Saturday, June 1, 2019
Walmart Crime Report May 2019
The FBI created a massive panic at a Walmart when they decided to use Flash-Bang grenades to arrest a suspect they were investigating at a Walmart in Colorado last month. there was little or no explanation why. This created a false alarm about an active shooter. There have been no follow up articles since then, but emergency situations or active shooters are normally handled by local police so it's difficult to imagine why they thought this would be necessary.
In Maine someone spray painted graffiti on the wall of Walmart claiming that "my name is [redacted] my rights were violated yesterday by the US government to speak to an attorney,” just a few days before this. With behavior like the Flash-Bangs and other activities since the so-called "War on terror" began it's not unreasonable to assume that he might be telling the truth, even if most people don't think spray painting it on the side of Walmart is the best way to make his point.
However despite a couple false alarms this month it's been surprisingly slow for shootings with only four, which is less than they've had in a single month for quite a while, although this was typical about six or seven years ago. Since then they've been having a growing number of shootings almost every year and recently broke the record for most in one month last December with at least twenty; and broke another record having six consecutive months with at least eleven shootings each month ending in April.
The first of those shootings didn't even take place at Walmart, but it was very close the victim went there after being injured. None of these shootings were fatal but there were at least eight deaths for other causes, including three people killed in separate vehicle accidents, three bodies found in the parking lot, one person that set himself on fire, and a shoplifter that was arrested then later found dead in the jail cell. This doesn't count a toddler killed as a result of a recall of dressers sold at Walmart. There's little or no investigation into the number of bodies found in their parking lots, they're usually poor people without access to health care, drug addicts, or suicides; without a profit motive for people donating to campaigns, there's no reason to research it, especially if they find that solving problems like this might impact profits for wealthy people.
There were at least an additional eight gun related crimes at Walmart, mostly armed robberies, but they also include one theft of a gun from Walmart and another false alarm after a person bought a BB-gun at Walmart then loaded it in the restroom leading people to think it might be another shooter. This is semi-routine at Walmart famously leading someone to being shot by police, yet they don't even consider secure packaging or warnings to prevent future false alarms. Even if they do manage to get the gun show loop hole closed for real guns Walmart doesn't seem inclined to secure their own guns. Another one was stolen last December and used to kill two people a few days afterwards, which wasn't counted in their record of at least twenty shootings for the month.
A Tennessee policy of prosecuting people arrested for petty theft as felonies is being reviewed by the state Supreme Court. They claim part of the reason why they have a growing amount of shoplifting is the growing amount of opioid additions, which is probably part of the cause; however many other related causes involve store policies with the growth of big-box stores, economic inequality, poverty and many other factors. Many of these factors are indirectly caused by political decisions and policies of big businesses like Walmart including store design that makes it easy to walk out with entire carts loads of expensive merchandise, which has been going on for years if not decades.
There's been no study on this, that I know of, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out that when you see dozens if not hundreds of cases of people walking out with entire shopping carts every year, often doing two or three times before finally getting caught or getting their picture on TV while police are searching for them, and you see some stores that make you walk past the registers and service desk where people are watching, virtually guaranteeing this doesn't happen, that store design is a major factor.
Yet instead of addressing these problems and other factors they seek to increase punishment on petty theft, which is also depriving many people of the right to vote! the people making decisions about business practice also donate massive amounts of money to campaigns and lobby to get tough on crime when poor steal from rich, yet there's no accountability for rich stealing from the poor, usually in more sophisticated manners.
Not only is this blatant bribery but it's also epidemic entrapment.
It doesn't take much searching on the internet to fond out that Walmart is also profiting off of the labor of many people sent to prison, either for shoplifting or for reasons unrelated to them; several article report on how Walmart buys merchandise made with prison labor including Prison Labor Boosts Wal-Mart’s Profits Despite Pledge 09/19/2014; Drug rehab faces investigations into labor practices and Medicaid fraud 05/16/2019; Corporations and governments collude in prison slavery racket 02/07/2018; and On Sale Now: Prison Labor June 2018 One several occasion Walmart has denied involvement; however they routinely rely on contractors for these types of activities and get caught so often that it's clear that if they don't know about it, it's because they don't want to know about it. This is allowed because of an exception to the thirteenth amendment that legalizes slavery for people convicted of crimes.
