Police Say Walmart Shoplifter Assaults Store Manager

February 18, 2009
by: 
Dwayne Page

A shoplifter at Walmart, who allegedly stole a TV and DVD player last month, was arrested last week after he allegedly tried to steal other items and then assaulted the store manager upon being caught.

Hani Mohamad (B.J.) Ittayem is charged with theft of property over $500, attempted theft over $1,000, vandalism, and assault. His bond totals $15,000.

Smithville Police say that on January 11th, Ittayem took a TV and DVD player from Walmart without paying for them. The total value of the items was $747. He was identified on a video tape from the store's surveillance system.

On Tuesday, February 10th, Ittayem attempted to steal another TV and two DVD players on display and a jacket with a total value of $1,143.92. He was observed on a surveillance camera pulling wires loose to dismantle the TV and DVD players which caused damage and then placed the merchandise in a shopping cart and tried to leave the store. Ittayem allegedly assaulted the store manager when he was confronted about the theft and was told that the police had been called. The manager had red marks on his shoulder and blood on his shirt from the assault.

Meanwhile, 32 year old Andrea Kelly Alcorn of Watertown is charged with theft involving merchandise under $500. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court March 12th.

Officer Bradley Tatrow reports that Alcorn was charged on Sunday, February 15th for allegedly taking items from Walmart without paying for them and placing them in her purse. Among the items taken were a box set of DVD's, men's tank top, 10 pack of socks, pants, hoodie, and utility jeans with a total value of $196.14.

26 year old Bradley Shane Redmon is charged with theft of property involving merchandise under $500. His bond is $1,500.

Officer Matt Farmer reports that Redmon allegedly took items from Food Lion without paying for them. When confronted by the store manager, he began taking items from his person. The items included three packs of razors and a package of band aids with a total value of $36.28.

29 year old Logan Parker Brady of McMinnville is charged with simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court March 12th.

Officer Bradley Tatrow reports that he stopped Brady for speeding on Short Mountain Street on Tuesday, February 10th. Brady agreed to a request for consent to search and Officer Tatrow found 10 green pills believed to be hydrocodone in an unmarked bottle.

41 year old Carlos Reyes of McMinnville is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence and a second offense of driving on a revoked license. His bond totals $4,000 and he will be in court March 19th.

Officer Travis Bryant reports that Reyes was arrested for DUI on Friday, February 13th and a computer check revealed that his license was revoked for DUI on May 1st, 2007. The stop was made by Smithville Police while conducting a sobriety check point on Highway 56 south by Jewel's Market. The officer noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Reyes and he could not perform field sobriety tasks due to the language barrier. He did submit to a breathalyzer which indicated that he failed. He refused to submit to a blood alcohol test.

36 year old Sandy Deone Wheeler of Sparta is charged with public intoxication. Her bond is $1,000 and she will be in court February 19th.

Officer Scott Davis reports that he responded to a call at 1101 Broad Street to find an intoxicated person (Wheeler). She was slumped over and unresponsive. She was awakened but her speech was very slurred and she was slow to respond to questions. She was also unsteady on her feet and her eyes were red and watery.

27 year old Jose Gerarvo Carrillo is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence and a first offense of driving on a revoked license. His bond totals $4,000 and he will be in court February 19th.

Officer Matt Holmes reports that he saw a vehicle partially in the parking lot of 614 Murphy Street with the driver' side door open and a man vomiting. Upon doing a welfare check, Officer Holmes encountered Carrillo and detected a strong odor of alcohol on his person. He says the man had red watery eyes and performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He submitted to a breathalyzer test and blew a .172. A computer check of his name revealed that his license had been revoked for a previous DUI.

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