Fruitland Police Adopt New Retail Theft Initiative - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Fruitland Police Adopt New Retail Theft Initiative

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FRUITLAND, Md. - The Fruitland Police Department says they are currently seeing double the amount of retail thefts than in April 2013.

Police tell 47 ABC they saw less than 40 retail theft crimes during this time last year, and now, they are seeing more than 90. They say the numbers are also taking up a larger percentage of their crime figures, jumping from 46 percent in April 2013 to 66% this year. Officials say this means crime is down for them in most areas, such as burglary, but up in retail thefts.

To combat the increase, police are working with retailers like Walmart to put more visible officers on scene, and also officers dressed in plain clothing to keep close watch. These officers will reportedly have bulletins that will alert them to habitual offenders and suspects. Police say the information will be forwarded to the area colleges so they can address their Code of Conduct violations.

According to reports, the following people were charged with theft between April 13th and April 19th.

Alexis Wilson                                                     20                                                                           Princess Anne, Md.

Malcom J. Rowe                                               18                                                                           Princess Anne, Md.

Whitney D. Dupont                                         20                                                                           Salisbury, Md.

Torrie K. Dupont                                               22                                                                           Salisbury, Md.

Latoya D. Jackson                                             22                                                                           Princess Anne, Md.

Travon M. Toomer                                          19                                                                           Princess Anne, Md.

Krystal R. McCarden                                       20                                                                           Salisbury, Md.

Christina S. Mena                                             24                                                                           Princess Anne, Md.

Troy Waters                                                       30                                                                           Salisbury, Md.

Kelsey L. Como                                                 21                                                                           Stevensville, Md.

Christopher B. Frazier                                    20                                                                           Salisbury, Md.

Jonathan J. Knudsen                                      18                                                                           Woodbine, Md.

Caryn A. Williams                                             20                                                                           Parksley, Va.

Kimberly R. Johnson                                       47                                                                           Delmar, Md.

Dixie R. Sherrill                                                  66                                                                           Delmar, Md.

Christina M. Mewborn                                  27                                                                           Fruitland, Md.

Erica T. Bounds                                                  34                                                                           Fruitland, Md.

Kizzy M. Holbrook                                            34                                                                           Salisbury, Md.

(4) Female Juveniles                       12-16 years old                                                                  Maryland



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