The media and politicians rarely ever discuss this because one way or another they get their share of the loot either through ties to other corporations with interlocking board members, selling advertisements to them, campaign contribution from them or a variety of other financial ties. Most extensive reporting on this subject is in alternative media outlets, but occasionally mainstream media also reports on it, although they only report in locations that don't draw too much attention, which is a common propaganda tactic.
There are also towns all over the country reporting that they're spending a lot of their resources chasing crimes at Walmart, including Atlanta Georgia, which is cutting back on police services for other crimes as a result as they reported this month, a Virginia store also reporting similar problems this months, and Raytown Missouri which provided a massive tax incentive to lure Walmart to their town, so they could wipe out small businesses paying higher taxes, increase crime and then force them to cut back on police services and go into debt. There's little or no doubt that tax dollars are subsidizing Walmart crime problems.
Other studies cited by Stacy Mitchell show that Walmart increases poverty drives down wages, and contributes to other causes of their own crime problems, including union busting etc. These leaves their own employees desperate for funds often going on welfare, but there are a lot of stories of them getting fed up with unfair treatment and stealing from Walmart ranging petty theft, including a case a few years ago when police were called in to arrest a worker after an in depth investigation searching videos, over a package of oreo cookies, another one over a power drink that turned out to be a misunderstanding and several cases of much larger thefts, often to pay for basic needs, although some of them are for other reasons, including one example this month where an employee stole $14,000. Security was congratulated for finding this theft, but no one seemed to ask why they didn't find it when it was only a few hundred dollars, which is also semi-routine.
This also endangers police and civilians including one police officer, working security as a second job, who was grabbed in the groin in Arizona and he responded by beating the shoplifter after he was handcuffed, leading to his own arrest on excessive force. there's little or no discussion in many states about conflicts of interests hiring police officers to do off-duty security, yet it leads to many lawsuits, which often cost taxpayers thousands if not millions of dollars. One thing they might be inclined to give people charged with crimes a break on is apparently if they agree to serve in the military like someone charged with inciting a riot at Walmart a few years ago, enabling him to avoid prosecution, supposedly because the military training might rehabilitate him; however he was arrested again this year for another disturbance. This is mild compared to other examples, dating back to Vietnam where many veterans were going on shootings sprees, so they tightened up recruiting practices, until the Iraq war when they relaxed them again and they're going on shooting sprees again.
Bernie Sanders is crashing their annual meeting to demand fair treatment for workers which is long overdue, and virtually no other politician is talking nearly as much as they should about this. However there are many more factors that he might want to reform as well.
In addition to the three fatal crashes they had at least another dozen chases, crashes hit and runs, and at least a couple carjackings including one with a disabled man inside, who was later found safe along with the vehicle, and another false alarm where someone reported a theft with her child before eventually finding out she forgot she had moved it to a neighboring parking lot.
In addition to the person setting himself on fire and later dying there were over half a dozen more fires at Walmart, mostly arson a couple which may have been considered terrorist attempts, including one that was supposedly a "trial run." This is at least two or three times the typical number of fires they used to have about six years ago, but now it's typical, no longer even breaking records. One of the fires that wasn't arson was a multi-vehicle fire that started with a Lamborghini that caught fire while the owner was filling it with gas and it spread to a SUV causing a massive flame only prevented from an even bigger one because the pumps automatically shut down. One of the fires that was arson was to distract from a shoplifting, which never works, even if they get away initially but these incidents are becoming more common.
Walmart had at least five knife crimes including several shoplifters or robberies, and someone that attempted to commit suicide, which is also getting more common, yet no one is tracking it. there were also hundreds of other thefts, brawls, scams, attempted kidnappings, sexual assaults, bank robberies, and other crimes, including a person taking her car in for service having a $2,800 MacBook stolen from her, which Walmart initially refused to take responsibility for. However after the media reported on it they changed their mind. This isn't the exception similar incidents have happened repeatedly with the same reaction, we only hear about the cases where people speak out so there's no way of knowing how many incidents go unreported, where they don't take responsibility, so if you ever have a similar problem call the media and if they're unwilling to report on it keep making noise any way you can, short of property damage or assault, until you get enough attention to force them to take responsibility.
Walmart also recalled another chest of draws after a toddler was killed when it fell on him and a Starbucks French press. The recall of the chest of draws is semi-routine, as are the child deaths or injuries, but they keep making the same mistake switching to another supplier that seems to do the same thing. You would think they would develop standards, which reasonable governments do; but even if a government like ours doesn't hold corporations accountable, when these lawsuits and deaths pile up they add to their expenses, which proves that even though it may not always be profitable they can't be trusted to do the right thing, indicating we should regulate them like other reasonable countries!
