Booster Vanessa Almendarez steals $1,559 worth of merchandise from Target

28-year-old Booster Vanessa Almendarez shoplifted multiple times at Target on Lebanon Pike from July 10th, 2023, to November 28th, 2023. The establishment’s loss prevention agent, Thomas Wahl, observed her stealing on camera several times. During these incidents, she would select items, scan a few at the self-checkout, pay for those, and exit the store with everything, including the unscanned items in her cart, before leaving in her red Ford Focus. On October 18th, 2023, a warrant was issued for her arrest regarding the $1,493.62 worth of stolen merchandise.

Then, on November 28th, 2023, Wahl caught Almendarez after she paid for hand towels at self-checkout and left with $66 of items she did not pay for. She complied with Wahl and went to Target’s loss prevention office but was released before officers arrived. An additional warrant was issued for her arrest on December 5th, 2023. Almendarez was taken into custody for two counts of theft on June 14th, 2024.

James Temple steals $2000 worth of merchandise from the Stahlman Building

59-year-old James Edward Temple stole several tools from the Stahlman Building between April 1st and May 9th. Temple was observed on camera taking Dewalt cordless drills and batteries, Inficon Refrigerant tools, cleaning supplies, and a pressure washer. He was working at the building for Valet Living, a third-party trash pick-up company, where he was later terminated. When management confronted him about the tools, he returned a Pressure washer, but not the same one he had stolen. The maintenance supervisor believed the tools’ value was about $2,000. A warrant was issued for his arrest on June 12th, and Temple was taken into custody for theft on June 13th.

Lydia Clem steals man’s ring worth over $5,000 at Nail Time & Spa Inc

79-year-old Lydia Perez Clem stole one of Theodore Washington III’s rings at Nail Time & Spa Inc on Highway 70 South on May 14th. Washington III reported taking off two rings next to the base light on the countertop where he sat while his hands were soaked. He stated that he was later moved to another chair and accidentally left his rings until he finished at the second chair. When Washington III returned, he discovered one of his rings had been stolen. Washington III then notified the spa about the theft. South Nail Time Spa let him review their camera footage. The footage showed Clem dropping something small a couple of times near where Washington III’s rings were before examining the small item in her hand, reaching down toward her purse on the right side of her chair, and pulling her empty hand back up. Washington III believed this was when Clem put what was later identified as his ring in her purse. The spa gave officers Clem’s information, and they went to her residence. Officers asked Clem if she would return the ring. Clem returned the ring to officers stating, “I feel bad. I should not have done that.” Washington III valued the ring between $5,000 to $8,000. Clem was taken into custody for theft on June 13th.

Cassandra Dula steals $437 worth of children’s clothes at JCPenney

43-year-old Cassandra Jeannette Dula stole merchandise from JCPenney on June 7th. Kenneth Payne, the store’s asset protection manager, observed Dula enter the kids’ department, grab several children’s clothing items, and place them in her large handbag before leaving the store without paying. He added that he followed her while on the phone with the police. When officers arrived, they located Dula at The Honey Baked Ham Company and transported her to JCPenney for prosecution. The value of the stolen merchandise was $437.97. Dula was taken into custody for theft of merchandise.

Brandon Adams jailed after stealing man’s Macbook Pro in 2019

26-year-old Brandon Thomas Adams was taken into custody for theft on June 11th. On September 11th, 2019, Aedan Cole alerted the authorities, telling them that several items had been stolen from his house on July 11th, 2019. Cole suspected his former roommate, Luciano Ruotolo, and Ruotolo’s friend, Adams, had been involved. Cole said on July 22nd, 2019, his vehicle was stolen from his house, which led to Ruotolo being arrested and charged with vehicle theft in Wilson County. Officers found some of the stolen property inside his car next to a pawn receipt that indicated Adams had sold Cole’s Macbook Pro to the Kwik Kash in Lebanon, TN. A warrant was issued for Adams’s arrest that day. Adams was later detained for the occurrence on June 11th, 2024.

