A juvenile male escaped from the George Junior Republic Juvenile Detention Center in Pennsylvania and was captured on April 8 but not before he supposedly took a $3.49 bag of cheesy, crunchy snacks from a local super grocery store. He escaped from the facility by hiding near a tree. However, staff from the detention center found him at the large chain store and took him back to the facility. The facility did not specify what juvenile crimes originally brought him there. The Cheetos snacks claim to lighten up any day, according to the Frito-Lay website.
Authorities are looking at a mega grocery-store cashier and her spouse as the prime suspects in a ring of recent thefts from one of their stores in the Philadelphia area. The couple is believed to have been involved in the theft crimes after they worked with a minimum of three other workers to steal $60,000 worth of product. Authorities are also searching for a 19-year-old employee and are still trying to identify other people who may have been involved in the theft ring. The woman allegedly checked out a large order of product but would only ring up one inexpensive item without paying for the rest of items. Other store employees believed that the cashier was acting appropriately and conducting a legitimate sale. A law enforcement officer showed a surveillance video that allegedly captured the woman's actions to a reporter.
A 37-year-old Pennsylvania man who was wanted on a probation violation warrant for the past month was taken into custody by county law enforcement personnel in Delaware after a search on March 25. He also faces various drug charges. After law enforcement personnel initiated a search at the fugitive's apartment in Delaware, they contacted the defendant, who initially gave them a false name. The search warrant was the culmination of a month-long investigation into drug crimes in the area. He was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal impersonation.
In July 2012, a 44-year-old man who tried to cash a fraudulent check left his identification at the bank, which led police to him. The man, a Pennsylvania resident, admitted that he was stupid when he became involved in crime. He accepted a plea agreement to fraud-related charges of attempted theft and receiving stolen property. The Montgomery County judge agreed to the plea, and the man received a sentence of 11.5 to 23 months in jail along with three years of community supervision. He has a prior criminal history of drug crimes and admits his cocaine addiction contributed to his criminal behavior.