A Walmart employee in Florida tested positive for Hepatitis A in January, but it didn't get reported until this month, which is common practice for many problems like this since mandatory reporting was eliminated years if not decades ago after plenty of lobbying, which they don't call bribery, so now they often claim that they're voluntarily addressing the problem out of an "abundance of caution," as if it's a minor incident, often even when it's a much bigger problem, but without reasonable reporting and oversight it's virtually impossible to tell the spin from the truth.
Walmart had several more top management employees hired from their competitors, raising doubts about the revolving door where one wealthy class of people move from one management or government position to another among industries that are supposedly competing, yet the vast majority of the public has no opportunity at these jobs or to get the education necessary to do them, nor do we have the right to know about most of their business practices, which often impact safety, fraud, antitrust violations or other related issues, since this is usually considered "proprietary" which means secrecy is protected by law, although the people profiting off this secrecy don't refer to it as a conspiracy.
Walmart is suing poultry companies for price collusion at the same time they're being sued for stealing intellectual property. The lawsuit against the poultry industry mentions a couple of the largest suppliers they deal with, but doesn't sue them, only targeting smaller companies.
Are we supposed to believe that this is what antitrust laws are supposed to accomplish? Big companies suing small companies for colluding, so they can increase the consolidation of the market?
I don't completely rule out possibility that these small companies are involved in price fixing, but a look at the history of supply and demand clearly indicates that some form of planning is needed, lack of good planning created the great depression and better planning brought us out of it. Sometimes this involved preventing over production so workers, small farmers, or small production facilities can make a reasonable amount of money.
Our current system is totally controlled by a small group of people that are rigging the entire system for their own beneift then they sue anyone that interferes with the rigged system.
Dozens if not hundreds of media outlets reported that Walmart management at the local level makes an average of $175,000 a year and that other "full-time workers" make $14.26 an hour; however a close look at the details or a few of the rare articles that reviews this from workers points of view shows how misleading it is. They consider full time to be working thirty-two hours or more, rarely ever over forty, so they don't have to pay overtime; and the vast majority of their workers are working part-time for lower wages. Many of these workers have to work multiple jobs without benefits, which means that there workers are still earning poverty wages, unlike the image the media is trying to create! Additional articles expose that they didn't initially pay their workers what they earned until they were exposed on what they call an "error" at a closed store for their final paychecks.
This might be why celebrities, including Lebron James are criticized for representing Walmart. They're also fighting many lawsuits, some new, including a lawsuit over selling Homeopathic ‘Snake Oil,’ others decades old, trying to run out the clock on people that may not be able to afford lawyers or court costs.
Walmart is also increasing their use of artificial technology, and some of their officials are testifying before congress about this or related issues. Some of this research involves how to manipulate customers and workers to increase profits, although, as usual we can't rely on full disclosure. A few months ago they began slowly and quietly closing stores across the country, which hasn't been noticed nearly as much as a couple past mass closings, nor is it quite as big, but a couple articles show they closed at least fifteen stores in the last few months.
One store in Louisiana had a visit from a mother duck and a dozen or so ducklings, who were rescued by the fire department. Another one in Texas had a visit from a snake hanging out in the shopping cart, who was removed by a "Snake charmer" who was "only bit once"
I don't know why they don't let them shop like anyone else!
Do you ever wonder if anyone urinates on the merchandise you buy at Walmart? In most cases, I doubt it; but not only did Walmart get this on camera, but so did a friend of the person doing it, although there's no word on whether it was posted on social media.
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 Walmart 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 Walmart and demonstrated that they have a large number of them, including on average more than one shooting per week somewhere in the country; now after counting them for several years that average is over two per week. In January of 2014 another study, "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" provided additional statistical research indicating that Walmart 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 May 2019. 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.
Walmart Looking To Hire 100 Truck Drivers, Opens New Transportation Hub In McClellan Ca. 05/01/2019
Police arrest pair who robbed a Newington Conn. Walmart 05/01/2019
Man pleads guilty for Aug. 9. 2017 attempted lewd act on child at Palm Springs Ca. Walmart 05/01/2019
John Daly swears off Walmart, igniting Arkansas in-state rivalry we never saw coming 05/01/2019
Ca. Walmart Bathroom Sex In Front Of Teen Girl: Guilty! 05/01/2019 According to Hutchinson, the suspect stuck his head underneath the bottom of a stall in the women’s restroom while a 13-year-old girl was inside.