Booster Elexus Reed steals $200 worth of children’s clothes from Gabe’s

26-year-old Booster Elexus Reed and Myeshia Miles stole merchandise from Gabe’s on Gallatin Pike North in the early morning hours of May 8th. Once inside the store, they gathered $200 worth of children’s clothes, concealed them, and exited without paying. On May 15th, they returned and were stopped by officers in the parking lot after another shoplifting incident. A warrant was issued for her arrest on May 20th. Reed was taken into custody for theft on June 5th. Reed has an extensive record of shoplifting, previously having been charged multiple times for doing so in 2023.

Greg Bean steals girlfriend’s Nissan Maxima

19-year-old Greg Bean stole his girlfriend, Kenya Richardson, ‘s red 2010 Nissan Maxima on June 7th. Eugenia Elizabeth Lockridge, Kenya’s grandmother, bought her the car. Richardson told officers that she allowed Bean to drive it, but he was supposed to return it that afternoon. Then, she said he told her he would keep it. She showed officers two text messages he had sent corroborating her statement, which read, “Well, I guess we both gone go to jail since we playing jail games you gone go to jail for putting your hands on me everybody heard you admit to you smacking me n Yu can block me all you want,” and, “Bro no this is my car.” A warrant was issued for his arrest. and Bean was taken into custody for vehicle theft on June 8th.

LaCharlisia Williams steals $800 worth of merchandise from Macy’s

18-year-old LaCharlisia Williams was caught stealing from a Macy’s on Hillsboro Pike on May 4th. When officers arrived they made contact with the asset protection team, who stated that Williams and another female, Timmia Taylor, were shopping around and only purchased two items. They claimed they were in the store for an hour, picking up different items and bringing them to the fitting room to conceal them within their Macy’s shopping bag. Asset protection told officers that the pair walked past all points of sale and left the macys before they apprehended them, bringing them back to their office. The items totaled $801.42. Williams was cited for theft of merchandise and booked on June 3rd.

Timmia Taylor steals $800 worth of merchandise from Macy’s

18-year-old Timmia Taylor was caught stealing from a Macy’s on Hillsboro Pike on May 4th. When officers arrived they made contact with the asset protection team, who stated that Taylor and another female, Lacharlsia Williams, were shopping around and only purchased two items. They claimed they were in the store for an hour, picking up different items and bringing them to the fitting room to conceal them within their Macy’s shopping bag. Asset protection told officers that the pair walked past all points of sale and left the macys before they apprehended them, bringing them back to their office. The items totaled $801.42, and they were caught on Surveillance footage. Taylor was cited for theft of merchandise and booked on June 3rd.

Frank Cabrera rapes woman & steals her car after

41-year-old Frank Cabrera was taken into custody for aggravated burglary, aggravated rape, sexual battery, and two counts of theft on June 6th. On May 26th, a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted by a male she knew as “Juan,” later identified as Cabrera. She stated that she met him at 404 Bar & Grill, and they went to her apartment building to hang out in her vehicle in a public space. Before they left, she said he had his friend grab his phone from a red Toyota Tundra.

Once at the apartment complex, he asked for a beer, so she went to get it for him because she did not want him to enter her unit, but Cabrera came in anyway, picked her up, put her on the countertop while groping her breasts and removing her bra. After she told him she did not want to do that, he threw her onto her bed, removed her pants, and penetrated her vagina with his fingers until she ripped off his necklace and strangled him with a charging cable until he stopped.

When he left, she locked the door behind him. While she prepared for a shower, Cabrera re-entered her apartment looking for his necklace, which was when she told him to leave. She grabbed her phone and started to call the police, so he fled and took her car keys and purse. Footage from the apartment building corroborated her statements, showing him entering her car and driving away. Her car was recovered at a nearby gas station, with cameras showing him parking at the pump and going to the Lowe’s parking lot, wandering to the loading dock until he was picked up in a red Toyota Tundra. The location had private license plate readers, which showed the Tundra being registered to Cabrera. Warrants were issued for his arrest on June 5th. He was later detained for the incident.

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