. Complete article

Gunman opens fire in Indiana Walmart’s parking lot, injuring 2 09/30/2018

Authorities in Hobart, Ind., responded Sunday night to a shooting outside a Walmart that injured two and sent shoppers fleeing into the store for cover, reports said.

The Chicago Tribune reported that police have identified a person of interest. They believe the shooting was an isolated incident at the supercenter along U.S. Route 30.

Heidi Badgley, who was in the cat food aisle with her teen daughter, described a chaotic scene. She told the paper that she heard some kind of commotion and then saw people running.

“I mean running,” she said. “Crazy running.” After the scene calmed down, she approached her car and found a bullet hole in her bumper, the report said. ABC 7 Chicago reported that the shooting appeared to start after an argument in the parking lot. Officers responded at about 7:37 p.m. to reports of gunfire. There have been conflicting reports of a second shooter, but authorities said there was a “single” gunman. Complete article

Man arrested after robbing a Topeka Kansas Walmart 09/30/2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - A Topeka man is arrested after robbing a local Walmart.

Officers were sent to the Walmart on 1301 SW 37th St. after a report of shoplifting was made. Officers and Walmart employees said four people were involved in the robbery.

Officers found a firearm on one of the subjects that was detained. Alex Jacob Burghart, 22, was in possession of the the firearm as a convicted felon. He was taken to the Shawnee County Department of Corrections for suspicion of crimes related to the incident. Complete article

Fleeing suspect crashes into cars parked at Brooksville Fla. Walmart 09/30/2018

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A man was arrested after leading officers on a chase and crashing into a couple cars—and a Brooksville Walmart was evacuated in the process, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

At about 9:30 p.m., deputies began chasing a suspect in a fleeing vehicle near the Walmart Supercenter near Cortez Blvd. Deputies said the man pulled into the parking lot of the Walmart and crashed his vehicle into at least two parked cars.

He was detained after a brief foot chase on a road between a Sam's Club and Taco Bell nearby.

Deputies said around this time, the same Walmart was evacuated after someone in the store reported seeing someone with a gun. Officers said they conducted a thorough sweep of the business and reviewed security cameras, but no gun was found. Complete article

Man robs customer in Kernersville NC Walmart self-checkout lane 10/01/2018

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