Carlsbad NM Walmart evacuated after bomb threat reported 05/0/2019
Police: Suspects sought in robbery of 85-year-old woman at Warner Robins Ga. Walmart 05/02/2019
Man stole personal care items from Wisc. Walmart, Target 05/02/2019 Rickey Franklin, 56, Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with three counts of retail theft. If convicted of the charges, he faces up to seven years nine months in prison and/or fines up to $30,000.
Three dogs rescued from a hot car outside a Fort Myers Fla. Walmart 05/02/2019
Theft Thursdays: Sheriff looking for 2 wanted for shoplifting from Walmart 05/02/2019
NM Walmart $1,399 phone thief sought by police 05/03/2019 Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the suspect.
Joliet Ill. police arrest man on retail theft charge at Walmart 05/03/2019
Police: Man Stole Hundreds Of Dollars In Fishing Gear From Latrobe Pa. Walmart 05/04/2019
Men Spend $1,500 On Stolen Cards At Walmart: Warminster PD 05/0/2019
Police reports 5/5/19: Olean woman allegedly walks out of NY Walmart with $1,000 of unpaid merchandise 05/05/2019
Walmart store in Hanford Ca. evacuated after bomb threat 05/05/2019
Two men arrested in Jennings La. Walmart shooting in April 2019 05/05/2019
State Police Working To Identify Alleged Pa. Walmart Thief 05/06/2019
State Police: Man Allegedly Steals Nearly $1,000 From Pa. Walmart 05/06/2019
Walmart launches grocery delivery in Daytona Beach Fla. 05/06/2019 The addition represents the company’s 1,000th grocery delivery location nationwide, a milestone that will be celebrated at an 8 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday at the Beville Road store.
Walmart owners plan to build public trails in Colorado 05/06/2019
Suspect in Roseville Mich. Walmart shoplifting sought 05/06/2019
Charlotte County Fla. Sheriff Office seeking Walmart jewelry thief 05/07/2019
Police: Man arrested for trying to steal from Okla. Walmart, found to have drugs 05/06/2019
Grand theft video: Thieves snatch $2,300 in games from Sugar Land Tx. Walmart 05/01/2019
Police say this man stole a man's wallet after he dropped it at Fla. Walmart 05/07/2019
Shallotte NC police looking for suspects in separate thefts at Walmart 05/08/2019
Feds: Men arrested locally illegally purchased Alabama Walmart gift cards for ‘Russian’ 05/07/2019
Woman reports disturbing encounter with man at Salisbury NC Walmart 05/08/2019
Man pried his way out of Lexington SC Walmart with cart full of stolen goods, police say 05/08/2019
Columbia Tenn. police after two Walmart shoplifters 05/08/2019
Man sentenced to time-served for lewd act against teen in Ca. Walmart bathroom 05/08/2019 William Hutchinson, Berthoud stuck his head under the bottom of a stall in the Walmart women's restroom while a 13-year-old girl was inside. Aug. 9, 2017
Carlisle Pa. police seek 2 for theft at Walmart 05/08/2019
Boardman Ohio crime activity: Police say men tried to steal TV from Walmart, got stuck in door 05/09/2019
Leesburg man charged after DVDs fall from his pants at Fla. Walmart 05/09/2019
North Las Vegas Nevada police looking for Walmart burglary suspect 05/09/2019 About 8:30 p.m., the man walked behind the counter of the automotive department, pried open two cash registers and stole about $800, then exited through the front doors of the store.
Affidavit: Converse man accused of filming up a woman's dress at Tx. Walmart 05/09/2019 The man told her he was with loss prevention for the store
COUNTY CRIME | Cashier attacked at Nottingham Md. Walmart; medicine stolen at Perry Hall Weis 05/09/2019 Someone entered Walmart, on Perry Hills Road, at 5:25 p.m. May 5, assaulted a cashier and stole a cash register. The suspect then fled on foot.
