Union police fielded three calls for shoplifting at Walmart over a two-day period.
The first call came about 3 p.m. Friday, April 27. Police had been contacted about shoplifting in progress, however, the suspect dropped the stolen items and fled the store before officers arrived.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.
The next day, Saturday, April 28, police arrested two people for shoplifting. A 28-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were caught stealing $85 worth of merchandise, police said.
The two suspects were arrested and later released on summonses for the offense.
The same day police made another arrest. A 21-year-old man was arrested for shoplifting after he was detained by employees. The man was released from the store with a citation after the stolen items were returned.
Stolen License Plates
Two license plates were reported stolen during the weekend while a third was recovered.
Officers took a report Saturday, April 28, for stolen plates. The victim believed the plates were taken from their residence on North McKinnley Avenue.
A second report came Saturday from the Prairie Dell trailer court. The victim believed the plates were taken sometime in the last week.
Sunday, police reported stolen license plate were recovered. The plates were placed on another vehicle.
After multiple reports earlier this year and another earlier in April, police reported a fake bill Saturday.
The victim reported she had received a phony $10 bill at a local store. The bill was stamped in two places with the word “replica,” police said.
Police took a report of stealing from a construction site Sunday morning.
The victim reported items from taken from the 191 S. Outer Highway 50, the construction site for new storage units.
Police said a battery and the exhaust off of a Bobcat tractor were taken. The investigation is ongoing.
Union police arrested a 17-year-old male for assault.
Police responded to the Super 8 Motel at 2:47 p.m. April 28, for a fight in progress.
The suspects were leaving in a vehicle when officers arrived. Police then pulled the vehicle over.
The two people inside the vehicle were involved in a physical domestic disturbance. The male suspect was arrested for assaulting a female victim, also age 17.
Police received a report of a car damaged at the Franklin County Courthouse Saturday.
The victim had damage to her vehicle tire. The victim identified a possible suspect and police said the investigation will continue.