POLICE REPORTS: Shopper attempts to pass counterfeit cash at Tx. Walmart 05/10/2019
Police Search for 3 Suspects Involved in Crime at a Tx. Walmart 05/10/2019
Pahrump Nevada Walmart employee charged with embezzlement 05/09/2019
Man wanted for getting gift card from Va. Walmart by returning stolen items 05/09/2019
Football players get probation for stealing from Idaho Walmart 05/10/2019
Sahuarita Ariz. PD looking for Walmart shoplifting suspect 05/10/2019
Man with marijuana arrested in stolen vehicle at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza Fla. 05/10/2019
Blotter: Man charged with stealing TV from NC Walmart 05/10/2019
Davenport Iowa Police investigating crime scene near Elmore Ave. Walmart 05/12/2019
Springdale Arkansas mom pursues bachelor's degree with Live Better U program 05/12/2019 This is an online course, research into, privatized for profit, online schools has shown them to be highly ineffective, often no better than what you can do on your own. Since this is so cheap it's not stealing much, like other online schools but it's being used for propaganda to make Walmart look good.
Woman’s actions at NC Walmart, combined with her criminal history, results in at least 7 years in prison 05/14/2019
Police: Man used shopping basket to film up woman’s dress at Ga. Walmart 05/14/2019
Police: Nashville woman busted at Ashland City Tenn. Walmart with counterfeit money 05/14/2019
Suspicious package near Jackson Mississippi Walmart rendered safe 05/13/2019
Memphis Tenn. police searching for suspects who spray painted ‘NAZI’ on vehicle in Walmart lot 05/15/2019
Women arrested for trying to shoplift hundreds of dollars of crab meat from Tenn. Walmart 05/15/2019
Catoosa Okla. police: Walmart employee accused of stealing $6,000 from safe 05/15/2019
$1,700 missing from purse left in shopping cart at Peoria Ill. Walmart 05/16/2019
Police: Man masturbated while asking women for directions to SD Walmart 05/16/2019
If Chick-fil-A Is Homophobic, So Are Home Depot, Walmart, And Amazon 05/16/2019
Walmart in northwest Miami-Dade Fla. evacuated after bomb threat 05/16/2019
Amazon creeps into Fortune 500’s top 5 companies but can’t beat 7-year champ Walmart 05/16/2019
Columbus Nebraska Walmart shoppers help Georgia man with broken hip 05/16/2019
Do you know this person wanted in a theft at Iowa Walmart? 05/17/2019
Man caught, woman sought over shoplifting at Decatur Alabama Walmart 05/16/2019
SAPD: Men threaten Tx. Walmart employee while fleeing with stolen merchandise 05/17/2019 Incident occurred Jan. 16 at Walmart in 5550 block of De Zavala Road
Walmart acted on warming. Here's how it made money, too 05/17/2019 Can businesses ease the threat of climate change and be more competitive at the same time? That's the major question arising from experiments by Walmart and several environmental groups.
SC sex offender arrested after incidents at Walmart, Hardee's 05/17/2019
Man arrested for filming under a woman's dress in Fla. Walmart: Police 05/17/2019
North Jackson Tenn. Walmart evacuated after bomb threat 05/17/2019
Pensacola Fla. man accused of exposing genitals to women while riding Walmart scooter 05/17/2019
Rhinelander Wisc. police seek information on Walmart laptop thieves 05/17/2019
BCSO: Robertsdale Alabama Walmart reopens after bomb-threat 05/19/2019
Police: Men distracted Wisc. Walmart employee, got away with laptops worth $2K+ 05/19/2019
Police seek 'persons of interest' in Carlisle Pa. Walmart wallet theft 05/20/2019
Jacksonville NC police looking to ID people wanted in connection to Walmart larceny 05/20/2019
Deputies: Walmart clerks in Pasco Fla. marked down video games, bought them and resold for profit 05/20/2019 Two Walmart clerks are accused of defrauding their store out of about $5,000 by marking video games down to $1 and reselling them at a higher price, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
Police look to identify man involved in peeping tom incidents at NC Walmart, Target 05/20/2019
Police seek suspect in $300 Pa. Walmart retail theft 05/20/2019
Road near Moraine Ohio Walmart reopens after forklift knocks down utility pole 05/21/2019
Migrating ibises visit field north of Tx. Walmart 05/22/2019
Women targeted by peeping tom taking pictures under dresses at Walmart, Target in Huntersville NC 05/20/2019
South Bismarck ND Walmart resumes normal operations after bomb threat 05/21/2019
York-area man guilty of shooting at trooper after robbing Shrewsbury Pa. Walmart 05/21/2019
Suspicious activity at Lockhart Walmart was a 'misunderstanding,' police say 05/22/2019 That’s when the detective was able to confirm that the woman and the two men at the store are local business owners and were just handing out flyers pertaining their services.
Police pull 2-year-old from locked car in Ga. Walmart parking lot; father arrested 05/22/2019
Suspects sought in West Columbia SC Walmart card fraud 05/22/2019
NVCF returning $1 million donation to Walmart Foundation 05/22/2019
VIDEO: Brazen shoplifter steals nearly $800 in vodka, toilet paper from Gonzales La. Walmart 05/22/2019
4 arrested for baby formula theft at Pa. Walmart 05/22/2019
Woman accused of stealing from Walmart in Monkey Junction NC 05/22/2019
Deputies: Two arrested for public intoxication at Ky. Walmart 05/22/2019
Woman charged after incident at Iowa Walmart 05/24/2019
Police chief uses shopping cart to wrangle alligator at Gulfport, Mississippi Walmart 05/24/2019
Shoplifters walk off with nearly $2,400 in Xbox gear from Greece NY Walmart 05/25/2019 Grand larceny: Between April 3 and May 3, a Dewey Avenue Walmart employee was seen skimming cash out of her register. She reportedly stole $5,600.
Grand larceny: On May 6, three men loaded a gray tote with $2,393 in Xbox game consoles and games and left the Dewey Avenue Walmart through the garden center. Police report that store security told them about this through a delayed report.
Galt Walmart Shoplifting Leads To ID Theft And Meth Arrest 05/26/2019
MN woman convicted of stealing thousands from Walmarts, including in Eau Claire Wisc. 05/27/2019
Allen County Sheriff's Office investigates bomb threat at Ohio Walmart 05/27/2019
Police: Man stole from Michigan Walmart 3 times in a day 05/28/2019
Suspects of string of thefts at Oro Valley Ariz. Walmart sought 05/28/2019
Walmart in Fort Smith Arkansas puts up flood barriers 05/28/2019
Police: Woman hid in car trunk after shoplifting from Clayton NC Walmart 05/29/2019 The merchandise was worth $16.83.
Cleveland man arrested for stealing air hose from Walmart: Brooklyn Ohio Police Blotter 05/28/2019
Jennings La. officers searching suspects in Walmart theft cases 05/28/2019
Jasper Ind. police try to identify man in connection with Walmart theft 05/28/2019
EPD arrest man for indecent exposure after incident at Ind. Walmart 05/28/2019
Wauseon Ohio Walmart employee, former nurse, Liberty Center resident saves mans life 05/29/2019
Camera catches man stealing 2 TVs from Conn. Walmart 05/29/2019
Denham Springs man accused of taking photos up women’s skirts at La. Walmart 05/29/2019
Police: Two people took cart filled with items from Lower Allen Pa. Walmart 05/30/2019
Spring Hill Tenn. police report local Walmart shoplifters 05/29/2019
Rochester man accused of flashing minor at Pa. Walmart 05/28/2019
Man stole more than $10,000 worth of tobacco products from Walmart, West Palm Fla. police say 05/29/2019
TPD: 2 arrested for March armed robbery at Ariz. Walmart 05/30/2019
Gloversville NY Walmart evacuated after store device mistaken for gun 05/30/2019
WFPD: Woman attempted to steal toothbrushes from Tx. Walmart 05/30/2019
Athens Couple Busted at Pa. Walmart in Heroin Investigation 05/31/2019
Walmart and Wisc. city settle dark store lawsuit 05/30/2019 Ashland and Walmart have settled a lawsuit filed by Walmart that alleged the tax assessment on its Ashland Supercenter was too high. Under the terms of the settlement, Walmart will be refunded about 5% of its tax assessment for the past three years.
Fernandina Beach Fla. Police searching for two men who reportedly shoplifted several items from Walmart 05/31/2019
Mattoon Ill. Walmart briefly locked down during police investigation Friday 05/31/2019
Walmart in Geneva NY evacuated after bomb threat; employee arrested 05/31/2019
Police: 2 stole air conditioners from Pa. Walmart, fled officers 05/31/2019
Woman pleads guilty to stealing from Albert Lea Minn. Walmart 05/31/2019 Ann Marie Malay, 51 of Albert Lea, was arrested in February and charged with two counts of felony theft. Albert Lea police say Malay took money out of the cash register while she was working at Walmart, taking between $20 and $320 at a time over a month and a half. Court documents state the total amount stolen was $1,640.